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Sales meeting booking platform Kronologic nabs $20M

– Kronologic, which is developing what it describes as a “calendar monetization” platform, announced that it secured additional seed funding from Signal Peak Ventures, Silverton Partners, Next Coast Ventures, and Geekdom Fund, bringing its total raised to $20 million.
– Cofounder and CEO Trey Allison says that the proceeds will be put toward supporting customer growth and enhancing the platform’s features and AI capabilities.
– In an age of digital sales, the “last-mile problem” refers to a failure to convert leads to sales appointments. One survey found that it takes an average of 18 calls to actually connect with a buyer. Another estimates that 60% of customers say no four times before agreeing to make a purchase.

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Saturn Raises $44M in Funding

– Saturn, a NYC-based community-centric social platform built around the calendar, raised more than $44m in funding.
– Backers included General Catalyst, Insight Partners, and Coatue, as well as Bezos Expeditions (the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos), Marc Benioff (CEO and founder of Salesforce), Dara Khosrowshahi (CEO of Uber), Dick Costolo and Adam Bain’s 01 Advisors (former CEO and COO of Twitter), Mike Vernal (Partner at Sequoia Capital), Robert Downey Jr., Inspired Capital, WndrCo, Elad Gil, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, SV Angel, Jerry Murdock (co-founder of Insight Partners), Hadi Partovi, Neo (Ali Partovi’s Venture Fund), Dylan Field (CEO and co-founder of Figma), and TQ Ventures.
– The company will use the funding to grow its engineering and product teams, and to accelerate expansion.

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WorkJam, a digital workplace for frontline workers, raises $35M

– WorkJam has raised $35m in a round of funding from Silver Lake Waterman.
– The company serves as a communication conduit that allows headquarters to liaise with those working out in the field, from health care professionals and manufacturing personnel to grocery delivery drivers and anyone not tethered to a physical desk.

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Skedulo secures $75M to manage and analyze the deskless workforce

– Skedulo has raised $75m in a series C round of funding.
– Founded in 2013, San Francisco-based Skedulo enables companies that rely on a mobile workforce — such as field service personnel and home-visit health workers — to schedule, dispatch, and engage with their people on the ground through a “deskless productivity cloud.”
– Used by major enterprises such as Johnson & Johnson, DHL, and Vivint, Skedulo caters to the estimated 80% of the global workforce — 2.7 billion people — who don’t work from a fixed location in a traditional office setup.

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General Atlantic Leads $100 Million Investment in Fresha, Leading Global Beauty and Wellness Platform, to Fuel Continued Growth

– Fresha announced a $100m Series C investment led by General Atlantic with strategic participation from Huda Kattan of HB Investments and the founder of Huda Beauty, as well as Michael Zeisser of FMZ Ventures, former Chairman Investments at Alibaba Group, and Jonathan Green of Lugard Road Capital.
– Fresha’s existing global investors Partech, Target Global and FJ Labs also participated in the round, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $132m to date.
– Fresha will leverage the new funds to further broaden its global community of partner salons and spas, scale product development, deepen its marketplace bookings and pursue strategic M&A.

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Zenoti Raises $80M Investment from TPG

– Zenoti from Bellevue develops a software platform for salon and spa businesses.
– Series D funding round was led by TPG with participation of previous investors – Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and Madrona Venture Group.
– The new investment increases company valuation to almost $1.5b.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its platform through forthcoming M&A, while providing some liquidity to its employees.

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7shifts Raises $21.5M in Series B Funding

– 7shifts, a cloud-based restaurant management platform for restaurant owners, raised $20m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI) , the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), with participation from existing investors Ten Coves Capital, Relay Ventures, and Conexus Venture Capital.
– The new investment will be used to continue scaling its team and expand its product offering, including deepening its capabilities in the core areas of scheduling and employee communication, accelerating technology integrations to provide a more holistic view of one’s business, and rolling out the next generation of tools purpose-built for restaurateurs and their teams.

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Construction tech upstart Assignar adds a Fifth Wall with $20M Series B

– Assignar, a cloud-based construction tech startup, raised $20m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by real estate tech-focused venture firm Fifth Wall.
– Existing backer Tola Capital and new investor Ironspring Ventures also put money in the round.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its sales and marketing efforts.

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