Bazooka Tango - a game studio led by former creators of Vainglory, Bo Daly and Stephan Sherman - recently announced that it has successfully raised $5 million USD in a funding round led by BITKRAFT Ventures, with participation from RW3 Ventures, Sfermion, 1Up Ventures, and others.
SEVA - a newly launched growth equity firm serving customer-centric founders and companies based in New York - recently announced the closing of its $85 million oversubscribed debut fund (SEVA Fund I), reaching its hard cap and exceeding its original target of $50 million.
Second Front Systems (2F) - a public-benefit software company accelerating the delivery of mission-critical software solutions to the government - recently announced a Series B funding round of $40 million.
CoordinateHQ - a project management system for client service organizations - recently announced the closing of a $5.5 million seed round. The funding round was led by Initialized, with investments from Webb Investment Network and several prominent angel investors.
Pika - an AI video platform that is transforming the video-making and editing experience - recently announced its Series A funding round of $35 million led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. With this latest funding round, Pika has raised a total of $55 million in the company’s first six months with Pre-Seed and Seed rounds led by Nat Friedman and Daniel Gross. And additional investors include other prominent angel investors in AI, including Elad Gil, Adam D’Angelo (Founder and CEO of Quora), Andrej Karpathy, Clem Delangue (Co-Founder and CEO of Hugging Face and Partner at Factorial Capital), Craig Kallman (Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records) and Alex Chung (Co-Founder of Giphy), as well as venture firms such as Homebrew, Conviction Capital, SV Angel and Ben’s Bites.
Composability platform company Canopy recently launched with $4 million seed funding from leading venture capital firms Kindred Ventures and Village Global. Canopy is known for removing the complexity, custom code, and time needed to integrate, serve, and observe all the critical data companies need to grow their business.
Scalestack - an AI-powered all-in-one data enrichment, prioritization & activation platform for RevOps - recently announced that it has raised $1 million in its first round of funding. The investors in this round include Ripple Ventures, Forum Ventures, Flyer One Ventures, Founders Network Fund, and others. This round of capital will help the platform expand its offerings and grow its reach in the market.
Route 92 Medical - a privately held medical technology company dedicated to improving outcomes for patients undergoing neurovascular intervention - recently announced it has raised over $31 million in Series F financing to accelerate the commercial adoption of a neurovascular intervention portfolio focused on acute ischemic stroke. The oversubscribed funding round was led by existing venture capital investors U.S. Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, InnovaHealth Partners, and The Vertical Group.
AireXpert - a leading provider of aerospace and aviation collaboration and automation solutions - recently announced the successful closure of a $3 million oversubscribed investment round. Miami-based growth equity firm Reformation Partners led this funding round, marking a significant milestone for AireXpert as it continues redefining the technology landscape for airlines and MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) organizations.
The Cumulus Coffee Company recently announced that it will soon introduce the first-ever solution for making premium cold brew at home in seconds. And the company also announced it has raised $20.3 million in seed funding led by Valor Siren Ventures and Valor Equity Partners, with participation from investors including Maveron, Howard Schultz, Linden Ventures, Carter Reum, and Ryan Tedder. This moment in the evolution of cold coffee results from cutting-edge technology coupled with world-class expertise in the science and craft of coffee.
Artifact Lab - a platform transforming how mobile games monetize players in an era driven by privacy - recently announced the successful completion of its $2 million pre-seed funding round. RW3 Ventures and IOSG Ventures are the co-leaders in this funding round, accompanied by Raptor Group, Cypher Capital, and HerculesDAO to round out the investors' group.
Siena - an AI-focused customer service company - recently announced it raised $4.7 million in funding. This funding round was provided by Sierra Ventures, Parri Passu Ventures, SpaceStation Investments, Village Global, The Council, OpenSky Ventures, and SuperAngel.Fund.
IO Connect Services - an AWS Advanced Tier Partner - recently announced a majority growth equity investment from East Los Capital to expand its service offerings and engineering staff in anticipation of the next wave of growth from the continued adoption of cloud computing and the increasingly complex needs of its clients.
SiLC Technologies (SiLC) - a leader in silicon photonics - recently announced $25 million in additional funding to bring the total funding proceeds from its seed and Series A to $56 million. The new strategic participants in the round include Hokuyo Automatic, Hankook & Company, and ROHM Semiconductor - all industry leaders focusing strategically on industrial, robotics, and mobility vision. They are joining SiLC’s roster of existing high-caliber investors, including Epson, Yamato, UMC, Sony, Dell Technologies Capital, and Alter Venture Partners.
INFLUENCE - a platform re-envisioning venture investing - recently announced the closing of a US$20.8 million seed round led by Alpha Praetorian Capital (APC), a multi-stage institutional venture capital fund. INFLUENCE offers a new form of venture capital by using AI-based tech to transform traditional and social media into an investable medium called INFLUENCE. The notable investors in INFLUENCE include The London Fund, ACME Innovation, Reeve Collins (co-founder of Tether), Al Kahn (Pokémon), and other prominent tech founders and investors.
Suger - a sales platform that manages the full lifecycle of cloud marketplaces, spanning product listings, offers, contracts, metering, billing, and CRM integration - recently announced $3.5 million in funding, including a $2.5 million Seed round co-led by Craft Ventures and Intel Capital, and $1 million Pre-Seed funding from investors including Y Combinator.
Imprint - a leading provider of modern co-branded credit cards for great brands - recently announced that it has secured $75 million in Series B funding led by Ribbit Capital, with significant participation from Thrive Capital, Kleiner Perkins, and Moore Specialty Credit.
Superstate - an asset management firm modernizing the infrastructure of investment funds - recently announced a $14 million first close of their Series A financing. The funding will be used to expand their team, launch private funds to institutional investors, and create a framework for compliant, tokenized, publicly registered investment funds.
CapitalOS - a fintech company providing a first-of-its-kind spend management infrastructure for B2B platforms, announced today its $39 million across equity funding and debt financing. This funding round was led by Group 11 with participation from Upper90, Vera Equity, Slow Ventures and established angel investors, which include Huey Lin (Affirm Founding-COO), Tomer London (Gusto CPO), Michael Sindicich (EVP, GM Navan Expense), Yin Wu (CEO, Pulley) and Oz Alon (HoneyBook CEO) along with accomplished product builders and operators from Stripe, Navan, Venmo, Houzz, etc.
SWITCH Maritime - a US-based company developing electrified, zero-emission ferries powered by battery and hydrogen fuel cells - recently announced that it has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Nexus Development Capital to grow its fleet. Launched in 2018 by a veteran team of maritime energy transition leaders, SWITCH’s mission is to enable private and public municipal ferry operators to more easily replace their carbon-intensive, diesel-powered fleets while reducing operating and fueling costs over the lifetime of their vessels.
Harvest Partners, LP - a New York-based private equity firm - recently announced that Harvest Partners IX, L.P. and its parallel funds (HP IX) completed its fundraising at $5.34 billion of commitments, surpassing its target of $5.25 billion. HP IX is 30% larger than the firm's previous private equity fund - which raised $4.1 billion of commitments in 2019 and has been fully deployed.
Gynesonics - a women’s healthcare company focused on developing minimally invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids - recently announced that it has secured an incremental $42.5 million in financing (total of $67.2 million inclusive of initial April 2023 financing). The funding round was led by existing Gynesonics investors Amzak Health, Endeavour Vision, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Runway Growth Capital, and Bain Capital, with new investments coming from MVM Partners and several other healthcare investors excited about Gynesonics’ commercial advances.
Tangibly - a SaaS trade secret discovery and management platform backed by Madrona and other top investors - recently announced that it had a final close of its seed round with an investment from Wipro Ventures, bringing the total funds raised to $7 million.
Tenet Energy - a climate fintech platform that helps consumers and businesses drive electric vehicles (EVs) for less - recently announced that it has closed a funding round of over $30 million, including over $10 million in Series A investment and a $20 million warehouse debt facility.
Granite Creek Capital Partners - a private investment firm based in Chicago - recently announced the oversubscribed closing of its third investment fund, Granite Creek FlexCap III, L.P., a $300 million fund focused on providing flexible capital to growing lower middle market companies. The company also recently announced the acquisition of NYP Corp.
Expanso - a startup built to help enterprises manage their ever-growing data needs with a distributed approach to big data processing powered by its open-source software Bacalhau - recently announced it has raised $7.5 million in seed funding led by General Catalyst and Hetz Ventures, along with Array Ventures.
AI21 - a leader in enterprise AI systems - recently announced the completion of its $208 million Series C funding at a valuation of $1.4 billion. The company saw participation from additional new investors, including Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corporation, and Comcast Ventures (the venture capital arm of Comcast Corporation), which joined previously announced investors. This new round of funding brings the company's total capital raised to $336 million, accelerating AI21's purpose-driven approach in the era of AI-first enterprises.
Forward Therapeutics - a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation small molecule therapies for chronic immunological and inflammatory disorders - recently announced a $50 million Series A financing. The funding was led by BVF Partners LP with participation from other leading life sciences investors RA Capital Management and OrbiMed.
Transcend - a leading provider of liquidity, funding, and collateral optimization solutions - recently welcomed Citi as their latest investor. This investment was made through Citi's Strategic Investments arm, which invests in innovative fintech companies globally that are strategically aligned to Citi's institutional businesses.