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Near Space Labs closes $13M Series A to send more Earth imaging robots to the stratosphere

– Near Space Labs, a geospatial intelligence startup, raised $13m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Crosslink Capital and joined by Toyota Ventures and existing investors Leadout Capital and Wireframe Ventures.
– Near Space Labs also announced that Crosslink partner Phil Boyer has joined its board.
– Near Space Labs is focused on urbanized areas where change happens very rapidly.
– The company has named its platform “Swifty”.
– Each one is capable of reaching altitudes between 60,000 and 85,000 feet and capturing 400-1,000 square kilometers of imagery per flight.
– The company sells the data it collects and has developed an API through which customers can access the data via a subscription model.

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Cribl Raises $200M in Series C Funding

– Cribl from San Francisco develops an Observability Pipeline to provide real-time visibility into the data center.
– Series C $200m round led by Greylock and Redpoint Ventures, with participation from new investor IVP, existing investors Sequoia and CRV, and strategic backers Citi Ventures and CrowdStrike.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

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Pave Secures Series B Valued at $400M and Releases Free, Real-Time Compensation Benchmarking

– Pave announced $46m Series B funding led by the YC Continuity Fund and welcomed Ali Rowghani to its board.
– The round also includes participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners and others.
– Pave integrates directly with customers’ HR and equity systems so that customers have access to real-time compensation data and never have to use spreadsheets for compensation surveys, merit cycles, or total rewards statements again.

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Verifiable secures $17M for its API that manages healthcare provider information

– Verifiable, a healthcare provider credentialing API toolkit, raised $17m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Altman Brothers and joined by David Sacks/Craft Ventures and a group of individual investors including Flexport’s Ryan Petersen, Rippling’s Parker Conrad, Front’s Mathilde Collin, Syapse’s Jonathan Hirsch, Todd Goldberg and Rahul Vohra.
Tiger Global and existing investors also participated in the round.
– The company plans to scale the team.

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Real Time Medical Systems Secures $20 Million In Series C Funding

– Real Time Medical Systems is the leading healthcare interventional analytics solution.
– The company closes $20m Series C round funding led by BASE Capital and SunBridge Capital.
– This new investment continues to advance Real Time’s interventional analytics platform and further accelerates its steady market growth.

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Cybereason Receives $275M in Crossover Financing

– Cybereason from Boston, MA provides a future-ready attack protection platform that unifies security from the endpoint to the enterprise to everywhere the battle moves.
– The company raised $275m in crossover financing.
– The round was led by Liberty Strategic Capital with participation from Irving Investors, certain funds advised by Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC, and Softbank Vision Fund 2.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to accelerate the growth driven by demand for its AI-powered platform.

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Home365 Raises $16.3M in Funding

– Home365, a PropTech/InsureTech residential Real Estate investment and property management company, raised $16.3m in funding.
– The round was led by Greensoil PropTech Ventures II (GSPV II) with participation from Eyal Ofer, O.G. Tech, Verizon Ventures, Lool Ventures and North First Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its end-to-end technology platform and its expansion into more of the top 100 markets across the United States.

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Ably Raises $70M in Series B Funding

– Ably from London, UK provides a platform that powers synchronized digital experiences in realtime for distributed applications, devices, and hybrid cloud environments.
– The company closed a $70m Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by Insight Partners and Dawn Capital with participation from existing investors Triple Point, Digital Horizon, Forward Partners, and MMC.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth, adding a further 125 hires to strengthen its core UK team and growing its US presence over the next 15 months.

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Forto Raises $240 Million in Funding Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at $1.2 Billion Valuation

– Forto has successfully raised $240M in an investment round.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 21, with participation from Citi Ventures and G Squared, and strong backing from existing investors including Northzone, Inven Capital, Cherry Ventures, and Unbound.
– With this round, Forto’s valuation now stands at $1.2B.

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Apple Watch accessory maker Wristcam raises $25M

– Wristcam, a wearable camera maker, raised $25m in funding.
– The round was led by Marker LLC and joined by other investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to scale its team, Wristcam production, go to market, and R&D of its computer vision engine for wearables.

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Cortex Raises $6M in Series A Funding

– Cortex Intel is a Washington, DC-based building analytics software company.
– The company raised $6M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by 4490 Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s product management, sales and marketing teams, as well as build new software and machine-learning products.

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OnLume Surgical Closes $7M Series A Financing

– OnLume Surgical, a Madison, Wis.-based medical device company developing novel imaging systems for use during surgery, closed a $7m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Cambridge Investment Group (Luzich Partners LLC) with participation from WARF Ventures (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation) and Wisconsin Investment Partners (WIP).
– The company intends to use the funds to execute its plans for commercial launch.

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RBC Signals raises $1.2M to get ready for the coming boom in satellite data traffic

– RBC Signals, a satellite ground station venture, raised $1.2m funding.
– The round was led by new investors and included debt conversions.
– The company has agreements to use more than 80 antennas at more than 50 locations in more than 20 countries to communicate with orbiting satellites.
– It has also collaborated with Amazon Web Services on AWS Ground Station services.

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Trax Secures $640 Million Funding Round Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and BlackRock to Transform Retail Through Digital Technologies

– Trax secured $640m in a Series E financing round.
– The round was led by Softbank Vision Fund 2 and technology-focused funds managed by existing investor BlackRock, Inc.
– New investors include OMERS, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, and Sony Innovation Fund by IGV.
– Trax’s cloud platform is accelerating the digital transformation of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and grocery retailers by providing granular visibility of rapidly changing store conditions.
– Trax solutions enable users to make timely, data-driven decisions and implement immediate corrective actions.
– As a result, brands and retailers are accelerating growth, reducing costs, and driving awareness and purchase intent.
– Trax empowers its customers to provide the best shopping experiences imaginable.

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Classcraft Raises $3.6M in Funding

– Classcraft from Sherbrooke develops learning technology for students and teachers.
– The company raised $3.6M in Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Brightspark Ventures, with participation from Whitecap Venture Partners, Amplify Capital, and new investors Theodorus Investment Funds and Unreasonable Collective.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate product development and sales and marketing efforts and grow the team.

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Roambee Completes $18+ Million in Series B1 Funding to Expand Real-Time Supply Chain Monitoring – Including Cold Chain Logistics Visibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Maker

– Roambee completed a $18+ million Series B1 funding round led by Reefknot Investments, a global top-tier logistics sector-focused venture capital fund.
– The completion of the fundraise positions Roambee for further expansion of its technology, services and global market penetration ahead of its Series C round targeted for Q2 2021.
– Roambee’s proven monitoring solution, as used by one of the largest US-based vaccine makers, is envisioned by the company as the first step towards transformation of multiple industries via unfettered access to verifiably better supply chain visibility at scale.

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Vyopta Raises US$8M in Growth Financing

– Vyopta is an Austin, Texas-based collaboration intelligence company.
– The company raised US$8m in growth funding.
– The round was led by Vistara Capital Partners.
– The new funding will be used to accelerate customer acquisition and add new monitoring and analytics features.

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Lob Raises $50 Million in Series C Funding To Scale Its Direct Mail Platform

– Lob, the leading direct mail platform, announced that it has raised $50m in Series C funding.
– Led by long-time investor Y Combinator Continuity, this new financing round brings Lob’s total capital raised to $80m.
– Over 8,500 customers, including Twitter, Expedia, Booking.com, Betterment, Clover Health, Root Insurance and ThredUp, are using Lob’s platform to automate direct mail workflows.
– One in two U.S. households have now received mail generated from Lob’s platform, and the company is on pace to triple the amount of mail it will send in a single year.
– To continue scaling its operations, Lob is expanding its print delivery network—already the largest in America.

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Sentry Grabs $60M Series D Financing

– Sentry, the leader in application monitoring, has raised $60m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by its first capital investor, Accel, with participation from existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and new investor, BOND.
Accel was the first investor in Sentry, leading its seed round in 2015 and it has increased its stake in every subsequent round.

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