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Artificial Intelligence Construction Machine Learning North America

1build Announces $19.5M in Funding

– 1build, a constructions solutions startup.
– The company closed a $19.5M Series B round of financing.
– The round was led by Rethink Impact, with participation from existing investors.

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Agriculture Industrial Automation North America

Agtonomy Raises $4M in Seed Funding

– Agtonomy is a San Francisco, CA-based hybrid autonomy and tele-assist service platform.
– The company received $4m in seed funding from Grit Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Village Global.
– The investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Biotechnology North America Pet Veterinary

Loyal raises $27M, aims to give dog owners more time with their pets

– San Francisco startup Loyal raised $27m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures and included First Round Capital, Box Group, Collaborative Fund, The Longevity Fund and Lachy Groom.
– The company is building an animal pharmaceutical company that is developing therapeutics aimed at extending both lifespan and healthspan for dogs.

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Health Care Medical North America Personal Health

Meru Health secures $38M in equity and debt for ‘holistic’ online mental health platform

– Meru Health is a startup that aims to solve a number of the challenges associated with getting access to quality mental health care.
– The company has raised $38m in Series B funding.
Industry Ventures led the $30m equity part.
– Early backers Bold Capital Partners, Foundry Group, Freestyle VC, FMZ Ventures and Leksell Social Ventures also participated in the equity financing, while J.P. Morgan funded the debt portion of the round.

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Financial Services North America Real Estate

Global Founders Capital leads $9.3M investment into Awning, a real estate brokerage for individual investors

– Awning, a real estate brokerage startup, raised $9.3m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Global Founders Capital and joined by MassMutual Ventures, and several strategic angel investors.
– The company plans to use the capital to expand its portfolio of single-family rental homes in new markets.

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Artificial Intelligence North America

Amai Raises $600K in Funding

– Amai is a San Francisco, CA-based company that creates ultra-realistic AI Voice Engines.
– The company raised $600k in funding.
– Backers included Joint Journey and NRG Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to enter the US voice market, launch new AI voice solutions for enterprises, and enhance products’ capacity.

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Analytics E-Commerce Information Technology North America Retail Technology Supply Chain Management

Inventory optimization startup Flieber bags $12M, aims to help retailers avoid out-of-stock, overstock moments

– Flieber, a predictive inventory optimization platform, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by GGV Capital and Monashees to bring the company’s total funding to $20m since CEO Fabricio Miranda co-founded Flieber in 2019 with CTO Jair Vercosa.
– The company plans to use the funding to continue developing its inventory optimization platform that uses analytics and machine learning to give multi-channel brands a leg up when it comes to determining what the ideal stock level would be across all of the sales channels and inventory locations.
– The company’s predictive platform puts users in the driver’s seat for sales, supply chain operations and inventory decisions so that they can keep up with the pace of sales so that they avoid having too much, or not enough, inventory.

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Biotechnology Health Care Medical North America Pharmaceutical

Elligo Health Research Inks $135M Series E

– Elligo Health Research, a healthcare-enabling research organization powered by the novel IntElligo technology, announced a $135m Series E financing round.
Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Ally Bridge Group participated in the financing round.
– The round was also participated by Norwest Venture Partners and all major existing investors, including Cerner, Hatteras Venture Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, Piper Sandler Merchant Banking, Shumway Capital, and Syneos Health.
– This financing allows Elligo to invest further in its technology platform and leverage data in new ways to address current challenges in the clinical trial industry.

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North America Smart Cities Telecommunications Wireless

Ubicquia Secures $25 Million Debt and Working Capital Facility to Accelerate Growth

– Ubicquia has entered a new $25m debt and working capital facility with Silicon Valley Bank.
– The facility will be used to accelerate growth, facilitate larger supply chain commitments and manage working capital requirements driven by increasing orders from OEM customers.
– SVB has increased the facility more than four-fold to help address Ubicquia’s working capital needs of its growing city, utility, and Mobile Network Operator customer base across the U.S. and Latin America.
– Ubicquia plans to broaden its scope worldwide, extending its offerings of smart city, connectivity, and smart grid platforms to Europe and Asia.
– With current supply chain constraints impacting production internationally, the agreement will also help ensure Ubicquia meets increasing demand as it expands its growing product portfolio, as well as give the company more flexibility in managing its operations.

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Contact Management Document Management North America SaaS Sales Automation

PandaDoc, the e-document startup, now valued at $1B as it closes a big Series C

– PandaDoc, a cloud-based e-document platform, raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by OMERS Growth Equity and G Squared, and joined by Altos Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners, One Peak Partners and M12.
– PandaDoc competes with the likes of DocuSign, Eversign, DocSend, GetAccept and others.
– The company has 30,000 customers across many different verticals.
– PandaDoc’s users are also pretty varied, including construction, education, medical and professional services businesses.
– The company plans to double down on growing more of that current business as well as bring more functionality and use cases into the fold.

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NTWRK Secures $50M

– Ntwrk, a livestream shopping platform that broadcasts 24/7 from a New York City storefront, has raised $50m.
– The round was led by the Goldman Sachs Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), and global luxury group Kering.
LionTree Partners and Tenere Capital also participated.

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Agriculture Analytics Enterprise Software North America

Intelinair Raises $20 Million in Series B to Expand Flagship Platform AGMRI

– Intelinair raised $20m in Series B funding to continue to scale the company and its flagship crop intelligence platform, AGMRI®.
– This round was led by the Regulator Group, LLC, Scientia Ventures, Takiff LLC, SDMC Ag Inc., and various ag industry and AI industry senior executives.
– Founded in 2015, Intelinair recently established its headquarters office in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has an office in Champaign, Illinois. Over the past six months, the company has added six additional experienced leaders to its team with plans to add three more before the end of the year.

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Biotechnology Life Science North America Therapeutics

Garuda Therapeutics Raises $72M in Series A Financing

– Garuda Therapeutics from Cambridge develops off-the-shelf, durable blood stem cell therapies.
– Series A funding of $72m brings company valuation to more than $1b.
– The round was led by Aisling Capital, Northpond Ventures and Orbimed, supported by Cormorant Asset Management, Ridgeback Capital Investments, Monashee Investment Management, Sectoral Asset Management, National Resilience, Inc. (Resilience), Mass General Brigham Ventures, among others.

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Biotechnology Developer APIs North America Robotics

Opentrons Raises $200M in Series C Funding

– Opentrons Labworks Inc. is a NYC-based lab platform provider.
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the round with participation by Khosla Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to further invest in its automated lab platform globally.

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Association Communities Non Profit North America

Cabinet brings in $2.6M, designs software for executive assistants

– Cabinet is a software for executive assistants.
– Cabinet closed on $2.6 million in funding, led by Harlem Capital with participation from Good Friends Capital and existing investor Parade Ventures.
– The company was founded by Julia Leibowitz and Evan Kesten in 2018.
– Cabinet is developing software to aid with daily productivity.
– The company’s software is not just one feature, but brings a lot of capabilities into one package to drive workflow.

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Family Mobile North America Video

Pass It Down Raises Nearly $2M in Funding

– Pass It Down is a digital storytelling company based in Baton Rouge.
– Company raised nearly $2m in funding.
– The round was led by VentureSouth, with participation from Cultivation Capital, Techstars, Red Stick Angels and Acadian Capital Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to create and launch Iconic Moments, an NFT marketplace exclusively for the world’s museums and cultural institutions, in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Industrial Manufacturing Machinery Manufacturing Manufacturing Nanotechnology North America

6K Raises $51M in Series C Funding

– 6K Energy is a battery developer based in Hayward, CA.
– Company raised $45m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Volta Energy Technologies with participation from Catalus Capital, S Cap/Prithvi Ventures, Anzu Partners, Launch Capital, Material Impact and RKS Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence.

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Information Technology Marketplace North America Real Estate Rental

June Homes Raises $50M in Funding

– June Homes from New York is a proptech company.
– The company raised $50M in funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia with participation from TQ Ventures, FJ Labs, K50, Reshape, Quiet Capital, Demi Lovato and Scott Belsky.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate expansion to other U.S. markets.

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Information Technology North America Professional Services SaaS Software

Park Bench Solutions Raises $1.5M in Second Funding Round

– Park Bench Solutions from Tampa, FL provides software that enables voice service providers using BroadWorks to evolve with new features, functionalities, and integrations.
– The company raised $1.5m in funding.
– The round was led by the company’s original angel investor from 2014.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s team in customer success, project management, API / web development, and marketing roles.

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Banking Credit Financial Services FinTech Machine Learning North America

Ocrolus Lands $80M Series C Financing Round

– Ocrolus, a San Francisco-based automation platform that analyzes financial documents with over 99% accuracy, announced $80m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Fin VC at a valuation north of $500m.
– Additional participants in the round were Thomvest Ventures, Mubadala Capital, Oak HC/FT, FinTech Collective, QED Investors, Bullpen Capital, ValueStream Ventures, Laconia, RiverPark Ventures, Invicta Growth, Stage 2 Capital, and Cross River Bank.
– The company plans to use its new funding to more aggressively build products for the mortgage lending and banking industries and expand its US operations.

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Energy Internet of Things North America Residential Solar

Omnidian Raises $33 Million in Series B Round

– Omnidian secured a $33m Series B capital raise.
– The round was led by Activate Capital and included Liberty Mutual Insurance and WIND Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Chilean multinational energy firm Copec.
– The new capital comes at a time of rapid growth for Omnidian.
– In addition to its performance plans for solar, the firm has launched a similar service for energy storage, both at the residential and C&I level.
– In the future, Omnidian’s machine learning software will monitor other IoT sensored energy products.
– The firm currently employs more than 100 professionals across 16 states and expects that number to grow significantly over the next several years. It will also grow the more than 1,700 megawatts it currently manages for customers. Finally, this raise will enable international expansion for the company.

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Mobile Games North America

NEX raises $25M, launches Active Arcade to get people moving

– NEX, a motion entertainment startup, raised $25m funding.
– The round was led by Blue Pool Capital and joined by Samsung Ventures, SparkLabs and Susquehanna.
– It brings NEX to a valuation of $100m.
– The company is building motion entertainment – content that encourages physical movement.

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Industry North America Pet Retail Service

Dogdrop Announces $2.9M in Funding to Scale New Franchising Model

– Dogdrop, a Los Angeles-based dog care startup, announces $2.9M in funding to scale convenient, tech-enabled dog care locations across the U.S.
– The latest funding was led by Fuel Capital with participation from Muse Capital, Animal Capital, Gaingels, The Helm and leaders in pet care including Mars PetCare and Garrett Smallwood, CEO of Wag!
– Dogdrop is also announcing the launch of their new franchise operations to meet the dramatic rise in demand for dog care services.
– Dogdrop provides convenient and flexible dog care inspired by a new generation of dog parents who want a better quality alternative that fits their lifestyle.

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Iron Ox Raises $53M in Series C Funding

– Iron Ox is a San Carlos CA-based agtech startup.
– The company raised $53M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its grocery store presence, accelerate hiring, particularly of plant scientists, engineers, greenhouse operators and roboticists, and grow its research and development programs, and its manufacturing scale across the United States.

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Biotechnology Clinical Trials Health Care Medical Device North America

Cryosa Announces $21.5M Series B Funding

– Medical device startup Cryosa from Singapore completed its Series B funding round, raising $21.5m.
РThe round was led by life sciences firm Solas BioVentures, with additional funding from Series A investors which include life sciences firm Sant̩ Ventures, global technology and med-tech company HOYA Corporation, and additional investors.
– The funding will be used to continue first-in-human clinical trials.

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Cloud Computing Cloud Management Developer Platform Developer Tools Information Technology North America Software

Loft Labs Raises $4.6M in Seed Funding

– Loft Labs is a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a solution which enables platform teams in large enterprises to give engineers self-service access to Kubernetes.
– The company raised $4.6m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Fusion Fund, with participation from RTP Seed, Emergent Ventures, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, as well as angel investor and Puppet CTO Abby Kearns, who recently joined the company’s advisory board.

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North America Security

RaySecur Raises $13M Series A

– RaySecur from San Francisco has announced $13M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Outsiders Fund with participation from JCI Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Johnson Controls, One Way Ventures, Yu Galaxy, Launchpad Venture Group, and Dreamit Ventures.
– The funding will accelerate market adoption of its patented mmWave imaging technology and amplify growth within the mail and package security sector.

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Biotechnology Health Care Medical Device mHealth North America

Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics Raises $9.83 Million in Series A to Transform Orthopedics Operating Industry

– Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics raised $9.83m in Series A financing.
– The funding will be used to scale up technology infrastructure and continued product expansion with specific focus on the United States extremity market.
– The GEO CART® is an industry-first, computerized, mobile implant and instrumentation inventory system enabled with RFID technology.
– No bigger than the average medical cart, the GEO CART® system can hold over 1,000+ items tailored to the usage of a specific facility.
– The GEO CART® proprietary point-of-sale system reduces delays in surgery, decreases sterility risks to the patient, eliminates handwritten billing mistakes, automatically generates the Implant Usage Form, removes the cost to clean and sterilize instrumentation, and reduces facility operating expenses.

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Blockchain Gaming North America Software

Dapper Labs Raises $250M in Funding

– Dapper Labs, Inc. is a Vancouver, BC-based company behind NBA Top Shot and the Flow blockchain.
– The company raised $250M in funding.
– The round was led by Coatue, with participation from existing investors a16z, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Version One Ventures and new investors including BOND and GIC.
– The new investment will be used to scale and support major additional brand-driven sports, entertainment and music based products coming online and being developed on the Flow blockchain.

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Advertising E-Commerce Marketing North America

Mainfactor Raises $69M in Funding

– Mainfactor is a Philadelphia PA-based e-commerce company that buys, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer businesses.
– The company raised $69m through a mix of seed round equity capital and a credit facility.
– The round was led by Upper90, joined by strategic investors including Khajak Keledjian, an entrepreneur and the Founder of Intermix, Gary Veloric, the Founder of Red Stripe Plane Group and Co-Founder of JG Wentworth, and Jean Pigozzi, a tech investor and renowned art collector.
– The new investment will be used to acquire direct-to-consumer businesses and grow them through digital marketing and collaborations with creators and artists.

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North America Recycling

Battery Resourcers Lands $70M

– Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, announced the closing of its latest mid-round funding totaling $70m.
Hitachi Ventures became the newest investor to join the world-class syndicate of strategic and financial investors already backing Battery Resourcers’ approach and technology.
– Existing investors include Orbia Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, Doral Energy, At One Ventures, TDK Ventures and Trumpf Ventures.

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AI-powered disinformation detection platform Blackbird nabs $10M

– Blackbird.AI, an AI-powered platform designed to combat disinformation, announced that it closed a $10 million series A funding round led by Dorilton Ventures with participation from NetX, Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures, and individual angel investors.
– The proceeds, which bring the company’s total raised to $11.87 million, will be used to support ramp-ups in hiring and product lines and launch new features and capabilities for corporate and national security customers, according to cofounder and CEO Wasim Khaled.
– The cost of disinformation and digital manipulation threats to organizations and governments is estimated to be $78 billion annually, the University of Baltimore and Cheq Cybersecurity found in a report.

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Biotechnology Health Care North America Therapeutics

Hexagon Bio Raises $61 Million to Advance Novel Small-Molecule Medicines Mined from Microbial Genomes

– Hexagon Bio, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery of medicines encoded in the global metagenome, announced that it has raised $61 million to fuel the continued development of its platform to design and develop new therapeutics mined from microbial genomes.
Nextech Invest led the financing, with participation from new investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2* and Casdin Capital, as well as existing investors The Column Group, 8VC, and Two Sigma Ventures.
– Hexagon’s interdisciplinary platform combines technological advances and proprietary insights across machine learning, genomics, synthetic biology and automation to systematically discover new chemical compounds linked to known protein targets.
– Hexagon has built a database of microbial genomes that is more than twice the size of all public databases and is adding thousands of additional genomes per month.

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Internet North America

MetroSpeedy Closes $5M Seed Funding

– MetroSpeedy is a NYC-based last mile delivery startup.
– Company raised $5M in seed funding.
– The round was led by AddVenture Fund with participation from TMT Investments, TA Ventures, Joint Journey, Fores Investments and Vershina Capital.
– The investment will be used to further develop the company’s technological advancement, additional fulfillment hubs, expansion into new markets, and talent acquisition.

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Biotechnology Health Care Medical Device mHealth North America

Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics (GEO) Raises $9.83M in Series A Funding

– Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics (GEO) from Richardson, TX develops Orthopedic Medical Implants.
– The company raised $9.83M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by undisclosed investors.
– The new investment will be used to scale up technology infrastructure and continue product expansion with specific focus on the United States extremity market.

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Accounting North America Real Estate Rental Property Software

DoorLoop Raises $10M in Seed Round

– DoorLoop is a Miami FL-based rental property management software company.
– The company raised $10M in Seed funding.
– The round was led by DoorLoop’s founders and private investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to further invest in its technology platform, recruiting efforts and marketing initiatives.

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FinTech North America Real Estate

Bilt Rewards banks $60M growth on a $350M valuation to advance credit card benefits for renters

– Bilt Rewards, a loyalty program for property renters to earn points on rent with no fees and build a path toward homeownership, announced a round of $60 million in growth funding that values the company at $350 million.
– The investment comes from Wells Fargo and Mastercard and a group of the nation’s largest real estate owners, including Blackstone Group, AvalonBay Communities, Douglas Elliman, Equity Residential, GID-Windsor Communities, LENx, The Moinian Group, Morgan Properties, Starwood Capital Group and Related.

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Steward Raises $8.8M in Series A Funding

– Steward is a Portland, Oregon-based funding platform working to accelerate the growth of regenerative farms and food producers.
– The company raised $8.8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Neglected Climate Opportunities LLC, The Grantham Environmental Trust’s venture capital vehicle, Tripple, an Australian private investment firm, and Ponderosa Ventures, an impact firm backing seed-stage companies in the food, agriculture, and ocean sectors.
– The funding will allow the company to ramp up its staff, customer support, technology, and marketing.

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Advanced Farm Technologies Completes $25 Million Series B Funding Round

– Advanced Farm Technologies, Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced it has completed a Series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the adaptation of its technology to apple harvesting.
– The Series B funding round was led by Catapult Ventures and included all the Series A investors: Kubota Corporation, Yamaha Motor Corporation, and Impact Ventures.
– Designed to work alongside manual harvest crews, the Advanced Farm TX Robotic Strawberry Harvester automatically senses and picks red, ripe fruit from in-soil strawberry beds with gentle, food-grade gripper technology.
– The purpose-built machine consists of multiple, rugged robots able to withstand the rigors of outdoor, in-soil conditions with sophisticated computer vision and machine learning technology to navigate fields and harvest fruit autonomously up to 24 hours a day.

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Biotechnology Health Care Hospital Medical North America

Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Funding

– Fauna Bio is an Emeryville, California-based biotechnology company leveraging animal genomics to improve human health.
– The company raised $9m in Seed funding.
– The round was led by LifeForce Capital with participation from True Ventures, Boom Capital, Pacific 8 Ventures, BioMed Ventures, Vibe Capital and Arcadia Science.
– The new investment will be used to expand its drug discovery platform Convergence while accelerating the discovery of new therapeutic targets for human diseases across a broad range of indications.

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Chapter Raises $17M in Series A Funding

– Chapter is a New York-based Medicare Advisor.
– The company raised $17M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Narya Capital with participation from Susa Ventures, Maverick Ventures, XYZ Venture Capital, Core Innovation Capital and Health2047 Capital Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s product development efforts, expand its team of engineers and licensed advisors, and further invest in supporting its members.

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Knowledge Management North America Software

Business Canvas, a Korea-based document management SaaS company, closes $2.5M seed round

– Business Canvas, a South Korean document management SaaS company, raised $2.5m seed round.
– The round was led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment and joined by Kakao Ventures and Nextrans Inc.
– The company plans to use the funding for accelerating product development and the global launch of an open beta for its AI-powered document management platform.

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Cannabis Fashion North America Retail

Burb Announces $4 Million Funding Round to Expand Retail Operations In British Columbia and Launch Products In Ontario and United States

– Burb Cannabis Corp. (“Burb” or the “Company”), a global cannabis lifestyle brand and high-end retailer with branded products and apparel, has successfully closed its $4M Series A funding round, led by Connecticut-based private equity group KarpReilly.
– The Company also closed the round with participation from American record label 300 Entertainment CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Liles.
– Burb plans to deploy this capital to increase its network of cannabis retail stores in British Columbia (BC) and to support the launch of its private label, Burb-branded cannabis products across Canada and into California.

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Provi Raises $75M in Series C Funding

– Provi is a Chicago IL-based online ordering platform for the for the beverage alcohol industry.
– Company raised $75M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by D1 Capital Partners with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Nosara Capital and CPMG and Instacart President Nilam Ganenthiran.
– The new investment will be used to expand throughout the market, hire and scale its platform.

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Energy North America Renewable Energy Solar

SunShare Receives $30M Equity Investment from Ember Infrastructure

– SunShare is a Denver-based community solar developer.
– Company secured $30m equity commitment from Ember Infrastructure, a private equity platform investing in diversified sustainable infrastructure assets and companies.
– The investment will accelerate SunShare’s business model of combining market innovation with full life-cycle solar development and ownership capabilities and allow it to expand into new states.

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Information Technology North America SaaS Software

Rose Technology Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding

– Rose Technology from NYC develops a platform for companies to collect, analyze, and generate revenue from data.
– Series A $5.5m round was led by Portage Ventures with participation from BoxGroup and Sound Ventures.
– The company will use the funds to expand operations and business reach.

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Alpha Medical Raises $24M in Series B Funding

– Alpha Medical is a women’s virtual primary care company.
– Company raised $24m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by SpringRock Ventures, Margo Georgiadis, Outcomes Collective Growth Capital, FMZ Ventures, Samsung Next, Chamaeleon, AV8 Ventures, and GSR Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Blockdaemon Raises $155 Million In Series B Funding Making it the World’s Largest Blockchain Node Infrastructure Company

– Blockdaemon closed a Series B funding round of USD $155m with a valuation of $1.255b, making it the world’s largest blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures, and Morgan Creek Digital.
– This follows the company’s Series A Round in June 2021 of $28m, as well as previous strategic investments, bringing the total to just under $190m.
– Over the last 90 days, Blockdaemon has significantly accelerated its growth and increased its managed node count from 8,000 to 18,000, more than doubling its operational footprint.

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Coffee Consumer Electronics E-Commerce Food and Beverage North America

Bruvi Raises $7M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Bruvi is a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-beverage and multi-brand single-serve coffee system.
– The company raised $7m in pre-series A funding.
– Investors included high net worth individuals, family offices as well as entrepreneurs represented by The Merchant Club.
– Additionally, venture capital funds include Terpsi Capital, 9Yards Capital, Cambridge Companies SPG, Miroma Ventures and M1 on behalf of BIA, a food and coffee conglomerate in the Americas.
– The company intends to use the funds to pay for manufacturing, software development, brewer inventory and digital advertising expenses, as it prepares for pre-orders in November 2021 and national launch in Q1 2022.

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Health Care Information Technology Medical North America

Centivo raises $51 million as more employers seek affordable, quality healthcare for their employees

– Centivo, a new health plan for self-funded employers that is anchored around leading providers of value-based care, announced today that it has raised an additional $51 million in funding.
B Capital Group, a leading global technology investor, and Maverick co-led the round.
– Additional existing investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Company Ventures, Define Ventures, F-Prime Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Ingleside Investors, Nassau Street Ventures, an AVG fund and various individuals also participated.
– These funds will support Centivo’s rapid growth and expansion amid increased demand from employers for health plans that are structurally built to address employee healthcare affordability.

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Employment Human Resources North America Software

Oyster Announces New Funding

– Oyster, the company that makes hiring talented people around the world compliant, human, and delightful.
– Company has announced investments from PayPal Ventures and HR Tech Investments, an affiliate of Indeed.

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Portal Raises $8.5M From Coinbase Ventures and Other Investors to Bring Bitcoin-based DeFi to the Masses

– Portal is a self-hosted Layer 2 wallet and true cross-chain DEX on Bitcoin that makes atomic swaps between Bitcoin and other digital assets fast, secure, and private.
– Company announced the closing of an $8.5 million funding round to build a self-sovereign and uncensorable DeFi on Bitcoin.
– Portal offers the speed and liquidity of centralized platforms with the trust minimization guarantees of Bitcoin. From spot markets to options, p2p lending and borrowing, all using on-chain, peer to peer contracts and without third party custody or control, Portal unlocks Bitcoin’s potential to actually decentralize finance.
– Portal is built on top of its Layer 2 and Layer 3 technology, called Fabric, which is an open-source toolbox for deploying censorship-resistant layers on top of the Bitcoin base layer. Fabric enables the completely private, off-chain execution of “smart contracts” for asset issuance, P2P swaps, staking, liquidity, derivatives, and more.

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Blackbird.AI Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Blackbird.AI is a NYC-based AI-driven Disinformation Intelligence Platform.
– The company closed a $10m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Dorilton Ventures, with participation from new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures and Richard Clarke. Existing investor NetX also participated.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the engineering and sales teams, fast-track new product development, and accelerate platform adoption by a global client base.

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Biopharma Biotechnology Health Care North America Pharmaceutical

Credence MedSystems Raises $39.9M in Funding

– Credence MedSystems, a Menlo Park, CA-based provider of drug delivery systems, raised $39.9M in funding.
– The round was led by Novartis Pharma AG and Molex Ventures LLC.
– The investment will be directed towards scaling of production capacity for the Credence Companion® and Dual Chamber Reconstitution Systems as well as development of other members of the company’s platform of innovative drug delivery systems, including its connected health portfolio.

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Propel Announces $20 Million Series C to Help Manufacturers Deliver Long Term Customer Engagement

– Propel announced it has raised $20m in Series C financing.
– The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Green D Ventures and TIFF.
– The company has raised a total of $48m in funding to date.
– With this new round of funding, Propel will continue its development of Product 360 – the only unified quality management (QMS), product lifecycle management (PLM) and commercialization solution built on Salesforce.
– By connecting product, quality, customer and supplier information in a single platform, Product 360 helps manufacturers launch products faster, simplify quality and compliance, and improve their employee user experience.

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Workflow automation startup Daylight lands $12.3M

– Toronto, Canada-based Daylight, formerly FormHero, announced it has raised $12.3 million in a series A round led by RTP Global, Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Golden Ventures.
– The company says the funds, which bring its total raised to $14.56 million, will be used to support go-to-market activities and expand the capabilities of its automation platform.
– A growing number of businesses are investing in tech-powered solutions to minimize repetitive office processes. In a 2020 McKinsey survey, 66% of enterprises said they were piloting platforms to automate at least one business process. And in a survey conducted by ServiceNow, 86% of respondents said that by 2020 their organizations would require intelligent automation to keep up with business requirements.

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Nomad Health Raises $63 Million in Funding to Address Healthcare Staffing Shortages Across the Country as COVID Surges Yet Again

– Nomad Health, the leading digital marketplace for temporary healthcare jobs, announced the completion of $63m in new equity and debt financing.
Adams Street Partners led, and all existing investors participated, including Icon Ventures, Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures, First Round Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank.
– With this financing, the business has raised over $100m since the company’s inception in 2015.
– The funding will be used to support Nomad Health’s explosive growth, allowing the company to double down on efforts to hire, invest in the technology platform, and grow its national footprint.
– As the demands on the healthcare system have reached historic levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need and urgency for temporary healthcare staffing solutions has substantially increased.

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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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Dispense Raises $2M in Seed Funding

– Dispense is a New York-based digital dispensary management platform.
– The company raised $2M in Seed funding.
– The round was led by NextView Ventures with participation from Poseidon Asset Management, Achari Ventures along with Arrive and Wayne Chang.
– The new investment will be used to hire talent, continue developing and enhancing their product, and scale their sales and marketing efforts.

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