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Niio announces $15M Series A following strategic partnership with Samsung Displays

– Niio, a digital art platform, raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by L Catterton, a joint venture between LVMH and Catterton, Entrée Capital and Pico Venture Partners.
– Additional investors also joined, including Saga VC, as well as leading artists, art collectors, museums, gallerists and trustees at institutions such as MOMA and Guggenheim as well as Shalom McKenzie, an online gambling entrepreneur and investor who also invests in NFTs.
– The company will use its capital to grow its artist community and scale its app-enabled subscription and purchase platform, which is blockchain–based and will include a trading-enabled marketplace for NFTs and other digital art assets.

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Genially raises $20M to make interactive content a global standard

– Genially, a leading interactive content creation platform, has raised $20M with its latest round of funding.
– Their Series B financing was led by the U.S. venture capital firms 645 Ventures and Owl Ventures and aims to accelerate the company’s goal to set a global standard in content creation.
– They were joined by the European venture capitalists DN Capital and Brighteye Ventures and successful entrepreneurs like s16VC and Kahoot founders.
– This capital injection advances Genially’s place as a leader in interactive content.

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Brilliant Announces $40M Series B Financing

– Brilliant, the leading innovator in smart home control, lighting, and home automation systems, today announced a $40m Series B financing round.
– The round was led by Next47 and Celesta Capital with participation by Resideo Technologies, August Capital, Peak State Ventures, Gaingels, and Miramar Ventures.
– Founded in 2015, Brilliant’s mission is to accelerate mainstream adoption of smart home living with affordable and user-friendly home control and automation systems.

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H Code Raises Funding From Falfurrias Capital Partners

– H Code is a multicultural digital media company.
– Company received a capital investment from Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm focused on growth-oriented, middle-market businesses.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to build end-to-end capabilities for publishers and advertisers across both existing and new markets.

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Mindset, an artist-driven mental wellness audio platform, raises $8.7M in seed funding

– Mindset, a platform featuring personal story collections from recording artists, announced that it raised $8.7 million in seed funding.
– The round was led by Union Square Ventures with strategic participants like record executive Scooter Braun (of TQ Ventures), who has more recently made headlines over the Taylor Swift masters controversy.
– Other backers include Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Opendoor co-founder Eric Wu, and more.

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Tetavi Closes $20M Funding Round

– Tetavi, a Los Angeles, CA-based volumetric technology platform, closed a $20m venture funding round.
– The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from OurCrowd, Nimble Ventures and additional private investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to increase its presence in North America, expanding its partnerships and content platform across the U.S. with specific locations in Los Angeles and New York.

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MakersPlace Raises $30M in Series A Funding

– MakersPlace, a San Francisco, CA-based NFT marketplace for digital art, secured $30M in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Pantera Capital with participation from Uncork Capital, Draper Dragon Digital Assets, 9Yards Capital, Next Play Ventures, Coinbase Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment.
– The company will use the funds to acquire additional talent and scale the business in existing markets and explore new ones.

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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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V-Nova Receives Investment from Neva First

– V-Nova, a London, UK based high-growth company leader in the compression of video and image data, received an investment from Neva First, the alternative investment fund managed by Neva SGR.
– The company closed a €33m Series C funding round.
– The company intends to use the funds to bolster the commercial roll-out of its video compression software.

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India’s Inshorts raises $60 million following Public social network app growth

– Indian startup Inshorts raised $60m in a new financing round.
– The round was led by Vy Capital and joined by existing investors.
– The company plans to use the funds to expand its business.

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Bimble Raises $2.48M in Seed Funding

– Bimble is a community-led app to collect, organize and share great little places.
– The company recently raised $2.48m in seed financing led by Dimitris Panagopoulos, with participation from angel investors Vikram Kumar of Kuvari Partners, Betfair co-founder, Mark Davies, and others whose portfolio companies include Pinterest, Culture Trip, Deliveroo, Hello Fresh, and Boden.
– The new investment will be used to grow the team across product development, marketing, design and engineering teams, invest in the development of talent through the UK’s kickstarter program, and continue building out key components of the app to offer an enhanced user experience.

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Vistar Media Secures $30M Series B Investment from Lamar Advertising Company

– Vistar Media, the leading global provider of programmatic technology for digital out-of-home, announced a Series B funding round of $30M from Lamar Advertising Company.
– The investment reflects Lamar and Vistar’s belief that technology will be the driving factor behind an accelerated growth rate for the out-of-home (OOH) industry at large.
– With the adoption of programmatic now widespread, Vistar is focused on helping digital signage networks transition beyond automation to true revenue management, while enabling buyers to leverage data to drive all media decisions and prove ROI through accurate measurement toward all KPIs.
– The investment by Lamar builds on its eight-year partnership with Vistar, during which Lamar’s close collaboration with Vistar helped successfully develop Lamar’s programmatic channel.

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Mandolin Scoops Up $12M Series A Round

– Mandolin, the tech-focused digital fan engagement company, has closed a $12m Series A funding round.
– The financing round was co-led by 645 Ventures and Foundry Group, with returning investments from High Alpha and Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures as well.
– Mandolin helps artists and venues create connections with fans and prosper through the music they produce.

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WaitWhat Raises $12M in Series B Funding

– WaitWhat from NYC is a media invention company.
– The company raised $12m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Raga Partners with participation from Emerson Collective, Lupa Systems, Capital One Ventures, Maywic Select Investments, GingerBread Capital, Burda Principal Investments, Cue Ball Capital and Reid Hoffman.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate development of the company’s technology products, membership programs and partnerships that extend the core IP into multi-format media experiences.

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Songtradr Raises $US50M in Series D Funding

– Songtradr is a B2B music licensing marketplace.
– The company raised $50M in Series D funding, bringing total funding to over $100M.
– The round was led by Regal, Aware Super, Perennial, Argo and Greencape, as well as Founder/CEO of Wisetech Global (ASX: WTC), Richard White.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s growth organically and through acquisitions.

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Lingokids Raises USD$40M in Funding

– Lingokids from Madrid is a provider of an early learning platform.
– Series C $40m round brings company valuation to $100m.
– The round was led by an undisclosed investor, with participation from GP Bullhound and existing investors HV Capital and Ravensburger, among others.
– The new investment will be used for further international expansion, development of new and engaging forms of content for kids, as well as global hiring, especially for the platform engineering and development teams.

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Climavision Raises $100M in Funding

– Climavision, a Louisville, Ky.-based provider of a weather services and intelligence platform, raised $100m in funding.
The Rise Fund made the investment.
– As part of the transaction, TPG’s Edward Beckley, Steven Mandel, and Mariana Popa, who make climate investments on behalf of the Rise platform, will join Climavision’s board of directors alongside Chris Goode and Co-Founder Colin Cookes.

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Dirac Raises USD$17.73M in Funding

– Dirac from Uppsala developed technology that optimizes digital audio.
– The company raised $17.73m USD in funding.
– The round was led by new investor TIN Fonder and current investor DIG Investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate global growth.

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VideoAmp Raises $75M in Committed Financing from Capital IP

– VideoAmp has secured a total of $50M of non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP with the ability to draw up to $25M in further capital.
– The funding will further accelerate VideoAmp’s leadership position in planning, measurement, optimization and currency solutions for the convergent TV ecosystem.
– As the consumer video viewership landscape continues to fragment and the need for an infrastructure that unifies linear TV, streaming and digital media audiences intensifies, VideoAmp is positioned as the solution for advertisers, agencies and media owners, redefining how media is valued, bought and sold.
– VideoAmp has seen over 700% growth over the last five years and is on track to approximately double year-over-year growth in 2021.

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Choozle Raises $15M in Series C Funding

– Choozle, a Denver, CO-based self-service programmatic ad platform, raised $15m in funding.
Boathouse Capital made the investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to drive customer and revenue growth through product innovations and accelerated sales and marketing.

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