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Canvas Raises $50M in Series C; Valued At $400M

– Canvas is a San Francisco, CA-based diversity recruitment platform.
– Series C $50m round brings company valuation to $400m.
– The round was led by Owl Ventures and attracted new investor Sequoia as well as existing investors Lachy Groom, Zoom Apps Fund, HighSage Ventures, BAM Elevate and Fifth Down Capital.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding the product into other industries and verticals outside of technology, and make new R&D investments to further develop the platform’s insights and recommendation systems.

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Networking Startup, Linq, Completes $2.5 Million Seed Round Fundraise

– Linq is a networking tech startup that has raised $2.5m in seed round funding.
Mucker Capital led the seed round with participation from the Alabama Futures Fund and from Shipt founder, Bill Smith.
– The investment will be used to grow the Linq team, meet demand that increased rapidly over the past year, and add new products to the Linq portfolio.

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Information Technology North America Professional Networking Recruiting

Canvas lands $20M so tech’s biggest companies can find diverse talent

– Canvas, a diversity recruiting platform, raised $20m in funding.
– The round was led by Lachy Groom and Sequoia Capital co-led the round, which included participation from Four Rivers Capital.
– It brings Canvas’ total raised to $32.5m.

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Mighty Networks raises $50M to build a creator economy for the masses

– Mighty Networks, a platform designed to give creators and brands a dedicated place to start and grow communities, has closed on $50m in a Series B funding round led by Owl Ventures.
Ziff Capital Partners and LionTree Partners also participated in the financing, along with existing backers Intel Capital, Marie Forleo, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Rosensweig, Reid Hoffman, BBG Ventures and Lucas Venture Group.
– The investment brings Palo Alto-based Mighty Networks’ total raised since its 2017 inception to $67m.

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Grip Raises $13M in Series A Funding

– Grip, a London, UK-based market engagement platform, raised $13M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Kennet Partners.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand digital offerings and territories.
– Grip provides a market engagement platform for virtual and in-person events working with the majority of the world’s largest event organisers including Reed Exhibitions, Messe Frankfurt, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch.

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