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Intelinair Raises $20 Million in Series B to Expand Flagship Platform AGMRI

– Intelinair raised $20m in Series B funding to continue to scale the company and its flagship crop intelligence platform, AGMRI®.
– This round was led by the Regulator Group, LLC, Scientia Ventures, Takiff LLC, SDMC Ag Inc., and various ag industry and AI industry senior executives.
– Founded in 2015, Intelinair recently established its headquarters office in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has an office in Champaign, Illinois. Over the past six months, the company has added six additional experienced leaders to its team with plans to add three more before the end of the year.

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AI-powered disinformation detection platform Blackbird nabs $10M

– Blackbird.AI, an AI-powered platform designed to combat disinformation, announced that it closed a $10 million series A funding round led by Dorilton Ventures with participation from NetX, Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures, and individual angel investors.
– The proceeds, which bring the company’s total raised to $11.87 million, will be used to support ramp-ups in hiring and product lines and launch new features and capabilities for corporate and national security customers, according to cofounder and CEO Wasim Khaled.
– The cost of disinformation and digital manipulation threats to organizations and governments is estimated to be $78 billion annually, the University of Baltimore and Cheq Cybersecurity found in a report.

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Enterprise marketplace platform Mirakl raises $555M

– Mirakl, a platform used by companies such as Kroger, Siemens, and HP Enterprise to build online marketplaces, has raised $555m in a series E round of funding led by Silver Lake.
– The French company is now valued at $3.5bn.
– Mirakl provides tools to help B2B and B2C companies easily launch, manage, and grow marketplaces.
– It’s all about “unlocking the power of the platform,” helping businesses better compete with ecommerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba.
– In the wake of the pandemic, “digital transformation” is changing the face of just about every industry, and with that comes growing expectations around what’s possible through online channels.

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Blackbird.AI Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Blackbird.AI is a NYC-based AI-driven Disinformation Intelligence Platform.
– The company closed a $10m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Dorilton Ventures, with participation from new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures and Richard Clarke. Existing investor NetX also participated.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the engineering and sales teams, fast-track new product development, and accelerate platform adoption by a global client base.

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Propel Announces $20 Million Series C to Help Manufacturers Deliver Long Term Customer Engagement

– Propel announced it has raised $20m in Series C financing.
– The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Green D Ventures and TIFF.
– The company has raised a total of $48m in funding to date.
– With this new round of funding, Propel will continue its development of Product 360 – the only unified quality management (QMS), product lifecycle management (PLM) and commercialization solution built on Salesforce.
– By connecting product, quality, customer and supplier information in a single platform, Product 360 helps manufacturers launch products faster, simplify quality and compliance, and improve their employee user experience.

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Saviynt Raises $130M to Further Accelerate Its Growth in Enterprise Identity Security Market Following Record First Half of 2021

– Saviynt closed $130m in financing from HPS Investment Partners and PNC Bank.
– The latest funding brings Saviynt’s total capital raised to $170m.
– Saviynt will use the additional resources to meet the increasing demand for its cloud-based identity solution by significantly growing its investments in R&D and personnel.
– Saviynt’s success comes as rising cyber risks and identity-related security breaches have forced enterprises worldwide to rethink their approach to security, with identity management becoming the foundation for Zero Trust.
– Saviynt’s growing leadership position in the market is reflected by its product innovation, Global 2000 customer wins, expansion to new regions, and launching of key strategic partnerships.

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AI startup Sorcero secures $10M for language intelligence platform

– Sorcero, a natural language processing platform, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by CityRock Venture Partners, the growth fund of H/L Ventures, and Harmonix Fund co-led the round and were joined by new investors Rackhouse, Mighty Capital and Leawood VC, as well as existing investors, Castor Ventures and WorldQuant Ventures.
– The company plans to invest in talent in both engineering and on the commercial side.

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Kolide Raises $17M in Series B Funding

– Kolide is a Boston, MA-based user-focused endpoint security platform for teams.
– The company raised $17m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by OpenView Partners, with participation from Matrix Partners, who previously led the Series A.
– The new investment will be used to expand the product’s capabilities and hire additional engineers and product staff.

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SkyKick Announces $130 Million Financing to Accelerate Cloud Automation Platform Globally

– SkyKick, a global provider of no-code and low code cloud automation software for Information Technology Services Providers (ITSPs), announced that it closed a $130m financing bringing its total capital raised to over $200m.
– Demand for SkyKick’s newest product – Cloud Manager – has surged over 1,000% in the past year, underpinning rapid growth for SkyKick’s other cloud automation and data protection products.
– The market for Cloud Managed Services is estimated to grow to $116B by 2025 at an annual growth rate of 13.3%.1 SMBs are expected to adopt Cloud Managed Services at an even higher rate, driven by their need to reduce operational costs and streamline business processes.

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Nextiva Raises $200M from Goldman Sachs Asset Management at a $2.7B Valuation to Fuel Growth of Connected Communications

– Nextiva announced it has raised $200M in its first external funding round, from Goldman Sachs Asset Management at a $2.7B valuation.
– The funding will be used to accelerate Nextiva’s vision to help businesses and teams build stronger relationships with their customers as the only company bringing together communications, customer management, intelligence and automation into a single purpose-built solution.
– Nextiva plans to accelerate innovation for connected communications, including AI and automation development, build out new routes to market, and advance global expansion.
– Nextiva brings together communications with applications built for customer sales and service, analytics, as well as an ecosystem of integrations to third-party solutions. This allows Nextiva to uniquely manage all communications and customer engagement in one place, providing truly unified customer insight to every employee.

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Original Creators of Apache Pulsar Raise $23M Series-A for StreamNative, Round Led by Prosperity7 Ventures

– StreamNative, the unified messaging and streaming platform founded by the original developers of Apache Pulsar®, announced it has raised $23 million in its Series-A
– The round led by Prosperity7 Ventures, the diversified growth fund of Aramco Ventures, and followed by their seed investors.
– The company brings an unmatched team of Pulsar leadership and developer expertise and provides a platform to enable companies to manage the entire lifecycle of data in any cloud environment across the enterprise.

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CreatorIQ Raises $40 Million In New Capital To Further Accelerate Its Global Influencer Marketing Software Leadership Position

– CreatorIQ, the trusted platform used by global brands like AB InBev, Disney, Sephora and Unilever, announced a new funding round by existing investors TVC Capital, Kayne Partners Fund, Affinity Group, and Unilever Ventures. Silver Lake Waterman also joined the round as a new investor.
– The new investment brings the company’s total capital raised to over $80 million.
– CreatorIQ – the trusted platform used by global brands like AB InBev, Disney, Sephora and Unilever – will use the funding to further accelerate the leadership position of its Creator Intelligence Cloud, with a focus on e-commerce and measurement.

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Billogram, provider of a payments platform specifically for recurring billing, raises $45M

– Billogram, a recurring billing platform, raised $45m in funding.
– The round was led by Partech and will be used to help the Stockholm-based startup expand from its current base in Sweden to six more markets, including Germany, Norway, Finland, Ireland, France, Spain and Italy.
– The company got its start working with SMBs in 2011 but pivoted some years later to working with larger enterprises, which make up the majority of its business today.
– It’s not surprising to see Stripe and others wanting to move in the area of more complex, recurring billing services.

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Cloud directory service JumpCloud raises $159M as remote work booms

– JumpCloud, a cloud-based directory service used by enterprises such as Splunk, Square, and Matterport, has raised $159 million in a series F round of funding at a $2.56 billion valuation.
– In the IT sphere, directory services are a core component of network operating systems and are chiefly concerned with mapping, storing, locating, retrieving, and managing items across a network — including devices, user identities, accounts, files and folders, and more.
– The directory service enables companies to connect their workforce with the IT resources needed to execute their jobs.
– The market is largely dominated by Microsoft’s Active Directory, given that most endpoints have historically been Windows-based PCs, which remains the case when it comes to on-premise installations.

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AI-driven voice assistant PolyAI raises $14M round led by Khosla Ventures

– PolyAI, a voice assistant company, raised $15m funding.
– The round was led by Silicon Valley’s Khosla Ventures, and joined by Point72 Ventures, Amadeus Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, Passion Capital and Entrepreneur First.
– It brings PolyAI to a valuation of $100m.
– PolyAI claims its voice assistant can be turned live more quickly, in more languages, and charges on a per-minute basis.

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Customer relationship tracker Affinity nabs $80M

– Affinity, a relationship intelligence platform designed to work with existing customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, announced that it closed an $80 million series C funding round led by Menlo Ventures, bringing its total raised to date to $120 million at a $600 million valuation.
Advance Venture Partners, Sprints Capital, Pear Ventures, Sway Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Teamworthy, and ECT also participated in the round, which cofounder and CEO Ray Zhou said will be put toward strengthening Affinity’s engineering team and expanding its sales and marketing reach into sectors such as investment banking, private equity, and accounting.

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Aviatrix Raises $200M in Series E Funding

– Aviatrix from Santa Clara provides cloud networking and security software for enterprises.
– The company raised $200m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by TCV with participation from new investors Insight Partners and Tiger Global, and existing investors CRV, Formation 8, General Catalyst, Greenspring Associates, Ignition, Liberty Global Ventures, Meritech Capital and TrueBridge Capital Partners.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling the worldwide sales and support operations.

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SingleStore Fuels Triple-Digit Cloud Growth with $80M in New Funding

– SingleStore, the single database for all data-intensive applications, announced that it has raised $80m in its Series F round.
– The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from new investor Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
– Existing investors Khosla Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, Rev IV, Glynn Capital, and Google Ventures also participated.
– SingleStore indicated that the 300%+ increase in new customer acquisition for its cloud service and 150%+ year-over-year growth in cloud revenue led to raising a new round to continue to power innovation and growth.
– The Series F round brings SingleStore’s total funding to $264m.

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Unleash live Raises $8M in Series A to Scale A.I. Apps for Enterprise Analytics

– Unleash live, one of the world’s leading A.I. video analytics platforms, announces an $8m Series A funding round led by SafetyCulture.
– Launched in 2016 by co-founders Hanno Blankenstein and Jason Grier, Unleash live’s A.I. powered real time analytics platform, ‘Intelligent Remote Vision’, generates immediate insights that enable enterprises to materially drive down costs, raise productivity, increase accuracy, and improve safety.
– The company has seen over 500% growth since March 2020.

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Jeeves Raises $57M in Series B funding; at $500M Valuation

– Jeeves is a NYC-based expense management platform for global startups.
– The company raised $57M in Series B funding at a $500M valuation.
– The Series B round was led by CRV with participation from Tencent, Silicon Valley Bank, Alkeon Capital Management, Soros Fund Management and a key group of angel investors including Kevin Durant, Andre Igoudala, Odell Beckham Jr., The Chainsmokers and the founders of eight unicorn companies — Adolfo Babatz (CEO, Clip), Gabriel Braga (CEO, QuintoAndar), Pierpaolo Barbieri (CEO, Uala), Zac Prince (CEO, BlockFi), Immad Akhund (CEO, Mercury), Pablo Gonzalez (Founder, Bitso), Tom Blomfield (Founder, Monzo Bank), Des Traynor (Founder, Intercom), Bo Jiang (CEO, Lithic).
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its launch in Colombia, UK, Europe; scale its proprietary infrastructure to cover more currencies; acquire new talent and accelerate the onboarding of new companies to the platform.

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Marketing compliance firm Pixalate raises $18.1M

– Pixalate, the advertising analytics firm based in Palo Alto and London, announced a new round of $18.1 million of growth capital, increasing the total investment to date to $22.7 million.
– It plans to expand its tracking work to help enterprise organizations deliver better legal compliance and data privacy in the age of extreme AI-generated attacks and bot-directed ad fraud.
– Enterprise organizations lose millions in ad revenue thanks to fraud and bad actors. Detecting those kinds of behaviors has grown harder as fraudsters deploy better tools like so-called “headless browsers” such as Puppeteer. These tools were originally created to help programmers test their work, but they make it simple to write bots that visit the same pages and click on ads.

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Stravito raises $14.6M to create a ‘Netflix for enterprise market research’

– Stravito, a market research and insights company, raised €12.4m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Endeit Capital and joined by existing investors HenQ, Inventure and Creades.
– To date, Stravito has raised €20.1m.
– The company appointed Elaine Rodrigo, chief insights & analytics officer at Reckitt Benckiser, to its board of directors.

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Revenue Grid Lands $20M in Series A Financing

– Revenue Grid, a sales platform that provides businesses with AI-driven deal guidance, announced $20M in a Series A financing led by W3 Capital.
ICU Ventures also participated in this financing.
– Revenue Grid was originally founded as Invisible and rebranded in 2020.

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Checkr Raises $250M in Series E Funding

– Checkr is a San Francisco CA-based HR technology company.
– Company raised $250m in Series E funding, valuing it at $4.6b.
– The round was led by Durable Capital, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC and Franklin Templeton with participation from BOND Capital, Khosla Ventures, IVP, T. Rowe Price, Coatue, Accel and Y Combinator.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Hive Raises $10M in Funding

– Hive is a NYC-based productivity software platform.
– The company raised $10m in funding.
– The round was led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation from Zoom Video Communications, Inc.’s Zoom Apps Fund and existing investors Tribeca Venture Partners and Angelpad.
– The new investment will be used to build the software platform, where all product decisions are made democratically by users.

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Stonehenge Technology Labs bags $2M, gives CPG companies one-touch access to metrics

– Stonehenge Technology Labs, a commerce enhancement software company, raised $2m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Irish Angels, with participation from Bread and Butter Ventures, Gaingels, Angeles Investors, Bonfire Ventures and Red Tail Venture Capital.
– The company is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Job offer management platform Compa emerges from stealth with $3.9M

– Compa, a software for recruiters, raised $3.9m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Base10 Partners and joined by Crosscut Ventures and Acadian Ventures, and strategic angel investors including 2.12 Angels, Oyster HR CEO Tony Jamous and Scout RFP co-founders Stan Garber and Alex Yakubovich.

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Incident IQ Receives Growth Investment from JMI Equity

– Incident IQ is an Atlanta, GA-based service management platform for K-12 school districts.
– Company received a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s development of the platform to serve other K-12 departments in addition to IT management and facilities, grow the team, enable investment in customer support and customer success initiatives, and accelerate enhanced sales and marketing programs.

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involve.ai Raises $16M in Series A Funding

– Involve.ai is a customer intelligence platform, based in Los Angeles.
– The company raised $16m in Series A funding from Sapphire Ventures, with participation from existing investors Bonfire Ventures, Greycroft, Launch Capital, BDMI and new investors GTMfund, Fenwick, Gokul Rajaram, Stanford University and Michael Whitmire.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s product roadmap, expand its go-to-market teams and improve customer experience.

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Oomnitza Announces $20 Million Growth Funding to Drive Enterprise Technology Management Solution

– Oomnitza, the pioneer in SaaS-based Enterprise Technology Management (ETM) solutions, announced it has completed a $20m growth funding round led by C5 Capital, and includes Aspenwood Ventures and Gula Tech Adventures, along with existing investors Riverside Acceleration Capital and Shasta Ventures.
– In total, Oomnitza has raised $35m to fulfill its mission of improving the way enterprises manage and secure their technology assets.
– Oomnitza’s customers include many technology unicorns as well as Fortune 500 organizations across retail, hospitality, automotive, and financial services sectors.

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DealerPolicy Announces $110 million Series C Funding Led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management

– DealerrPolicy announced its $110m Series C financing round led by Goldman Sachs.
– The round was led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business with participation from 3L Capital and Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the growth of the company’s next-generation finance and insurance offerings for both dealers and car buyers.

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Castor Closes $3.5M Seed+ Funding Round

– Castor, an Israeli 3D printing tech company, raised $3.5m in a seed+ funding round.
– The round includes two new investors: Xerox, a global technology company and Spring Ventures, a Tel Aviv based publicly traded company with participation from Evonik Venture Capital, Jeremy Coller, TAU Ventures, and Chartered Group.
– The new investment will be used for product development and marketing.

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DigiSure Scoops Up $13M

– DigiSure, the first company to go beyond credit and driving history for mobility and shared economy businesses, announces the launch of its embedded protection platform to offer instant, individualized micro-insurance policies for better, safer coverage.
– The company is also announcing $13M in funding led by Morado Ventures, with participation from Xplorer Capital, Valor Equity Partners, Clocktower Technology Ventures, True North Cos, and ex-Upwork CEO Fabio Rosati.
– The funds will be used to help grow its team and scale operations.

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Apollo GraphQL Raises $130M in Series D Funding

– Apollo GraphQL is a San Francisco, CA-based developer of open source and commercial GraphQL API technologies.
– Series D funding was led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Next47 and Hatim Shafique, Chief Customer Officer at DataBricks.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s product development efforts.

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Commercial and open source GraphQL company Apollo raises $130M

– Apollo, the GraphQL company that serves as the data graph layer connecting modern apps to the cloud, has raised $130 million in a series D round of funding at a valuation of more than $1.5 billion.
– GraphQL, for the uninitiated, was developed inside Facebook as a data query language for APIs back in 2012, constituting part of its transition from mobile web wrappers to fully native mobile apps.
– Facebook open-sourced the project in 2015, and GraphQL was later shifted under the control of the GraphQL Foundation, which in turn was taken over by the Linux Foundation.
– Today, GraphQL is used by a host of companies beyond Facebook, from Netflix, Lyft, and Shopify to Amazon, GitHub, and Atlassian.

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Branch Secures Over $540 Million to Accelerate Flexible Workforce Payments

– Branch, which helps businesses accelerate payments to empower working Americans, announced it has raised over $540m to fuel its momentum in delivering flexible workforce payments.
Addition led the closing of a $48m Series B funding round with participation from Drive Capital, Crosscut Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, and HR Tech Investments, a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., among other investors.
– The company has also secured $500m in purchased assets from funds managed by Neuberger Berman.
– With over 300% growth year over year, Branch will use the funding to deliver faster payments and inclusive financial services to W-2 and 1099 workforces through partnerships with employers, gig platforms, staffing companies, and other businesses.

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Monte Carlo Raises Series C, Brings Funding to $101M to Help Companies Trust Their Data

– Monte Carlo, the data reliability company, announced that they have raised $60M in Series C funding from ICONIQ Growth with participation from Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Accel, GGV Capital, and Redpoint Ventures – bringing their total funding to $101M.
– With this round, Monte Carlo will fuel the growth of the Data Observability category, further develop its product offerings for our customers, support more use cases, and expand to new markets.
– Monte Carlo’s Series C establishes the company as the first Data Observability company to reach this milestone, a testament to the team’s industry-defining thought leadership, new product releases, and rapid customer growth.

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Sales enablement platform Seismic acquires Lessonly, nabs $170M

– Seismic, a sales enablement and marketing orchestration platform based in San Diego, California, announced that it closed a $170 million series G round led by Permira, JMI Equity, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Jackson Square Ventures, Ameriprise, and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price.
– The latest funding, which brings Seismic’s valuation to $3 billion and total raised to $440 million, comes as the company acquires Lessonly, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based developer of sales training, coaching, and enablement solutions.
– The sales enablement platform market, which is expected to be worth $2.6 billion by 2024, continued to grow throughout the pandemic — largely driven by the shift to remote work.

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Part Analytics Closes $3M Equity Financing

– Part Analytics, a Milwaukee, WI – based direct sourcing software platform that applies artificial intelligence to reduce costs, identify hidden risks and accelerate product development for global manufacturing companies, closed a $3m equity financing.
MK Capital made the investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the adoption of AI-powered technologies into direct procurement processes in manufacturing; and further enhance its Design to Source platform.

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Sales meeting booking platform Kronologic nabs $20M

– Kronologic, which is developing what it describes as a “calendar monetization” platform, announced that it secured additional seed funding from Signal Peak Ventures, Silverton Partners, Next Coast Ventures, and Geekdom Fund, bringing its total raised to $20 million.
– Cofounder and CEO Trey Allison says that the proceeds will be put toward supporting customer growth and enhancing the platform’s features and AI capabilities.
– In an age of digital sales, the “last-mile problem” refers to a failure to convert leads to sales appointments. One survey found that it takes an average of 18 calls to actually connect with a buyer. Another estimates that 60% of customers say no four times before agreeing to make a purchase.

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Nirmata Secures $4M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Nirmata is a software solutions provider for governance, compliance, security, and automation of production Kubernetes workloads and clusters.
– The company raised $4.0m in pre-series A funding.
– The round was led by Z5 Capital with participation from Uncorrelated Ventures, Samsung Next, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and angel investors Saqib Syed and BV Jagadeesh.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and development of Kyverno.

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Doxel raises $40M from Insight, a16z to become the ‘Waze for construction’

– Doxel, which has developed software that uses computer vision to help track and monitor progress on construction job sites, announced that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding.
Insight Partners led the round, which included participation from existing backers Andreessen Horowitz and Amplo and brings the startup’s total raised to $56.5 million since its December 2015 inception.

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Aria Systems Secures $90 Million in Growth Capital from Goldman Sachs Asset Management

– Aria Systems has secured a $90m investment.
– The capital will be used to accelerate global business expansion and deepen Aria’s penetration in strategic target markets, including the telecommunications, technology, financial services, and media and publishing industries.
– Aria continues to enjoy strong momentum and growth with new and existing clients, partnerships, and platform capabilities.

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Conversational AI Leader Senseforth.ai Raises $14 Million from Fractal

– Senseforth.ai announced a $14m investment from Fractal, a global provider of AI and analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies.
– This investment will help Senseforth.ai scale and expand its footprint across Fractal’s clients globally.
– This investment also strengthens Fractal‘s conversational AI offerings as it advances on its mission to power every human decision in the enterprise.

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Esper Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Esper is a govtech startup from Austin, TX.
– Company raised $8M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Cota Capital with participation from 8VC, Gaingels, and Stand Together Ventures Lab.
– The investment will be aimed at expanding the company’s operations and business reach across the U.S. state and federal market.

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Intelligencia Raises $12M to Reduce the Risk of Clinical Research, Improve R&D Productivity, and Accelerate Scientific Breakthroughs

– Intelligencia, whose AI-driven software platform enables pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to revolutionize the drug development process and reduce risk, has raised $12M in order to continue to expand its product offering and customer base.
– Healthtech investor MTIP led the oversubscribed Series A round, joined by several of the company’s existing investors, including Big Pi Ventures and Synetro Group. ZS, a global professional services firm that leverages deep analytics and biopharmaceutical industry expertise to help companies and their customers thrive, has also participated in this round.
– The company’s founders, Dimitrios Skaltsas and Vangelis Vergetis, met while at McKinsey & Company, and have spent more than a decade in the intersection of clinical development, data science, and technology solutions.

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OwnBackup Approaches $3.35 Billion Valuation with Series E Investment; Expands its Leading Cloud-to-Cloud Data Protection to Microsoft

– OwnBackup has raised $240m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Alkeon Capital and B Capital Group, including a secondary investment in the company by BlackRock Private Equity Partners and Tiger Global.
– Existing investors Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Vertex Ventures also participated.
– The company has cumulatively raised nearly $500m, resulting in a $2bn valuation increase in six months.
– OwnBackup plans to expand its comprehensive backup and recovery solutions across other cloud platforms later this year, beginning with Microsoft.
– OwnBackup will help Dynamics 365 customers meet complex regulatory requirements and eliminate data disruptions due to user and integration errors.

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LawVu, a cloud-based platform for in-house legal teams, raises $17M NZD from Insight Partners

– LawVu, a cloud-based platform for legal teams, raised $17m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from returning investor AirTree Ventures.
– The company plans to hire key leadership roles in the U.S. for its global go-to-market strategy and open U.S. offices as it continues developing LawVu’s technology.

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Data labeling platform Snorkel AI nabs $85M

– Data labeling platform Snorkel AI announced it has raised $85 million in a series C round co-led by Addition and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, with participation from Greylock, GV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nepenthe Capital, and Walden.
– The round, which brings Snorkel’s total raised to $135 million and its valuation to $1 billion, will be used to continue scaling its engineering team, according to CEO Alex Ratner.

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Zeelo Raises $12M in Funding

– Zeelo from London is a smart commuter mobility platform for organizations.
– Company raised $12m in funding.
– The round was led by ETF Partners, with participation from InMotion Ventures and various angel investors including Neil Smith, Founder of Transit Systems.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate US, European and African expansion, as well as rolling out its technology platform as a SaaS solution to fleet operator partners.

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Chronus Announces $78 Million Investment from Level Equity to Support Organizations in Creating More Inclusive Workplaces and Readying Their Employees for the Future Through the Power of Mentoring

Level Equity, a growth equity firm based in New York and San Francisco, has made a $78m investment to fund growth initiatives and accelerate Chronus’ ability to serve the needs of organizations looking to adapt their workforce to thrive in a more hybrid and inclusive future.
– With nearly 15 years of experience and the largest, most-diverse team in the industry, Chronus has helped organizations launch, manage, scale and measure mentorship programs that address critical business initiatives across the employee lifecycle such as employee retention, talent development and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion).
– This partnership with Level Equity will help Chronus leverage its unique expertise in utilizing mentoring to grow inclusive, people-centered cultures that are future-ready.

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Sinai Technologies Secures $10M in Seed Funding

– Sinai Technologies from San Francisco, CA develops a decarbonization platform to reduce carbon emissions.
– The company raised $10M in series A funding.
– The round was led by Obvious Ventures with participation from Ajax Strategies, Valo Ventures, High Alpha, Climactic, along with other angels and existing investors including Afore Capital, MCJ Collective and Climate Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale the company’s decarbonization platform as well as launch new modules and tools for companies to achieve net-zero targets.

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Dataiku Raises $400M at a $4.6B Valuation to Enable Everyday AI in the Enterprise

– Dataiku announced $400m Series E investment led by Tiger Global, with participation from several existing investors, including ICONIQ Growth, CapitalG, FirstMark Capital, Battery Ventures, Snowflake Ventures, and Dawn Capital, as well as new investors including Insight Partners, Eurazeo, Lightrock, and Datadog CEO Olivier Pomel.
– This capital, which brings the company’s valuation to $4.6b, will power Dataiku’s mission to systemize the use of data for exceptional business results.
– Dataiku enables over 450 companies globally to leverage one end-to-end platform to design, deploy, and manage AI and analytics applications.

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Mindtickle raises $100M to gamify sales training

– Mindtickle, which provides a “sales readiness” platform for enterprises, announced it has closed a $100 million series E funding round led by SoftBank, with participation from Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan, NewView Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures.
– The funds, which bring the company’s total raised to $281 million at a $1.2 billion post-money valuation, will be used to expand Mindtickle’s sales enablement, revenue operations, and training teams, according to cofounder and CEO Krishna Depura.

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yellow.ai Raises $78.15M to Deliver Total Customer Experience Automation

– yellow.ai raised $78.15M in Series C funding led by WestBridge Capital along with Sapphire Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.
Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in this round, which brings total funding raised so far to $102.15M.
– yellow.ai enables enterprises to leverage its proprietary NLP engine and platform to build chatbots and voice bots, in 100+ languages, across 35+ channels that automate functions like Customer Support, Customer Engagement, Conversational Commerce, and Employee Experience.
– The platform comes pre-integrated with enterprise applications like Salesforce, Shopify, Cisco, Avaya, SharePoint, and 100 more.

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Octane Raises $52M In Series D Funding, Brings Valuation to Over $900M

– Octane lending has raised $52 million in Series D funding.
– Progressive Investment Company, Inc., a member of the Progressive Insurance ® group, led the round, with participation from existing investors Valar Ventures, Upper90, Contour Venture Partners, Citi Ventures, Third Prime and Parkwood as well as new investors Gaingels and ALIVE.
– The new round of financing will further Octane’s mission to connect people with their passion.

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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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