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Analytics Asset Management Document Management North America Venture Capital

Aumni Raises $50M in Series B Funding

– Aumni is a Salt Lake City UT-based investment analytics platform.
– Company raised $50m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by J.P. Morgan with participation from Pelion Venture Partners, WndrCo, Citadel Securities, Invesco Private Capital, Vanderbilt University and Kera Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s offering to limited partners, law firms and company founders.

Financial Services Hedge Funds North America Venture Capital

CapShift Raises $5M in Series A Funding

– CapShift is a Newton MA-based impact investing platform.
– The company raised $5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Bain Capital Europe, Aperio and Addepar with participation from Brazen Impact, Gratitude Railroad, Jesse Fink, Heron Foundation, Spring Point Partners and Grantham Foundation.
– The new capital will be used to expand the company’s tech platform, impact investment research database, and advisory capabilities.

Gaming North America Venture Capital Video Games

Z2 vets raise $5M to grow Seattle studio Starform and launch social games

– Seattle-based game studio Starform has raised $5m.
– The startup plans to use the money on further development for its first game, as well as starting a team to work on a second project.
– Its unannounced first project, a team-based 5v5 arena game for PC and mobile, is currently in a closed beta.
– The $5m is a seed round led by BITKRAFT Ventures, with participation from Global Founders Capital, Vgames, and Dune Ventures.
– Since its last round of funding in 2019, Starform’s team has grown to 11 people, which includes developers with experience from ArenaNet, Amazon, and Big Fish Games.
– It plans to hire more for its second internal team.

Angel Investment Funding Platform Venture Capital Western Europe

Connectd Raises $1M in Seed Funding

– Connectd, a London, UK-based growth marketplace connecting startups, investors and advisors, raised $1m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Saracens owner Nigel Wray with participation from LiFE Ventures, Toni Nijm of Yobi Partners and Steve Castle of ABC Investors.
– The funding will be used to fuel recruitment, build out the product and prepare for international expansion in 2022.

E-Commerce Financial Services FinTech Internet North America Venture Capital

Clearco Raises $215M USD in Funding

– Clearco from Toronto, Canada, provides a suite of performance financing products and services tailor made to help founders retain ownership.
– The company raised $215M in funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from Intuit, Bow Capital and Park West.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s international expansion and development of new products.

North America Private Equity Venture Capital

Sweater Raises $2.3M Pre-Seed Funding Round

– Sweater is a mobile-first platform that allows users to directly access to venture capital.
– The company closed a $2.3m pre-seed financing.
– Backers included Motivate VC, MRTNZ Ventures, Bison Ventures, Spacestation Investments, and a group of angels.
– The new investment will be used to further develop the platform and accelerate their go-to-market strategy.

Banking Consulting Financial Services FinTech Venture Capital Western Europe

Fintech startup TreasurySpring raises $10M for platform giving online access to fixed-term funds

– TreasurySpring, a fintech startup, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by MMC Ventures and Anthemis Group.
– Existing investors, including ETFS Capital, participated.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its platform.

Automotive Banking Consumer Lending Financial Services Information Technology Logistics North America Software Venture Capital

Informed.IQ Raises $20M in Series A Funding

– Informed.IQ, a San Francisco, CA-based technology company used by financial institutions to verify income, assets, residence, and other loan origination data and documents, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Nyca Partners and US Venture Partners with participation from angels such as Manuel Bronstein, former VP of Product at Google and Dan Romero, former VP of Coinbase.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its business reach.

Finance Financial Services North America Venture Capital

Sixty8 Capital Closes $20 Million Fund To Support Diverse Founders

– Sixty8 Capital is an Indianapolis-based seed-stage VC firm supporting Black, Latinx, women, and LGBTQ+ led startups.
– The firm announced the first close of its new $20m venture fund.
– The investors include The Indiana Next Level Fund, 50 South Capital, Bank of America, Eli Lilly and Company, First Internet Bank, and the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
– Led by Managing Director Kelli Jones, Sixty8 Capital is industry-agnostic and will focus initially on seed investments between the coasts with an emphasis on the Midwest.
– Sixty8 Capital is powered by Allos Ventures, one of Indiana’s most active VC firms with Allos’ Paul Ehlinger serving as a venture partner.

Financial Services Impact Investing Incubators North America Venture Capital

MVL Raises $8M and Announces Startup Studio Innovation

– Madrona Venture Labs (MVL) has raised $8m in a new round of funding from its investors, including Spencer Rascoff, former Zillow CEO; Elie Seidman, former Tinder CEO; Court Lorenzini, co-founder DocuSign; Elena Donio, former Axiom CEO; Elissa Fink, former Tableau CMO; Julie Larson-Green, former Qualtrics CXO; Erik Blachford, former Expedia CEO; Mike McSherry, Xealth CEO; Jon Gelsey, former Auth0 CEO; Chad Cohen, Adaptive Biotech CFO; and Ralph Pascualy, former Swedish Medical Group CEO.

Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Software Financial Services FinTech Information Technology Venture Capital Western Europe

FintechOS Raises USD60M in Series B Funding

– FintechOS is a global technology provider for banks, insurers and other financial services companies.
– The company raised USD60m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Draper Esprit with participation from existing investors Earlybird Digital East, Gapminder Ventures, LAUNCHub Ventures, and OTB Ventures, among others.
– The new funding will be used to expand operations and business reach to target financial institutions in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and North America.
– This includes new offices in the USA, Dubai, and Singapore, along with the addition of 120 new staff members resulting in a 40% increase in overall headcount.

Crowdfunding Cryptocurrency Financial Services North America Venture Capital

Republic Announces $36M Series A to Democratize Access to Investing for Everyone

– Republic, a leading investment platform, announced today it has completed the initial closing of its $36M Series A fundraising.
– The round was led by Galaxy Interactive with participation by Tribe Capital, Motley Fool Ventures, and Broadhaven Ventures.
– In addition, Prosus Ventures (formerly Naspers Ventures) made a strategic investment in Republic through a purchase of Republic Notes, a novel digital security.
– Founded in 2016, Republic and its subsidiaries have raised more than $70 million to fund their ventures.
– Republic was founded on the principle that sought-after investment opportunities should not be limited to small, closed networks of investors, and that people should be able to invest in the future they believe in.
– On the Republic platform, anyone can invest across startups, real estate, crypto, gaming, and small businesses.

Angel Investment Blockchain Crowdfunding Europe Information Technology Marketplace Venture Capital

Stokr Raises Over €3.9M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Stokr, a digital marketplace for alternative assets, raised over €3.9m in total pre-series A funding.
– Backers included Borderless Capital, Utopia Genesis Foundation, and G1 Ventures.
– The company plans to scale up its investment platform.

Finance Financial Services North America Venture Capital

Founders First Capital Partners Holds Initial Close Of $9M Series A Financing

– Founders First Capital Partners is a revenue-based finance and advisory support investment platform for underserved small businesses.
– The company closed the initial close of its $9m Series A financing.
– The round was led by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Surdna Foundation with participation from Kauffman Foundation through the Capital Access Lab Fund at ImpactAssets, LivingCities Blended Catalyst Fund, Spring Point Partners, The Impact Seat and Lindmor Foundation.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the deployment of its $100m credit facility from Community Investment Management to fund 400 companies and expand into new regions across the United States.

Biotechnology Europe Finance Life Science Venture Capital

atai Life Sciences Announces the Closing of its $157 Million Series D Financing Round

– atai Life Sciences announced the closing of its $157m Series D financing round.
– The round was led by Apeiron Investment Group and joined by Woodline Partners LP.
– The proceeds from this financing will support the expansion and development of the Company’s diverse drug candidate pipeline and enabling technologies.
– In addition, the financing will provide the necessary runway to continue advancing its current clinical developments, as well as scale its experienced team in order to continue delivering key milestones.

Consumer North America Venture Capital Women's

Halogen Ventures Closes $21 Million For Second Fund

– Halogen Ventures is a venture capital fund led by Jesse Draper.
– The fund has raised $21m for its second fund.
– Draper had launched Halogen Ventures in 2015 after recognizing startups with women founders were a highly undervalued investment opportunity.

Finance North America Venture Capital Women's

SteelSky Ventures Receives Investment from Motley Fool Ventures

– SteelSky Ventures from NYC receives investment from Motley Fool Ventures.
– The company invests in companies that improve access, care, and outcomes in women’s healthcare.
– Maria Velissaris is the Founding Partner.

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