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Commercial Innovation Management InsurTech Latin America

reThought Raises $15.5M in Series A Funding

– reThought Insurance, a Broomfield, Colo.-based tech-enabled MGA, closed a $15.5m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Telstra Ventures with participation from Hudson Structured Capital Management and ArcTern Ventures as welll as existing venture funds Menlo Ventures, ManchesterStory and Streamlined Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand sales team, technology, research and development and growth in the flood insurance market.

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Biotechnology Western Europe

T-knife Therapeutics Closes $110M Series B Financing

– T-knife Therapeutics, Inc. from Berlin, Germany develops T-cell receptor (TCR) therapeutics for solid tumor patients.
– Company completed a $110m Series B financing.
– The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, LLC., with participation from other new investors including LSP, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Casdin Capital, Sixty Degree Capital, and CaaS Capital, along with existing investors RA Capital Management, Versant Ventures and founding investor Andera Partners.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s scientific team, increase manufacturing capacity and advance its pipeline of TCR-T.

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Cloud Data Services Hardware Information Technology Internet of Things North America Software Wireless

Everactive Raises $16M Additional Series C Funding

– Everactive from Santa Clara develops batteryless wireless IoT solutions.
– The company raised $16m in a strategic funding round.
– Backers in the round included 3M, Ericsson, and Armstrong International.

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Credit Financial Services FinTech North America Software

Esusu Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Esusu, a Harlem, NY-based financial technology company for rent reporting and data solutions for credit building, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Motley Fool Ventures with participation from Serena Williams, through Serena Ventures, The Equity Alliance, Predictive VC, previous seed round investors Concrete Rose Capital, Impact America Fund, Global Impact Fund, Next Play Ventures, and Zeal Capital Partners, and other angel investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to double down on growth through product innovation, talent recruitment, and building its financial health platform for low to medium-income families.

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Health Care North America

Rey Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Rey, an Austin TX-based mental health and wellness company, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Optum Ventures with participation from Oxford Sciences Innovation.
– The company intends to expand its consumer reach with the new funding.

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Biotechnology Health Care Medical North America Therapeutics

Rakuten Medical Closes $166M in Series D Funding

– Rakuten Medical from San Mateo is developing and commercializing innovative oncology products for multiple indications.
– The company raised $166m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by General Catalyst with additional participation from existing investors, including Rakuten Group and SBI Group.
– The new investment will be used to advance ongoing trials of ASP-1929 in several oncologic indications and research and development of additional pipeline therapies being developed using the Illuminox™ platform.

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Banking Financial Services FinTech Information Technology InsurTech North America

Mercury Announces $120M Series B Round

– Mercury, a digital banking outfit targeting startups, has raised $120m at a $1.62bn valuation in a Series B funding round.
Coatue led the round, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Sapphire Venture and a host of angels.
– Mercury is building banking for startups. The company wants to power the next generation that will shape American industry.

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Delivery Service E-Commerce Food Delivery Mobile Apps North America

Gopuff Raises $1 Billion in New Funding from Leading Global Investors

– Gopuff, the go-to platform for consumers’ immediate everyday needs, announced that it has secured $1 billion in new funding at a $15 billion valuation.
– Some of the world’s foremost technology investors participated in the round, including new investors Blackstone’s Horizon platform, Guggenheim Investments, Hedosophia, MSD Partners, and Adage Capital, along with existing investors Fidelity Management and Research Company, Softbank Vision Fund 1, Atreides Management, and Eldridge.
– With these new funds, Gopuff will continue to accelerate its strategic business initiatives including further geographic expansion across North America, deeper expansion into the UK and across Europe, hiring top-tier local talent, and focusing on enhancing its technology to continue to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

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3D Technology Business Intelligence Content Delivery Network Content Syndication North America Productivity Tools Retail Technology Software

BILT Raises $9M in Funding

– Bilt is a Grapevine TX-based company focused on 3D intelligence.
– The company raised $9M in funding.
– The round was led by Silverton Partners.
– The new investment will be used to increase sales & marketing and innovate the user experience.

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Financial Services FinTech Latin America

Chilean fintech Xepelin secures $230M in debt and equity from Kaszek, high-profile angels

– Chilean startup Xepelin, which has created a financial services platform for SMEs in Latin America, has secured $30m in equity and $200m in credit facilities.
– LatAm venture fund Kaszek Ventures led the equity portion of the financing, which also included participation from partners of DST Global and a slew of other firms and founders/angel investors.
– LatAm- and U.S.-based asset managers and hedge funds — including Chilean pension funds — provided the credit facilities.
– In total over its lifetime, Xepelin has raised over $36m in equity and $250m in asset-backed facilities.
– It currently has a portfolio of active loans for $120m and an asset-backed facility for more than $250m.

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Internet North America

OneDay Raises $19M in Series B Funding

– OneDay, a Dallas TX-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for businesses to use video to drive growth and engagement, raised $19m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Volition Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth with key hires, market expansion, and continued investment in building technology.

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Central-Eastern Europe Delivery E-Commerce Software

White-label SaaS shipping startup Outvio closes $3M round led by Change Ventures

– Outvio, an Estonian startup that provides a white-label SaaS fulfillment solution for medium-sized and large online retailers in Spain and Estonia, has closed a $3m early-stage financing round led by Change Ventures.
– Also participating were TMT Investments (London), Fresco Capital (San Francisco) and Lemonade Stand (Tallinn). Several angels also joined the round, including James Berdigans (Printify) and Kristjan Vilosius (Katana MRP). This is the startup’s first institutional round of funding after bootstrapping since 2018.

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Vira Health Raises £1.5M in Seed Funding

– Vira Health from London raised £1.5M in seed funding.
– The round was led by LocalGlobe, MMC Ventures, and angel investors including Megumi Ikeda, Managing Director, Hearst Ventures, Andrea Zitna of Elvie, former Spotify executive Sofia Bendz, founder of GoCardless Matt Robinson, and Simon Lambert, former CTO, MOO.com, and Treatwell.
– The company intends to use the funds to invest further in product development and to expand the team.

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Artificial Intelligence EdTech Enterprise Software Human Resources Machine Learning North America

Talview Nabs $15M Series B Financing

– Talview, a leading provider of an end-to-end, AI-powered hiring and proctoring solution, today announced it closed $15m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Silicon Valley investor Eileses Capital with participation from existing investors Storm Ventures, Inventus Capital and Emergent Ventures.
– Kishore Bopardikar, Co-founder at Eileses Capital LLC, will join the Talview board, while Arun Penmetsa, Partner at Storm Ventures, will continue on the board.

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ConverseNow boosts restaurant-ordering AI with $15M raise

– ConverseNow, a startup developing a platform that automates orders at quick service drive-thru windows, announced that it closed a $15 million series A funding round led by Craft Ventures, with participation from LiveOak Venture Partners, Tensility Venture Partners, Knoll Ventures, Bala Investments, 2048 Ventures, Bridge Investments, Moneta Ventures, and angel investors.
– The proceeds bring the company’s total raised to date to $18.3 million, which CEO Vinay Shukla says will be put toward scaling and creating technologies like “digital line-busting” — some of which will roll out later this year.

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Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers

– Catch, a health insurance and retirement savings company, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Crosslink and joined by earlier investors Khosla Ventures, NYCA Partners, Kindred Ventures and Urban Innovation Fund.
– The company plans to use the funding to increase its headcount to service those partnerships and go after more.

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Apps Banking Credit Cards North America Payments Software

HIHello Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding

– HiHello, a Palo Alto CA-based digital business card platform, raised $7.5M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Lux Capital, August Capital, Manu Kumar (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HiHello), and the co-founders of Lyft, Everlaw, Auth0, Path/June, and Military.com.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow its team and expand its business platform to support companies of all sizes.

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Cyber Security Information Technology North America Privacy

BlackCloak Raises $11M Series A Round

– BlackCloak, the cybersecurity industry’s first Digital Executive Protection platform for Executives and High-Profile Individuals, announced today the company’s $11M Series A.
– The funding come from lead investor TDF Ventures with participation from both TechOperators and DataTribe.
– The company protects corporate executives and high-profile individuals from cybersecurity, privacy, financial, and other reputational risks.

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Analytics Digital Marketing Information Technology Internet Marketing Automation Mobile North America SaaS

MoEngage raises $32.5M to inject customer engagement with AI

– MoEngage, an AI customer engagement platform, announced it has raised $32.5 million in a round led by Multiples Alternate Asset Management, with participation from Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, and Matrix Partners.
– The San Francisco-based company says the new capital, which brings its total raised to over $72 million, will be used to support its global growth strategy and strengthen its AI and predictive capabilities.

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Student labor marketplace Pangea closes $2M seed round

– Pangea, a Providence, Rhode Island-based startup that connects youthful talent and businesses in need of freelance labor, announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $2 million seed round.
– The startup graduated from Y Combinator earlier in the year, raising a check from the accelerator and another $350,000 since it closed a $400,000 pre-seed round last April. All told, Pangea has raised around $3 million.
– The startup runs a marketplace that links college-age talent to companies in need of their services. Given the skillset of many college students, social media and web developer work are popular on the Pangea platform.

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VNLIFE Announces Series B Funding Round Led by General Atlantic and Dragoneer

– VNLIFE has raised over $250m in a Series B funding round led by General Atlantic and Dragoneer Investment Group, with participation by PayPal Ventures and EDBI.
– Existing investors GIC and SoftBank Vision Fund 1 also participated in the round.
– The investment is expected to accelerate the growth of VNLIFE’s existing businesses and support its development of new platforms and technologies to better serve its merchant partners and Vietnamese consumers.
– VNLIFE intends to use the funding to further capitalize on the vast market opportunities in an increasingly digital Vietnam by continuing to expand its sustainable, diversified and multi-disciplinary digital ecosystem.

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Automotive Energy Information Technology Manufacturing North America

Niron Magnetics Raises $21.3M to Commercialize Rare-Earth Free Magnets for a More Sustainable Electric Economy

– Niron has raised $21.3M in new financing.
Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Volta Energy Technologies join existing investors Anzu Partners and the University of Minnesota.
– Niron will use the funding to build its pilot production facility in Minnesota and accelerate the development of its Clean Earth Magnet™ technology.
– Surging global demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and other motorized devices has highlighted global dependency on the unsustainably-produced rare earth materials currently required for the magnets needed in electric drivetrains and motors.
– Niron’s Clean Earth Magnet™ technology, developed from a decade of research, leverages materials science innovations to eliminate the need for rare earth content in magnets. Instead, Niron utilizes some of the most common elements on earth – iron and nitrogen – to deliver better performance and lower costs.

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Medical Device Nanotechnology North America Wearables

Onera raises €10.5M in Series B funding

– Onera closed the Series B funding round, which brought the total funding raised to date above the €24M mark.
Innovation Industries led the round in collaboration with Invest-NL and with existing investors Jazz Pharmaceuticals, imec.xpand, BOM and 15th Rock.
– The company intends to use the funds to execute clinical studies and further commercialize its sleep diagnostics and monitoring products in Europe and the United States.
– Onera recently relocated its headquarters to the Brainport region in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, while maintaining commercial operations in the United States.

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Apps Fitness North America Real Estate

Silofit Raises $12.25M in Funding

– Silofit is a network company which develops and operates private micro-gyms.
– The company raised $10.25M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Whitecap Ventures Partners with participation from Courtside Ventures and Alate Partners, David Grutman, Fitt Ventures and Fitt Insider.
– The company intends to use the funds to support its expansion to the U.S. market, which includes opening 50 new Silos across five U.S. cities, beginning with Miami and Chicago, and build out its leadership team adding 25 new hires over the next year to its current team of 50 employees based in Montreal and Toronto; and establishing its U.S. headquarters in Miami.

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Network Security North America

Noetic Cyber Raises $20M in Funding

– Noetic Cyber is a Boston, MA-based cloud continuous cyber asset management and controls platform provider.
– The company raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Energy Impact Partners, with participation from existing seed investors TenEleven Ventures and Glasswing Ventures.
– The company’s approach uses graph database technology to discover and inventory the key entities present in an organization’s environment, including cloud and on-premises systems.

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Analytics Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning North America SaaS Software

Coralogix Raises $55M in Series C Funding

– Coralogix from San Francisco provides a stateful streaming platform for modern engineering teams.
– The company raised $55m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Greenfield Partners with participation from Red Dot Capital Partners, StageOne Ventures, Eyal Ofer’s – O.G. Tech, Janvest Capital Partners, Maor Investments, and 2B Angels.
– The new investment will be used to extend the company’s platform beyond observability towards a comprehensive storage-free data solution.

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Construction Internet North America Real Estate Rental Property

Realm Lands $12M Seres A Funding Round

– Realm, a first-of-its-kind unbiased, centralized and actionable source of information for American homeowners, has raised $12M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by GGV Capital with participation from existing investors Primary Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau and Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures.
– This round comes just four months after the company’s market launch and brings the total raised to $15M.

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Computer Network Security North America

Managed cybersecurity startup SolCyber emerges from stealth with $20M

– SolCyber emerged from stealth with $20m in series A funding led by ForgePoint Capital.
– The company says the proceeds will be put toward enhancing its products and services and extending its go-to-market efforts, particularly as it gears up for growth.
– The year 2020 holds the record for the most cyberattacks and breaches worldwide ever.
– SolCyber offers a tech stack that includes endpoint with extended detection and response capabilities, email security, protection against Active Directory abuse, and admin exploitation prevention.
– The company plans to expand its workforce to 20 by the end of the year, angling to tackle an information security market where spending is set to exceed $170.4 billion in 2022, according to analysts at Gartner.

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Construction North America Software

QuoteToMe Lands $2.5 Million in Venture Funding

– QuoteToMe, which is digitizing the construction industry’s procurement and financial processes, announced it has funded a fully subscribed VC investment round of $2.5 million (CAD).
– This $2.5 million round was led by Builders VC and Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from Argonautic Ventures, Azure Capital, Stanford University | Farmers Investment Club, and the Donnelley Family, among others.
– QuoteToMe has drawn extraordinary interest because it automates purchasing and financial transactions for purchasers of construction materials and equipment.
– QuoteToMe centralizes buy-side/sell-side communications, offering users quote comparisons, while automatically reconciling purchase orders and invoices.
– Contractor clients of QuoteToMe report savings of up to 15%, which can easily double a buyer’s traditional profit margins.

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Financial Services FinTech Gift Card Mobile Mobile Payments North America Payments

Prepaid2Cash Raises $5.1M in Series A Funding

– Prepaid2Cash Holdings, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama-based established leader in the gift and prepaid card redemption space.
– The company closed a $5.1m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by Benson Capital Partners and attracted new investor – Relevance Ventures as well as existing investor – Alabama Futures Fund.
– The new investment will be used to continue accelerating customer acquisition and the development of its financial technology and feature set and hire engineering, product, and operational talent out of its Birmingham, Alabama headquarters.

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Cloud Computing Content Developer Tools SaaS Western Europe

Contentful Closes $175M Series F; Valued At Over $3Billion

– Contentful is a Berlin-based content platform for digital-first business.
– The company raised $175m in Series F funding round led by Tiger Global with participation from Base10 Advancement Initiative and Tidemark.
– The new investment will be used to expand its global presence in marketing and sales as well as continue in its investment in building out its content platform, ecosystem and products.

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INKR draws in $3.1M to make more comics accessible to worldwide audiences

– INKR is a digital comics platform.
– The company raised $3.1m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from manga distributor TokyoPop founder and chief executive Stu Levy.
– The company was founded in 2019 by Ken Luong, Khoa Nguyen and Hieu Tran.
– It has offices in Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City.
– It currently partners with more than 70 content creators and publishers, including FanFan, Image Comics, Kodansha USA, Kuaikan, Mr. Blue, SB Creative, TokyoPop and Toons Family.
– It has more than 800 titles so far, including manga, webtoons and graphic novels.

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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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Apps Legal Legal Tech North America

Hello Divorce raises $2M so that couples can say ‘good-bye’ easier

– Online divorce startup Hello Divorce raised $2m seed funding.
– The round was led by CEAS and joined by Lightbank, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Gaingels and a group of individuals including Clio CEO Jack Newton, WRG’s Lisa Stone.
– The company plans to rapidly scale legal filing options across the U.S., improve its ground-breaking product, and give consumers more of the content and services they need to feel informed and in control of their divorce process.

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Delivery E-Commerce Food and Beverage Grocery Latin America

Colombia’s Merqueo bags $50M to expand its online grocery delivery service across Latin America

– Merqueo, a Latin American on-demand delivery service, raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by IDC Ventures, Digital Bridge and IDB Invest, and also included participation from other investors and previous shareholders.
– The company plans to use the new capital to expand its operations in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.

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E-Learning EdTech Information Technology North America Video Conferencing

Class Technologies Closes $105M Series B

– Class Technologies, an edtech platform, has raised a $105M Series B round.
– Led by the Softbank Vision Fund, the round also includes GSV Ventures, Emergence Capital, Maven Partners, Owl Ventures, Insight Partners, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Rise of the Rest Fund, Learn Capital, Reach Capital, Slow Ventures, Sound Ventures, Chimera Investment, Daher Capital, Guy Oseary, Bill Tai and Tom Brady.
– The company was founded by education software pioneer Michael Chasen.

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Network Security North Africa and the Middle East

Cyolo raises $21M for zero trust networking tech

– Cyolo, a startup developing a platform that enables users to securely access their organization’s apps, servers, desktops, and files, announced that it raised $21 million in series A funding led by Glilot Capital Partners, with a strategic investment from National Grid Partners and Merlin Cyber and support from existing backers Flint Capital, Global Founders Capital, and Differential Ventures.
– Cyolo says the funds will be used to accelerate growth and R&D efforts, as well as help new customers navigate the transition to zero trust networking.

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Apps Food Delivery North America Restaurants Software

Notch Raises $10M in Funding

– Notch is a Toronto, Canada-based provider of online restaurant supply chain software solution.
– The company raised $10M in funding.
– The round was led by Accomplice and BDC with participation from MATH Venture Partners, Golden Ventures, The Yield Lab, Garage Capital, Plexo Capital, Agman, Mark MacLeod, Paul Genier, Shannon Lambert, and Jean Genier.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and development of the company’s solution for restaurant chains and food brands.

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Biotechnology Therapeutics Western Europe

Macomics, the Macrophage-based Drug Discovery company, secures £4.24m expansion financing, and appoints CEO, CSO and VP Immunology

– Macomics Ltd has closed a follow-on financing of £4.24m from its 2020 Seed round, bringing the total amount raised to £7.44m.
– The additional investment brings in new investor Caribou Property Limited alongside existing investors Epidarex Capital, who led the round, and Scottish Enterprise.
– It will be used to accelerate the company’s growth, including expansion of the team.
– Macomics is developing precision medicines to modulate macrophages for the treatment of cancer.
– The company was co-founded in 2019 by Prof Jeffrey Pollard and Dr Luca Cassetta, University of Edinburgh, internationally recognised leaders in macrophage biology.
– It is progressing a diversified portfolio of therapies targeting disease specific tumour associated macrophages (‘TAMs’) towards the clinic.

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Biotechnology Eastern Asia

Bota Bio Raises $100 Million Series B Financing to Advance Sustainable Biomanufacturing

– Bota Bio has raised more than $100m in an oversubscribed Series B funding round.
– The financing was led by Sequoia Capital China.
– Other investors included previous backers Matrix Partners China, Source Code Capital, Sherpa Healthcare Partners, and 5Y Capital, among others.
– The new funds will be used to expand the company’s global operations and build out Bota Bio’s lab-to-pilot scale platform to facilitate the rapid scale-up and deployment of the company’s product pipeline in consumer goods, food, nutrition, and pharmaceutical products.

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Homebase Announces $71 Million in Series C Funding

– Homebase announced its $71m Series C funding round to expand its products and services.
– With $109m in total funding to date, Homebase is also launching new innovative tools for HR and payroll that broaden its offering for small business owners and accelerate the company’s growth and expansion.
– This funding round was led by new investor, GGV Capital, and includes existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Cowboy Ventures, and Khosla Ventures, and additional investor PLUS Capital.

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North America Software

QuotaPath raises $21.3M in Insight Partners-led round to help sales teams better track commissions

– QuotaPath, a commission-tracking solution for sales and revenue teams, raised $21.3m in a Series A funding round led by Insight Partners.
– Existing backers ATX Ventures, Integr8d Capital, Stage 2 Capital and HubSpot Ventures also participated in the financing.
– The funding comes amid a year of growth for the startup, which has dual headquarters in Austin and Philadelphia.
– Specifically, QuotaPath has seen 600% revenue growth since January 2021.
– It has over 5,000 users on the platform, 40% of which are paid.
– Customers include Guru, Contractbook, Mailgun, Cloud Academy, SaaSOptics and OSG.

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Health Care Medical Medical Device North America

Former Iora Health execs raise $13M to guide seniors through Medicare enrollment

– Connie Health, a Medicare concierge service, raised $13m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures and Pitango Healthtech.
– It brings the company to a total of $16m in funding.
– With 55 million Medicare consumers benefiting from major innovation in Medicare Advantage and value-based care, Samir Kaul, founding general partner at Khosla Ventures, saw a large market that was being disrupted by Connie Health.
– The company’s three co-founders, Oded Eran, CEO, David Luna, chief revenue officer, and Michael Scopa, chief growth officer, saw this problem firsthand as executives at primary care company Iora Health, which is being acquired by OneMedical for $2.1 billion.

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Diginex boosts sustainability metric tracking tools with $6M raise

– Diginex announced a $6m bet that it is.
– A series A round was led by Fitch Ventures, the equity investment arm of Fitch Group.
– The company’s business model is Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) that incorporates some of the latest technologies, like a blockchain and some machine learning models.
– The ESG tool, for instance, gathers reports from partners along the chain and tracks them as the data is posted to the blockchain.
– A similar approach is deployed to track working conditions with DiginexLUMEN.

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Summit invests $215M into Odoo, an open-source business management software developer, at a $2.3B+ valuation

– Odoo, a Belgium-based provider of open-source-based business software that ranges from inventory management and ERP to human resources and CRM software, marketing tools and more, some 30,000 in all, raised $215m funding.
– The round was led by Summit Partners.
– It brings Odoo to a valuation of over €2 billion.
– With 7 million users on its platform, Odoo is a prime example of the strong payoffs to be had from economies of scale in the most successful open-source projects, but it’s also doing so with a twist.

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Energy Information Technology North America Oil and Gas

Cold Bore Technology Closes $14M Financing

– Cold Bore technology closed $14m in growth financing.
– The round was led by bp ventures with participation from the Canadian Business Growth Fund.
– Existing investors include the Rice Investment Group, a $200m multi-strategy, energy sector investment fund.
– Cold Bore is leading a major shift in the completions (fracing) industry towards safer, more autonomous operations by providing oil & gas companies (operators) with a centralized digital platform called SmartPAD.
– SmartPAD is an end-to-end, fully integrated software and hardware platform designed to collect, analyze, and report data which would otherwise be underutilized.
– Better utilization of this data unlocks operators’ ability to make step-change improvements across all key performance indicators.

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Lumanu Raises $12M in Series A Funding

– Lumanu, an Oakland, CA-based company that provides creators with tools for invoicing, payments, and collaboration, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Origin Ventures with participation from Alumni Venture Group, Gaingles and 500 Startups.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach.

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Spot Raises $17.5M in Funding

– Spot is an Austin, TX-based tech startup providing digital, on-demand injury insurance.
– The company raised $17.5m in funding.
– The round was led by GreatPoint Ventures, with participation from Montage Ventures, Mutual of Omaha, MS&AD, and Silverton Partners.
– The new capital will be used to grow the team, forge new partnerships, and ramp up marketing efforts.

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Health Care Medical North America

Talkiatry lands $20M Series A to go all in on in-network psychiatric care

– Talkiatry, a digital health startup, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Left Lane Capital with participation from the founder and former CEO of CityMD, Dr. Richard Park.
– The company employs an ongoing care model in which it takes a consumer in through a virtual survey, matches them with a psychiatrist based on their needs, and then follows the consumer through the care process from diagnosing symptoms to the actual prescription of medicine.
– Talkiatry has partnered with a number of insurance providers including United Healthcare, Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield and more.

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Ring Therapeutics Raises $117M in Series B Funding

– Ring Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Mass.-based life sciences company.
– The company raised $117m in Series B funding.
– Backers included Invus, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Partners Investment, UPMC Enterprises, alongside Flagship Pioneering.
– The new investment will be used for the continued development and expansion of its novel vector Anellogy™ platform.

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Employee engagement platform Culture Amp raises $100M at a $1.5B valuation

– Culture Amp, a human resources software company, raised $100m in Series F funding.
– The round was led by returning investors Sequoia Capital China and TDM Growth Partners.
– New investor Salesforce Ventures also participated in the round.
– The company is now valued at $1.5 billion.

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FinTech North America Social Media Video Chat Video Streaming

Trading.TV Launches Out of Stealth with $6.1 Million in Seed Funding to Support Financial Creators

– Trading.TV, the world’s first social livestream and immersive chat platform for traders and financial content creators, announced the launch of its platform, closed beta and a $6.1M seed funding round led by L Catterton Growth, Activant, Navy Capital and Tribe Capital.
– Trading.TV also announced a $1M Creator Fund to support the first group of creators joining the platform.
– Trading.TV is the only dedicated platform for creators to develop and share financial content on everything from stocks to crypto to NFTs and rare sneakers. Eventually, Trading.TV will also serve as a commission-free trading platform where community members can turn information into action.
– There has never been such a large influx of new asset classes and new traders to the markets – and with that comes a massive need for both entertaining and educational financial content. Trading.

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Figure Technologies Closes $200M Series D Funding

– Figure Technologies, Inc. is a San Francisco, CA-based provider of blockchain technology powered financial services.
– The company closed a $200m Series D funding at a $3.2b valuation.
– Backers included new investors including entities and funds managed and/or advised by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Blockchain.com, Rockaway Blockchain, HOF Capital, Endeavour Capital, National Bank Holdings, Goldentree Asset Management and L1 Digital.

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Health Care Latin America

Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital leads $20M investment in Brazilian healthcare startup Pipo Saude

– Pipo Saude, a startup that developed a platform that sells and manages healthcare benefits for Brazilian companies, has raised $20m in a Series A round of funding.
– The round was led by Thrive Capital and joined by existing investors including Monashees, Kaszek and OneVC.
– Nubank co-founder and CEO David Velez and Cedar co-founder and CEO Florian Otto (and former CEO of Groupon in Brazil) also joined in the round.

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FinTech North America Payments Privacy Security Software

Lithic Raises $60M in Series C Funding

– Lithic is a NYC-based card issuing platform for developers.
– The company raised $60m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Stripes, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Exor, Rainfall, Tusk Venture Partners, and Commerce Ventures.
– The investment will be used to continue to grow, help the team scale and expand the platform through strategic acquisitions to enhance the product and its core offerings.

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Health Care Medical Medical Device North America

Exo secures $200M toward commercializing ultrasound device

– Exo, a handheld ultrasound device and point-of-care workflow platform, raised $220m funding.
– The round was led by RA Capital Management and joined by BlackRock, Sands Capital, Avidity Partners, Pura Vida Investments and prior investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to commercialize its device and to build out its informatics platform.

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Information Technology Latin America Marketplace Real Estate Residential

Acrew Capital, Jeff Bezos back Colombia-based proptech La Haus’ $100M debt, equity round

– La Haus, a real estate marketplace operating in Mexico and Colombia, raised $100m funding.
– The round was led by Acrew Capital and Renegade Partners, and joined by Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Endeavor Catalyst, Moore Strategic Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, Rappi’s Simon Borrero, Maluma, and Gabriel Gilinski.
– Existing backers who put money in this round include Greenspring Associates, Kaszek, NFX, Spencer Rascoff’s 75 & Sunny Ventures, Hadi Partovi and NuBank’s David Velez.
– The company declined to reveal at what valuation the extension was raised.

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E-Commerce E-Commerce Platforms Eastern Asia Marketplace Retail

Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, acquires rival Monokabu

– SODA, Japan’s largest sneaker media and C2C marketplace, raised Series C funding, which currently totals $56.4 million.
SoftBank Ventures Asia led this round.
– Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM, Altos Ventures and JAFCO.
– SODA acquired rival Monokabu.
– SODA’s post-money valuation is now about 24 billion Japanese Yen, or about $218 million.
– Part of SODA’s Series C funding will be used to expand into other Asian markets, starting with Indonesia and the Philippines next year.

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CRM Marketing North America Software

Hightouch Raises $12.1M in Series A Funding

– Hightouch from San Francisco is a Reverse ETL software company.
– The company raised $12.1m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Amplify Partners, with participation from new investor Bain Capital Ventures and returning investors Y Combinator and Afore Capital, as well as angel investors such as the founders and CEOs of companies like Datadog, Clearbit, Okta, Segment, Materialize, Pendo, and mParticle.
– The new investment will be used for product development and innovations that will empower less technical business teams to leverage data in the tools they use every day.

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Fitness Health Wellness Western Europe

87% Raises £1.6M Seed Funding

– 87%, a London, UK-based workplace wellbeing platform provider, raised £1.6M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Aviva Foundation.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach into the corporate sector.

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