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Maestro Secures $15 Million Series B to Accelerate the Growth of the Creator Economy

– Maestro announced a $15m Series B funding round.
– New investors include NetEase, Sony Music Entertainment, and Acronym Venture Capital, alongside a host of industry titans including Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and Moonwell Capital, founded by former Activision Blizzard executives Michael and Amy Morhaime.
– Several existing investors also contributed to the round including SeventySix Capital, The Strand Partners, Stadia Ventures, Hersh Interactive Group, and Transcend Fund, as well as early Zoom employees Richard Gatchalian and Aaron Lewis.
– Maestro more than tripled revenue in 2020, grew its team fivefold in the last six months, and paid out millions of dollars to creators since the launch of its monetization tools in May.
– The Series B capital will fuel value chain expansion of its products and continued diversification of its customer base.

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Celebrity video platform Memmo raises $10M

– Memmo.me, a startup allowing users to pay celebrities for personalized video messages, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Left Lane Capital, with the firm’s founder and managing parter Harley Miller joining the Memmo board.
– Delivery Hero co-founder Lukasz Gadowski, FJ Labs, Depop CEO Maria Raga, Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff, former Groupon operations director Inbal Leshem, Voi Technology co-founder Fredrik Hjelm, former Udemy CEO Dennis Yang and Wolt co-founder Elias Aalto also participated.

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memmo.me Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– memmo.me is a Stockholm, Sweden-based provider of a video greeting platform that connects celebrities one-to-one with fans and businesses.
– The company raised $10M in Series A funding round.

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VidMob Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– VidMob, a NYC-based Intelligent Creative platform provider, raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Adobe, Shutterstock, Drive by DraftKings, the Spruce House Partnership, Prefix Capital, BuildGroup, Interlock Partners, Macanta, and key industry and tech leaders like Michael Kassan, Nick Brien, Thomas Tull, Mainardo de Nardis, among others.
– César Melo, former president at Mondelez and PepsiCo, CEO at Foster Grant and VP at Colgate-Palmolive is also investing and joining the board as an advisor.

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Intenseye raises $4M to boost workplace safety through computer vision

– Intenseye, a machine learning platform, raised $4m funding.
– The round was co-led by Point Nine and Air Street Capital, with participation by angel investors from Twitter, Cortex, Fastly and Even Financial.
– The company integrates with existing network-connected cameras within facilities and then uses computer vision to monitor employee health and safety on the job.
– Intenseye can identify 30 different unsafe behaviors which are common within workplaces.
– Managers can further customize these rules using a drag-and-drop interface.
– When a violation occurs and is spotted, employee health and safety professionals receive an alert immediately, by text or email, to resolve the issue.

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