Daily Funding Roundup


Daily funding roundup - September 19th, 2018

Leena AI raised $2M; Scythe raised $3M; DataGrail raised $4M; Empower raised $4.5M

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
September 19, 2018
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Leena AI: Leena is smart AI powered HR companion dedicated towards engaging employees. Leena is powered by ChatterOn, a cutting-edge AI chatbot development platform with self- learning cognitive capabilities, which leverages 10 Mn+ conversational data points from over 12,000 businesses. Leena has raised $2 million in seed funding. Read more »

Scythe: Scythe moves beyond just assessing access vulnerabilities. It is a platform that enables you to easily build and emulate real-world threat campaigns with a combination of communications and end-point capabilities. Scythe has raised $3 million in funding led by Gula Tech Adventures, with participation from Evolution Equity, Paladin Capital Group, Stony Lonesome Group and SaaS Ventures. Read more »

DataGrail: DataGrail is built on three decades of experience with data and applications. The Age of Privacy requires a new standard of transparency. Due to stringent and changing privacy regulations, organizations that operate in the EU and California are met with uncertainty and regulatory challenges. DataGrail has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Cloud Apps Capital Partners.

Empower: Empower aims to help millennials manage their finances through its mobiles app for iOS devices. Its mobile app combines the ability to see an overview of your day-to-day transactions and spending behavior, with other tools to transfer money between accounts, automate your savings, and soon, pay bills and pay down your debt. Empower has raised $4.5 million in funding led by Initialized Capital, with participation from earlier backer Sequoia Capital. Read more »

AllPlants: AllPlants operates as UK's vegan meal delivery service. All their packaging is 100% recyclable, partly compostable, and mostly reusable. AllPlants has raised £7.5 million in Series A fund led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from Felix Capital and Otiva. Read more » 

Wove: Wove’s mission is to transform businesses from individual companies working in isolation into communities of companies working together for mutual success. To support this goal, Wove is building the world’s largest network for inter-brand collaboration. Wove’s vision is backed by August Capital, Partech Partners, and a host of other top venture capitalists. Wove has raised $8 million in new funding. Read more »

The/Studio: The/Studio is an on-demand manufacturing platform that makes manufacturing accessiable to anyone. The/Studio has raised $11 million in Series A funding led by Ignition Partners, with participation from FJ Labs, VTF, WTI, Firebolt Ventures, and Interplay Ventures. Read more »

OODA Health: OODA Health's vision is a healthcare system liberated from waste, focused on delivering affordable and high-quality care. To get there, OODA Health is building an intelligent, cloud-based technology platform that enables instantaneous data-sharing, adjudication, and payment. OODA Health has raised $40.5 million in Series A funding led by Oak HC/FT and DFJ. Read more »

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