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Agriculture Crowdfunding Farming Financial Services Lending North America

Steward Raises $8.8M in Series A Funding

– Steward is a Portland, Oregon-based funding platform working to accelerate the growth of regenerative farms and food producers.
– The company raised $8.8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Neglected Climate Opportunities LLC, The Grantham Environmental Trust’s venture capital vehicle, Tripple, an Australian private investment firm, and Ponderosa Ventures, an impact firm backing seed-stage companies in the food, agriculture, and ocean sectors.
– The funding will allow the company to ramp up its staff, customer support, technology, and marketing.

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Crowdfunding Education North America

Fundraising startup Snap Raise raises $90M as it expands digital platform to aid high school teams

– Snap Raise, a Seattle-based startup that helps high school teams and clubs with digital fundraising, has closed a $90m financing round.
– The huge cash infusion will allow Snap Raise to think bigger and expand around the opportunities related to fundraising.
– Snap Raise envisions a toolkit used by high school athletic teams, arts programs, clubs and other groups that will help them with managing a slate of tasks around fundraising, budgeting, team administration, e-commerce, and more.
– The ecosystem of software services will make it easier for coaches and other leaders to build lasting programs and weather high turnover.
– There are a flurry of other software-based tools to help high school programs raise money, such as TeamSnap, VNN, RallyUp and others. And GoFundMe is a huge platform to compete against.

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Analytics Content Crowdfunding Information Services Media and Entertainment North America Sports

Betsperts Closes $6M Series A Funding Round

– Betsperts Media & Technology Group is a Chicago, IL-based sports betting and fantasy sports media company.
– The company raised $6M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by new investors HBSE Ventures and Verance Capital with participation from previous investors such as Parlay Capital Holdings, LLC, Velo Partners, David VanEgmond (Current Founder and CEO of Bettor Capital), and various other angel investors.
– The new investment will be used for product development and expansion into new markets.

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Banking Blockchain Crowdfunding Cryptocurrency Financial Services FinTech North America

Prime Trust Raises $64M Series A

– Prime Trust, a one-stop shop for financial infrastructure for fintech innovators, closed its $64m Series A round.
– Led by Mercato Partners, the round also includes Samsung Next, Nationwide, Commerce Ventures, Ayon Capital, Kraken Ventures, STCAP, s20 Capital, Seven Peaks Ventures, Diverse Angels, University Growth Fund and Nevcaut Ventures.
– Prime Trust is a one-stop-shop for financial infrastructure for fintech and digital asset innovators. They offer core financial service APIs and plug and play widgets that allow companies to launch quickly and scale securely.

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Crowdfunding E-Commerce Marketplace North America Payments

Kickfurther Raises $5.9M Seed Plus Funding

– Kickfurther is a crowdfunded inventory funding platform.
– Company raised $5.9m in seed plus funding.
– The round was led by Grand Oaks Capital, with participation from previous investors Tim Draper through Draper Associates and venture capitalist Bill Tai, amongst others.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s technology and marketing.

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Banking Crowdfunding Crowdsourcing Debit Cards Financial Services FinTech Internet North America

Mexican challenger bank Fondeadora adds $14 million to its Series A

– Fondeadora, a fintech startup based in Mexico City and building a challenger bank, has extended its Series A funding round.
– The round was extended by Portag3 and joined by Google’s Gradient Ventures, an existing investor in the company.
Gokul Rajaram and Anatol von Hahn are investing as business angels as well.
Y Combinator, Scott Belsky, Sound Ventures, Fintech Collective and Ignia also participated in the first tranche of the Series A.

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Crowdfunding Cryptocurrency Financial Services North America Venture Capital

Republic Announces $36M Series A to Democratize Access to Investing for Everyone

– Republic, a leading investment platform, announced today it has completed the initial closing of its $36M Series A fundraising.
– The round was led by Galaxy Interactive with participation by Tribe Capital, Motley Fool Ventures, and Broadhaven Ventures.
– In addition, Prosus Ventures (formerly Naspers Ventures) made a strategic investment in Republic through a purchase of Republic Notes, a novel digital security.
– Founded in 2016, Republic and its subsidiaries have raised more than $70 million to fund their ventures.
– Republic was founded on the principle that sought-after investment opportunities should not be limited to small, closed networks of investors, and that people should be able to invest in the future they believe in.
– On the Republic platform, anyone can invest across startups, real estate, crypto, gaming, and small businesses.

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Angel Investment Blockchain Crowdfunding Europe Information Technology Marketplace Venture Capital

Stokr Raises Over €3.9M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Stokr, a digital marketplace for alternative assets, raised over €3.9m in total pre-series A funding.
– Backers included Borderless Capital, Utopia Genesis Foundation, and G1 Ventures.
– The company plans to scale up its investment platform.

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Banking Crowdfunding Europe Financial Services

Baseload Capital Closes $25M Equity Funding Round

– Baseload Capital from Sweden specializes in funding the deployment of heat power worldwide.
– The company closed a $25m round.
Chevron Technology Ventures acted as a new strategic investor.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate deployment in its key markets.

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