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eFuse Raises $6M in Funding

– eFuse is a Columbus, OH-based startup operating the “LinkedIn for gamers.
– Company raised $6m in funding.
– The round was led by Ohio Innovation Fund with participation from: Seth Curry (Philadelphia 76ers, NBA), Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns, NFL), Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys, NFL), and Chase Winovich (New England Patriots, NFL).
– The new investment will be used to expand the platform and continue to grow its community of gamers.

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Carefull Raises $3.2M, Launches Platform to Help Families Protect a Loved One’s Finances

– Carefull is a financial technology company that just raised $3.2M in seed funding.
– The round was led by NextView Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners.
– Carefull is a platform to help family members and caregivers organize and protect daily financial matters for aging loved ones.
– The Carefull app sits on a world-class AI platform that analyzes and detects patterns in financial behaviors of the aging, bringing much-needed innovation to a poorly understood segment of the population, with the potential to benefit the entire ecosystem: families, banks, advisors, and insurance providers.
– The Carefull platform could even help loved ones predict cognitive decline faster, as research released by John’s Hopkins in November of 2020 revealed that older adults show symptoms of dementia via financial mistakes up to 6 years before a medical diagnosis, as revealed in missed bills and reduced credit scores.

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OutSystems, Software Development Platform Leader, Raises $150 Million Investment at $9.5 Billion Valuation

– OutSystems, the leading modern application platform, today announced a $150 million capital raise.
– The round, co-led by Abdiel Capital and Tiger Global, values OutSystems at $9.5 billion.
– The funding will be used to expand investments in its R&D and GTM strategy.
– OutSystems was founded to give every organization the power to innovate through software.
– Using the OutSystems platform, businesses of all sizes can develop, deploy and manage critical apps at speed—enabling them to respond to market opportunities and continuously deliver value through software-driven innovation.
– OutSystems makes this possible by combining extraordinarily fast, visual, model-driven development with a modern platform built around AI, cloud, DevOps, and security.

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Travel startup GetYourGuide secures $97M revolving credit facility

– Travel startup GetYourGuide secured $97m financing.
– The financing was led by UniCredit, with CitiGroup, Silicon Valley Bank, Deutsche Bank and KfW also participating.
– The capital could be used potentially for normal business expenses, for acquisitions or investments, or other strategic initiatives, such as more investment into the company’s in-house Originals tour operations or new services to book last-minute experiences.
– The company is seeing an increasing number of deals valued at over $1 million.

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Wine App And Marketplace Company Vivino Raises $155 Million

– Vivino is a wine app and marketplace company.
– The company raised $155m in Series D funding.
Kinnevik led the round and joined by Sprints Capital and Creandum.
– Vivino has a community of 50 million wine enthusiasts.

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Zocdoc Announces $150 Million in Growth Financing from Francisco Partners

– Zocdoc announced $150m in growth financing from Francisco Partners.
– This follows a momentous year for the company, characterized by a successful transition to a profitable variable revenue model which has led to accelerating growth.
– Zocdoc grew revenue by more than 35% year-over-year before the pandemic, and had year-over-year growth in 2020 despite COVID-19’s disruption.
– The company will use the capital to further propel its rapid growth, deepening its investments in sales and marketing, and expanding the products available through its platform.
– Zocdoc has long been the leader in online scheduling for in-person doctors’ appointments. However, as the pandemic dramatically accelerated the adoption of telehealth, Zocdoc rapidly adapted its marketplace.

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Daybreak Health Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding

– Daybreak Health, a San Francisco, CA-based clinically validated online counseling platform for teens to build emotional wellbeing, raised $1.8m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Maven Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to further develop its clinical and software engineering team to increase its reach within California and expand into additional states.
– Founded in 2019 and led by Alex Alvarado, CEO, Daybreak Health provides an online mental health platform that matches teens with expert counselors based on their needs and connects them to counselors through their app and live online video sessions.

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Flipdish Raises €40M in Funding

– Flipdish, a Dublin, UK-based online ordering and loyalty platform for takeaways and restaurants, raised €40m in funding.
Tiger Global Management made the investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to grow its international presence, continue to build a product for its restaurant partners and attract new customers from independents to large food chains.
– Founded by brothers Conor and James McCarthy in 2015, Flipdish puts restaurants, cafes and takeaways of all sizes in control of their business growth with a digital ordering and marketing system to build brands, grow profits and turn customers into regulars.

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