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Marketplace North America Property Management Real Estate Real Estate Investment Residential

Pacaso Announces $125 Million Series C Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

– Pacaso (the leading real estate platform that helps people buy and co-own a second home) announced $125m Series C funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.
– The round also included participation from Fifth Wall, the largest venture capital firm focused on technologies for the global real estate industry, and Gaingels (a leading investment syndicate supporting diversity and increased representation of the LGBTQ community and allies).
– The company has doubled its domestic market reach and now operates in 25 top second home destinations, including Napa, Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Malibu, Miami, and Vail.

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E-Commerce Marketplace North Africa and the Middle East

Egyptian startup Capiter raises $33M to expand B2B e-commerce platform across MENA

– B2B e-commerce startup Capiter raised $33m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Quona Capital and MSA Capital.
– Other participating investors include Savola, Shorooq Partners, Foundation Ventures, Accion Venture Lab and Derayah Ventures.
– Capiter was launched in July 2020 by Mahmoud Nouh and Ahmed Nouh.
– The company solves problems around reach and insights for suppliers and manufacturers.

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Marketplace Mobile North America Travel

Headout raises $12M, plans to hire 150+ people as domestic travel rebounds

– Travel startup Headout raised $12m in funding.
– The round was led by Glade Brook Capital and included participation from returning investors Version One Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, FJ Labs, 500 Startups, Haystack and Ludlow Ventures, and new investors Espresso Capital and Practical VC.
– The company plans to expand into 300 cities, product development and its product, business, marketing and operations teams.
– It plans to hire more than 150 employees around the world and is also looking for opportunities to acqui-hire travel and entertainment startups.

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E-Commerce Fashion Manufacturing Marketplace North America Printing

Printify Raises $45M in Series A Funding

– Printify is a Riga, Latvia-based print on demand company.
– The company raised $45M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from H&M Group, Virgin Group, Wise, Vinted, Squarespace, RedHat and Dreamers VC.
– The new investment will be used to further expand the company’s marketplace globally.

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Industrial Manufacturing Information Technology Manufacturing Marketplace Western Europe

Fractory Raises €7.5M in Series A Funding

– Fractory is an online metal fabrication platform based in Manchester.
– The company raised €7.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by OTB Ventures, with support from existing investors including Trind Ventures, Superhero Capital, United Angels VC, Startup Wise Guys and Verve Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand its operations internationally and accelerate the development of its technology offering.

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Elder Care Fitness Health Care Marketplace Southeast Asia Wellness

Singapore-based caregiving startup Homage raises $30M Series C

– Homage, a caregiving-focused startup, raised $30m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Sheares Healthcare Group and joined by new investors DG Daiwa Ventures and Sagana Capital, and returning backers East Ventures, HealthXCapital, SeedPlus, Trihill Capital and Alternate Ventures.
– The funding will be used to develop Homage’s technology, continue integrating with aged and disability care payer and provider infrastructure and speed-up its regional expansion through partnerships with hospitals and care providers.
– Homage currently operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.
– Homage’s services include home visits from caregivers, nurses, therapists and doctors; telemedicine; and services for chronic illnesses.

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Cannabis E-Commerce Information Services Information Technology Marketplace North America

Mainstem Raises $5M in Series C Funding

– Mainstem is an integrated purchasing platform with an embedded marketplace for the supply chain needs of the cannabis industry, raised $5M in Series C funding.
Merida Capital Holdings made the investment, which brought total funding raised to date to $11m.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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Beauty Communities E-Commerce Marketplace Mobile North America

Barbershop technology startup theCut sharpens its platform with new $4.5M round

– TheCut, a technology platform designed to handle back-end operations for barbers, raised $4.5m in new funding.
Nextgen Venture Partners led the round and was joined by Elevate Ventures, Singh Capital and Leadout Capital.
– The latest funding gives theCut $5.35m in total funding since the company was founded in 2016.

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E-Commerce Marketplace North America SaaS Software Subscription Service

Prive Raises $1.7M in Pre-Seed Funding

– Prive is a San Francisco, CA-based eCommerce subscriptions platform.
– The company raised $1.7M in pre-seed financing.
– The round was led by Xfund and Bling Capital, with participation from Defy Partners, Halogen Ventures, Base Case Capital, and current senior Uber executives.

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Blockchain FinTech Internet Marketplace North America

Skeps announces $9.5 million Series A Funding, led by Bertelsmann India Investments

– Skeps, a global Point-Of-Sale (POS) financial technology company announced the close of Series A funding of $9.5 million, led by Bertelsmann India Investments.
– Existing investor Accel also participated in this round.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the sales, marketing, engineering, and product teams, grow their merchant and lender client base, and broaden services offered to their customers.
– Skeps’ platform provides a suite of technology solutions for both merchants and lenders. Merchants can offer financing options ranging from Pay-in-4 to longer-term loans with one simple integration. Banks can use Skeps as their answer to branded BNPL platforms or grow their unsecured lending portfolio.

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E-Commerce Internet Marketplace Western Europe

UK-based Heroes raises $200M to buy up more Amazon merchants for its roll-up play

– Heroes, a marketplace seller consolidation startup, raised $200m funding.
– The funding was provided by Crayhill Capital Management, a fund based out of New York.
– The funding will be used to make acquisitions.
– The company is targeting companies that are leveraging Amazon’s FBA and marketplace.
– Heroes is the first roll-up player to come out of the U.K.

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Big Data Business Intelligence Information Services Market Research Marketplace Western Europe

Atheneum nabs $150M to build out its ‘research as a service’ platform for virtual surveys and interviews

– Atheneum, a platform for companies to conduct and analyze research sourced through virtual interviews and surveys with stakeholders, has raised $150m funding.
– The funding was led by Guidepost Growth Equity with participation from unnamed limited partners, existing investors Crosslantic Capital Management, Michael Brehm and Vogel Communications Group, and Atheneum’s founding management team.
– The startup was founded in Berlin a little over a decade ago and now has a second base in New York.
– It is already profitable.

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Marketplace Music Western Europe

Musiversal Raises €1.36M in Seed Funding

– Musiversal is a Lisbon, Portugal-based music production platform.
– The company raised €1.36m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Shilling with participation from existing investors LC Ventures, REDangels and Best Horizon.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating the growth of its music production as a service and quadruple the number of its users.

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B2B Logistics Marketplace Mining North America Software Supply Chain Management

Felux Raises $5.1M in Seed Funding

– Felux is a B2B marketplace and supply chain platform for the steel and industrial industry.
– Company raised $5.1m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Expa, with participation from 8VC and Lightbank.
– The new investment will be used to continue expanding operations and business reach.

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Delivery Delivery Service Enterprise Software Fleet Management Freight Service Insurance Marketplace North America

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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Analytics E-Commerce Fashion Marketplace North America Retail Retail Technology Software

Trove Raises $77.5M in Series D Funding

– Trove is a Brisbane CA-based branded recommerce company.
– Company raised $77.5M in Series D funding.
– The round was led by G2 Venture Partners with participation from Bank of Montreal, Capital One Ventures, Commerce Ventures and Wellington Management.
– The new investment will be used to expand its roster of brand partners, strengthen its technology and logistics infrastructure, enter the luxury vertical, and service a new customer audience in Europe.

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Energy Environmental Engineering Marketplace North America Renewable Energy

Google-backed startup LevelTen Energy lands $35M as clean power sector booms

– Seattle startup LevelTen Energy has raised $35m in a Series C round led by NGP Energy Capital, with participation from others.
– The company facilitates the purchase of renewable power and helps support the creation of solar- and wind-power farms.
– Total funding to date is $62.3m.

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B2B Consumer Goods Manufacturing Marketplace South Asia

India’s Zetwerk valued at $1.33 billion in new funding

– Zetwerk, a B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raised $150m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by D1 Capital Partners and joined by new investors Avenir and IIFL, and existing investors Greenoaks Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners.
– The company plans to deploy the fresh capital to broaden its technology stack and expand to more international markets.

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E-Commerce Financial Services FinTech Insurance InsurTech Marketplace Southeast Asia

Indonesian D2C insurance marketplace Lifepal raises $9M Series A

– Lifepal, a marketplace for insurance policies, raised $9m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by ProBatus Capital, with participation from Cathay Innovation and returning investors Insignia Venture Partners, ATM Capital and Hustle Fund.
– Lifepal was founded in 2019 by former Lazada executives Giacomo Ficari and Nicolo Robba, along with Benny Fajarai and Reza Muhammad.
– The new funding brings its total raised to $12m.

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Communities E-Commerce Eastern Asia Marketplace

South Korean online secondhand marketplace Danggeun Market raises $162M at a $2.7B valuation

– Danggeun Market, the publisher of South Korea’s hyperlocal community app Karrot, announced it has raised $162m in a Series D round of funding with a valuation of $2.7bn.
– This round of funding was led by DST Global, with additional participation from Aspex Management, Reverent Partners and existing investors such as Goodwater Capital, Altos Ventures, SoftBank Ventures Asia, Kakao Ventures, Strong Ventures and Capstone Partners.
– The company plan to strengthen its capabilities in local commerce with Danggeun Pay, or Karrot Pay, which is set to launch this year.

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Beauty Central-Eastern Europe Freelance Marketplace Mobile Apps SaaS

Watalook Raises $1M in Pre-Seed Funding

– Watalook is a Vilnius, Lithuania-based beauty tech startup.
– The company raised $1M in pre-seed funding.
– The round was co-led by Startup Wise Guys, Crosspring, Launchpad Capital, and angel investors.
– The new funds will be used to expand the company’s business reach.

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Construction Marketplace North America

Machinery Partner Raises $4.5M in Seed Funding

– Machinery Partner, a Boston, MA-based company offering novel procurement, financing and support for small businesses needing heavy machinery, raised $4.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by One Way Ventures (from Boston and focused on backing immigrant founders) and Euclid Ventures (from the West Coast and focused on B2B marketplaces), with participation from PJC and Techstars Ventures, as well as angel investors including early Uber employees, dozens of founders of Venture backed companies, and Nicole Glaros, the Chief Investment Strategy Officer of Techstars.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate sales as well as technology development.

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Advertising Fashion Marketplace Western Europe

Contact, a platform for creatives backed by Maisie Williams, raises $1.9M seed led by Founders Fund

– Contact, a platform for models, raised $1.9m funding.
– The round was led by Founders Fund and joined by LAUNCH (the fund led by investor Jason Calacanis), Sweet Capital (via Pippa Lamb), Rogue VC (via Alice Lloyd George) and Angel investors Simon Beckerman (co-founder of Depop), Eric Wahlforss (co-founder of SoundCloud and now Dance), Abe Burns and Joe White.
– Contact co-founder and CEO Reuben Selby is a fashion designer who was formerly of Maisie William’s founding team, when she started her actress career.
– Contact aims to become a scalable back-end solution across the $104.2 billion Creator Economy, “democratizing” access to the world’s best creative talent.

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E-Commerce Fashion Lifestyle Marketplace Western Europe

Chrono24 Raises €100M in Series C Funding

– Chrono24 is a digital marketplace for new and pre-owned luxury watches.
– The company raised €100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic with participation from Aglaé Ventures, the technology arm of the Arnault family’s investment company and existing investors Insight Partners and Sprints Capital, as well as Felgner and Kniewasser.
– The new investment will be used to continue to scale internationally and deepen its presence in existing markets, enhance its user experience, and augment its global team with additional talent.

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Art Blockchain Computer Digital Marketing Digital Media E-Commerce Marketplace North America Retail Software

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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Apps E-Commerce Electronics Marketplace Software Western Europe

Refurbed Raises $54M in Series B Funding

– Refurbed from Vienna is a marketplace for refurbished electronics in the German speaking region promoting sustainable consumption.
– Company raised $54m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Evli Growth Partners and Almaz Capital, which joined existing investors such as Speedinvest, Bonsai Partners and All Iron Ventures, as well as a group of new backers – Hermes GPE, C4 Ventures, SevenVentures, Alpha Associates, Monkfish Equity (Trivago Founders), Kreos, Isomer Capital and Creas Impact Fund.
– The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its position in the DACH market for refurbished electronics and focus on geographical expansion by entering more European countries, further develop and improve its product portfolio as well as focusing on scaling its international team, employing specialists from all across Europe.

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Building Material Construction E-Commerce Marketplace Procurement South Asia

India’s Infra.Market valued at $2.5B in Tiger Global-led $125M funding

– Infra.Market, an Indian startup that is helping construction and real estate companies in the world’s second-most populated nation procure materials and handle logistics for their projects, said it has secured its third financing round in the past nine months.
Tiger Global led the $125m Series D financing round in the five-year-old startup.
– The new round valued Mumbai-headquartered Infra.Market at $2.5 billion (post-money), up from $1 billion in February and $200 million in December last year.
– The startup has raised about $275 million to date.

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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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Developer APIs Insurance Latin America Marketplace

Guros Receives $5.8M USD in Seed Funding to Accelerate the Digitization of the Insurance Industry in Latin America

– Guros announced the closing of a $5.8m investment round, at a $30m valuation.
– The round was led by F-Prime Capital and Cometa, with participation from Clocktower and Insurify and existing investors as well.
– The funding will be used to strengthen the platform capabilities, further customize APIs for commercial partners, expand into health insurance, and grow internally across technology, product and operations.
– Guros allows consumers to gain control over their insurance policies, regardless if they are a Guros policyholder or not. The Guros wallet provides policyholders the ability to save all of their insurance information in one digital location, and car owners the ability to track taxes, speeding tickets, and driving restrictions free of charge.

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E-Commerce Fashion Internet iOS Marketplace North America

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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B2B E-Commerce Internet Logistics Marketplace Southeast Asia Supply Chain Management

Indonesian B2B marketplace GudangAda raises more than $100M in new funding

– GudangAda, a Jakarta-based marketplace that brings wholesalers closer to retail stores and other buyers, announced it has closed a Series B of more than $100 million.
– The company says the round was oversubscribed, passing its initial target of $75 million.
– The funding was led by Asia Partners and Falcon Edge, with participation from Sequoia Capital India, Alpha JWC and Wavemaker Partners.
– This brings GudangAda’s total raised so far to about $135 million.
– Its last funding was a $25.4 million Series A last year, led by Sequoia Capital India and Alpha JWC.
– Founded in January 2019, GudangAda is now used by half a million SMEs and covers 500 cities in Indonesia.

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Marketplace North America Property Management Real Estate

Sundae Raises $80M in Series C Funding

– Sundae is a San Francisco, CA-based residential real estate marketplace.
– The company closed $80m in Series C funding.
– The round was co-led by Fifth Wall and General Global Capital, with participation from QED Investors, Wellington Management, Susa Ventures, Founders Fund, First American Financial, Prudence Holdings, Crossover VC, Intersect Capital, Gaingels, and Oberndorf Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue expanding to new markets, investing in its online marketplace platform and digital tools for sellers and buyers, and building brand awareness to reach more homeowners and property investors across the country.

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Commercial Real Estate Finance Financial Services Marketplace North America Real Estate Real Estate Investment

Lev Raises $30M in Series A Funding

– Lev is a NYC-based online commercial real estate financing transaction platform.
– The company raised 30m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Greenspring, with participation from First American Title and existing investors, including NFX, Canaan Partners, JLL Spark, Animo Ventures and Ludlow Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand the team, in their New York City HQ, Miami R&D center and Los Angeles outpost, as well as through remote positions, invest in product development and extend its services.

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Blockchain Cryptocurrency Marketplace North America

NFT market OpenSea hits $1.5 billion valuation

– OpenSea, a NFT auction marketplace, raised $100m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by Coatue, CAA, Michael Ovitz, Kevin Hartz, Kevin Durant and Ashton Kutcher.
– The company plans to bring support for several more blockchains to its platform.

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E-Commerce Internet Marketplace North America Software

Teikametrics Raises $40M Series B to Expand AI-powered Optimization Platform for Sellers

– Teikametrics, the leading optimization platform for sellers on Amazon and Walmart, announced the completion of a $40m Series B round led by Intel Capital, one of the world’s top investors in AI technology.
GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, participated in the round as well as Centana Growth Partners and Lydia Jett, Head of ecommerce at Softbank Vision Fund as an individual strategic investor.
– Existing investors Jump Capital and Granite Point Capital also joined in the round.
– The new funding will drive the expansion of Teikametrics’ AI-powered SaaS platform, Flywheel 2.0, and support the ecommerce pioneer’s mission to bring cutting-edge decision-making capabilities to every online seller in the world.

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E-Commerce Internet Marketplace North America Software

Taikametrics Raises $40M in Series B Funding

– Taikametrics is a Boston MA-based platform for sellers on Amazon and Walmart.
– The company raised $40M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Intel Capital with participation from GoDaddy, Centana Growth Partners, Lydia Jett, Jump Capital and Granite Point Capital.
– The new investment will be used for the expansion of its AI-powered SaaS platform, Flywheel 2.0, and bring decision-making capabilities to online sellers globally.

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E-Commerce Financial Services FinTech Marketplace North America Real Estate

Morty Raises $25M in Series B Funding

– Morty is an online mortgage marketplace that allows homebuyers to evaluate competitive offers from multiple lenders, then lock and close their loans through an automated platform.
– The company closed a $25m Series B funding.
– The round was led by March Capital with participation from Rethink Impact and existing investors Thrive Capital, Lerer Hippeau, Prudence Holdings, FJ Labs and Metaprop.
– The new investment will be used to make investments in hiring, consumer marketing and product expansion and explore B2B2C opportunities to embed mortgage technology into the greater real estate ecosystem.

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Consumer Goods E-Commerce Marketplace Retail Western Europe

OnBuy Raises £35M in Series A+ Funding

– OnBuy.com, a Bournemouth UK-based online marketplace, raised £35M in Series A+ debt and equity funding.
– The round was led by Bring Ventures, Norway Post venture arm, Fuel Ventures, Guy Hands (founder and chairman of Terra Firma Capital Partners), Knut Frängsmyr (Deputy CEO of Klarna) and Richard Goulding (founder of Play.com) amongst other strategic investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to to expand its leadership team, further develop its product offering for both sellers and consumers, and pursue global expansion.

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Hospitality Internet Marketplace Mobile Apps North America Recruiting

Instawork Raises $60M in Series C Funding

– Instawork is a digital marketplace connecting local businesses with qualified professionals across the U.S.
– The company raised $60m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Craft Ventures with participation from Greylock, Corner Ventures, Four River Group, WndrCo, and Tilman Fertitta, owner of Landry’s and the Houston Rockets, alongside existing investors Benchmark, Spark Capital, GV, Burst Capital, and SV Angel.
– The new investment will be used to continue expanding into new markets, job categories, and industries.

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E-Commerce Internet Marketplace North America Video Streaming

Popshop Live Announces Series A from Benchmark to Accelerate Livestream Commerce

– Popshop Live announced it raised a Series A funding led by Benchmark and valued at $100m.
– The company also announced the appointment of two tech industry veterans.
– The funding, along with Kaba and Droeges’ expertise, will accelerate Popshop Live’s product and regional expansion efforts as the company continues to grow its livestreaming shopping experience, bringing authentic connection and community back to e-commerce.
Benchmark’s Matt Cohler will also join the board.
– The platform is growing exponentially and has increased sellers by more than 500% over the last three months as it expands to new verticals including vintage fashion, furniture, collectibles and food products from sellers including 3D Retro, JapanLA, Earthing.VIP, Kettle & Fire and Mall of America.

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ShippyPro Raises $5M in Series A Funding

– ShippyPro from Florence, Italy raised $5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Five Elms Capital.
– The company plans to use the funds to continue hiring and reach 150 employees in the next 12 months, to execute on its product roadmap, which includes releasing new features to help customers optimize their fulfillment processes and save budget on logistics spend, including functionality that will focus on the CO2 impact of deliveries.

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B2B Construction E-Commerce Internet Marketplace North America

GearFlow Raises $3M in Seed Funding

– GearFlow, a Chicago IL-based provider of GearFlow.com, an online parts marketplace built for the construction industry, raised $3M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Watchfire Ventures, with participation from Newark Venture Partners, Liquid2 Ventures, Path Ventures, and Harvard Business School Angels. CNH Industrial is also partnering as a strategic investor to equip its existing dealer ecosystem with Gearflow’s marketplace platform.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

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DIY E-Commerce Home and Garden Home Improvement Internet Marketplace Western Europe

ManoMano raises $355 million for its home improvement e-commerce platform

– French startup ManoMano has raised $355m funding.
– The round was led by Dragoneer Investment Group and joined by Temasek, General Atlantic, Eurazeo, Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund, Aglaé Ventures, Kismet Holdings and Armat Group.
– The company operates an e-commerce platform focused on DIY, home improvement and gardening products.
– It is currently available in six European countries.
– Following today’s funding round, the company has reached a valuation of $2.6 billion.

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Blockchain Ethereum FinTech Marketplace North America

Rarible Raises $14.2M in Series A Funding

– Rarible is a Moscow, Russia-based NFT marketplace startup.
– The company closed a $14.2m Series A funding round.
– Backers included Venrock Capital, CoinFund and 01 Advisors.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s operations and its audience reach, launch Rarible NFT protocol, L2 solution for scalability and sustainability, credit card payments, adoption of Flow blockchain, multiple partnerships and drops, and more.

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Internet Marketplace North America Peer to Peer

Outdoorsy Raises $120M in Funding

– Outdoorsy, an Austin TX-based company focused on online RV rental and outdoor travel marketplace, raised $120M in equity and debt funding.
– The round was led by Moore Strategic Ventures, ADAR1 Partners, Monashee Capital, SiriusPoint (NYSE: SPNT), and Convivialite Ventures, Pernod Ricard, with participation from Altos Ventures, iAngels, and Greenspring Associates.
Pacific Western Bank provided the $30m debt facility.
– The company intends to use the capital for customer growth in its marketplace, expansion of insurtech division Roamly, and advancement of new partnership with Collective Retreats.

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Digital Entertainment Digital Media Marketplace Music Music Streaming North America

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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Biotechnology E-Commerce Health Care Marketplace North America

Labviva Raises $8M in Seed Funding

– Labviva is a Cambridge, Mass.-based SaaS application for healthcare procurement.
– The company raised $8M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Senator Investment Group, with participation from B Capital Group | Ascent and Glasswing Ventures.
– The new investment will be used for further development of the platform with new product lines, including investment in operations and customer success platforms.

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Marketplace Wellness Western Europe

onHand Raises £1M in Funding

– onHand, a London, UK-based on-demand volunteering app, raised £1m in funding.
– The round was led by Northstar Ventures with participation from Dhiraj Mukherjee, and existing investors.
– The new investment will be used to further invest in the company’s tech, expand its reach across the U.K and introduce further volunteering opportunities for employees to support with youth mentoring, older adult help, homelessness and environmental projects.

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Career Planning Human Resources Marketplace North America Social Media Software

Gloat Raises $57M Series C to Help Employees Thrive and Businesses Execute Faster in the New World of Work

– Gloat announced a $57M Series C funding round led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Eight Roads Ventures, Intel Capital, Magma Venture Partners, and PICO Partners.
– With total funding of $92M, the company will accelerate product innovation and market expansion as it aims to bring workforce agility to every enterprise and more dynamic careers to every individual.
– Gloat was founded in 2015 by Ben Reuveni, Amichai Schreiber and Danny Shteinberg, with the belief that the traditional approach to work, jobs and careers that has been at the heart of enterprise operations since the industrial revolution is now holding businesses and their people back.

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Automotive Direct Sales E-Commerce Platforms Marketplace Southeast Asia

Automotive marketplace Carro hits unicorn status with $360M Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

– Carro, a Southeast Asia-based automotive marketplace, raised $360m funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and joined by insurance giant MSIG and other investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its financial services portfolio and develop its AI capabilities.

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E-Commerce Marketplace North America Wine And Spirits

Underground Cellar Secures $12.5M Series A as Their Millionth Bottle of Wine Is Sold

– Underground Cellar has raised $12.5M to complete its Series A.
– The round was led by Accomplice with participation from Golden Ventures and Bling Capital.
– Underground Cellar is the ultimate community marketplace for wine lovers that rewards consumers with free upgrades to rare and private-stash bottles from prestigious wineries across the nation through its innovative upgrade model and AI algorithms.
– Underground Cellar has reinvented the wine industry with its innovative “gamification” technology integrated at the core of the platform, allowing customers to rely on the company’s panel of leading wine experts to curate collections of wines together by varietal, theme, or region.

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Automotive Consumer Reviews E-Commerce Electric Vehicle Marketplace Western Europe

Motorway’s auction platform for second-hand cars raises $67.7M Series B led by Index Ventures

– Motorway, a U.K. startup that allows professional car dealers to bid in an auction for privately owned cars for sale, has raised £48m in Series B funding.
– The funding was led by Index Ventures and joined by BMW i Ventures and Unbound, and existing investors Latitude and Marchmont Ventures also participated.
– The funding will be used to extend its platform and grow the current 160-strong team.

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General Atlantic Leads $100 Million Investment in Fresha, Leading Global Beauty and Wellness Platform, to Fuel Continued Growth

– Fresha announced a $100m Series C investment led by General Atlantic with strategic participation from Huda Kattan of HB Investments and the founder of Huda Beauty, as well as Michael Zeisser of FMZ Ventures, former Chairman Investments at Alibaba Group, and Jonathan Green of Lugard Road Capital.
– Fresha’s existing global investors Partech, Target Global and FJ Labs also participated in the round, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $132m to date.
– Fresha will leverage the new funds to further broaden its global community of partner salons and spas, scale product development, deepen its marketplace bookings and pursue strategic M&A.

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Faire Nearly Triples its Valuation to $7B With $260M Series F Funding Round Led by Sequoia

– Faire, the online wholesale marketplace connecting more than 200,000 retailers across North America and Europe with 20,000 brands from over 80 countries, announced the closing of $260 million in a Series F investment round led by Sequoia Capital.
– The funding, which includes all existing investors as well as new global investors Baillie Gifford and Wellington Management, values Faire at $7 billion, nearly tripling its previous valuation of $2.5 billion announced just over six months ago.
– This funding and vote of confidence from world-class investors comes just weeks after Faire’s expansion into Europe, which brings the platform’s powerful cross-border network effects to the $1 trillion European market.
– Across North America and Europe, independent retailers are doing more than twice the revenue of Walmart and Amazon combined.

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Global Livestream Shopping Platform ShopShops Announces $15M Series B

– ShopShops, an interactive, global livestream shopping platform, announces a major finance milestone with its new $15M, Series B.
– The financing was co-led by LightShed Ventures and Acrew Capital and supported by existing investors Union Square Ventures, Forerunner Ventures and The Chernin Group (TCG). Dave Lu from Hyphen Capital and Gaingels also participated in the round.
– The funding will be used to accelerate the expansion of ShopShops in the U.S. as well as to continue its growth among premium cross-border shoppers in China.
– Since 2018, the ShopShops mobile app has given shoppers in China access to a best-in-class marketplace of well-known prestige brands, emerging designers and vintage retailers hailing from 30 cities around the world.

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