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Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

– CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced $2.6m in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform.
– This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures.
– The company, founded in 2015 by Charles Lee and Harley Trung, who previously worked as software engineers, pivoted from offline to online in early 2020 to bring high-quality technical training to everyone, everywhere.
– After switching to a fully online learning program, the company recorded 100% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) growth in fully online enrollment, it said in a statement.

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Webiny nabs $3.5M seed to build serverless development framework on top of serverless CMS

– Webiny announced a $3.5 million seed round to continue developing both pieces.
– Webiny, an early-stage startup that launched in 2019 with an open-source, serverless CMS, had also developed a framework to help build the CMS, and found that customers were also interested in that to help build their own serverless apps.
– Microsoft’s venture fund M12 led the round, with participation from Samsung Next, Episode 1, Cota Capital and other unnamed investors.
– Webiny founder Sven Al Hamad says that when the company launched, he had an inkling that serverless would be the future and started by building an open-source serverless CMS, but then something interesting happened.

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Uizard Raises $15M in Series A Funding Led by Global ScaleUp Investor Insight Partners

– Copenhagen-based Uizard, the world’s first AI-powered digital design assistant for non-designers, announced that it has raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The funding was led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, with participation from Mariano Suarez-Battan, CEO and Co-Founder of Mural, and existing investors byFounders, LDV Capital and av8 Ventures.
– Uizard will use the funding to grow its marketing and commercial teams and hire new talent globally, with a focus on Europe.

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Montrium Secures $2M in Funding

– Montrium is a Montreal, Canada-based provider of cloud-based software solutions for life sciences.
– The company raised $2m in non-dilutive funding from BDC Capital (Canada), Growth and Transition Capital division.
– The funding will be used to bolster product development and expand the engineering team.

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Bubble Raises $100M In Series A Funding

– Bubble is an NYC-based open-ended visual programming platform that lets people build and launch web applications without code.
– Series A $100m round was led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors SignalFire, Neo, BoxGroup, and Third Kind and notable angel investors including the founders of Datadog, Peloton, and Hootsuite.
– The new investment will be used to improve the platform’s scalability to support newly-formed and scaling startups from MVP to IPO and expand educational initiatives to empower customers to build web platforms affordably.

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Cube Dev Raises $15.5 Million to Help Companies Build Applications with Cloud Data Warehouses

– Cube Dev announced $15.5m in funding to scale go-to-market activities and accelerate the development of its first commercial product that helps customers build applications powered by cloud data warehouses with greater speed and flexibility.
Decibel led the Series A round with Bain Capital Ventures, Betaworks and Eniac Ventures participating, bringing Cube Dev’s total funding to $23.6m.
– Cube Dev offers a headless abstraction layer between cloud data warehouses and data applications. This dramatically reduces application development time from weeks to hours.
– Demand for these kinds of capabilities continues to grow, as analysts forecast the global cloud database and DBaaS market size to grow from USD 12.0 billion in 2020 to USD 24.8 billion by 2025, a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.7%.

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WebOps platform Pantheon raises $100M from SoftBank Vision Fund

– WebOps SaaS platform Pantheon, which started out as a Drupal and WordPress hosting service many years ago, announced that it has raised a $100 million Series E round solely funded by the Softbank Vision Fund.
– With this round, Pantheon has now reached unicorn status, with a valuation of over $1 billion.
– Pantheon co-founder and CEO Zack Rosen told me that the company wasn’t under any pressure to raise.

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Belay Receives Investment From Tenex

– Belay, an Atlanta, GA-based virtual staffing company that offers assistants, bookkeepers, social media strategists, and website specialists services, received a strategic investment from private equity firm Tenex.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– The investment will enable the company to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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Shogun Lands $67.5M Series C Round

– Shogun, a leading e-commerce experience platform, today announced that it has raised a $67.5 million Series C round of funding.
– The round was led by new investor Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Initialized Capital, Accel and VMG Partners.
– This brings the company’s total funding to $114.5 million.

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Duda Raises $50M in Series D Funding

– Duda, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based professional website builder for digital agencies and SaaS companies, raised $50m in Series D financing.
– The round was led by Claridge IL with participation from existing investors Susquehanna Growth Equity and Vintage Investment Partners.
– The company intends to use the funds to develop new products and features, and expand investments across all departments, including R&D, sales, and marketing.

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Vev Raises €5M in Seed Funding

– Vev is an Oslo, Norway – based collaborative visual editor for professional developers, designers and content creators to build and launch interactive websites and digital content.
– The company raised €5m in seed funding from EQT Ventures with participation from existing investors, Sagene Tech Ventures and Skyfall Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to launch its platform to the public, invest in product development, and scale its commercial team.

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OSF Digital Raises $43M in Funding

– OSF Digital, a Canadian global leader in digital transformation strategies, received $43m in funding.
– The round was led by existing investor Delta-v Capital with participation from Salesforce Ventures and personal investments from OSF Digital Board Chairman David Northington, Board Director Jeff Rich and Board Advisor Gary DiOrio.
– The company intends to use the funds to support its acquisition roadmap, which will add new companies in 2021 with strategic services and solutions valuable to customers.

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CivicPlus Raises $290M in Funding

– CivicPlus, a Manhattan, Kan.-based provider of cloud-based software for local governments, raised $290m in funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the marketplace impact of its Civic Experience Platform.

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Uganda’s Tugende closes $3.6M Series A extension to meet the demand for its asset finance products

– Ugandan technology-enabled asset finance company Tugende today announced that it has closed $3.6 million in a Series A extension round.
– The investment, which, according to the company, was agreed on and structured in 2020, follows the $6.3 million raised in November 2020 and led by Toyota Tsusho investment fund Mobility 54. This brings Tugende’s total Series A financing to $9.9 million.
– San Francisco and Paris-based VC firm, Partech led the round. Enza Capital participated, alongside some unnamed angel investors.
– Michael Wilkerson founded Tugende in 2012. The company uses asset finance, technology and a customer support model to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises own income-generating assets.

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Rithm School Secures $25mm in Incentive-Aligned Tuition Financing Capital to Grow Income Share Agreement Program

– Rithm School secured $25mm in growth financing to drive the expansion of their tuition financing programs.
– The San Francisco-based company trains students from a diverse set of backgrounds to be top-caliber software engineers.
– Rithm School plans to increase access to their elite program through the use of Income Share Agreements, which will be more widely available to students in eligible geographies as a result of this capital infusion.
Rithm School has historically offered ISAs but has now partnered with Leif, the ISA Management Platform. Leif works with industry leading education providers who deliver exceptional outcomes to students across a variety of fields. Leif’s outcomes-aligned tuition financing solutions include Income Share Agreements which help education providers maximize their program’s growth and impact potential.

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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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Rows Raises $16M in Series B Funding

– Rows.com (previously dashdash) is a cloud platform-based spreadsheet for developing business tools.
– Company raised $16m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Lakestar with participation from Accel and Cherry Ventures, as well as new angel investor Christian Reber, CEO of Pitch, who joined the Advisory Board.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and to build out functionality.

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OutSystems, Software Development Platform Leader, Raises $150 Million Investment at $9.5 Billion Valuation

– OutSystems, the leading modern application platform, today announced a $150 million capital raise.
– The round, co-led by Abdiel Capital and Tiger Global, values OutSystems at $9.5 billion.
– The funding will be used to expand investments in its R&D and GTM strategy.
– OutSystems was founded to give every organization the power to innovate through software.
– Using the OutSystems platform, businesses of all sizes can develop, deploy and manage critical apps at speed—enabling them to respond to market opportunities and continuously deliver value through software-driven innovation.
– OutSystems makes this possible by combining extraordinarily fast, visual, model-driven development with a modern platform built around AI, cloud, DevOps, and security.

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