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Almanac Raises $34 Million in Series A Funding Led by Tiger Global

– Almanac announced the close of a $34m Series A financing round led by Tiger Global.
– The round was joined by Floodgate Fund, General Catalyst, and 50 leading technology operators, including Joshua Reeves, Ryan Caldbeck, Alex MacCaw, Zack Kanter, Jack Altman, Leore Avidar, and Dennis Crowley.
– Demand for Almanac’s operating system for remote work skyrocketed this year as COVID-19 forced rapid, widespread adoption of tools designed for remote and distributed teams.
– The investment will enable Almanac to continue providing best-in-class support and services for its fast-growing customer base, including leading remote companies like IRL and Remote. In addition, Almanac will advance technology and interoperability to deliver the most user-friendly operating system on the market.

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Altana AI Raises $15M Series A Investment to Build the Single Source of Truth On the Global Supply Chain

– Altana AI is helping enterprises, governments, and logistics providers navigate these changes by connecting them to a shared source of truth on the global supply chain.
– Altana AI has secured $15m in Series A funding, led by GV (formerly Google Ventures).
Floating Point, Ridgeline Partners, and existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Schematic Ventures joined the round.

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Viable Raises $3.9M in Funding

– Viable is a San Francisco, CA-based analytics startup using artificial intelligence to automate text analysis of customer feedback.
– The company raised $3.9m in pre-seed and seed funding.
– The round was led by Craft Ventures and Javelin Venture Partners.
– The company intends to use the funds to bring to market its qualitative feedback analysis AI tool.

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Insuretech Innovator, Five Sigma, Raises $12 Million to Accelerate Growth and Expansion Plans

– Five Sigma, an industry leading claims platform provider, has raised $12M in a Series A round led by 83North and featuring existing investors F2 Venture Capital and Pipeline Capital.
– New investors include Eyal Ofer’s O.G. Tech, Xceedance and iGlobe Partners.
– This brings the company’s total funding to date to $18M.
– Five Sigma delivers a cloud-native, data-driven claims management platform with embedded AI/ML capabilities that enables insurance firms to handle customers’ claims better and faster.
– The insurance space is going through major changes with new products, new and evolving business and risk models, and new consumer expectations.
– Five Sigma’s approach to claims management process and claims data addresses these rapid changes and new requirements.

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Factorial Closes a Series B Funding Round with $80 Million

– Factorial, a Barcelona-based HR software company that streamlines people management, has closed an $80m Series B funding round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous investors CRV, Creandum, Point Nine, K Fund, and Columbia Lake Partners bringing the total funding amount to $100m.
– Factorial, which serves thousands of clients in more than 65 countries, has been ranked among the Top 10 most promising startups in Europe. With the new funds, Factorial will expand to new markets, opening offices in the USA and Brazil.

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Hive Raises $10M in Funding

– Hive is a NYC-based productivity software platform.
– The company raised $10m in funding.
– The round was led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation from Zoom Video Communications, Inc.’s Zoom Apps Fund and existing investors Tribeca Venture Partners and Angelpad.
– The new investment will be used to build the software platform, where all product decisions are made democratically by users.

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jaris Raises $31M in Series B Funding

– jaris from Burlingame CA provides an embedded lending solution for payment-enabled software companies.
– Series B $31m round was led by GSR Ventures with participation from Wing Venture Capital and Franklin Templeton, and individual investors.
– The new investment will be used to hire across all disciplines, including engineering, finance and operations, expand its product offerings to enable partners to get to market faster, and provide capital to the broadest range of their small business customers.

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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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Tulip Interfaces Announces $100M Series C Led by Insight Partners to Help Frontline Industries Bring Their Operations to the Cloud

– Tulip Interfaces announced today that it has raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm, Insight Partners.
– New investors Pitango Growth and Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures joined the round, as well as existing investors DMG MORI, NEA, and Vertex Ventures US.
– Tulip plans to expand its international operations to better support its hundreds of global enterprise customers like Terex, Delta Faucet, and Outset Medical, spanning more than 35 countries.

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Superhuman Raises $75M in Series C Funding

– Superhuman is a San Francisco, CA-based subscription email service.
– Company raised $75m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by IVP with participation from Tiger Global and strategic investors including Drew Houston (CEO of Dropbox), Timothy Young (President of Dropbox), Jason Citron (CEO of Discord), Arianna Huffington (CEO of Thrive), Ashton Kutcher, Will Smith, and the Chainsmokers.
– The company intends to use the fudns to continue to expand operations and its development efforts, as well as its business reach, starting with the hundreds of millions of people who use Outlook and Android.

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Nektar.ai Closes US$8.1M Seed Funding Round

– Nektar.ai from Bengaluru, India and Singapore raised US$8.1M in seed funding.
– The round was led by B Capital Group, 3One4 Capital, and Nexus Venture Partners with participation from Amit Midha, Ritesh Agarwal, Kevin Merritt, Evan Davidson, Deep Nishar, and Tom Donlea.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate product development and hire talent for its core team across product, engineering, and GTM functions.

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BILT Raises $9M in Funding

– Bilt is a Grapevine TX-based company focused on 3D intelligence.
– The company raised $9M in funding.
– The round was led by Silverton Partners.
– The new investment will be used to increase sales & marketing and innovate the user experience.

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Nym Health Pulls In Additional $25M

– Nym Health, the leading provider of explainable AI tech that automates medical coding, today announced $25m in new funding.
– The funding was led by Addition and brings the company’s total funding to $47.5m.
Addition joins existing investors GV, Dynamic Loop Capital, Tiger Global, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Lightspeed, as well as angel investors Zach Weinberg and Nat Turner.

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Zenput raises $27M Series C to keep multiunit operations flowing no matter the location

– Zenput, an operations execution company, raised $27m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Golub Capital and joined by Jackson Square Ventures, MHS Capital and Goldcrest Capital.
– The company plans to use the funding to continue developing its application to automate operation procedures like tracking food safety, public health protocols and changing market conditions.

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Mesh Raises $5M in Seed Funding

– Mesh is a San Jose, CA-based provider of a people management platform.
– The company raised $5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Sequoia Surge, RTP Global, Emles Venture Partners, and YCombinator Continuity with participation from angel investors Neeraj Arora (ex Whatsapp CBO), Prasanna Sankar (Co-founder Rippling), Munish Varma, Sumer Juneja and Vikas Agnihotri (Softbank Partners).
– The company intends to use the funds to grow its engineering and sales teams ahead of US expansion.

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Workplace collaboration platform Meister nets $52M

– Meister, a cloud-based workplace collaboration software provider, announced it has raised $52 million in a round of funding led by private equity firm Verdane.
– Founded in 2006, Meister hasn’t garnered the same sort of global attention others in the space have, but the Austrian company has amassed an impressive roster of customers in its 15-year history, including Deloitte, IBM, Dropbox, and SAP.
– The company pitches itself as a “modern alternative to U.S. providers,” and with its fresh cash injection it’s setting out to challenge those incumbents.

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Rootly Raises $3.2 Million to Help Companies Rapidly Recover From Technical Incidents

– Rootly, the new technical incident management platform and Slackbot, launched to address one of the biggest problems enterprises face: resolving incidents like critical outages quickly and painlessly.
– The company also announced that it closed $3.2m in seed funding from XYZ Venture Capital, 8VC and Y Combinator.
– Individual investors, including Bart Mediratta, former CTO of Dropbox; Jason Warner, CTO of GitHub; John Lilly, former partner at Greylock Partners; and Max Mullen, co-founder of Instacart, also participated.
– Funds will be used to expand the Rootly team and accelerate product development as the company continues to add innovative features and extend its product suite.

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People analytics startup ChartHop raises $35M

– ChartHop, a self-styled people analytics startup, announced that it raised $35 million in a series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
– The capital brings the company’s total raised to over $54 million to date, and CEO Ian White says that it’ll be used to fund expansion through product enhancements, investments in service and support, and go-to-market efforts.
– People analytics (also known as talent analytics or HR analytics) refers to the method of analytics that can help managers and executives make decisions about their employees or workforce.
– New York-based ChartHop, which White founded in 2018, brings together people datasets including payroll, demographic, performance, and engagement.

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Digital Customer Experience Platform Airkit Raises $40 Million

– Airkit is a low-code Digital Customer Experience platform.
– The company raised $40m in Series B funding.
– EQT Ventures led the round and was joined by Accel, Emergence Capital, Salesforce Ventures, and other existing shareholders.
– The company plans to use the new capital to accelerate the company’s investments in go-to-market and product development.
– Airkit debuted out of stealth mode in October with $28m in funding and has experienced rapid adoption of its low-code Digital Customer Experience (DCX) platform in the 6 months since launch.

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Reclaim.ai Closes $4.8M From Index Ventures & Gradient to Make Calendars Smarter

– Reclaim.ai, an intelligent calendar assistant and time management platform, announced that they have raised $4.8M in seed funding, bringing their overall funding to $6.3M.
– The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Gradient Ventures, Flying Fish, Operator Partners, and Calendly.
– Other strategic investors include Jason Warner, CTO at Github; Sue Khim, CEO at Brilliant.org; Alex Solomon, Co-Founder & CTO at PagerDuty; Kenny Van Zant, former Head of Business at Asana; and Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO at Puppet.

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Passport Raises $90M in Funding

– Passport is a Charlotte NC-based transportation software and payments company.
– The company raised $90m in funding.
– The round was led by Sixth Street Growth.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and to further improve the digital platform infrastructure.

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Waybridge Raises $30MM to Make Physical Commodities Supply Chains More Efficient and Resilient

– Waybridge, the supply chain platform for raw materials, announced it raised $30m in Series B funding co-led by Rucker Park Capital and Craft Ventures, with participation from Venrock.
– Waybridge solves fundamental inefficiencies in the supply chain, enabling clients to buy and sell commodities with less friction, have real-time visibility into their inventory, track shipments, and save time and money by turning many offline manual processes into automated digital processes.
– The new funding brings the company’s total funds raised to $40M.
– “The power of Waybridge is that we combine the financial, the logistical, and the technological into a single transactional platform that provides valuable insight for everyone in the supply chain,” said Brian O’Kelley, co-founder and CEO of Waybridge.

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CircleCI: $100 Million Funding And $1.7 Billion Valuation

– CircleCI is a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform.
– The company raised $100m in Series F funding.
Greenspring Associates led the round with participation from Eleven Prime, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Baseline Ventures, Threshold Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Owl Rock Capital, and Next Equity Partners.
– Stacey Epstein will also join CircleCI’s board of directors.

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Collaborative iOS app Craft Docs secures $8M, led by Creandum and a ‘Skyscanner Mafia’

– Craft Docs, a collaborative document app, raised $8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Creandum and joined by InReach Ventures, and other investors.
– Craft Docs is available on iOS, iPadOS and MacOS.
– The company plans to launch APIs, extended integrations and a browser-based editor in 2021.

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Sonar, which monitors companies’ Salesforce tech stack for changes, raises $12M

– Salesforce has emerged as a formidable force in the cloud-based enterprise software sphere — a $200 billion colossus upon which countless others have built their own billion-dollar businesses.
– Against this backdrop, Sonar today announced it has raised $12 million from a slew of big-name investors, including David Sacks’ Craft Ventures and Slack’s venture capital fund, to bring “X-ray vision” to Salesforce by helping sales teams visualize how all their data is connected and used across related systems.

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Hub, a productivity platform for technical sales professionals, launches with $1M in funding

– Hub, a productivity platform for technical pre-sales, has formally launched with $1m in seed funding.
– The company was founded by CEO Freddy Mangum and CTO Karl Gainey.
– Hub is designed to help individual contributors manage the sales process.
– The company was founded in 2020.

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Lattice Secures $60M Series E

– Lattice from San Francisco is a leading people management platform for businesses with people-first cultures.
– The company has raised $60m in a new round.
Tiger Global was joined by existing investors Thrive Capital, Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund, Frontline Ventures, Fuel Capital, Khosla Ventures, and several new angel investors.
– The new investment brings Lattice’s total funding to $158m.

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Veruna Closes $6M Equity Funding Round

– Veruna Closes $6M Equity Funding Round.
– The round was led by Keystone Insurer’s Group and EMC Insurance.
– As part of the long-range planning behind the round, Phil Lucca, chief field officer of EMC, will be joining the Veruna board of directors.
– The company intends to use the funds for the ongoing product improvement efforts which will focus on additional new business workflows and capabilities for agents and brokers and around quoting, binding, and submissions, and accounting.

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Doppler expands secrets management to the enterprise with $6.5M in funding

– Doppler has raised $6.5m in a round of funding led by Alphabet’s venture capital arm GV.
– Alongside the funding, Doppler introduced a tool called Doppler Share, which is designed to enable teams to share one-off secrets such as lockbox codes or Wi-Fi passcodes through an expiring link.
– Doppler also debuted a handful of enterprise features as it prepares to target bigger businesses.
– Founded out of San Francisco in 2018, Doppler had previously raised $2.3m via a seed round of funding from notable investors, including Sequoia Capital, which also participated in this latest round, and Peter Thiel.

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Clari revenue forecasting platform snags $150M investment and triples valuation to $1.6B

– Clari, a revenue operations platform, raised $150m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Silver Lake and joined by B Capital Group and existing investors Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Madrona Ventures, Thomvest and Tenaya Capital.
– The company reports it has now raised a total of $285m.
– The company plans to double its employee headcount by the end of 2021.

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Rows Raises $16M in Series B Funding

– Rows.com (previously dashdash) is a cloud platform-based spreadsheet for developing business tools.
– Company raised $16m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Lakestar with participation from Accel and Cherry Ventures, as well as new angel investor Christian Reber, CEO of Pitch, who joined the Advisory Board.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and to build out functionality.

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Orka Raises £29M in Funding

– Orka Technology Group, a Manchester, UK-based worker tech startup, raised £29m in funding.
– The round was a mixture of debt financing from Sonovate and equity funding involving the British Business Bank Future Fund and existing investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to double headcount to 50 in 2021 and accelerate rapid growth of earned wage access product Orka Pay.

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Krisp Raises $9M in Series A Funding

– Krisp is a Berkerey, CA-based AI-powered noise removal app that works with any conferencing, recording and podcasting service.
– The company raised $9m in Series A-1 funding.
– The round was led by RTP Global with participation from existing investor Storm Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate product development and make a number of strategic hires to support product development, sales & marketing.
– Led by Davit Baghdasaryan, CEO, Krisp delivers an AI-powered noise removal app based on Deep Neural Networks (DNN) that enables users to remove background voices, barking dogs, room echoes and anything else that can disturb virtual meetings.

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Magical raises $3.3M to modernize calendars

– Magical, a Tel Aviv-based startup, raised $3.3m funding.
– The round was led by Resolute Ventures and joined by Ibex Investors, Aviv Growth Partners, ORR Partners, Homeward Ventures and Fusion LA, as well as several angel investors in the productivity space.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and develop its product.

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airSlate Secures $50 Million from Silicon Valley Bank

– airSlate secures $50m in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank for a total of $130m in capital raised to date.
Silicon Valley Bank‘s technology banking team is excited to support breakout companies like airSlate through their next phase of growth.
– airSlate enables non-technical users to digitally transform their front and back-office business processes, including employee and customer onboarding, sales and ordering workflows, and contracts and payments.
– More than 600,000 customers worldwide and 25 million users have realized significant improvements in the delivery and effectiveness of their departments with airSlate’s solutions.
– airSlate’s no-code business automation platform is creating valuable workflow solutions for small and mid-sized businesses across verticals.

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AirSlate raises $50 million more to automate enterprise workflows

– AirSlate has raised $50m in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank.
– The capital comes after a $40m round in January led by Morgan Stanley and General Catalyst, and it brings the company’s total raised to $130m.
– When McKinsey surveyed 1,500 executives across industries and regions in 2018, 66% said addressing skills gaps related to automation and digitization was a “top 10” priority.
– According to market research firm Fact.MR, small and medium-size enterprises are expected to adopt business workflow automation at scale, creating a market opportunity of more than $1.6bn between 2017 and 2026.
– AirSlate launched its first product — a PDF editor — in 2008.

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Revenue Team Workspace Company Scratchpad Closes $13 Million

– Scratchpad is a workspace for revenue teams.
– The company raised $13m in Series A funding.
Craft Ventures led the round and Accel participated.
– David Sacks, founding COO of PayPal, founder/CEO of Yammer and founder/general partner at Craft Ventures, joined the board.

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