Category: Venture Capital

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 2, 2021

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ( CTO), Sten Tamkivi (CPO Topia, formerly Skype), Sergei Anikin (CTO, Pipedrive) and Kairi Pauskar (former […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 22, 2021

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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