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Written by Ken Gaebler
The weekend is here, but our venture capital contract coverage isn’t taking a day off. Discover these new venture capital investments in our venture capital database.
I decided to do some work on a Saturday morning and post some of our recent VC deals.
Today we have offers from Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, London and Beijing. We also cover all types of rounds: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, and Series D. Only fourteen deals in total, but they cover a lot of ground!
Brooklyn-based Alma announced a $130 million Series D funding round. Thoma Bravo led the investment in the healthcare services company, with backing from Cigna Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, Primary Venture Partners, Sound Ventures and Tusk Ventures. Alma is at the forefront of a new practice model for therapists designed to simplify access to care.
Anyscale, which makes it easy for developers of all skill levels to build apps that run at any scale, has secured $99 million in Series C funding led by Addition Capital and Intel Capital. Foundation Capital also joined the round. The company is based in Berkeley, Calif., and is affiliated with UC Berkeley RISELab.
Artificial intelligence startup BalkanID has won a $2.4 million seed funding round. Afore Capital, Firsthand Ventures, GIT1K, K2G Tech Fund, MGV, NKM Capital, Sure Ventures, Uncommon Capital and individual investors have invested in the round. The company, headquartered in Austin, Texas, uses data science and machine learning to provide visibility into rights risks in SaaS and public cloud environments.
Boston-based Goldcast, a revenue-driven event marketing platform, closed a $28 million Series A round. Westbridge Capital led the round, with backing from Unusual Ventures.
Headroom, a meeting platform leveraging artificial intelligence to improve communications and productivity, closed a $9 million investment round. Equal Opportunity Ventures took the initiative to make the investment. Other investors included AME Cloud Ventures, Gradient Ventures, LDV Capital and Morado Venture Partners. The San Francisco-based company says it has more than 5,000 customers for its free service.
AI around the world
Inworld AI has raised $50M in Series A funding from lead investors Intel Capital and Section 32, with backing from Accelerator Ventures, Bitkraft Esports Ventures, CRV, First Spark Ventures, Founders Fund, Kleiner Perkins, LG Technology Venture , M12, Micron Ventures, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, SK Telecom Ventures and The Venture Reality Fund. The company provides a development platform for creating AI-powered virtual characters to populate immersive realities. They are based in Mountain View, California.
Kodiak Robotics, based in Mountain View, Calif., has secured strategic funding from Pilot Company, which operates more than 800 retail and fueling outlets. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. Together, the two companies strive to offer commercial trucking customers self-contained inspections, maintenance, refueling, data unloading, and load pick-up and drop-off. Kodiak, majority-owned by Berkshire Hathaway, has been developing autonomous technology for long-haul trucking since its inception in 2018.
AI-powered e-commerce company Lily AI, a product attribute platform that injects customer language into the retail stack, landed $25 million in Series B funding from Canaan Partners, Conductive Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Sorenson Capital. The company is based in Mountain View, California.
Chinese augmented reality company Nreal has raised $15 million in investment from iicombined. The company’s glasses offer a widescreen display and harness the power of artificial intelligence algorithms to deliver an immersive mixed reality experience.
Cultural discovery platform Qloo has received $15 million in Series B investment from AXA Venture Partners and Eldridge Industries. Based in New York, the company enables its members to experience new things and places based on their current tastes in music, film, television, dining, nightlife, fashion, books and of travel.
New York-based Reposite has raised $7.5m in investment from lead investors Greycroft Partners and Liberty City Ventures, with backing from BDMI and MATH Venture Partners. The Company provides a vendor management platform designed for the travel industry.
Palo Alto-based Rookout closed a $16 million Series B round. Fort Ross Ventures led the round, with backing from Binder & Partners Ventures, Cisco Investments, Emerge, Lian Group, Mighty Capital and TLV Partners. The company provides a quick debugging solution for developers.
London-based blockchain startup Thirdweb has closed a $24 million Series A investment round. Coinbase Ventures, Haun Ventures, Polygon and Shopify have invested. Based in London, the company is a developer of an application development interface designed to help build Web3 applications.
Zumper, based in San Francisco, Calif., raised $30 million in Series D funding from Blackstone Group, Dawn Capital, Goodwater Capital, Headline and Kleiner Perkins. The company offers a search platform for apartment and house rentals.
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