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Sleeper Raises $40M in Series C Funding

– Sleeper is a San Francisco, CA-based fantasy sports company.
– Company raised $40m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from angel investors including Klay Thompson (Thompson Family Foundation); Shane Battier; and Baron Davis, Byron Jones, Ros Gold-Onwude, Kevin Lin, Tim Chen, and Rich Kleiman and Kevin Durant.
– The new investment will be used to expand the game offerings on its platform and build a new feature called Wallet that will enable users to sync their preferred payment methods to the platform.

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Zonos Raises $69 Million Series A Led By Silversmith Capital Partners to Democratize Cross-Border Sales Amid Global Commerce Boom

– Zonos announced a $69m minority investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners with participation from individual investors including Eric Rea, co-founder and CEO of Podium, Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight, Austen Allred, co-founder and CEO of Lambda School, Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo, and David Elkington, founder of InsideSales.
– As Zonos’ first outside capital since its founding in 2009, the investment will support the company in delivering on its mission to create trust and transparency in global trade.
– The company created the shipping carrier-agnostic cross-border category, which aims to solve problems through technology, not shipping.

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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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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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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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Swyft Announces Strategic Investment

– Swyft, a leader in the robotic and software-powered marketplace, announced a seven-digit strategic investment from FEMSA.
– The investment will be used to further develop Swyft’s platform and expand its delivery network.
FEMSA is the largest beverage company in Latin America and the Caribbean.

DigiSure Scoops Up $13M
DigiSure Scoops Up $13M

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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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MobileCoin Raises $66m To Scale Its Simple, Safe, And Fast Payment Technology

– MobileCoin, a safe and easy digital payments ecosystem, today announced the closing of its $66m Series B to further develop MobileCoin technology.
– The round was led by Alameda Research, Berggruen Holdings, BlockTower Capital, Coinbase Ventures, General Catalyst, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, and Vy Capital.
– This round will be used to further develop MobileCoin’s products, including MOBot, the first cryptocurrency chatbot payment system, the company’s Merchant Services buildout, and the rollout of its initial stablecoin, whose value will stay constant with the US dollar.

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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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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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Brandefy Raises $1.7M in Funding

– Brandefy from Richmond, Va. raised $1.7m in funding.
– The round was led by The Community Fund, Concept to Co, and Red Bike Capital, and angel investors.
– Led by founder and CEO Meg Pryde, Brandefy connects beauty enthusiasts with the best products and routines for them. The app allows users to compare formulas, ingredients, and prices to identify the best options for their needs/budgets.

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Link-in-bio monetization platform Snipfeed raises a $5.5M seed round

– Snipfeed, a link-in-bio business, raised $5.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by CRV, Abstract Ventures, Crossbeam (Ali Hamed), id8, Michael Ovitz (founder of CAA), Michael Bosstick, Diaspora Ventures and others.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and build out its product.

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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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Reify Health Raises $220 Million to Eliminate Waiting in Clinical Trials

– Reify Health announced a $220m Series C funding round led by Coatue Management, joined by ICONIQ Growth and Adams Street Partners, as well as existing investors Sierra Ventures and Battery Ventures.
– This latest funding, which brings the company’s valuation to $2.2bn, underscores Reify Health’s success in dramatically shortening clinical trial timelines.
– Reify Health has built a new foundation for how clinical trials are run through its business entities, StudyTeam and Care Access.
– StudyTeam delivers the best-in-class technology platform for optimizing patient recruitment and enrollment, and is used by top-20 global biopharma companies such as Amgen, AstraZeneca, and Eli Lilly and Company, and approximately 4,000 research sites across 65 countries.

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ReversingLabs raises $56M to combat software supply chain attacks

– ReversingLabs, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based cybersecurity company developing threat detection and analysis solutions, has raised $56 million in series B funding round led by Crosspoint Capital Partners, with participation from ForgePoint Capital and Prelude.
– Cofounder and CEO Mario Vuksan says the fund, which bring the company’s total raised to $81 million, will be put toward scaling its sales and marketing efforts as it expands its global reach.
– Over the past year, there have been several high-profile incidents in which attackers have attempted to compromise enterprises through the software supply chain. According to a recent Anchore survey, 64% of companies were affected by.a supply chain attack in 2021 and 60% have made securing the software supply chain a top 2022 priority.

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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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MoEngage raises $32.5M to inject customer engagement with AI

– MoEngage, an AI customer engagement platform, announced it has raised $32.5 million in a round led by Multiples Alternate Asset Management, with participation from Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, and Matrix Partners.
– The San Francisco-based company says the new capital, which brings its total raised to over $72 million, will be used to support its global growth strategy and strengthen its AI and predictive capabilities.

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Prepaid2Cash Raises $5.1M in Series A Funding

– Prepaid2Cash Holdings, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama-based established leader in the gift and prepaid card redemption space.
– The company closed a $5.1m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by Benson Capital Partners and attracted new investor – Relevance Ventures as well as existing investor – Alabama Futures Fund.
– The new investment will be used to continue accelerating customer acquisition and the development of its financial technology and feature set and hire engineering, product, and operational talent out of its Birmingham, Alabama headquarters.

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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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Norby raises $3.8M for an all-in-one creator marketing platform

– Norby, a full-stack marketing platform, raised $3.8m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Gradient Ventures and joined by Google’s venture AI-focused fund, Bungalow Capital, BBG Ventures, Charge VC and Notation.
– The company plans to use the funds to grow its team and scale its full-stack marketing platform to new heights.
– Norby is ideal for small brands and solo entrepreneurs, and most of its customers run less than 10-person operations.

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Indonesia-based grocery app HappyFresh reaps $65M led by Naver Financial and Gafina

– HappyFresh, the on-demand grocery app based in Indonesia, announced it has raised a $65 million Series D.
– The round was led by Naver Financial Corporation and Gafina B.V., with participation from STIC, LB and Mirae Asset Global Investments.
– It also included returning investors Mirae-Asset Naver Asia Growth Fund and Z Venture Capital.
– Founded in 2014, HappyFresh was the first Instacart-style grocery delivery service to launch in Southeast Asia.
– It expanded into five markets before shutting down its operations in Taiwan and the Philippines in 2016.
– It continues to operate in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

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YOOBIC Raises $50M Series C to Transform Workplace Experience for Frontline Employees

– YOOBIC, the all-in-one digital workplace for frontline teams, announced closing a $50M Series C funding round led by Highland Europe.
– Existing investors Felix Capital, Insight Partners, and a single family office advised by BNF Capital Limited also participated in the round.
– With $80M in total fundraising since inception, YOOBIC’s industry-leading all-in-one digital workplace is the first full-service software platform designed for frontline teams.
– Its scalable and user-friendly app gives retail associates, restaurant staff, fieldworkers, and all types of frontline employees a single centralized mobile hub to support their daily task management, deliver digital training, and enable seamless communication with peers, supervisors, and HQ.

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Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app

– Sololearn, a mobile-first education platform, raised $24m in funding.
– The round was led by Drive Capital and joined by previous investors Learn Capital and Prosus Ventures.
– The company plans to expand its business.

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