Lawyer.com launches Million Dollar AI Challenge to expand legal access
Lawyer.com is ramping up a worldwide search to discover the next groundbreaking innovation in Legal AI.
Plug and Play, Suncor partner to accelerate sustainable energy, digital transformation
Plug and Play has announced a new relationship with Suncor.
Figure announces $70m Series A to support commercialization of Figure 01 humanoid robot
Figure, an AI Robotics company, announced its $70 million Series A funding round
46VC invests in Exum Instruments' Series A funding round
FortySix Venture Capital (46VC), announced its strategic investment in Exum Instruments' Series A funding round.
Plenitude, Energica partner to provide innovative solutions for electric mobility
Plenitude (Eni) and Energica have partnered to develop new cutting-edge projects.
Dental marketplace Wellplaece launches with $5.5m seed round
Dental marketplace Wellplaece announced the company's Private Beta launch.
Adonis raises $17.3m to transform revenue outcomes for healthcare providers across the U.S.
Adonis announced it has raised $17.3 million in Series A financing.
Genetica raises $500k seed round to make cannabis shopping smarter with AI
Genetica, an AI cannabis retail platform, announced the close of its seed round.
Startups flock to too-big-fo-fail banks, Kruze Consulting
Based on data from 160+ venture fund startups and more than $2 billion in cash, startups have been flocking to the major banks
Parking solution startup Bootstrapped launches proprietary app to empower property owners
Innovative parking solution startup Xtraspots has been quietly gathering momentum.
Wicked Kitchen acquires Current Foods to lead the way in plant-based industry transformation
Wicked Kitchen announced the acquisition of Current Foods.
G.O.A.T. Fuel closes $5m seed round to accelerate growth trajectory
G.O.A.T. Fuel announced the successful closing on its initial Series Seed round of financing.
Travel insurtech startup Faye lands $10m Series A funding
Travel insurance startup Faye, announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding.
Pluton Biosciences raises $16.5m Series A funding to fight climate change
Pluton Biosciences announced the close of a $16.5 million Series A funding round.
boombox.io raises $7m to build out creator platform for music makers
boombox.io.io, a collaboration platform for music makers, announced it has closed $7 million of seed capital.
Startup CEO salaries decline to 2019 levels, Kruze Consulting
Kruze Consulting has released new data on startup CEO salaries.
Volition raises $11m to scale the world's largest industrial parts marketplace
Volition has announced an $11 million seed round led by Newark Venture Partners.
Leveraging proptech for urban design that promotes sustainable transport, Plug and Play
Proptech is becoming a part of a transformational movement in transportation.
Stark Raving launches growth marketing solution for life science startups looking to scale faster
Stark Raving announced the launch of a suite of growth marketing solutions.
FlowX.AI raises $35m to transform application modernization at large banks
FlowX.AI announced it has raised a $35 million Series A funding round.
Surgical visualization startup ClearCam closes $4m Series 3 seed funding round
ClearCam announced the closing of $4 million in seed round funding.
Planera raises $5.4m seed funding to transform the construction industry
Planera has raised $5.4m seed funding to transform the construction industry.
VOSMOS introduces DIY Virtual Events platform for user-created, customized virtual events
VOSMOS, a tech startup that specializes in Metaverse and virtual experiences, has launched VOSMOS.Events, a DIY or user-created virtual events platform.
Aegis Ventures, Northwell Holdings launch healthtech startup Optain to detect and prevent early stage diseases
Ascertain, a revolutionary collaboration between Aegis Ventures and Northwell Holdings, announced a seed funding round to launch Optain, an artificial intelligence company.
IDC Ventures appoints Jaclyn Baumgarten as Managing Partner to spearhead US expansion
IDC Ventures (IDCV), announced the appointment of Jaclyn Baumgarten as a Miami-based Managing Partner and the head of its US operations.
Dairy Runway program launches to provide education and support for early-stage dairy innovators
Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) and the Northeast Dairy Foods Research Center have launched the Dairy Runway program, an entrepreneurship curriculum for dairy innovators.
Tech Seoul partners with Starta Ventures to expand global outreach for Korean startups
Tech Seoul, an online English news platform, announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Starta Ventures, a mid-sized venture capital firm based in New York, to support the global expansion of Korean startups.
How automotive solutions will create sustainable urban living, Plug and Play
Automotive solutions play a critical role in creating sustainable cities, particularly in regard to real estate, urban planning, IoT, AI, and smarter cities in general.
Genemod raises $4.5m to become the central research platform for biopharma companies
Genemod, a cloud-based workspace collaboration software for biopharma R&D teams, announced it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding.
Five tech startups join Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator program
Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with gener8tor, announced the addition of five promising tech startups to its innovative Black Founder Accelerator program.
Fintech startup Setscale launches out of stealth with ~ $80m equity and debt raise
Setscale, a fintech startup revolutionizing purchase order financing for SMBs, announced it has raised a $9.5 million seed funding round, as well as secured up to $70 million in debt.
AAM invests in EnerTech's Global Strategic Mobility Fund to advance automotive technologies
American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), a pioneer in driveline and metal forming technology, announced a $10 million investment in the Global Strategic Mobility Fund (GSMF), a venture capital fund managed by EnerTech Capital.
Oncology Ventures invests in next-gen cancer startups for affordable, efficient and accessible cancer care
Oncology Ventures, the trusted partner for early stage cancer startups, has announced its investment in the next generation of cancer startups.
Danish startups pursue US expansion opportunities through TMC Biobridge
Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the BioInnovation Institute (BII) announced that three startups from BII will join a customized accelerator program tailored for helping startups build their US go-to-market strategy.
Transforming public health solutions via AI revolutions, Plug and Play
Public health has traditionally been understood as a mission-driven industry that could not be profitable but, rather, one that utilizes a non-profit structure.
OtherLeft Ventures launches healthcare-focused venture studio in Nashville, TN
OtherLeft Ventures announced the launch of its healthcare-focused venture studio in Nashville, Tennessee (TN).
Atlanta-based startup Makeswift raises $3m to help marketers build enterprise-class, composable websites
Makeswift, the visual builder for Next.js websites, announced it has raised $3 million to empower marketers to build and manage powerful websites without engineering intervention.
Early stage VC firm True Ventures creates practical framework to help startups decarbonize
True Ventures announced the launch of the True Climate Action Guide to help its portfolio founders and companies across the technology ecosystem reduce carbon emissions.
How two teenagers harnessed the power of TikTok to build a million dollar golf brand
Less than eighteen months ago, Golf Daddy Co-founders, Daniel Puumalanien and Paul Boranian were working at a fashion-tech startup when the idea to launch a golf training aid became a reality.
JetBlue Ventures, Plug and Play partnership yield successful outcome in travel and hospitality industry
JetBlue Ventures and Plug and Play Tech Center announced that their partnership has once again been successful in fostering innovation and growth in the travel industry.
Cardinality raises $12.5m Series B financing to expand market coverage, accelerate growth
Cardinality.ai, a government-technology focused AI SaaS solution provider, announced a $12.5 million Series B investment led by Boathouse Capital, along with other investors.
Institutional on-chain finance startup Fractal raises $6m seed funding to accelerate growth
Fractal, an infrastructure provider enabling institutions to clear, settle, and margin digital asset trades on-chain, announced it has secured $6 million in financing led by Hack VC.
Gate Pay partners with CityPay.io startup to advance crypto payment adoption in Georgia and Europe
Gate Pay, the crypto payment service product by the global leading CEX Gate.io, announced a strategic partnership with CityPay.io, a fast-growing crypto payment startup based in Georgia.
Climate tech startup nZero raises $16m Series A funding amid global call for accurate sustainability reporting
nZero, the near real-time carbon management and accounting platform, announced it has closed a $16 million Series A funding round.
AlphaSense raises $100m to fuel innovation in AI and market intelligence
AlphaSense, the market intelligence and search platform, announced a $100 million addition to its $225 million Series D financing round at a $1.8 billion valuation.
GigaStar launches next gen funding experience for YouTube creators
GigaStar, a startup bringing Creators and Fans together as partners, announced that its next-generation marketplace launched in beta, offering YouTube Creators streamlined access to Fan funding.
[Interview] Ramanjeet Singh, CEO, Woosper, USA
Woosper is a US-based digital advertising and marketing agency focused on creating experiences that help clients discover their place in the digital world.
Fertility treatments aren't just for the 1%, Sunfish
Sunfish, a fintech company founded last year, aims to make fertility treatments more accessible and has recently designed a new product to help reduce the cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Meet the 10 tech startups in the inaugural Geekz Ventures pre-accelerator
US-based pre-accelerator Geekz Ventures has announced its class of 10 startups for its inaugural cohort program.
TDK Ventures invests in pH7 Technologies for clean extraction and recycling of critical metals
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, its corporate venture-capital arm, is investing in sustainable metal extraction innovator pH7 Technologies and co-leading its Series A financing round.
Why open finance is the future, Plug and Play
In 2018, the UK made history as the world’s first Open Banking Standard was implemented, establishing the foundations for the nation’s pioneering ecosystem and setting a blueprint for other countries.
First Citizens Bank enters into whole bank purchase of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A.
First Citizens Bank, has entered into an agreement with FDIC to purchase out of FDIC receivership substantially all loans and certain other assets, and assume all customer deposits and certain other liabilities of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A.
California furniture startup Woodsy announces pre-seed funding round, launches Kickstarter
Woodsy, a California furniture startup manufacturing affordable solid wood furniture, announced its first product on Kickstarter, surpassing its funding goal in 6 hours.
Global trends in supply chain finance, Plug and Play
According to the World Supply Chain Finance Report 2022, supply chain finance fund volumes showed a significant increase in 2021 over 2020 as the global volume rose by 38% to $1.8 billion and funds in use by 41% to $713 billion.
TeselaGen offers Starter Edition to help biotech startups scale efficiently
TeselaGen Biotechnology, the developer of AI-enabled Operating System for Biotechnology R&D and Manufacturing, announced the launch of its Starter Edition to support innovative early-stage biotech companies that are ready to scale.
Frontier Aerospace secures $10m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Frontier Aerospace Corporation ("Frontier"), a pioneer in next generation liquid rocket engines for in-space propulsion, announced it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round from AEI HorizonX.
Mumbai-based HRtech startup ZingHR invests in SaaS startup LokiBots to expand its AI-based products and services
HRtech startup ZingHR has made a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based SaaS startup LokiBots. The investment will help ZingHR leverage its AI-based software bots.
Cybersecurity startup Aembit launches with $16.6m funding to bring identity-first security to workloads
Aembit, the identity platform that lets DevOps and Security teams discover, manage, enforce, and audit access between federated workloads, announced its official launch alongside $16.6m in seed financing.
Bezos Earth Fund invests $34m to help deliver healthy, climate-friendly food and improve corporate climate accountability
The Bezos Earth Fund announced $34.5 million in grants as part of its $10 billion commitment to fight climate change.
Plug and Play Alberta announces 58 startups for Spring cohort of accelerator programs
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 58 startups for the Spring cohort of its industry-specific Health, Sustainability, Food and Beverage, and Sector Agnostic startup accelerator programs.
VION Investments offers immediate funding to companies affected by SVB and Signature Bank collapse
The collapse of SVB Bank and Signature Bank, the largest such failures since 2008, have sent shockwaves through the financial markets, hitting startups and companies reliant on venture capital hardest.
Recast Capital launches Recast Accelerate, a program supporting early-stage, women-led venture funds
Recast Capital has launched Recast Accelerate, a catalytic program to drive the success of women-led, early stage US funds in venture capital.
Biotech startup Tiamat Sciences raises $2m seed extension round to accelerate product validation, strategic partnerships
Biotechnology startup Tiamat Sciences, announced its $2 million seed-extension financing round led by 8090 Industries with participation from new and existing investors.
Food industry disruptor ISH launches plant-based seafood to U.S. foodservice companies with Dot Foods
The ISH Company (IHS), a startup disrupting the food industry, has entered a strategic, non-exclusive distribution agreement with Dot Foods, to expand its distribution across the U.S.
Droit raises $23m Series B funding round to support global growth and wealth product development
Droit, a technology firm at the forefront of computational law and regulation, announced it has closed a $23 million Series B investment in its latest funding round.
Finding the perfect innovative solution for corporates, Plug and Play
Companies today can face various challenges that impact their survival. These challenges often arise from rapid technological advancements, changing consumer behavior, and the evolving business landscape.
Bain Capital Ventures raises $1.9 billion funding to champion technology founders from seed to growth stage and beyond
Bain Capital Ventures (BCV), closed two oversubscribed funds totaling $1.9 billion, which will continue the firm's deep and engaged support of technology startups from seed to growth.
Sustainable hemp food startup announces first expansion into the non-dairy dessert category
Planet Based Foods, the first and only company to produce nutritious plant-based meat with sustainable hemp as its number one ingredient, announced its expansion into the non-dairy frozen dessert category.
Lightship Foundation's Startup Train connects tech ecosystems from Rhode Island to Washington D.C.
Startup Train, the inclusion focused US tech ecosystem tour is being launched by Lightship Foundation to reach and connect entrepreneurs and ecosystems across the country.
Attio raises $23.5m Series A to usher in a new era of CRM
Attio, the company building the CRM of the future, announced $23.5 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with continued participation from existing investors Balderton Capital and Point Nine.
Autonomous vehicles affect the future of insurance, Plug and Play
With self-driving technology becoming increasingly available and popular, more and more people are opting to ditch their own cars and ride aboard autonomous vehicles instead.
Videocites partners with NBA to provide greater insights into league’s social media exposure with initial closing of Series B funding
Videocites, creator of the next-generation analytics solution that reveals the true social footprint created by fans and partners on social media, announced the initial closing of a Series B round.
Raft announces $100m prime contract award to support cloud native product lines for Kessel Run
Raft, a technology consulting firm focused on solving hard engineering problems, announced it has been awarded a prime contract $100 million contract to develop software applications in collaboration with AFLCMC.
Vue.ai announces new AI powered models to generate inclusive ad creatives through Meta's Creative Shop
Vue.ai, the retail vertical of AI startup Mad Street Den, announced its partnership with Meta to generate automated and inclusive ad creatives using AI-powered models for brands using Meta's creative services.
Steph Curry's SC30 joins Simplicity, Silicon Valley AI-driven startup building super app for cities
Simplicity, the platform revolutionizing the way residents connect with their cities, announced that four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen (Steph) Curry's SC30, has joined forces with the platform.
Logistics SaaS startup BlueCargo raises $11m to make containers flow faster through US Port terminals
BlueCargo, the logistics SaaS platform that optimizes the entire container workflow from port to warehouse, announced it has raised $11 million in new funding led by Soma Capital and Left Lane Capital.
Generative AI startup Autobound raises $4m to make writing personalized sales emails easy
Emerging startup Autobound, is announcing $4 million in funding to automate the tedious workflow of writing personalized sales emails.
Decentralized finance companies are shifting from centralization, Plug and Play
Decentralized finance, commonly referred to as DeFi, is an emerging technology aimed at building a new financial system that is open to everyone and does not depend on traditional financial intermediaries, such as banks, lenders, etc.
Agritech startup IngredientWerks announces successful completion of seed round funding
IngredientWerks, an ag-tech ingredient company developing high value plant-based proteins for the alternative protein markets, announced it has secured its seed round of funding.
eDRV raises seed round to accelerate an interconnected EV charging ecosystem
eDRV, an API-first electric vehicle (EV) charging management solution used at over 7,500 charging locations globally, announced it has closed on a seed funding round.
To stay competitive, startups must combat gender diversity debt, study
Entrepreneurship is booming, but women are underrepresented among its founders, investors and employees. A recent study investigates entrepreneurship's gender "diversity debt," a demographic disparity that can be difficult and costly to remedy.
Next-gen self storage startup Stuf secures $11m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Stuf, a next-generation self storage startup, announced it has closed an $11 million Series A financing round led by Altos Ventures and Allegion Ventures, with participation from existing investors, Wilshire Lane Capital and Harlem Capital.
Founders of Spatial analytics startup Spatio Metrics join Outer Labs to accelerate data-driven real estate solutions
Sonal Singh Goldstein and Jim Peraino, Founders of Spatial analytics startup Spatio Metrics, are joining Outer Labs, a company that helps real estate owners develop technology.
Authentication startup Descope launches from stealth with $53m seed funding to trailblaze a passwordless future for all
Descope announced it has raised $53 million in seed funding and emerged from stealth to launch a frictionless, secure, and developer-friendly authentication and user management platform.
Insurtech startup OpenEyes emerges from stealth with $23m Series A funding
OpenEyes, an insurtech company serving commercial automotive fleets, today emerged from stealth with $18 million in Series A funding led by global software investor Insight Partners and Pitango First.
Battery startup NanoGraf raises $65m Series B to scale North American production of silicon anode products
NanoGraf, an advanced battery materials company and enabler of the world’s most energy-dense lithium-ion 18650 cell, announced it has raised $65 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round.
Acceldata raises $50m Series C funding to expand market leadership and product innovation in data observability
Acceldata, the market leader in data observability, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. This latest round of funding was led by March Capital, with additional investment from Sanabil Investments.
Predicta Med raises investment from CerraCap Ventures to support its early detection, intervention of chronic diseases platform
Venture Capital fund CerraCap Ventures, announced a strategic investment in Predicta Med, an early-growth startup helping medical clinics and institutions identify and work-up immune-related diseases earlier.
London-based TDGA secures NewMedia Holding as lead investor in $20m seed round
London-based TDGA, the owner of the biggest brand in Space Media today, Space Hero, announced a $20 million seed round.
Novel Capital, Pipeline Entrepreneurs partner to make non-dilutive capital more accessible to Midwest startups
Novel Capital, the fintech Growth Platform that helps B2B businesses accelerate their growth, announced a partnership with Pipeline Entrepreneurs to make non-dilutive capital more accessible to Midwest startups.
Tech startup Uspace fills the gap in web marketing missing from main street small business
Recent advertising by e-Commerce giants Go Daddy, Shopify, Wix and others would have the public believe that anybody can build and launch a moneymaking website with little time and effort.
Rembrand raises $8m seed round to scale AI product placement for video
Rembrand, the revolutionary AI product placement platform that embeds photo-realistic products into digital videos, announced a $8 million seed round and the upcoming launch of their beta platform.
IDTechEx explores nine startups innovating polymer additive manufacturing
Essential to understanding the evolution of the polymer 3D printing industry is exploring the change from low-cost printing technologies and materials to the slow growth and adoption of innovative polymer printing technologies.
Metal 3D printing startup Fabric8Labs closes $50m Series B financing for electrochemical additive manufacturing technology
Fabric8Labs, pioneer of electrochemical additive manufacturing, announced the close of a $50 million Series B investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
Building construction startup Boxabl unveils the home of the future
Boxabl, the innovator in building systems, made a huge impact at this year's International Builders' Show (IBS) with its two-story building display.
Anthropic forges partnership with Google Cloud to help deliver reliable and responsible AI
Google Cloud announced a new partnership with Anthropic, an AI startup focused on safety and research. Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.
Finance software startup Quartr signs API deal with Nordnet to enhance informed investment decisions
Finance software startup Quartr signed an API deal with Nordnet, the online broker in the Nordic region, reaching almost two million customers.
Ingredient biotech startup Michroma closes $6.4m seed round to bring novel food coloring to market
Michroma, a precision fermentation food ingredient startup, announced it has closed $6.4 million in seed financing, to fast-track the company's commercialization of sustainable natural colorants.
22 Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech finalists push to the finish
The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation, kicked off the final phase of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech.
Panoramic Ventures welcomes Christy Johnson as General Partner and Chief Performance Officer
Panoramic Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Atlanta that partners with extraordinary founders to build category-leading companies, has welcomed Christy Johnson as General Partner and Chief Performance Officer (CPO).
AI-focused customer communications app Yobi raises $2.37m seed funding to accelerate growth
Yobi, the AI-focused customer communications app catering specifically to the small business community, announced it has raised a total of $2.37 million as part of its oversubscribed seed round.
Raven Indigenous Capital Partners closes $100m venture capital fund to support native American entrepreneurs
Raven Indigenous Capital Partners announced the final closing of a $100 million Indigenous venture capital fund that provides patient capital and a culturally grounded community of support.
Spotcovery, serving as a bridge between African Americans and Africans, launches optimization tool on site
Spotcovery, the innovative media platform that connects descendants of the African continent while promoting culture, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth, has launched the Slickstream optimization tool.
TBD Health raises $4.4m seed round to expand its hybrid sexual healthcare offerings
TBD Health, a sexual healthcare provider revolutionizing the medical landscape through unparalleled digital and in-person clinical care, announced a $4.4 million seed round.
Pre-sale home renovation startup Freemodel raises $19.5m Series A funding to expand its service offering
San Francisco Bay Area-based tech-enabled home renovation company Freemodel, announced it has secured a $19.5 million series A investment led by QED Investors.
Cell therapy startup FibroBiologics launches public funding campaign with StartEngine.com
FibroBiologics, a clinical-stage company focused on the development of fibroblast cell-based therapeutics for chronic diseases, launched an online funding campaign with StartEngine, an equity crowdfunding platform.
Hatchfi launches out of beta, raises $1.2m pre-seed to enable fintech apps bridge the gap to Web3
Hatchfi, a crypto integration platform that allows users to seamlessly connect crypto accounts to any app like they would a bank account, launched out of beta on the heels of a $1.2 million pre-seed raise.
Fulcrum Venture announces fifth cohort of its accelerator program
After reviewing hundreds of startups, Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the startup accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs, announced its fifth cohort of promising young companies set to graduate in March 2023.
Startup Genome partners with Endeavor to research the Detroit region's entrepreneurial ecosystem
Startup Genome and Endeavor are working together to study and support the Detroit region's entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem development.
Free From Market raises $2.1m seed round for its food is medicine platform to treat chronic health conditions
Free From Market (FFM), the patient-driven digital platform, announced it has closed a $2.1 million seed investment.
Las Vegas startup Roots Homes raises $2.2m to make homeownership easy for Millennials and Gen Z
Roots Homes, the Las Vegas-based startup pioneering fractional homeownership, announced a $2.2 million funding round led by Other Ventures, with participation from Behind Genius Ventures.
Pegasus Tech Ventures launches $100m fund with Japanese chemicals and life science company Denka
Pegasus Tech Ventures (Pegasus), a global venture capital firm that is headquartered in the Silicon Valley, has established a $100 million corporate venture capital fund with Denka.
Battery recycling startup Redivivus receives funding from ENEOS Innovation Partners to accelerate growth
Redivivus, a lithium-ion battery recycling startup, announced an investment from ENEOS Innovation Partners, a corporate venture capital firm committed to delivering new energy, materials, and services.
Top 10 digital health startups in 2023 according to Plug and Play
New trends don’t materialize at the start of the year, but it is still a great time to reflect on the past year and see what topics will fill newsfeeds and dominate conversations in the digital health space in 2023.
Michigan State University biotech startup Iaso Therapeutics closes $1.25m equity series seed preferred financing
Iaso Therapeutics closed the first tranche of the company's $1.25 million series seed preferred round of financing.
HLTH Foundation launches coalition to help integrate health equity standards into healthcare tech and data practices
HLTH Foundation announced the formation of the Techquity for Health Coalition, with a mission to assimilate health equity considerations into healthcare technology innovation and data practices.
Memfault raises $24m Series B funding to supercharge its IoT reliability platform
Memfault, the IoT reliability platform, announced a $24 million Series B funding round, led by Stripes with additional participation from existing investors Partech Partners and Uncork Capital as well as the 5G Open Innovation Lab.
Sofia-based EV charging platform AMPECO raises $13m Series A funding to expand in the US
AMPECO, a Sofia-based white-label EV charging management software platform, closed a Series A funding round of $13 million led by BMW i Ventures.
New Orleans edtech startup Pressto utilizes AI to revolutionize writing instruction
Edtech startup Pressto is releasing unprecedented teacher-driven product enhancements, including the incorporation of unique AI capabilities, at the Future of Education Technology Conference in New Orleans.
RIMAC Seguros joins Plug and Play's health platform in Silicon Valley
RIMAC Seguros, an insurance company in Peru with 3 million customers, has entered into a strategic partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center, the world's corporate innovation platform based in Silicon Valley.
Video AI startup ShortTok appoints Jayan Eledath as CTO to accelerate innovation, drive growth
ShortTok, an early-stage software company developing automated visual storytelling technologies, announced the appointment of Jayan Eledath as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to accelerate innovation and drive growth.
Terminal49 secures $6.5m Series A to power ocean freight visibility and automation
Terminal49, the ocean freight visibility platform, announced it has secured $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Stage 2 Capital and co-lead by Grand Venture Partners, with follow-on participation from seed stage investors.
Next-gen employee payments startup Grazzy raises $4.25m to power hospitality's future of digital tips
Grazzy, a next-gen employee payments platform, announced a $4.25 million seed funding from Next Coast Ventures and Tuesday Capital to fuel expansion and growth of its digital tipping.
Business-focused insurtech Coverdash announces launch after oversubscribed seed round
Coverdash, a fully-digital business insurance startup providing simplified insurance solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes, announced the company's official launch and the closing of an oversubscribed seed funding round.
Oklahoma universities, Tulsa Innovation Labs partner to launch Canopy HealthTech
The University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, and Tulsa Innovation Labs, announced the launch of Canopy HealthTech, a new multi-year initiative to accelerate the commercialization of virtual health innovations.
New startup PinHearts launches in Atlanta, GA
An Atlanta, Georgia-based startup that prints dynamically-generated custom maps commemorating life's special moments announced the official launch of their brand and real-time mapping platform, PinHearts.
Food Foundry accelerator announces fifth cohort of early-stage foodservice startups
Food Foundry, an accelerator program built by Relish Works and Gordon Food Service for early-stage startups disrupting the food and foodservice industry, announced the five startups that will join the fifth cohort starting in January 2023.
Web3 payments startup SphereOne raises $2.5m to build crypto for grandmas
SphereOne, a crypto payment platform that allows users to make purchases with any cryptocurrency, across any blockchain, announced the closing of a $2.5 million seed round.
African startups land deals at European tech events
Seven African tech companies wooed investors, networked and showcased their products at two of the world’s biggest tech gatherings in Europe.
Former CEO of BMW Manufacturing Knudt Flor joins South Carolina startup Delta Bravo
Retired BMW Manufacturing CEO Knudt Flor has been appointed to the newly created advisory board at predictive analytics company Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence (Delta Bravo AI).
Matchstick Ventures-backed startup Bean emerges from stealth to democratize the market for accounting services
Bean, a Matchstick Ventures-backed digital accounting startup, announced it emerged from stealth to democratize the market for accounting services.
Swedish solar power startup SunRoof raises €13.5m growth round to expand across Europe and the US
Swedish solar power startup SunRoof announced it has raised €13.5 million growth round extension to bring its pioneering solar roof system to more homeowners worldwide.
Deal Box launches venture arm to invest $125m in foundational Web 3 technologies
Deal Box, a capital markets advisory and secure token offering packaging platform, announced the launch of Deal Box Ventures, a venture arm that will invest $125 million in startups that leverage foundational Web 3 technologies.
Future-of-work platform gigaroo launches out of stealth to transform the service industry employment market
gigaroo, the future-of-work platform that matches service industry employers with relevant Gen-Z job-seekers, announced it has raised multi-million dollar pre-seed round of investment from ATX Venture Partners.
Agritech startup EarthOptics secures $27.6m Series B funding to advance data-driven agriculture through actionable soil insights
EarthOptics, a pioneer in soil measurement and insights, announced a $27.6 million round of funding led by Conti Ventures.
Real-time animation startup Rive raises $10m Series A funding to launch its cloud collaboration tool for animated graphics
Rive, provider of real-time animation software, announced $10 million in Series A funding to support the launch of Rive's cloud collaboration tool for creating animated graphics that run anywhere.
Tax and accounting solution provider TaxBit acquires digital asset accounting startup Tactic
TaxBit, the tax and accounting provider for the digital asset economy, announced the acquisition of Tactic, a digital asset financial accounting platform that offers a streamlined accounting subledger.
Infant nutrition startup NAMUH partners with Ginkgo Bioworks to produce multiple infant nutrition products
Infant nutrition startup NAMUH and Ginkgo Bioworks, announced a collaboration to develop functional oligosaccharides that are structurally identical to those found in human breast milk.
Wallet-as-a-service startup MSafe raises $5m seed round to develop multi-signature solutions
MSafe (Momentum Safe), a trailblazer in developing the first multi-signature wallet solution on the Aptos / Move ecosystem, announced the completion of a $5 million seed round.
Herself healthtech startup raises $7m funding, opens first clinic to transform advanced primary care for women
Herself Health, a healthcare technology company designed to deliver advanced primary care to women over 65, received $7million seed round funding led by founding partner Juxtapose.
AI-powered sales assistant Attention raises $3.1m funding
Attention, the AI-powered sales assistant helping teams overcome inefficiencies at every stage of the sales cycle, announced its $3.1 million funding round led by Eniac Ventures.
Contextual marketing startup Digiphy connects brands directly to customers one scan at a time
Digiphy, a contextual marketing startup is disrupting the status quo by empowering brands to connect directly with customers from every product and physical touchpoint.
Boulder-based startup Hickey Hack develops first ever concealer for hickeys
Hickey Hack, a startup based in Boulder, Colorado, has developed a concealer designed to eliminate hickeys. This is the first time a product like this has ever been created and is a major breakthrough in the cosmetic industry.
Honely partners with NeoZips startup to bring digital U.S. real estate investing tool to the Korean markets
Honely has announced the start of a new partnership with NeoZips, an Irvine startup that provides Korea-based clientele an end-to-end service for investing in American real estate.
Fintech startup PayUp partners with property management software provider ResMan
PayUp, a Rex company, announced it has partnered with ResMan, a property management system that drives profitability and efficiency for nearly a thousand property management companies across the U.S.
Security technology startup receives over $4m for humanitarian support
Secured, a service-disabled veteran owned small business security technology firm, is revolutionizing the field of drone surveillance with the first commercially-available automated AI Object Recognition & Change Detection software.
US-based ServiceNow player Thirdera acquires SilverStorm to expand its business in Europe
Thirdera, the global pure-play provider of workflow-enabled ServiceNow services and solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SilverStorm Solutions.
Proptech startup zavvie raises $3.65m funding as consumer change will drive company growth through 2023
Zavvie, a software technology company providing real estate brokerages customized marketplaces for buying and selling solutions, announced the completion of a $3.65 million funding round.
Insurance provider Vouch acquires lending startup Level to scale tech-driven underwriting systems
Vouch, an insurance provider re-thinking business insurance for the technology industry, announced it has acquired lending startup Level and its team of engineers.
Virtualitics named best Los Angeles startup to work for in 2023
Virtualitics, an artificial intelligence and data exploration company, announced it has been named one of the best Los Angeles startups to work for on Built In's 2023 Best Places to Work List.
Healthcare venture capital fundraising and investment remained strong in 2022, SVB reports
SVB released its 12th annual Healthcare Investments and Exits Report which shows venture capital fundraising and investment persisted in 2022.
Dutch healthtech startup Lapsi Health raises $3.7m seed round to accelerate growth
Dutch healthtech startup Lapsi Health announced an oversubscribed $3.7 million seed round to continue its technology development, acquire FDA certification and begin commercialization activities in the USA.
John Deere announces 2023 startup collaborators
Deere & Company has released the names of eight companies chosen for its 2023 Startup Collaborator program.
Techstars Impact Powered by Cox Enterprises announces 2023 class
Techstars Impact Powered by Cox Enterprises announced its 2023 class. The three-month program provides hands-on mentoring, funding, and global connections to 10 for-profit, mission-driven companies.
Philly-based insurtech startup Propeller Bonds raises $6.4m seed funding to accelerate growth
Philly-based insurtech Propeller, announced it has raised $6.4 million in seed funding led by a consortium of industry partners.
Halodi Robotics leverages Ansys simulation to develop humanoid robots to safely work among people
Halodi Robotics is using Ansys simulation software through the Ansys Startup Program to develop its humanoid robots designed to work among humans in everyday environments.
Embedded connectivity startup Blues Wireless raises $32m to accelerate enterprise adoption of cellular IoT
Embedded connectivity startup Blues Wireless (Blues), announced a $32 million Series A1 funding round led by Positive Sum, including new investors Four Rivers, Northgate, and Qualcomm.
Opsys Tech closes Series C financing round to accelerate production ramp of its automotive-grade true solid-state LiDAR sensors
Opsys Tech, the developer of patented True Solid-State Scanning LiDAR technology, announced the final closing of its Series C financing round.
For women entrepreneurs, the West is the new promised land, report
America's original Westward Expansion was led by entrepreneurs of the day noticing great economic opportunities out of the West. A study by MerchantMaverick.com shows that a new slew of opportunities are appearing in Western states for women entrepreneurs.
New York-based skincare startup Glowbar closes $10m growth capital
Glowbar, the skincare brand whose custom 30-min, $65, clinical-grade facial has made it a breakout success in New York, announced it has received a $10 million growth investment led by Peterson Partners
The Carbon Blockchain expands footprint in Africa with acquisition of Minerva Green
The Carbon Blockchain (TCB), a carbon finance and technology services company that produces high-integrity carbon credits has announced the acquisition of Minerva Green.
Regent Bank names Peter Mullen as Director of Venture and Tech Banking
Regent Bank has named Peter Mullen Director of Venture and Tech Banking, as the migration of talent from traditional innovation hubs like the Bay Area and NYC continues to Midwestern cities.
OKX Ventures, GSRV co-lead $2m seed round for decentralized identity platform Nametag
Nametag, creators of the new standard for end-user identity verification with web3, announced a $2 million seed round co-led by GSRV and OKX Ventures.
Digital asset investment management platform ML Tech raises $1.9m strategic round
ML Tech, a non-custodial digital asset investment management platform providing institutional investors access to automated crypto trading strategies, raised over $1.9 million in a strategic round that included well-known investors.
Finnish asset management firm eQ raises more than €500m for private equity and venture capital funds
eQ PE XIV North focusing on Northern Europe held its final close on €288 million, a more than 40 % increase compared to its predecessor.
Hologram startup Proto secures investment from Christie’s Ventures to accelerate growth
Proto, the original hologram device and platform, announced that Christie's Ventures has invested in the company, solidifying the bonds of their successful collaborations.
Web3 startup Tonsnipe raises $100K to build a token and NFT aggregator on Ton blockchain
Tonsnipe, a web3 startup building on The Open Network has closed a $100K private funding round to develop a Ton blockchain-based native token and NFT aggregator.
Impact Venture Capital invests $8m seed round for Web3 startup Virtualness
Impact Venture Capital announced its investment in Virtualness' oversubscribed $8 million seed round. Virtualness is a mobile-first platform designed to help creators and brands navigate the complex world of Web3.
Mad Capital closes $4m seed round to finance the regenerative agriculture revolution
Mad Capital, an impact-focused lender that offers equitable, flexible funding for organic and transitioning farmers, announced it has raised a $4 million Seed round, led by Trailhead Capital.
Healthtech startup PaxeraHealth closes series A funding round to accelerate its enterprise medical imaging and AI authoring platforms
PaxeraHealth, the medical imaging and AI developer, announced the close of its series A financing round led by Sopris Capital, a venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled healthcare solutions.
Casted launches new program to democratize access to podcasting
Casted, the first and only podcast and video marketing platform made for B2B marketers, has launched Casted for Startups.
Infinity AI startup raises $5m to build automated synthetic training data
Infinity AI, a startup that generates automated synthetic training data, announced a $5 million seed round led by Matrix with participation from founders and operators from companies like Snorkel AI, Tesla, and Google.
Indian AI-based asset and plant performance startup UptimeAI raises $3.5m funding to expand in the U.S.
UptimeAI, an AI-based digital transformation solution provider for the energy, chemicals, and heavy industries, has raised a total of $3.5 million funding led by Emergent Ventures.
Shield AI boosts Series E to $225m to accelerate building world's best AI pilot
Shield AI, a fast-growing defense technology company building AI pilots for aircraft, announced it has raised additional equity capital from the U.S. Innovative Technology Fund (USIT).
Canadian healthtech startup KeyOps raises $4m seed round to fuel expansion in the U.S.
KeyOps, a Toronto-based Insights-as-a-Service (IaaS) startup, announced it has raised $4 million (CAD) in seed funding.
645 Ventures closes $347m fourth fund and first opportunity fund to invest in technology startups
645 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional founders building iconic technology companies, announced its oversubscribed fourth fund, Fund IV, alongside the launch of the firm's first opportunity fund, Select I.
Identity hygiene startup SPHERE raises $31m Series B funding to accelerate growth, expand its SaaS platform
SPHERE Technology Solutions (SPHERE), a pioneer in identity hygiene, announced a $31 million Series B investment led by Edison Partners, a Princeton-based growth equity firm.
Yida Gao and Shima Capital invest in Web3 gaming startup Midnight
Shima Capital, led by founder and Managing General Partner Yida Gao, announced their investment in Web3 gaming startup Midnight.
Netail closes $5m seed funding to advance retail-focused AI development
Netail, a technology that enables retailers to auto-identify competitors across the internet and track their assortments, availability and optimize prices in real time, announced the closing of $5 million in seed funding.
Travel startup Wander raises $100m credit facility from Credit Suisse to scale smart vacation homes across the U.S.
Wander, a travel startup with a network of smart vacation homes, announced it has closed a $100 million credit facility with Zürich-based Credit Suisse, a global investment bank and financial services firm.
StartupOS launches platform for early-stage startups
StartupOS announced it has launched a platform for early-stage startups that provides free access to the business tools, guidance, mentors, and investors that founders need to accelerate the growth of their company and raise capital.
Agroforestry startup Propagate raises $10m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Propagate, a commercial agroforestry platform, has closed a $10 million Series A led by Belgium-based The Nest.
Second Century Ventures expands REACH program to Latin America, opens applications for 2023 program
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, announced the expansion of the award-winning REACH technology growth program to Latin America.
Cyndx launches Valer to generate faster and more accurate startup valuations
Cyndx, an AI-powered search and discovery engine built to simplify deal origination, has announced the launch of Valer, the company's new corporate valuation tool.
Speech AI startup Deepgram completes $47m Series B round to define the future of speech understanding
Speech AI startup Deepgram announced it has raised $47 million in equity funding led by Madrona, with Alkeon participating as a new investor, to define the future of speech understanding.
Medical device startup Nyra Medical closes $20m Series A financing for its transcatheter heart valve repair technology
Nyra Medical, a medical device company that is developing a novel transcatheter mitral valve repair technology, announced the closing of a $20 million Series A financing.
Insurtech startup Surround Insurance raises $2.5m seed round to help cconsumers navigate life’s transitions
Insurtech startup Surround Insurance announced that it has closed a $2.5 million seed round led by MassMutual through the MM Catalyst Fund.
Global startups accelerator Luminate partners with Silicon Catalyst to speed development of emerging technologies
Luminate NY, the global accelerator for startups developing optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) enabled technologies, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Catalyst.
MadKudu platform secures $18m to accelerate adoption of product-led growth
MadKudu, the Product-Led-Growth (PLG) leader disrupting the software industry, announced today its $18 million Series A led by Felicis.
Rosotics raises $750,000 pre-seed round for novel approach to heavy industry 3D printing
Rosotics, innovators in additive manufacturing, announced $750,000 in pre-seed funding led by Draper Associates.
Beverage startup Hangobi raises capital on StartEngine to accelerate growth
Beverage startup Hangobi announced it is raising capital on SearchEngine to expand its footprint beyond NYC, bringing its healthy drinks to the masses.
[Startup Interview] Assim Gupta, CEO, Closeloop Technologies, USA
Among the solutions it offers include website development, chatbots, ecommerce apps and mobile app development.
Rutgers MBA alumna Hannah Redmond realizes dream of being an entrepreneur as venture takes off
Hannah Redmond kept retrieving lessons from her MBA classes at Rutgers Business School as she built her startup, Happy Box, from an idea to a ranking on Inc.'s list of fastest-growing companies.
Mental health-tech startup Resilience Lab raises $15m to address the U.S. systemic mental health access crisis
Resilience Lab, a mental health-tech company enabling communities of clinicians to collaborate to improve patient access and outcomes, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding.
Big data startup OneSchema raises $6.3m funding round to make ingesting CSV data magical for developers
Big data startup OneSchema announced a $6.3 million funding round led by General Catalyst, with participation from Sequoia Capital, Y Combinator, Elad Gil and Contrary Capital.
Silicon Catalyst names EXOKĒRYX as newest portfolio company admitted to the incubator
Silicon Catalyst, the world's only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, announced that EXOKĒRYX has been accepted into the Silicon Catalyst Incubator program.
Pathway Homes partners with social impact technology startup Savi to address student loan debt
Pathway Homes (Pathway), a real estate platform with a mission to create more homeowners, announced it is partnering with impact tech company Savi to offer a tool to help Pathway customers manage their debt burden.
Silicon Valley startup ArmorCode secures $14m Series A investment to scale AppSecOps platform
ArmorCode, the pioneer in AppSecOps, announced it secured a $14 million Series A investment led by Ballistic Ventures, the venture capital firm solely focused on backing cybersecurity startups.
SE Ventures announces €500m Fund II to accelerate climate and industrial tech startups
SE Ventures announced a €500 million Fund II establishing the firm as one of the largest VCs focusing on climate and industrial technology.
Healthtech startup Weo launches smart bottle that amplifies water's health benefits via electrolysis
Weo, a healthtech startup using biotechnology to alter water at the molecular level, announced its official launch of the Weo Bottle, the first-ever portable water bottle that uses electrolysis to enhance the water you drink with the touch of a button.
Healthtech company CardieX acquires wearable sensor startup Blumio
CardieX , a global health technology company focused on cardiovascular disease, today announced that it has acquired all the assets of Blumio, a Silicon Valley based developer of advanced algorithms and technology for cardiovascular sensors.
AI startup Prof Jim auto-converts textbooks into cinematic lessons
Prof Jim is launching out of stealth with one of the first practical applications of generative AI in education. This technology transforms textbooks into visually dynamic online courses.
Global innovation platform Plug and Play to launch crypto and digital assets innovation platform
Global innovation platform Plug and Play, together with founding partners Visa, AllianceBlock, The INX Digital Company, IGT, and Franklin Templeton, has announced the launch of their new Crypto and Digital Assets program.
Mobile game startup Luckmon raises $1.3m pre-seed round to bring popular casual games reward platform
Luckmon, a casual mobile game development startup based in Irvine, California, has officially announced its early-round pre-seed fundraising has closed on a whopping $1.3 million.
Full-service marketing agency Suite Innovators launches to drive exponential growth for health and wellness tech startups
Suite Innovators announced the launch of its boutique marketing agency dedicated to driving unprecedented levels of growth and acclaim for health, wellness, and fitness technology startups.
Burns & Levinson names Robert Chow as Co-Chair of Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group
Burns & Levinson announced that partner Robert Chow has been named Co-Chair of the firm's Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Group.
Ultra-convenient healthy meals startup Proper Good closes seed funding to bring absurdly delicious products
PROPER GOOD, an ultra-convenient home-delivered food service company that offers nutritious prepared meals made with simple and high quality ingredients, announced the closing of $3.5 million in seed funding.
SaaS startup ProsperStack raises $2m seed round to accelerate growth
ProsperStack, a pioneeer in cancellation flow software boasting the ability to reduce subscriber churn by up to 30%, announced the closing of $2 million Seed round, led by Sandalphon Capital.
Gen-Z founded Voyce.Me closes seed round at $2.5m led by Torch Capital
Voyce.Me, a first-of-its-kind manga and webtoon creator platform founded by 21-year-old Dylan Telano, closed a seed round at $2.5 million led by Torch Capital.
Silicon Valley based IoT startup MODE announces new funding to accelerate growth
MODE, a Silicon Valley based IoT solutions provider, announced it has raised funds from Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), a corporate venture capital (CVC) fund jointly managed with SBI Investment.
Service industry career platform WorkTorch raises $2.2m additional funding and rebrand from QuickHire
WorkTorch, a fast-growing service industry career platform, announced a $2.2 million seed round, led by Tenzing Capital out of Wichita, Kansas.
Biotech startup Avstera Therapeutics closes seed round to advance its lead programs targeting solid tumors
Avstera Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in the Philadelphia area, has announced the completion of its seed round to advance its lead cancer programs geared towards targeting solid tumors.
Vouch partners with Capsule to support startups internationally
Capsule, a specialist insurance provider to high-growth companies in the UK, announced a partnership with Vouch, a San Francisco-based insurance platform that provides business insurance for high-growth technology startups in the US.
Chef-led startup meez raises $11.5m to place recipes at the heart of hospitality
meez, the first-of-its-kind digital professional recipe tool, announced it has closed a $11.5 million Series A funding round led by Craft Ventures with participation from Struck Capital.
Fintech startup Fordefi raises $18m seed round to launch institutional DeFi wallet and security platform
Fordefi, a financial technology and software company, announced a $18 million seed round and the public launch of its institutional MPC wallet built for transacting on decentralized applications (dApps).
Impact Venture Capital portfolio company Alef unveils Alef flying car, the only drivable flying car with vertical takeoff and landing
Alef Aeronautics, an advanced technology company creating alternative transportation solutions for surging traffic trends, introduced the Alef "Model A", the only flying car with street driving and vertical take-off.
Neurotech startup Roga launches novel wellness solution to combat stress and burnout
Neurotech company Roga, has officially launched its first stress-relieving wellness device Roga Life, for orders worldwide.
Cooperative Ventures announces first investment in agritech startup Sabanto to improve sustainability
Cooperative Ventures, a venture capital fund formed by North America's agricultural cooperatives, announced its first investment in Sabanto, a hardware and software company.
3nets concludes $11m seed round for multi-cloud workload portability solution
3nets.io, a Delaware corporation, announced the conclusion of $11 million seed round at a post-money valuation of $20 million.
Intelligent digital coworkers startup Roots Automation raises $10m Series A funding round to accelerate growth
Roots Automation, the creator of advanced, intelligent Digital Coworkers for the insurance industry, announced the closing of $10 million in a Series A round of funding.
Application security startup Apiiro raises $100m Series B funding round to accelerate growth
Apiiro, the pioneer in Cloud-Native Application Security, announced a significant Series B round of $100 million led by General Catalyst with participation by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins.
Zest AI secures over $50m growth capital to advance the next generation of AI-automated underwriting
Zest AI, the leader in automating underwriting with more accurate and inclusive lending insights powered by AI, announced that the company has raised over $50 million in a new growth round.
Brex partners with Techstars to accelerate growth for early-stage founders
Brex announced its partnership with Techstars, a global investment business that provides access to capital, one-on-one mentorship, and customized programming for early-stage entrepreneurs.
Girls in Tech Startup Challenge 2022 now open for female entrepreneurs
Girls in Tech, a global nonprofit working to erase the gender gap in tech, has launched the Girls in Tech Startup Challenge 2022, the organization's signature entrepreneurship pitch competition.
New York startup Scent Lab personalizes the fragrance industry with immersive digital experiences and AI-tech
Scent Lab announced the launch of its online platform that’s changing the way consumers shop for fragrance. Scent Lab is the first digital destination that leverages immersive video experiences and AI tech.
Telehealth startup Options MD raises $3.8m pre-seed funding to expand its mental health platform
Options MD, a telehealth startup providing high-quality care for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), announced $2.35 million in funding, bringing the total pre-seed funding to $3.8 million.
Medtech device startup MedCrypt raises $25m Series B funding round to accelerate growth
MedCrypt, the proactive cybersecurity solution provider for medical devices, announced its $25 million Series B funding round.
Globo partners with American startup HeadSpin to improve User Experience of Smart TVs
LatAm media group Globo, announced a strategic partnership with HeadSpin, the developer of a data science driven digital experience intelligence platform used to provide flawless digital experiences.
Caplight secures $3m investment from Deutsche Börse to expand derivatives trading and hedging on private company shares
Caplight Technologies announced it has secured a strategic investment from one of the leading global market infrastructure providers, Deutsche Börse Group, as well as other existing investors.
Georgia-Pacific, gener8tor welcome third cohort of startups to 1915 Studios gBETA accelerator program
Georgia-Pacific, in partnership with global venture firm and startup accelerator gener8tor, has kicked off its third 1915 Studios gBETA accelerator program.
Tanzanian fintech startup NALA enables Google Pay payments from the US and UK into Africa
NALA, a Tanzanian fintech startup facilitating remittances from the African diaspora in the UK and US, has integrated Google Pay into its suite of payment options for users.
Stone Ridge launches Wolf, a NYC startup accelerator dedicated to Lightning Network
Stone Ridge, a parent to bitcoin company NYDIG, announced the launch of In Wolf's Clothing (Wolf), the first-ever startup accelerator dedicated to Lightning, a "layer 2" protocol built on top of Bitcoin.
SwiftConnect closes $17m Series A financing to scale access control integration platform for hybrid workplaces
SwiftConnect, a software platform provider that enables flexible work by connecting the right people to the right space at the right time, announced it has closed $17 million Series A round of financing.
Nashville-based advanced radio technology startup Xtremis announces move to West Virginia
Xtremis, a Nashville-based startup developing advanced, Artificial Intelligence control systems that improve the performance of wireless networks in congested RF environments, announced its intention to relocate to Morgantown, WV.
Baukunst raises $100m fund to lead pre-seed investments in companies at the frontiers of technology and design
Baukunst, the collective of creative technologists advancing the art of building companies at the frontiers of technology and design, announced it has raised a $100 million Fund I.
BreadBot maker Wilkinson Baking Company raises $3m seed round to accelerate growth
Wilkinson Baking Company (WBC), the creator of world's first fully-automated commercial bread baking robot, announced the close of its fully subscribed $3.0 million seed round.
Japanese startup SUN METALON raises $5.6m funding to democratize metal 3D manufacturing
SUN METALON, a Japanese startup developing a metal 3D printer, announced the procurement of $5.6 million in its pre-series A funding round.
Netmaker launches with $2.3m funding to fix cloud networking with WireGuard
Netmaker, a cloud networking startup, announced $2.3 million in funding to launch their "superhighway for secure cloud networks." The round was led by Lytical Ventures.
Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs sets sights on global infertility trend
Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs announced its official launch and ambitious long-term vision to overcome infertility. The company is focused on developing a range of first-in-class diagnostic tests for the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market.
Fintech startup Banyan raises $43m Series A to scale world's largest SKU data network
Banyan, the network for SKU data, announced it has raised $43 million Series A round led by Fin Capital and M13. The investment will accelerate Banyan's technology and infrastructure growth.
Wayfinder Biosciences startup raises $3.5m to program RNA
RNA design company Wayfinder Biosciences announced it has raised a $3.5 million series seed round led by Notation Capital and Divergent Capital to continue its groundbreaking work in the use of RNA as a detection and therapeutic platform.
UK-based climate tech startup Levidian secures £12m investment from Baker Hughes to scale growth
US energy technology giant Baker Hughes has backed Levidian’s world-first decarbonisation technologies with a £12m investment at a £130m valuation, opening up global collaboration opportunities.
National Grid Partners invests $20m in startups to transform the grid
National Grid Partners (NGP) announced investments of $20 million across three startups to transform the way utilities and other enterprises manage vast physical infrastructure.
Wine cellaring startup InVintory closes first $1.5m fundraise led by its community of wine collectors
InVintory, a wine cellaring platform, announced it has closed a $1.5 million seed round, with a third of the investment contributed by its own users.
Greenlight Re Innovations announces investment in short-term rental insurance startup Safely
Greenlight Re Innovations (GRI), part of Greenlight Capital Re, has announced an investment in SafelyStay (Safely), the provider of short-term rental insurance.
Worktech startup TaTiO raises $5.3m to enable understaffed companies access America's untapped workforce with AI
TaTiO, a future of work company that uses AI to help companies fill open positions with qualified workers, announced the completion of a $5.3 million seed round.
Insurtech Otonomi raises $3.4m to build a first-to-market blockchain-powered parametric cargo platform
Insurtech startup Otonomi announced it has closed a $3.4 million oversubscribed funding round, to build a first-to-market blockchain-powered parametric cargo platform.
VetsinTech announces winners of second annual tech startup pitch competition
VetsinTech, the national non-profit dedicated to supporting veterans through tech-based programs and opportunities in education, employment, and entrepreneurship, announced the top winners of its second annual tech startup pitch competition.
Spring Health startup partners with Moda Health to deliver measurement-based mental health care
Spring Health announced its agreement with Moda Health to deliver measurement-based mental health care to select employer groups through Moda's innovative Behavioral Health 360 platform.
Brex partners with AngelList to help Founders better manage and grow startups
Brex announced its partnership with AngelList to help founders effortlessly manage their corporate card and spend within AngelList Stack - a suite of tools that allows founders to manage their company's incorporation.
Early-stage travel tech startup Pinktada raises funding to accelerate expansion
The new sum of $975,000 includes participation from Selenean Capital, an Ireland-based fund, and of serial high net worth investors.
Codeless AI infrastructure startup Pixis enters the Spanish market
Currently, the Series C funded company provides codeless AI technology for demand generation and marketing optimization to over 200 businesses across the American, MENA and APAC regions.
500 Global and Alberta Innovates unveil batch 2 of the Alberta accelerator by 500
500 Global selected 18 startups from around the world for Batch 2 of the Alberta Accelerator by 500. They attended a rigorous 12-week program, which included mentorship on segments ranging from customer discovery to foundations of growth.
Sierra Ventures appoints Anne Gherini as Chief Marketing Officer to accelerate firm's growth
Sierra Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in core enterprise and next-gen technologies, announced that Anne Gherini has joined the firm as Chief Marketing Officer.
Easop launches out of stealth with $2.5m seed funding to unleash full power of equity
Easop announced it has officially launched and raised $2.5 million in seed funding to pursue its mission of making team ownership plans accessible to every private company in the world.
BDev Ventures invests in B2B adtech startup Nickelytics to accelerate growth
BDev Ventures announced a partnership with Nickelytics, a Techstars ‘20-backed B2B adtech startup that allows brands to launch hyperlocal out-of-home advertising campaigns.
Mobile banking fintech NorthOne raises $67m Series B funding to accelerate growth across small business communities
NorthOne announced it has raised $67 million in Series B funding. With participation from new and existing investors, NorthOne is poised to further expand the reach of its business management platform.
Hardware-focused accelerator FP Solutions launches with $3m fundraising to develop the disruptive startup ecosystem
FP (First Principle) Solutions, a new hardware-focused accelerator, successfully launched and completed a $3 million seed round fundraising.
Mastercard Vice Chairman Gilberto Caldart joins climate impact venture capital firm Vidavo as Venture Partner
Vidavo Ventures announced that the top executive and one of the architects of Mastercard's international expansion and accelerated growth Gilberto Caldart, has joined the firm in the role of Venture Partner.
Cryptocurrency startup Zerion closes $12m Series B funding to build the best wallet for Web3 citizens
Zerion, the wallet for the most active web3 users, announced the closing of a $12.3 million Series B funding round led by Wintermute Ventures.
Logistics Startup Nuvocargo appoints Nicholas Simmons as Head of Engineering to accelerate company's growth
Nuvocargo has appointed former Shopify executive Nicholas Simmons as Head of Engineering to continue to develop the Nuvocargo platform and expand the company’s world-class engineering team.
Climate infrastructure startup EcoCart raises $14.5m Series A to accelerate sustainable e-Commerce
EcoCart, a software company building the infrastructure for e-Commerce companies to operate sustainably at scale, has raised a $14.5 million Series A round.
Software firm Aptean secures growth investment to accelerate innovation and global expansion
Aptean announced that a definitive agreement has been signed through which it will receive a strategic investment from Insight Partners and existing investor TA Associates (TA).
Softeq continues growth of venture fund
Softeq Development Corporation (Softeq), a Houston-based global hardware and software services development company serving Fortune 500 companies, continues its growth trajectory following on its expansion earlier this year by welcoming 22 new startups.
CrowdStreet raises $43m to fund growth, accelerate demand for online real estate investing
CrowdStreet, an online real estate investing platform, announced it has raised $43 million in equity and debt capital to help fund the company's growth and make the market for online real estate investing.
Online dating startup for Black women CarpeDM closes $1m oversubscribed pre-seed round
CarpeDM, a Techstars portfolio company, announced the closing of its oversubscribed pre-seed financing round bringing total capital raised by the early stage startup to $1.054 million.
Austin, TX-based startup PetPair secures $1.2m pre-seed round to scale pet adoption marketplace
PetPair, an Austin, TX-based foster-powered pet adoption marketplace, announced it has closed a $1.1 million pre-seed round for a total of $1.2 million raised to date.
Harvard health tech startup Vincere Health raises $1.75 million funding to expand risk-based contracting
Vincere has built an expertise in activating, engaging and driving objectively measurable outcomes in smoking cessation among some of the hardest to reach populations in US healthcare.
Agri startup Yard Stick secures $225 million in USDA Grants for climate-smart agriculture
Yard Stick is commercializing a soil spectroscopy technology originally developed by Dr. Cristine Morgan, now the Chief Scientific Officer at The Soil Health Institute.
Enterprise security startup Oort raises $15 million funding to stop identity-based cyber attacks
Oort, an identity-centric enterprise security platform, has announced the completion of a $15 million funding round, including both Seed and Series A investments.
Amazon to invest $150 million in incubators, VCs and accelerators that fund underrepresented entrepreneurs
Amazon expects to support more than 10 funds and over 200 companies through the next year.
Cloud-native database developer Singlestore secures $146 million financing to drive growth
SingleStoreDB empowers businesses to deliver superior real-time experiences by unifying transactions and analytics in the same engine – with fast, cost-efficient and powerful results.
SentinelOne launches $100 million fund to invest in cybersecurity and data innovation startups
S Ventures will invest across all stages of the startup lifecycle with a focus on security and data companies that bring innovative use cases to the Singularity Marketplace, the company’s open application ecosystem allowing security teams to extend Singularity XDR use cases.
Tech startup Zartico secures $20 million in Series A funding to boost tourism analytics portfolio
Zartico’s integrated data model™ offers its customers anonymized geolocation, spend and event data for visitors and destinations in real-time.
Cloudflare announces $1.25 billion funding programme to help startups grow their businesses
Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, has announced a new funding program for startups in partnership with leading venture capital investors.
PracticeTek acquires marketing startup GrowthPlug to modernize healthcare practices
PracticeTek, a provider of software and payments solutions to the retail healthcare market, has announced it has acquired GrowthPlug, a practice marketing platform.
Fintech startup Tongo raises $7m seed funding to accelerate growth in its real estate market
Tongo, a fintech company realigning income and expenses for the commission economy, announced it has raised $7 million in seed funding.
Plug and Play Alberta announces 50 startups for the second cohort of its accelerator programs
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 50 startups for the second cohort of its industry-specific startup accelerator programs. The companies will participate in one of the following programs: Health, Sustainability, and Sector Agnostic.
Tech startup Coalesce secures $26m Series A funding to reinvent data transformation in the snowflake data cloud
Coalesce.io, the data transformation company, announced it has secured $26 million in Series A funding led by Emergence Capital, with participation from seed investors 11.2 Capital.
UK scaleup White Label Loyalty launches in the U.S.
UK-based loyalty technology experts White Label Loyalty is entering the US market for the first time, with opening of its firrst overseas office in New York.
New Utah startup Oops offers doorstep return pickups for in-store and online purchases
An early-stage startup born in the heart of Utah's Silicon Slopes, Oops is offering doorstep return pickups for in-store and online purchases across the Wasatch Range.
Dallas-based workforce finance startup Meritize taps JP Morgan vet as Business Development VP
Meritize, developer of merit-based financing solutions and a technology platform that connects career starters and mid-career professionals with high-impact skills training, announced it has hired Jeff Parks as the firm's Vice President of Business Development.
Capacity trading startup Stere closes $5m seed to expand tech-driven solutions for the insurance sector
Stere, a capacity trading platform specializing in capacity sourcing and unique digital capabilities for embedded insurance partners and MGAs, announced it has closed a $5 million funding round.
Detroit cloud-based startup KODE Labs raises $8m to advance its smart building platform
KODE Labs, a Detroit cloud-based smart building startup, announced it has raised a Series A investment of $8 million led by I Squared Capital and other strategic investors.
NYSHEX closes $25m Series B funding to improve reliability and efficiency of global shipping
NYSHEX, the ocean contract performance technology servive provider,, announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by Collate Capital. In addition, Blumberg Capital, Goldman Sachs and NewRoad Capital participated.
CrowdStrike’s Falcon Fund invests in API security startup Salt Security
CrowdStrike, a pioneer in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, announced that its strategic investment vehicle, Falcon Fund, has invested in Salt Security, the pioneer in Application Programming Interface (API) security.
Crypto tax reporting app Binocs nets $4m funding round as it adds institutional investors to retail base
Crypto tax reporting app Binocs has announced a $4 million fundraise to cater to institutional crypto investors and enter geographies like the US, UK, Australia etc.
Sustainable and AI concrete startup AICrete raises $4m seed funding to accelerate growth
AICrete, the recipe-as-a-service platform optimizing local materials for cleaner and more cost-efficient concrete, announced it has raised $4 million in a seed funding led by CLEAR Ventures.
Starburst Ventures launches pre-seed and seed fund to focus on aerospace and defense innovation
Starburst Ventures, the first venture capital fund dedicated to investing across aviation, space, and defense, announced the launch of its new early-stage fund.
Idealist Capital announces first close of its Climate Impact Fund to accelerate energy transition
Idealist Capital, a North American fund with a primary focus on the Canadian market, announced the first closing of the Idealist Climate Impact Fund LP (the Fund) with capital commitments totalling C$250 million.
Human Ventures announces anchor partnership with Bank of America to invest in early-stage founders
Human Ventures, one of New York City's premier emerging venture funds, announced an anchor partnership with Bank of America for Human Ventures Fund II.
Israeli data security startup Sentra launches in the U.S.
Sentra, an Israeli cloud data security company, announced its arrival in the U.S. market with the opening of its new North American headquarters in New York City.
Google-backed startup Massage Robotics launches equity crowdfunding via StartEngine
Google-backed startup, Massage Robotics announced the launch of equity crowdfunding via StartEngine, to show how robots can help people heal with free massage therapy.
Canadian Raven Indigenous Capital Partners launches Fund II at $46m, eyes U.S. markets
Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, North America’s only Indigenous-led and owned venture capital intermediary, launched its second fund (Raven Fund II) with an initial close of $46 million, and a target size of $75 million.
Gradient Ventures leads $6m investment in LatAm's tax-technology startup Heru
Heru, an AI-based tax platform that simplifies the tax-filing process and provides intelligent insights for future filings, announced a $6 million seed round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund.
MedGeo secures $4m equity investment and joint venture agreement with Jackson Healthcare company
MedGeo Ventures announced it has secured a $4 million equity investment and joint venture agreement with Jackson Healthcare company.
French AI and cloud media startup Newsbridge closes €7m funding round to develop U.S. presence
Newsbridge, the French AI & Cloud Media company has raised €7 million Series A funding round to continue its expansion to the U.S.A, and hire top AI and Media Engineering talent.
Security and management supplier Verkada raises $205m to build an operating system for the physical world
Verkada, a pioneer in cloud-managed enterprise building security and management, announced a $205 million Series D funding round with new and existing venture partners.
Industrial automation and agritech startup Agtonomy closes seed III funding round
Agtonomy, a cutting-edge software and service agritech startup, announced the successful closing of another round of funding for a total investment of $13.5 million.
Hyperspec AI startup releases software platform for autonomous driving development
Hyperspec AI, an artificial intelligence startup, released a new tool for developers working on ADAS enabled and autonomous vehicles (AV).