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Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

– Lightricks, an Israeli mobile photo and video editing company, raised $130m funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and Hanaco Venture Capital and includes new investors Migdal Insurance, Altshuler Shaham and Shavit Capital.
– Existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Claltech, Harel Insurance and Finance, and Greycroft also participated.
– The company has raised $335m to date.
– It has been best known for its photo-editing app Facetune.

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Mobile Premier League Raises Series E Financing; Valued at $2.3 Billion

– Mobile Premier League, the Asian largest esports and skill gaming platform, raised its Series E round of financing at a pre-money valuation of $2.3b.
– The round was led by Legatum Capital with participation from existing investors Sequoia, SIG, RTP Global, Go-Ventures, Moore Strategic Ventures, Play Ventures, Base Partners, Telstra Ventures, and Founders Circle Capital.
– The new investment will be used to finance the company’s global expansion and invest in its technology.

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Linearity Raises $20M in Funding

– Linearity is a Berlin, Germany-based graphic design platform.
– Company raised $20M in funding.
– The round was led by EQT Ventures and 468 Capital with participation from Bradley Horowitz (VP Product, Google), Jonathan Rochelle (Co-Founder Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Slides, Google Drive), Charles Songhurst (Ex. Corporate Strategy, Microsoft) and Lutz Finger (Group Product Manager, Google).
– The new investment will be used to enhance Vectornator, add AI powered automation and real time collaboration features as well as expanding into core markets like USA & Europe, as well as Asia.

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Stacker raises $20M Series A to help business units build software without coding

– Stacker, a London-based no-code platform, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by existing investors Initialized Capital, Y Combinator and Pentech.
– The company plans to put the new capital to work to reach 30-40 employees by the end of the year.

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Queenly Raises $6.3M in Funding

– Queenly, a marketplace and search engine for the formalwear industry, has raised $6.3m in funding.
– The investment was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Y Combinator, The House Fund, Interlace Ventures, Dragon Capital, NextView Ventures, MyAsiaVC and Shakti Venture Capital.
– To date, Queenly has raised $7.1 million.

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Clientbook Raises $4.5M in Funding

– Clientbook, a Lehi UT-based provider of a mobile clienteling platform and app built specifically for retail, raised $4.5m in funding.
– The round was led by Aries Capital Partners with participation from Kickstart Fund and Florida Funders.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the team, enter new verticals, and add some new product features to the mobile app and platform.

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Buzzer Raises $20M In Series A Financing

– Buzzer from NYC is a mobile platform for personalization and discovery of live sports.
– The company closed $20m Series A funding.
– The round was led by existing investor Sapphire Sport and new investor Canaan Partners with participation from LaMelo Ball, Devin Booker, J. Cole, Wayne Gretzky, DeAndre Hopkins, Sabrina Ionescu, Michael Jordan, Patrick Mahomes, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Renee Montgomery, Naomi Osaka, and Bobby Wagner, as well as early investors Lerer Hippeau and Anthony Noto [SoFi, Army West Point].

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Tapcart Raises $50M in Series B Funding

– Tapcart is a mobile commerce platform that enables Shopify-powered brands to launch mobile apps.
– The company raised $50m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Left Lane Capital with participation from Shopify, SignalFire, Greycroft, Act One Ventures and Amplify LA.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its go-to-market strategy, accelerate team growth, and launch innovative new products into the market.

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FIGUR8 Raises $12 Million in Series A Financing to Bring True Visibility to Musculoskeletal (MSK) Disorders

– FIGUR8, the med tech startup that’s developed the most advanced wearable musculoskeletal technology on the market, announced a new round of financing.
– The company has raised $12 million in Series A financing led by Taiwania Capital with participation from new and existing investors that include the MIT-affiliated E14 Fund, Phoenix Venture Partners, and P5 Health Ventures, among others.
– Measuring musculoskeletal performance and recovery has historically been impossible without expensive imaging and has been limited to visual and hands-on assessments that provide little to no objective data.

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Hybrid Event Technology Company MeetingPlay Raises $75 Million Growth Equity Investment From Sunstone Partners

– MeetingPlay has received a $75m investment from Sunstone Partners.
– Sunstone is a growth-oriented private equity firm focused on software and tech-enabled services companies.
– MeetingPlay offers a full suite of offerings for all types of conferences, events and meetings that allow for rich attendee experiences.
– The company believes that successful meetings and events are built upon meaningful connections formed during all phases of a hybrid, virtual or in-person event.
– The ultimate value that underpins the company’s software platform is connecting attendees to each other—as well as the meeting content—in a way that creates a unique and differentiated event, uplifting MeetingPlay’s client brands accordingly.

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Threatray Raises €2.3M in Funding

– Threatray is a Swiss cyber-security analytics company.
– The company raised €2.3M in funding.
– The round was led by Verve Ventures with participation from existing investors Hammer Team, SICTIC, BackBone Ventures and the innofund by SZKB.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding Threatray’s team.

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Rapchat tunes into $2.3M as its music-making app hits 7M users

– Rapchat, a music creation app, raised $2.3m in funding.
– The round was led by Sony Music Entertainment and NYC VC firm Adjacent.
– The company plans to use the funding to continue expanding the scope of what you can create on its platform, including growing the prize pools for Rapchat’s “Challenges” competition series; expand to have more artists, producers and industry executives on the platform for mentoring; and to extend that platform’s reach to integrate more deeply with the likes of TikTok, Snapchat, Spotify and Apple Music — platforms where creators are already making a lot of content, and where music is figuring strongly in that effort.
– Rapchat is definitely not the only, nor the first, company to think of how to address music creators within the bigger creator economy.

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Queenly raises $2.3M for its dress marketplace

– Queenly, a marketplace for reselling formal wear, raised $2.262m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Dragon Capital and joined by Brightlane Ventures, Amino Capital, NextView Ventures, Shakti Capital, and Interlace Ventures.
– Queenly plans to expand its staff to six full-time workers with its new funds.

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Kandji nabs $60M Series B as Apple device management platform continues to thrive

– Kandji, a startup that helps IT do just that, announced a hefty $60m Series B investment.
Felicis Ventures led the round, with participation from SVB Capital, Greycroft, Okta Ventures and The Spruce House Partnership.
– Today’s round comes just seven months after a $21m Series A, bringing the total raised across three rounds to $88.5m.

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Soccer Manager Raises £3M in Funding

– Soccer Manager from Preston, UK, raised £3m in funding.
– The round was led by its existing investor Mercia’s own funds, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and the Government’s Future Fund.
– The company intends to use the funds to grow its user base in the Middle East and Far East through local language translations, further develop its SM 2022 game which is due to launch this autumn, and relaunch its original multi-player game, SM World, by creating new apps and adding new features.

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