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Computer Network Security North America

Managed cybersecurity startup SolCyber emerges from stealth with $20M

– SolCyber emerged from stealth with $20m in series A funding led by ForgePoint Capital.
– The company says the proceeds will be put toward enhancing its products and services and extending its go-to-market efforts, particularly as it gears up for growth.
– The year 2020 holds the record for the most cyberattacks and breaches worldwide ever.
– SolCyber offers a tech stack that includes endpoint with extended detection and response capabilities, email security, protection against Active Directory abuse, and admin exploitation prevention.
– The company plans to expand its workforce to 20 by the end of the year, angling to tackle an information security market where spending is set to exceed $170.4 billion in 2022, according to analysts at Gartner.

Construction North America Software

QuoteToMe Lands $2.5 Million in Venture Funding

– QuoteToMe, which is digitizing the construction industry’s procurement and financial processes, announced it has funded a fully subscribed VC investment round of $2.5 million (CAD).
– This $2.5 million round was led by Builders VC and Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from Argonautic Ventures, Azure Capital, Stanford University | Farmers Investment Club, and the Donnelley Family, among others.
– QuoteToMe has drawn extraordinary interest because it automates purchasing and financial transactions for purchasers of construction materials and equipment.
– QuoteToMe centralizes buy-side/sell-side communications, offering users quote comparisons, while automatically reconciling purchase orders and invoices.
– Contractor clients of QuoteToMe report savings of up to 15%, which can easily double a buyer’s traditional profit margins.

Financial Services FinTech Gift Card Mobile Mobile Payments North America Payments

Prepaid2Cash Raises $5.1M in Series A Funding

– Prepaid2Cash Holdings, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama-based established leader in the gift and prepaid card redemption space.
– The company closed a $5.1m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by Benson Capital Partners and attracted new investor – Relevance Ventures as well as existing investor – Alabama Futures Fund.
– The new investment will be used to continue accelerating customer acquisition and the development of its financial technology and feature set and hire engineering, product, and operational talent out of its Birmingham, Alabama headquarters.

Cloud Computing Content Developer Tools SaaS Western Europe

Contentful Closes $175M Series F; Valued At Over $3Billion

– Contentful is a Berlin-based content platform for digital-first business.
– The company raised $175m in Series F funding round led by Tiger Global with participation from Base10 Advancement Initiative and Tidemark.
– The new investment will be used to expand its global presence in marketing and sales as well as continue in its investment in building out its content platform, ecosystem and products.

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INKR draws in $3.1M to make more comics accessible to worldwide audiences

– INKR is a digital comics platform.
– The company raised $3.1m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from manga distributor TokyoPop founder and chief executive Stu Levy.
– The company was founded in 2019 by Ken Luong, Khoa Nguyen and Hieu Tran.
– It has offices in Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City.
– It currently partners with more than 70 content creators and publishers, including FanFan, Image Comics, Kodansha USA, Kuaikan, Mr. Blue, SB Creative, TokyoPop and Toons Family.
– It has more than 800 titles so far, including manga, webtoons and graphic novels.

Banking Blockchain Crowdfunding Cryptocurrency Financial Services FinTech North America

Prime Trust Raises $64M Series A

– Prime Trust, a one-stop shop for financial infrastructure for fintech innovators, closed its $64m Series A round.
– Led by Mercato Partners, the round also includes Samsung Next, Nationwide, Commerce Ventures, Ayon Capital, Kraken Ventures, STCAP, s20 Capital, Seven Peaks Ventures, Diverse Angels, University Growth Fund and Nevcaut Ventures.
– Prime Trust is a one-stop-shop for financial infrastructure for fintech and digital asset innovators. They offer core financial service APIs and plug and play widgets that allow companies to launch quickly and scale securely.

Apps Legal Legal Tech North America

Hello Divorce raises $2M so that couples can say ‘good-bye’ easier

– Online divorce startup Hello Divorce raised $2m seed funding.
– The round was led by CEAS and joined by Lightbank, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Gaingels and a group of individuals including Clio CEO Jack Newton, WRG’s Lisa Stone.
– The company plans to rapidly scale legal filing options across the U.S., improve its ground-breaking product, and give consumers more of the content and services they need to feel informed and in control of their divorce process.

Delivery E-Commerce Food and Beverage Grocery Latin America

Colombia’s Merqueo bags $50M to expand its online grocery delivery service across Latin America

– Merqueo, a Latin American on-demand delivery service, raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by IDC Ventures, Digital Bridge and IDB Invest, and also included participation from other investors and previous shareholders.
– The company plans to use the new capital to expand its operations in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.

E-Learning EdTech Information Technology North America Video Conferencing

Class Technologies Closes $105M Series B

– Class Technologies, an edtech platform, has raised a $105M Series B round.
– Led by the Softbank Vision Fund, the round also includes GSV Ventures, Emergence Capital, Maven Partners, Owl Ventures, Insight Partners, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Rise of the Rest Fund, Learn Capital, Reach Capital, Slow Ventures, Sound Ventures, Chimera Investment, Daher Capital, Guy Oseary, Bill Tai and Tom Brady.
– The company was founded by education software pioneer Michael Chasen.

Network Security North Africa and the Middle East

Cyolo raises $21M for zero trust networking tech

– Cyolo, a startup developing a platform that enables users to securely access their organization’s apps, servers, desktops, and files, announced that it raised $21 million in series A funding led by Glilot Capital Partners, with a strategic investment from National Grid Partners and Merlin Cyber and support from existing backers Flint Capital, Global Founders Capital, and Differential Ventures.
– Cyolo says the funds will be used to accelerate growth and R&D efforts, as well as help new customers navigate the transition to zero trust networking.

Apps Food Delivery North America Restaurants Software

Notch Raises $10M in Funding

– Notch is a Toronto, Canada-based provider of online restaurant supply chain software solution.
– The company raised $10M in funding.
– The round was led by Accomplice and BDC with participation from MATH Venture Partners, Golden Ventures, The Yield Lab, Garage Capital, Plexo Capital, Agman, Mark MacLeod, Paul Genier, Shannon Lambert, and Jean Genier.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and development of the company’s solution for restaurant chains and food brands.

Biotechnology Therapeutics Western Europe

Macomics, the Macrophage-based Drug Discovery company, secures £4.24m expansion financing, and appoints CEO, CSO and VP Immunology

– Macomics Ltd has closed a follow-on financing of £4.24m from its 2020 Seed round, bringing the total amount raised to £7.44m.
– The additional investment brings in new investor Caribou Property Limited alongside existing investors Epidarex Capital, who led the round, and Scottish Enterprise.
– It will be used to accelerate the company’s growth, including expansion of the team.
– Macomics is developing precision medicines to modulate macrophages for the treatment of cancer.
– The company was co-founded in 2019 by Prof Jeffrey Pollard and Dr Luca Cassetta, University of Edinburgh, internationally recognised leaders in macrophage biology.
– It is progressing a diversified portfolio of therapies targeting disease specific tumour associated macrophages (‘TAMs’) towards the clinic.

Biotechnology Eastern Asia

Bota Bio Raises $100 Million Series B Financing to Advance Sustainable Biomanufacturing

– Bota Bio has raised more than $100m in an oversubscribed Series B funding round.
– The financing was led by Sequoia Capital China.
– Other investors included previous backers Matrix Partners China, Source Code Capital, Sherpa Healthcare Partners, and 5Y Capital, among others.
– The new funds will be used to expand the company’s global operations and build out Bota Bio’s lab-to-pilot scale platform to facilitate the rapid scale-up and deployment of the company’s product pipeline in consumer goods, food, nutrition, and pharmaceutical products.

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Homebase Announces $71 Million in Series C Funding

– Homebase announced its $71m Series C funding round to expand its products and services.
– With $109m in total funding to date, Homebase is also launching new innovative tools for HR and payroll that broaden its offering for small business owners and accelerate the company’s growth and expansion.
– This funding round was led by new investor, GGV Capital, and includes existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Cowboy Ventures, and Khosla Ventures, and additional investor PLUS Capital.

North America Software

QuotaPath raises $21.3M in Insight Partners-led round to help sales teams better track commissions

– QuotaPath, a commission-tracking solution for sales and revenue teams, raised $21.3m in a Series A funding round led by Insight Partners.
– Existing backers ATX Ventures, Integr8d Capital, Stage 2 Capital and HubSpot Ventures also participated in the financing.
– The funding comes amid a year of growth for the startup, which has dual headquarters in Austin and Philadelphia.
– Specifically, QuotaPath has seen 600% revenue growth since January 2021.
– It has over 5,000 users on the platform, 40% of which are paid.
– Customers include Guru, Contractbook, Mailgun, Cloud Academy, SaaSOptics and OSG.

Health Care Medical Medical Device North America

Former Iora Health execs raise $13M to guide seniors through Medicare enrollment

– Connie Health, a Medicare concierge service, raised $13m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures and Pitango Healthtech.
– It brings the company to a total of $16m in funding.
– With 55 million Medicare consumers benefiting from major innovation in Medicare Advantage and value-based care, Samir Kaul, founding general partner at Khosla Ventures, saw a large market that was being disrupted by Connie Health.
– The company’s three co-founders, Oded Eran, CEO, David Luna, chief revenue officer, and Michael Scopa, chief growth officer, saw this problem firsthand as executives at primary care company Iora Health, which is being acquired by OneMedical for $2.1 billion.

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Diginex boosts sustainability metric tracking tools with $6M raise

– Diginex announced a $6m bet that it is.
– A series A round was led by Fitch Ventures, the equity investment arm of Fitch Group.
– The company’s business model is Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) that incorporates some of the latest technologies, like a blockchain and some machine learning models.
– The ESG tool, for instance, gathers reports from partners along the chain and tracks them as the data is posted to the blockchain.
– A similar approach is deployed to track working conditions with DiginexLUMEN.

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Summit invests $215M into Odoo, an open-source business management software developer, at a $2.3B+ valuation

– Odoo, a Belgium-based provider of open-source-based business software that ranges from inventory management and ERP to human resources and CRM software, marketing tools and more, some 30,000 in all, raised $215m funding.
– The round was led by Summit Partners.
– It brings Odoo to a valuation of over €2 billion.
– With 7 million users on its platform, Odoo is a prime example of the strong payoffs to be had from economies of scale in the most successful open-source projects, but it’s also doing so with a twist.

Energy Information Technology North America Oil and Gas

Cold Bore Technology Closes $14M Financing

– Cold Bore technology closed $14m in growth financing.
– The round was led by bp ventures with participation from the Canadian Business Growth Fund.
– Existing investors include the Rice Investment Group, a $200m multi-strategy, energy sector investment fund.
– Cold Bore is leading a major shift in the completions (fracing) industry towards safer, more autonomous operations by providing oil & gas companies (operators) with a centralized digital platform called SmartPAD.
– SmartPAD is an end-to-end, fully integrated software and hardware platform designed to collect, analyze, and report data which would otherwise be underutilized.
– Better utilization of this data unlocks operators’ ability to make step-change improvements across all key performance indicators.

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Lumanu Raises $12M in Series A Funding

– Lumanu, an Oakland, CA-based company that provides creators with tools for invoicing, payments, and collaboration, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Origin Ventures with participation from Alumni Venture Group, Gaingles and 500 Startups.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach.

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Spot Raises $17.5M in Funding

– Spot is an Austin, TX-based tech startup providing digital, on-demand injury insurance.
– The company raised $17.5m in funding.
– The round was led by GreatPoint Ventures, with participation from Montage Ventures, Mutual of Omaha, MS&AD, and Silverton Partners.
– The new capital will be used to grow the team, forge new partnerships, and ramp up marketing efforts.

Health Care Medical North America

Talkiatry lands $20M Series A to go all in on in-network psychiatric care

– Talkiatry, a digital health startup, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Left Lane Capital with participation from the founder and former CEO of CityMD, Dr. Richard Park.
– The company employs an ongoing care model in which it takes a consumer in through a virtual survey, matches them with a psychiatrist based on their needs, and then follows the consumer through the care process from diagnosing symptoms to the actual prescription of medicine.
– Talkiatry has partnered with a number of insurance providers including United Healthcare, Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield and more.

Biotechnology Health Care North America

Ring Therapeutics Raises $117M in Series B Funding

– Ring Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Mass.-based life sciences company.
– The company raised $117m in Series B funding.
– Backers included Invus, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Partners Investment, UPMC Enterprises, alongside Flagship Pioneering.
– The new investment will be used for the continued development and expansion of its novel vector Anellogy™ platform.

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Employee engagement platform Culture Amp raises $100M at a $1.5B valuation

– Culture Amp, a human resources software company, raised $100m in Series F funding.
– The round was led by returning investors Sequoia Capital China and TDM Growth Partners.
– New investor Salesforce Ventures also participated in the round.
– The company is now valued at $1.5 billion.

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Trading.TV Launches Out of Stealth with $6.1 Million in Seed Funding to Support Financial Creators

– Trading.TV, the world’s first social livestream and immersive chat platform for traders and financial content creators, announced the launch of its platform, closed beta and a $6.1M seed funding round led by L Catterton Growth, Activant, Navy Capital and Tribe Capital.
– Trading.TV also announced a $1M Creator Fund to support the first group of creators joining the platform.
– Trading.TV is the only dedicated platform for creators to develop and share financial content on everything from stocks to crypto to NFTs and rare sneakers. Eventually, Trading.TV will also serve as a commission-free trading platform where community members can turn information into action.
– There has never been such a large influx of new asset classes and new traders to the markets – and with that comes a massive need for both entertaining and educational financial content. Trading.

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Figure Technologies Closes $200M Series D Funding

– Figure Technologies, Inc. is a San Francisco, CA-based provider of blockchain technology powered financial services.
– The company closed a $200m Series D funding at a $3.2b valuation.
– Backers included new investors including entities and funds managed and/or advised by affiliates of Apollo Global Management,, Rockaway Blockchain, HOF Capital, Endeavour Capital, National Bank Holdings, Goldentree Asset Management and L1 Digital.

Health Care Latin America

Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital leads $20M investment in Brazilian healthcare startup Pipo Saude

– Pipo Saude, a startup that developed a platform that sells and manages healthcare benefits for Brazilian companies, has raised $20m in a Series A round of funding.
– The round was led by Thrive Capital and joined by existing investors including Monashees, Kaszek and OneVC.
– Nubank co-founder and CEO David Velez and Cedar co-founder and CEO Florian Otto (and former CEO of Groupon in Brazil) also joined in the round.

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Lithic Raises $60M in Series C Funding

– Lithic is a NYC-based card issuing platform for developers.
– The company raised $60m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Stripes, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Exor, Rainfall, Tusk Venture Partners, and Commerce Ventures.
– The investment will be used to continue to grow, help the team scale and expand the platform through strategic acquisitions to enhance the product and its core offerings.

Health Care Medical Medical Device North America

Exo secures $200M toward commercializing ultrasound device

– Exo, a handheld ultrasound device and point-of-care workflow platform, raised $220m funding.
– The round was led by RA Capital Management and joined by BlackRock, Sands Capital, Avidity Partners, Pura Vida Investments and prior investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to commercialize its device and to build out its informatics platform.

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Acrew Capital, Jeff Bezos back Colombia-based proptech La Haus’ $100M debt, equity round

– La Haus, a real estate marketplace operating in Mexico and Colombia, raised $100m funding.
– The round was led by Acrew Capital and Renegade Partners, and joined by Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Endeavor Catalyst, Moore Strategic Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, Rappi’s Simon Borrero, Maluma, and Gabriel Gilinski.
– Existing backers who put money in this round include Greenspring Associates, Kaszek, NFX, Spencer Rascoff’s 75 & Sunny Ventures, Hadi Partovi and NuBank’s David Velez.
– The company declined to reveal at what valuation the extension was raised.

E-Commerce E-Commerce Platforms Eastern Asia Marketplace Retail

Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, acquires rival Monokabu

– SODA, Japan’s largest sneaker media and C2C marketplace, raised Series C funding, which currently totals $56.4 million.
SoftBank Ventures Asia led this round.
– Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM, Altos Ventures and JAFCO.
– SODA acquired rival Monokabu.
– SODA’s post-money valuation is now about 24 billion Japanese Yen, or about $218 million.
– Part of SODA’s Series C funding will be used to expand into other Asian markets, starting with Indonesia and the Philippines next year.

CRM Marketing North America Software

Hightouch Raises $12.1M in Series A Funding

– Hightouch from San Francisco is a Reverse ETL software company.
– The company raised $12.1m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Amplify Partners, with participation from new investor Bain Capital Ventures and returning investors Y Combinator and Afore Capital, as well as angel investors such as the founders and CEOs of companies like Datadog, Clearbit, Okta, Segment, Materialize, Pendo, and mParticle.
– The new investment will be used for product development and innovations that will empower less technical business teams to leverage data in the tools they use every day.

Fitness Health Wellness Western Europe

87% Raises £1.6M Seed Funding

– 87%, a London, UK-based workplace wellbeing platform provider, raised £1.6M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Aviva Foundation.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach into the corporate sector.

Computer Software North America

AdaptX raises $6M, changes name from MDMetrix, expands quest for healthcare data insights

– Seattle-based AdaptX, a startup that helps healthcare providers and systems use data from electronic medical records to inform and adjust what they do, raised $6m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Vulcan Capital and joined by all previous institutional investors.
– The company has raised a total of more than $11m in funding.

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Revelio Labs Secures $4.0 Million in Seed Funding

– Revelio Labs announced its seed capital raise of $4.0m.
– The round was led by Barclays and K20 Fund, with additional funding from NYU Ventures, BDMI, BoxOne Ventures, DataFrame Ventures, 840 Venture Partners and industry veterans, including Michael Recce and Jeremy Baksht, and values Revelio Labs at a $29m.
– The capital will be used to expand Revelio Labs’ offering beyond investment management, to corporate HR and strategy.

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Replicated Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Replicated is a Culver City CA-based provider of solutions for software vendors to operationalize and scale the delivery of their applications into complex enterprise multi-prem environments.
– The company raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Owl Rock with participation from Lead Edge Capital, Headline, Two Sigma Ventures, Amplify Partners, BoldStart, Ridgeline, and Heavybit.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and expand into more global markets.

Artificial Intelligence Information Technology North America Sales

Orum Raises $25M in Funding

– Orum is a San Francisco CA-based provider of a sales acceleration platform.
– The company raised $25m in funding.
– The round was led by Craft Ventures with participation from Unusual Ventures and Neo.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth, expand operations and business reach.

Compliance Enterprise Software North America SaaS Software

LogicGate Raises $113M in Series C Funding

– LogicGate, a Chicago, IL-based provider of risk and compliance solutions, raised $113m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by PSG, with continued participation from Greenspring Associates.
– The new capital will be used to accelerate product advancements and the expansion of its partner ecosystem, international presence and security posture.

Information Services Information Technology Messaging North America Video Chat

Gupshup Raises $240M in Additional Funding

– Gupshup, a San Francisco, CA-based conversational messaging company, raised $240m in follow-on funding.
– The round was led by Fidelity Management and Research Company LLC, Tiger Global, Think Investments, Malabar Investments, Harbor Spring Capital, White Oak, Neeraj Arora and others.
– The company continues to invest in product innovation for digital commerce enablement as well as expanding go-to-market initiatives in mobile-first economies around the world.

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SonderMind Raises $150M in Series C Funding

– SonderMind Inc. from Denver, CO develops behavioral health technology to improve mental health clinical outcomes.
– Company closed $150m Series C financing.
– The round was co-led by new investors Drive Capital and Premji Invest with participation from General Catalyst, Partners Group, Smash Ventures, Kickstart Fund, F-Prime Capital, Founders Circle Capital, Zoma Foundation and FCA Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s expansion into all 50 states.

Information Technology North America Services

Class Raises $105M in Series B Funding

– Class Technologies Inc. from Washington, DC develops a platform enhancing virtual and hybrid classrooms by adding teaching and learning tools to Zoom.
– Series B $105m round was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and participated by GSV Ventures, Emergence Capital, Maven Partners, Owl Ventures, Insight Partners, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Fund, Learn Capital, Reach Capital, Slow Ventures, Sound Ventures, Chimera Investment, Daher Capital, Guy Oseary, Bill Tai, and Super Bowl champion and entrepreneur Tom Brady.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and expand globally into new markets.

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BioIntelliSense Raises $45M in Series B Financing

– BioIntelliSense, Inc. from Denver provides continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM).
– Series B $45m round was led by Chimera (UAE) and joined by 7wire Technology Partners, Mary Tolan of Chicago Pacific Founders, James Murren formerly of MGM Resorts International, as well as Pendrell Corporation, Royal Philips, and Fresenius Medical Care North America.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and global expansion.

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Raythink Raises Tens of Millions of Yuan Series A Funding

– Raythink, a Shenzhen, China-based in-vehicle AR display technology company, raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding.
– The round – of tens of millions of yuan – was led by Plum Ventures with participation Qianhai FOF, Weed Ventures, Oriental Fortune Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds for a rail transit laboratory, HUD (heads-up display) mass production and automotive-grade certification.

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Genesis Digital Assets Raises $125M in Funding

– Genesis Digital Assets is a NYC-based industrial-scale bitcoin mining operator.
– The company raised $125m in equity funding.
– The round was led by Kingsway Capital, a UK-based private equity fund focused on frontier emerging markets with over $2 billion in assets under management (AUM).
– The company intends to use the funds to purchase equipment and build new data centers in the United States and nordic region.

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Kasisto Announces $15.5M in Series C Funding

– Kasisto, creators of KAI, a digital experience platform for the financial services industry, has closed its $15.5m Series C funding round.
– The round was co-led by new investors Naples Technology Ventures (NTV) and NCR Corporation with continued participation from Kasisto’s current investors.
– The round bringing the company’s total funding to date to $67m.

Health Care North America

Connie Health Raises Additional $13M in Series A Funding

– Connie Health from Boston, MA provides tech-enabled consumer Medicare navigation platform.
– Company raised $13m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures and Pittango Healthtech.
– The new investment will be used to improve recommendation technology, expand local agent network in Arizona and Texas, launch in Illinois in 2021 and accelerate national expansion throughout 2022.

Information Services Information Technology North America

Squire Technologies Raises $60M in Series D Financing; Valued at $750M

– Squire Technologies is a NYC-based barbershop management and POS system provider.
– Company raised $60m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by Tiger Global with participation from ICONIQ Capital, Charles River Ventures and Trinity Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to further scale the company’s sales and engineering teams.

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Suzy Raises $50M In Series D Financing

– Suzy, a NYC-based market research software platform, closed a $50m Series D funding.
– The round was led by H.I.G. Growth Partners and joined by existing investors Rho Capital Partners, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Foundry Group, Triangle Peak Partners, and North Atlantic Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to bolster its product offerings, grow its proprietary consumer panel, expand rollout internationally and to new industry verticals, and invest in further accelerating sales and marketing efforts.

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Strata Oncology Closes $90M Series C Financing

– Strata Oncology, Inc. from Ann Arbor develops a comprehensive genomic profiling platform to deliver a portfolio of treatment selection tests for solid tumors.
– Series C $90m financing was led by Wellington Management and joined by other new investors.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s pipeline of novel RNA-based treatment selection tests for solid tumors.

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Guros Receives $5.8M USD in Seed Funding to Accelerate the Digitization of the Insurance Industry in Latin America

– Guros announced the closing of a $5.8m investment round, at a $30m valuation.
– The round was led by F-Prime Capital and Cometa, with participation from Clocktower and Insurify and existing investors as well.
– The funding will be used to strengthen the platform capabilities, further customize APIs for commercial partners, expand into health insurance, and grow internally across technology, product and operations.
– Guros allows consumers to gain control over their insurance policies, regardless if they are a Guros policyholder or not. The Guros wallet provides policyholders the ability to save all of their insurance information in one digital location, and car owners the ability to track taxes, speeding tickets, and driving restrictions free of charge.

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FRISS Raises $65 Million Series B Funding Led by Accel-KKR

– FRISS closed a $65m Series B funding round led by Accel-KKR, advised by FT Partners and endorsed by existing investor, Aquiline.
– The funding will fuel the company’s rapid growth with additional product innovations, deep market penetration and lines of business expansions.
– FRISS serves insurers in over forty countries today, and is well on track to deliver over $2 billion in fraud savings to insurers in 2021 alone.
– Insurance fraud is a large and growing problem faced by insurance companies, with estimates of fraud in as much as 10-17% of total claims paid annually – a staggering $80bn annual loss in the US insurance market alone.

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Treeverse raises $23M to bring Git-like version control to data lakes

– Treeverse has raised $23m in a series A round of funding from Dell Technologies Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Zeev Ventures.
– The funding will be used to expedite both the development and adoption of LakeFS in enterprise data teams.
– Treeverse is an open source platform that can be deployed on the cloud — AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud — or on-premises.
– It also works out-of-the-box with most of the modern data frameworks, including Kafka, Apache Spark, Amazon Athena, Delta Lake, Databricks, Presto, and Hadoop.

Internet Marketing Mobile North America Social Media Software

Norby raises $3.8M for an all-in-one creator marketing platform

– Norby, a full-stack marketing platform, raised $3.8m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Gradient Ventures and joined by Google’s venture AI-focused fund, Bungalow Capital, BBG Ventures, Charge VC and Notation.
– The company plans to use the funds to grow its team and scale its full-stack marketing platform to new heights.
– Norby is ideal for small brands and solo entrepreneurs, and most of its customers run less than 10-person operations.

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‘Search-as-a-service’ API platform Algolia raises $150M

– Algolia has raised $110m in a series D round of funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, with participation from Twilio, Steadfast Capital Ventures, Glynn Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.
– The company is now valued at $1.1bn.
– Algolia enables customers like Slack, Stripe, Atlassian, and Ubisoft to build Google-like indexing and search capabilities into their own platforms through an API.
– This includes insights into user interactions and a suite of additional tools for A/B testing and analytics.
– Algolia also launched an API for machine learning-powered recommendations, the result of its recent acquisition of Romanian company MorphL.
– Indeed, MorphL specializes in predicting customer behavior on ecommerce sites and delivering personalized recommendations based on the context of a search.

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Rocketium raises $3.2M to help creative teams create massive marketing campaigns

– Rocketium, a visual content platform, raised $3.2m in funding.
– The round was led by Emergent Ventures.
– Rocketium is currently invite-only and it plans to open self-service usage and purchases in 2022.

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Deep Genomics Raises $180M in Series C Financing

– Deep Genomics announced the closing of a $180m Series C financing round.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and includes participation from new investors, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Alexandria Venture Investments, and existing investors Amplitude Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Magnetic Ventures, and True Ventures.
– Deep Genomics uses AI and machine learning to program and prioritize transformational RNA therapeutics for genetic diseases.
– The company has leveraged its strategic geographical advantage by combining its teams in Toronto, the birthplace of deep learning and the fastest growing technology hub in North America, with the Boston-Cambridge biotechnology hub, by hiring Jeffrey Brown, PhD, as VP of Preclinical Research, Ferdinand Massari, MD, as Chief Medical Officer, and Amanda Kay, PhD, as Chief Business Officer.

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South African payments startup Yoco raises $83M Series C backed by Dragoneer

– Yoco, a South African fintech, raised $83m in Series C funding.
– The round was joined by investors Dragoneer Investment Group, Breyer Capital, HOF Capital, The Raba Partnership, 4DX Ventures and TO Ventures; and existing investors Partech, Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures, Orange Ventures and Quona Capital. Current and former executives from global tech companies such as Coinbase, Revolut, Spotify and Gojek took part as well.
– The company plans to scale offline and online offerings and expand to new markets.

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Remote IT monitoring and management platform Atera raises $77M

– Atera, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform for IT teams, has raised $77 million in a series B round of funding led by General Atlantic.
– RMM is a category of software used by managed service providers (MSPs) and other IT professionals to control and oversee entire IT systems, including servers, desktop machines, network devices, and more.
– Atera’s software can help companies proactively address issues before they impact a customer, including automatically deploying security patches or detecting new devices on a network to install the necessary monitoring agent.
– It also supports remote access for IT troubleshooting, which is particularly notable at a time when the world has transitioned to a semi-permanent state of remote work, along with related help desk management and ticketing for prioritizing and managing any kind of IT issue.

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Blameless raises $30M to guide companies through their software lifecycle

– Blameless, a site reliability engineering platform, raised $30m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Third Point Ventures with participation from Accel, Decibel and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
– It brings total funding to over $50m.
– The company has interest from more mainstream companies in the areas of enterprise, logistics and healthcare.

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