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Pager Secures $70M in Funding

– Pager is a virtual care navigation and collaboration platform.
– Company raised $70m in Series C funding.
–  The Series-C round was led by Susquehanna Private Equity Investments, an affiliate of Susquehanna International Group LLLP (SIG), and included new and existing financial and strategic investors, including an affiliate of Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s largest health insurer. Debt financing was provided by Silicon Valley Bank.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale capacity to meet record pipeline demand, accelerate innovation of the platform, and support the geographic expansion to new markets in the United States, Latin America and worldwide.

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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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Truepic, which just raised $26M in a Microsoft-led round, aims to verify the authenticity of photos and videos

– Truepic, a digital image verification software provider, has raised $26m in a Series B funding round.
– The round was led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and joined by Adobe, Sony Innovation Fund, Hearst Ventures and individuals from Stone Point Capital.
– The company has raised $36m since its 2015 inception.

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Clockwork Logistics Systems Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding

– Clockwork Logistics Systems, a Proof of Delivery (POD) data logistics platform based in Newark NJ, raised $5.5M in Seed funding.
– The round was led by Newtown Partners with participation from Newark Venture Partners, PSA UnboXed, Vineta Ventures and Estes Final Mile.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and business reach.

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Babyscripts Raises $12M in First Round of Series B Funding

– Babyscripts, a Washington, DC-based virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, raised $12m in the first close of its Series B funding.
– The round was led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund, a strategic healthcare investment company, with participation from Philips and the CU Healthcare Innovation Fund, as well as Banner Health, WellSpan Health, University Hospitals, and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
– The new investment will be used to roll out its Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care solution to providers across the US.

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MaxRewards banks $3M to reveal best payment methods that reap the most rewards

– MaxRewards, a digital wallet app that manages credit cards and automatically activates benefits like rewards, cashback offers and monthly credits, raised $3m in seed funding.
– The round was co-led by Dundee Venture Capital and Calano Ventures.
– Other investors include Techstars, Fintech Ventures Fund, Service Provider Capital and Fleetcor president Nick Izquierdo.

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Nuula raises $120M to build out a financial services ‘super app’ aimed at SMBs

– Canadian startup Nuula raised $120m in funding.
– The round was led by Edison Partners and Credit Group of Ares Management.
– The company plans to launch its app and first product, a line of credit for its users.
– Nuula is aiming to build a super app to provide a range of financial services to small and medium businesses.

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Solv Raises $45M in Series C Funding

– Solv is a San Francisco CA-based network of same-day and next-day healthcare providers.
– The company raised $45M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Acrew Capital and Corner Ventures with participation from Greylock Partners and Benchmark Capital.
– The new funding will be used to expand the company’s national network of healthcare providers, consumer driven healthcare offerings like same-day in person appointments and virtual care, and increased cost transparency for patients.

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pawaPay Closes $9M Seed Funding

– pawaPay is a London, United Kingdom-based payments company focused on Africa.
– The company raised $9m in seed funding.
– The round was co-led by MSA and UK-based investment fund 88mph, with participation from Vunani Capital, Kepple Ventures and Zagadat Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale operational presence, find more talent to join the team, and expand into new markets on the continent.

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Automotive startup Upstream raises $62M Series C to scale cloud-based security

– Upstream, an automotive cybersecurity company, raised $62m in Series C funding.
– The company plans to use the fresh funds to bolster its automotive cloud-based security to ensure remote hacks like the one on a Jeep Cherokee don’t happen.
– It also intends to use the funds to expand its offerings in data analytics, insurance telematics, predictive analytics and business intelligence.

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Mobility startup Plentywaka picks up $1.2M seed, acquires Ghana’s Stabus

– Plentywaka, a mobility startup, raised $1.2m seed funding.
– The round was led by Canadian VC firm The Xchange and joined by SOSV, Shock Ventures, Techstars Toronto, Argentil Capital Partners, ODBA & Co Ventures, and angel investors.
– The company acquired Ghanaian mobility startup Stabus.

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African fintech OPay valued at $2B in SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led $400M funding

– Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech company OPay raised $400m funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and joined by existing investors Sequoia Capital China, Redpoint China, Source Code Capital and SoftBank Ventures Asia.
– Other investors, including DragonBall Capital and 3W Capital, also took part in the new financing round.

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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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Trifecta Closes $20M Series B Funding

– Trifecta, a Sacramento, Calif.-based organic food delivery service, closed a $20m Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners (Plated, Signify Health), with participation from Data Point Capital, Raptor Group, and Hall Group.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand the reach of its core fully prepared meal delivery services and its immersive digital offerings.

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Reali Raises $250M in Funding

– Reali is a real estate and fintech company based in San Mateo, California.
– The company raised $250m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by Zeev Ventures with participation from Akkadian Ventures, Signia Ventures, and others.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate national expansion and product advancements to its Reali Trade-In and Reali Cash Offer services.

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Uizard Raises $15M in Series A Funding Led by Global ScaleUp Investor Insight Partners

– Copenhagen-based Uizard, the world’s first AI-powered digital design assistant for non-designers, announced that it has raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The funding was led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, with participation from Mariano Suarez-Battan, CEO and Co-Founder of Mural, and existing investors byFounders, LDV Capital and av8 Ventures.
– Uizard will use the funding to grow its marketing and commercial teams and hire new talent globally, with a focus on Europe.

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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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MOLOCO raises $150M Series C led by Tiger Global at a $1.5B valuation

– MOLOCO, an adtech startup, raised $150m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Tiger Global Management.
– The company has raised $200m in total.
– MOLOCO serves mobile app developers in a wide range of industries, like gaming, social networking, e-commerce, ridesharing, food delivery and fintech.
– The new funding will be used to expand MOLOCO’s machine learning engine to more use cases by focusing on research and development, product and engineering.

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Hopper Raises $175M in Series G Funding

– Hopper is a mobile-first travel marketplace which leverages massive amounts of data and machine learning to develop fintech solutions for customers to travel and save money.
– The company completed a $175m Series G financing.
– The round was led by GPI Capital with participation from Glade Brook Capital, WestCap, Goldman Sachs Growth and Accomplice.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach and customer support.

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Seattle fintech startup Allio raises $5M for robo-advisor investment tool

– Allio, a new Seattle startup building a robo-advisor investment tool for consumers, has raised $5m.
– The round was led by Liberty Partners.
– The company is a graduate of Venture Out and WTIA startup program.

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pumpspotting Raises $1.15M in Funding

– pumpspotting, a Kittery, Maine-based community-driven breastfeeding support platform, raised $1.15M in seed funding.
– The round was led by MooDoos Investments, with participation from Maine Venture Fund, Maine Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, Opus Ventures, Crystal McKellar and strategic investor Punchbowl, Inc.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth in the B2B channel.

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Aforza boosts digital twins for consumer packaged goods with $20M raise

– Aforza, a digital twin platform for orchestrating consumer packaged goods sales, has landed $22m in series A funding.
– The investment will help grow employees and create a new U.S. headquarters.
– Investors included DN Capital, Bonfire Ventures, Daher Capital, and Next47.
– The company was founded by former Salesforce execs involved in CPG efforts.

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Torum Receives Strategic Investment From Huobi Ventures

– Torum, a Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based social media platform, received an investment from Huobi Ventures HECO Fund.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– The resource integration from Huobi will further expand the ecosystem outreach of Torum, which has already accumulated over 64,000 cryptocurrency enthusiasts from the U.S, Canada, Latvia, Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Malaysia, etc.

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Turkey’s first decacorn: Trendyol raises $1.5B at a $16.5B valuation

– Trendyol, an e-commerce platform based in Turkey, raised $1.5bn funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Princeville Capital and sovereign wealth funds, ADQ (UAE) and Qatar Investment Authority.
– The company plans to continue investing in nationwide infrastructure, technology and logistics and toward accelerating digitalization of Turkish SMEs.

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Wannabe ‘social bank’ Kroo swerves VCs to raise a $24.5M Series A from HNWs

– Kroo, a London-based consumer-facing fintech, raised $24.5m in Series A funding.
– The funding was led by Rudy Karsan, a high-net-worth tech entrepreneur and founder of Karlani Capital.
– The company will use the funding in its drive toward a full banking license in early 2022.
– Kroo currently offers a prepaid debit card plus an app to track personal and social finances, such as the ability to create payment groups with friends, track spending and split and pay bills, removing the usual awkwardness around such things.
– It has also pledged to donate a percentage of profits to social causes, and launched a tree-planting referral scheme, so that every time a customer refers a friend, Kroo plants 20 trees.

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Metrobi Raises Seed Funding

– Metrobi, a Boston, MA-based tech-powered fulfillment solution for local food and beverage wholesale, raised a seed funding round of undisclosed amount.
– The round was led by 212.vc with additional institutional funding from Techstars. Previous investors include Walnut Ventures, TBD Angels as well as notable angel investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its solution into new markets and build additional technology for its customers.

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Playrcart Raises £1M in Funding

– Playrcart, a London UK-based adtech startup, raised £1M in funding.
– The round was led by Dominic Shorthouse and Clive Hollick alongside Playrcart’s leadership team.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand internationally and accelerate technical developments.

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Bolt Raises $713M in Funding at $4.75 Billion Post-Money Valuation

– Bolt, a Tallinn, Estonia-based ride-hailing company, raised $713m in funding.
– The funds were raised from a range of investors including Sequoia, Tekne, and Ghisallo, G Squared, D1 Capital, and Naya.
– The new investment will be used to boost its new grocery delivery service, Bolt Market, and accelerate its expansion of existing mobility and delivery products.

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Localize Raises $25M in Series C Financing

– Localize, a NYC-based developer of AI-powered real estate technologies, raised $25m in Series C financing.
– The round was led by Pitango Growth and attracted new investor Mizrahi-Tefahot as well as existing investors.
– The new investment will be used for further development of existing services, the creation of complementary services to support its ecosystem and the expansion of sales and marketing operations.

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Gopuff Raises $1 Billion in New Funding from Leading Global Investors

– Gopuff, the go-to platform for consumers’ immediate everyday needs, announced that it has secured $1 billion in new funding at a $15 billion valuation.
– Some of the world’s foremost technology investors participated in the round, including new investors Blackstone’s Horizon platform, Guggenheim Investments, Hedosophia, MSD Partners, and Adage Capital, along with existing investors Fidelity Management and Research Company, Softbank Vision Fund 1, Atreides Management, and Eldridge.
– With these new funds, Gopuff will continue to accelerate its strategic business initiatives including further geographic expansion across North America, deeper expansion into the UK and across Europe, hiring top-tier local talent, and focusing on enhancing its technology to continue to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

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Spot Raises $17.5M in Funding

– Spot is an Austin, TX-based tech startup providing digital, on-demand injury insurance.
– The company raised $17.5m in funding.
– The round was led by GreatPoint Ventures, with participation from Montage Ventures, Mutual of Omaha, MS&AD, and Silverton Partners.
– The new capital will be used to grow the team, forge new partnerships, and ramp up marketing efforts.

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Agentero Raises $13.5M in Series A Funding

– Agentero, a digital insurance network, raised $13.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Alma Mundi Ventures with participation from existing institutional investors Foundation Capital, Union Square Ventures, Financial Venture Studio, and Two Culture Capital.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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Citytrow Raises $12M in Series A Funding

– Citytrow from New York offers rowing classes through its combined at-home digital platform and nationwide brick-and-mortar studio network.
– The company raised $12M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by JW Asset Management with participation from Sol Global, K2. JW Asset Management, and Fyllo.
– The new investment will be used to enhance the at-home digital platform, launch live-streaming classes and expand its company-owned and franchise studio model.

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Decentralized identity authentication platform Magic raises $27M

– Magic announced it has raised $27 million in a series A round of funding to further commercialize its blockchain-powered identity authentication platform.
– The round, which was led by Northzone, featured a slew of high-profile VC and angel investors, including Tiger Global, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian , and GitHub CTO Jason Warner.
– The company launched in 2018 as Fortmatic, and its founders include CEO and former Docker product lead Sean Li; former Yelp software engineer Arthur Jen; and Jaemin Jin, a former software engineer at Apple, Amazon, and Uber.
– The San Francisco-based firm rebranded as Magic last May as it exited stealth with $4 million in seed funding.
– In the 14 months since, Magic claims it has grown its developer user base tenfold.

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Carbon Health Secures $350 Million to Expand Omnichannel Primary Care Nationwide

– Carbon Health, a leading omnichannel healthcare provider, announced that it has raised $350m.
– The investment enables Carbon Health to further accelerate its expansion to become the largest primary care provider in the U.S. and fulfill its mission to make high-quality healthcare accessible to everyone.
– The round was led by Blackstone’s Horizon platform with participation from Atreides, Homebrew, Hudson Bay Capital, Intersect Capital, Fifth Wall, Lux Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock.

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CityRow raises $12M for connected rowing machines and studios

– CityRow, a home fitness company, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by JW Asset Management, with help from Sol Global and K2.
– The company plans to use the funding to add livestreaming classes to its current on-demand content selection.
– It also plans to double its headcount in the next year.

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

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

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Singapore-based Tinvio raises $12M Series A to build financial services for supply chain merchants

– Singapore-based startup Tinvio raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by AppWorks Ventures, with participation from strategic investor MUFG Innovation Partners, a venture capital firm for collaborations between startups and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
– All of Tinvio’s existing investors — Sequoia Capital India’s Surge, Global Founders Capital and Partech Ventures — also returned for its Series A, which brings Tinvio’s total raised to $18.5 million.
– Tinvio’s last funding announcement was a $5.5 million seed round in April 2020.

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Wecasa raises $17.7 million for its home care and wellness marketplace

– French startup Wecasa has raised a $17.7m funding round.
– Blisce is leading the funding round with existing investors Serena, ISAI and Frédéric Mazzella also participating.
– The company has been building a marketplace for home care and wellness.
– The startup originally specialized in hairdressing at home. It then added massage, beauty treatments, housekeeping, babysitting and sports coaching.
– The company is mostly active in France, it expanded to London in April 2021. Up next, Wecasa expects to launch its service in a couple of new European markets as soon as next year.

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Tide Raises $100M in Series C Funding

– Tide from London, UK provides a business financial platform that offers business accounts and related banking services, as well as a comprehensive set of software solutions.
– The company raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by funds advised by Apax Digital, the growth equity team of Apax Partners, with participation from existing investors Anthemis, Augmentum, Jigsaw, Local Globe / Latitude, SBI, and SpeedInvest.
– The new investment will be used to continue to develop their business financial platform, grow their market share and expand globally.

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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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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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Thrive Global Raises $80 Million Series C to Accelerate Hypergrowth and Impact

– Thrive Global, the behavior change technology company founded by Arianna Huffington, announced that it has raised an $80m Series C round co-led by Mamoon Hamid at Kleiner Perkins to accelerate Thrive’s growth and impact in ending the burnout epidemic and helping people live and work with less stress, more productivity and greater well-being and mental resilience.
Owl Ventures, a global leader in education technology investing, co-led the round and Ian Chiu, Managing Director at Owl, will also join the Thrive board. Owl has made investments in skilling and learning companies such as Degreed and MasterClass, and their commitment to Thrive reflects their recognition that as we focus on reskilling and upskilling employees around the world, we must also empower them to build mental resilience and manage stress.

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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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Digital greeting card startup Givingli wraps $3 million seed round

– Givingli, a small LA-based startup with an app aiming to challenge how Gen Z sends digital greeting cards, is picking up some seed funding from investors betting on their philosophy around modern gifting.
– The startup has raised a $3 million round led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six, while Snap’s Yellow Accelerator also participated in the raise.
– The wife and husband co-founding team stumbled into the world of digital greetings and gifts after abandoning physical invitations for their wedding and exploring how the digital greetings space had and hadn’t evolved.
– They’ve taken a mobile-first approach to tackling greetings for special events and moments where users just want to let someone know they’re thinking of them.

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Tulip Raises $28M in Series C Funding

– Tulip from Kitchener, ON, Canada raised $28m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Arrowroot Capital, joined by BDC Capital and existing investors.
– The new investment will be used for future expansion including further plans to grow the sales and marketing team, accelerate road map development and increase global expansion.

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nate Raises $38M in Series A Funding

– nate is a NYC-based universal shopping app.
– The company raised $38m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Renegade Partners, with participation from Forerunner Ventures and existing investors Canaan Partners and Coatue.
– The new investment will be used to expand the business of its online payment solutions.

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Simplifya Closes $6M Series B Funding Round

– Simplifya from Denver provides regulatory and operational compliance software for the cannabis industry.
– The company raised $6m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Blue Zone Wealth Advisors, with participation from existing investors Merida Capital and previous shareholders, as well as the addition of several new investors, including Mercury Payment Solutions Founder Jeff Katz, who also joined Simplifya’s Board of Directors.
– The new investment will be used to expand its operational presence and implement and launch its newest product offering, TENDR (the product will launch in beta with POS clients before the end of Q2).

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IRL, Leading Group Messaging Social Network, Raises $170M Series C Funding Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Achieves Unicorn Status With Over $1.1B Valuation

– IRL (In Real Life), the leading group messaging social network that brings people together through events and shared experiences, announced a $170M Series C Round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from new investor Dragoneer, and returning investors Goodwater Capital, Founders Fund, Floodgate and Owl Capital. The oversubscribed round brings IRL’s total funding to more than $200M to-date and cements the company’s unicorn status with a $1.17B valuation.
– In addition to the company’s funding, IRL announced its new Culture and Creator Fund along with new expanded Group Messaging features, broadening its in-app experience to deepen everyone’s ability to connect with friends, family and discover new friends based on shared interests.

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Lofti Secures $1.5M Seed Funding Round

– Lofti, a London, UK-based property management platform for tenants, homeowners and landlords, raised $1.5m in seed funding.
– Taiwanese family office fund WoodJC made the investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its services across the UK, further grow its team and develop its community hub.

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Gregarious Raises $5.4M in Seed Funding

– Gregarious from NYC is a creator of Greg, a plant care app powered by machine learning.
– The company raised $5.4m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from First Round Capital and angel investors and advisors including Elie Seidman, CEO of Tinder; Eliza Blank, founder of online plant retailer The Sill; and Darryl Cheng, author of the best-selling book The New Plant Parent and the blog House Plant Journal.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Kafene raises $14M to offer buy now, pay later to the subprime consumer

– Kafene, a buy now, pay later company, raised $14m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Global Founders Capital and Third Prime Ventures and also included participation from Valar, Company.co, Hermann Capital, Gaingels, Republic Labs, Uncorrelated Ventures and FJ labs.
– Kafene’s “flexible ownership” model is designed to not let that happen to a consumer. If for some reason, someone has to forfeit on a payment, Kafene comes to pick up the item and the customer is no longer under obligation to pay for it moving forward.

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Seattle tutoring app Kadama gets quick lesson in success as it raises $1.7M, grows social following

– Kadama, the Seattle-based tutoring app, raised $1.7m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Grishin Robotics and joined by Russian investor Dmitry Grishin.
– The company plans to use the cash to hire software engineers to help build its upcoming Android app and develop new product features on its iOS app.
– It will also be expanding its marketing efforts by partnering with large social media influencers that appeal to Gen-Z.

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BeReal Raises $30M in Series A Funding

– BeReal is a Paris, France- and Andorra-based social media company.
– Company raised $30M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, and DST.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations, development efforts and business reach.

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Getir Raises $550M in Series D Funding at $7.5 Billion Valuation

– Getir from Istanbul develops a grocery delivery app.
– Series D $550m funding round brings company valuation to $7.5b.
– The round was led by Silver Lake, DisruptAD, Mubadala and insiders Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital.
– The new investment will be aimed at further expansion into the United States.

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PrizePool Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– PrizePool, a San Francisco, CA-based prize-linked savings startup, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by M13 with participation from Accomplice, Bling Capital, World Innovation Labs, and Coatue.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its team by 150% and launch debit cards.

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Mynd Raises $40M in Financing

– Mynd is a platform for Single Family Rental (SFR) properties across the United States.
– The company raised $40m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Invesco Real Estate, a global real estate investment manager.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s technology platform for real estate investment and management, scale all aspects of business operations, and expand the capabilities of its acquisitions and renovations arm.

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Chipper Cash Raises $100M in Series C Funding

– Chipper Cash is a San Francisco, CA-based cross-border payments services company.
– The company raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by SVB Capital and attracted new investor – Deciens Capital as well as existing backers – Ribbit Capital, Bezos Expeditions, One Way Ventures, 500 Startups, Tribe Capital and Brue2 Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Greg, an app for plant lovers, grows $5.4 million in seed funding

– Gregarious, Inc. (Greg), a plant care startup, raised $5.4m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Index Ventures and joined by First Round Capital.
– The company is backed by a team of expert angels and advisors, including Elie Seidman (previous CEO of Tinder), Eliza Blank (founder of The Sill, a plant delivery service) and Darryl Cheng (a “plant-stagrammer” with 600K followers).
– Currently, Greg’s remote team has 11 members and plans to hire a head of Brand and at least five more engineers, including a senior Android engineer (so far, the app is only available on iOS).
– Gregarious, Inc. (Greg) is a plant care startup that uses machine learning to help people care for their plants.

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7shifts Raises $21.5M in Series B Funding

– 7shifts, a cloud-based restaurant management platform for restaurant owners, raised $20m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI) , the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), with participation from existing investors Ten Coves Capital, Relay Ventures, and Conexus Venture Capital.
– The new investment will be used to continue scaling its team and expand its product offering, including deepening its capabilities in the core areas of scheduling and employee communication, accelerating technology integrations to provide a more holistic view of one’s business, and rolling out the next generation of tools purpose-built for restaurateurs and their teams.

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