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Venture Capital: Revaia, Europe’s Biggest Female-Led VC Firm, Racks Up $160M For Second Fund

December 7, 2023

Revaia, Europe’s largest female-founded venture capital firm, has successfully raised €150 million ($160 million) for its second fund, Revaia Growth II. The funding was secured from sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and institutional investors across Europe, with support from existing partners like Bpifrance and new backers such as mutual insurer Carac and the European Investment Fund.


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Venture Capital: Lightmatter Nabs $154M Series C To Develop Photonic Processors

June 1, 2023

Photonics leader Lightmatter has raised $154 million in a Series C investment round, tripling its valuation with the participation of prominent investors including Fidelity Management & Research Company, Viking Global Investors, and GV (Google Ventures).

Venture Capital: Real Estate ESG Platform Measurabl Scores $93M Series D

June 1, 2023

Measurabl, a leading ESG (environmental, social, governance) technology platform for real estate, has closed a $93 million Series D funding round to support its global expansion. The funding will be used to enhance Measurabl’s ESG technology solutions, expand into new markets, and establish global partnerships.

Venture Capital: Carbon Removal Platform CUR8 Scores £5.3M (US$6.6M) Pre-Seed Funding

May 31, 2023

CUR8 is a company founded by Marta Krupinska, Dr Gabrielle Walker, and Mark Stevenson, with the aim of becoming the market maker for carbon removals. The company recognizes the importance of removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere to limit global warming and reach net zero by 2050. CUR8 raised £5.3 million in pre-seed funding, led by GV (Google Ventures), along with other investors. The funds will be used to expand the team, scale up capacity, and further develop their software platform.

Venture Capital: Matrix Partners Raises $550M For Its Fourth India Fund

May 26, 2023

Matrix Partners India, a venture capital firm focused on investments in India, has announced the closure of its latest fund, securing over $550 million in commitments. This new fund from Matrix Partners is their largest dedicated to India so far.

Venture Capital: ElevateBio Lands $401M Series D Funding

May 25, 2023

ElevateBio, a technology-driven company focused on cell and gene therapies, has announced the closing of a $401 million Series D financing round. The funding will be used to expand and scale ElevateBio’s cell and gene technology platforms, capabilities, and therapeutic pipeline. The company has seen significant growth over the past year, adding more than 15 new biopharma partners to its ecosystem, including collaborations with Moderna and Novo Nordisk in gene editing. ElevateBio has also made advancements in its technology platforms, including gene editing systems and multiplex base editing, allowing for the development of a wide range of therapeutics.

FinTech: Plenty, The Wealth Creation Tool For Couples, Lands $2.75M Pre-Seed Capital

May 24, 2023

Plenty, a fintech platform, has raised $2.75 million in pre-seed capital to launch its innovative financial solution for couples. The platform aims to modernize wealth building by providing accessible opportunities for couples to discuss, manage, and invest their money together. Investors in this funding round include Phenomenal Ventures, Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s 35V, former CEO of Wealthfront Adam Nash, ex-Stripe angels, and Inovia Capital.

Venture Capital: QED Investors Wraps Up Two New Fintech Funds Collecting $925M

May 24, 2023

QED Investors, a prominent fintech venture capital firm, has announced the closure of two new funds, totaling $925 million in capital commitments. The oversubscribed Fund VIII amounts to $650 million and is aimed at early-stage businesses, while Growth II secures $275 million and focuses on later-stage fintechs.

Venture Capital: Anthropic Lands $450M Series C Including From Spark, Google, Salesforce

May 23, 2023

Anthropic, an AI software company, has announced a successful Series C funding round of $450 million, led by Spark Capital and with participation from Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures, Zoom Ventures, and others. This latest investment brings the total funding for Anthropic to approximately $1.45 billion. However, the company has not disclosed its current valuation, although estimates suggest it is around $4.1 billion.

Venture Capital: Cloud-based Restaurant Management Software Provider Restaurant 365 Lands $135M

May 22, 2023

Restaurant365, a leading restaurant enterprise management software provider, has announced a successful funding round of $135 million. The funding was co-led by global investment firms KKR and L Catterton, with participation from existing investors such as ICONIQ Growth and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Venture Capital: Water Treatment Specialist Gradiant Lands $225M

May 19, 2023

Gradiant, a global water and wastewater treatment solutions provider, has secured $225 million in Series D financing, led by BoltRock Holdings and Centaurus Capital. This funding brings Gradiant’s total funding to over $400 million and its valuation to $1 billion.

Venture Capital: Procurement Platform Zip Lands $100M Series C Round

May 17, 2023

Zip, an intake-to-pay platform, has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round, valuing the company at $1.5 billion. The funding was provided by investors including Y Combinator, CRV, and Tiger Global. With this investment, Zip’s total funding reaches $181 million.

Venture Capital: Industrial Robots Startup ANYbotics Lands $50M Funding

May 16, 2023

Swiss startup ANYbotics, a spinout from ETH Zurich, has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Walden Catalyst and NGP Capital. ANYbotics develops four-legged autonomous robots for industrial use, specifically for inspection purposes in sectors such as oil and gas, mining, and chemicals.

Venture Capital: Kenyan Fintech M-Kopa Nabs over $250M In Debt And Equity Funding

May 15, 2023

Kenyan fintech company M-Kopa has raised over $250 million in debt and equity to support its expansion plans in sub-Saharan Africa. Standard Bank Group, the largest lender in Africa, led the debt-funding round, with participation from other investors such as the International Finance Corp., British International Investment, Mirova SunFunder, and Nithio. Additionally, $55 million was raised through equity investments from Summit Corp., Blue Haven Initiative, Lightrock, Broadscale Group, and others.

Venture Capital: AMP Robotics Raises Series C Funding From Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund

May 12, 2023

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Climate Innovation Fund has invested in AMP Robotics Corp. (AMP), a company that applies AI, robotics, and infrastructure to the waste and recycling industry. The latest investment is part of AMP’s Series C round and brings the total funding to over $99 million.

Venture Capital: 8fig, A Finance Provider To E-Commerce Sites, Lands $140M Series B

May 10, 2023

8fig, a company that offers growth and funding solutions to small to medium-sized eCommerce businesses, has secured $140 million in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Localglobe, Hetz Ventures, the Jesselson family, and Silicon Valley Bank.

Venture Capital: Enterprise Energy-as-a-Service Provider Redaptive Lands $50M

May 8, 2023

Redaptive, a provider of Energy-as-a-Service solutions, has received an additional investment from Linse Capital in its series E funding round. This funding is a significant milestone in the expansion of Redaptive’s offerings to support more customers.

Venture Capital: Germany’s HV Capital Closes Ninth Fund At Record €710M ($782M)

May 5, 2023

HV Capital, a German VC fund, has successfully raised €710 million for its newest investment fund, HV Capital Fund IX, which will allow them to continue investing in high-growth companies across various sectors. The new fund will be divided into two vehicles, Fund IX Venture and Fund IX Growth, with investment sizes ranging from €500,000 to €60 million.

Venture Capital: Convergent Therapeutics Lands $90M For Treatment Of Cancers Using Radiopharmaceuticals

May 4, 2023

Convergent Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotech firm specializing in developing next-generation radiopharmaceuticals for cancer treatment, has completed a $90 million Series A financing led by OrbiMed and RA Capital Management, with Invus participating.

Venture Capital: Network Software Provider Mavenir Lands $100M

May 3, 2023

Telco network focused, cloud-based software developer Mavenir has closed on a $100 raise that will enable it to advance digitization of its clients with software including IMS, Converged Packet Core and Open RAN, and artificial intelligence.

Venture Capital: Delivery Drone Maker Zipline Lands $330M Series F Round

May 2, 2023

Drone delivery startup Zipline has raised $330 million in a Series F funding round, increasing its valuation to $4.2 billion, up from $2.7 billion two years ago. The company’s autonomous delivery drones were first deployed in Rwanda in 2016 and later expanded to Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Japan, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Venture Capital: Top VCs Lap Up OpenAI’s $300M Tender Offer Of Shares

May 1, 2023

OpenAI, the startup that created ChatGPT, a widely used conversational AI model, has reportedly gained new financial backers, including Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive and K2 Global. The venture capital (VC) firms have invested more than $300 million at a valuation of $27 billion – $29 billion.

Venture Capital: As Generative AI Booms, Pinecone Lands $100M Series B

April 28, 2023

Pinecone Systems Inc. has secured $100 million in funding in a recent investment round led by Andreessen Horowitz, which puts the company’s valuation at $750 million. The New York-based startup provides vector data storage for large language models that form a core component of the infrastructure that supports AI tools.

Venture Capital: Ohmium, Maker Of Green Hydrogen Electrolyzers, Lands $250M Series C

April 27, 2023

Ohmium International, a green hydrogen company that manufactures proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer systems, has raised $250 million in a series C growth equity financing round led by TPG Rise Climate. Other participants include Hanover Technology Investment Management, Energy Transition Ventures, and Fenice Investment Group.

Venture Capital: Hydrosat Raises $20M For Satellite Monitoring Of The Earth

April 25, 2023

Hydrosat, a geospatial data analytics company, has raised $20 million in government grants and investments for its climate change campaign. Statkraft Ventures led the funding round, which also included Blue Bear Capital, Hartree Partners, Freeflow Ventures, OTB Ventures, Cultivation Capital, Expon Capital, Techstars, Santa Barbara Venture Partners, and Hemisphere Ventures.