Category: Venture Capital

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 2, 2021
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  Monroe Capital has sponsored MCAP Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). This is the third SPAC Monroe has participated as a sponsor investor. In 2018, Monroe co-sponsored Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Lt. and supported its successful business combination with Repay Holdings Corporation. In 2019, Monroe co-sponsored Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd II, which has […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 2, 2021
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A startup Apna by Apple alum that has become home to millions of low-skilled workers in India said it has raised an additional $12.5 million, just five months after securing $8 million from high-profile investors. One-year-old Apna said Sequoia Capital India and Greenoaks Capital led the $12.5 million investment in the startup. Existing investors Lightspeed India and Rocketship […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 2, 2021
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Humaans, a London-based HR startup, has raised $5 million in seed funding to accelerate the development of its employee on-boarding and management platform. Backing the round is Y Combinator, Mattias Ljungman’s Moonfire, Frontline Ventures and former head of Stripe Issuing, Lachy Groom. A number of other investors, made up of seasoned entrepreneurs and startup operators, […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 1, 2021
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Skydio has raised $170 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund. That pushes it into unicorn territory, with $340 million in total funding and a post-money valuation north of $1 billion. Skydio’s fresh capital comes on the heels of its expansion last year into the enterprise market, and it […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 26, 2021
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Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The financing was led by new investor Franklin Templeton, and brings Newsela’s valuation to $1 billion. The new round is larger than the […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 25, 2021
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Wallapop, a virtual marketplace based out of Barcelona, Spain that lets people resell their used items, or sell items like crafts that they make themselves, has raised $191 million at current rates, money that it will use to continue growing the infrastructure that underpins its service, so that it can expand the number of people […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 24, 2021
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Reddit, which announced a $250 million Series E earlier this month, has added over $116 million to the financing event, upping the round’s most recent total to $367 million, according to a new SEC filing. The document shows that Reddit is aiming to raise up to $500 million in this capital raise. A Reddit spokesperson confirmed the news, […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 23, 2021
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TymeBank, a South African digital bank, announced t that it has secured an R1.6 billion (~$109 million) investment from new investors in the UK and Philippines. The company made this known via a statement. This investment will be used to bolster TymeBank’s growth and drive its commercial expansion across the country. However, this investment will […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 23, 2021
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Katana, an Estonian startup that has built manufacturing-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for SMBs, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is European venture capital firm Atomico, with participation from angel investors Ott Kaukver (Checkout.com CTO), Sten Tamkivi (CPO Topia, formerly Skype), Sergei Anikin (CTO, Pipedrive) and Kairi Pauskar (former […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 22, 2021
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Zhou Yuxiang doesn’t have the typical profile for working in China’s manufacturing world. A soft-spoken yet incisive person in his early thirties, Zhou graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in government and went on to work in investment banking in Hong Kong, following the path of many Chinese overseas returnees. But a few years […]

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