Daily funding roundup - October 29th, 2018

Kristin Karaoglu · October 29, 2018 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4c84

WAYV and Zentail raised $5M; Unu motors raised $12M; AnyMind Group raised $13.4M

WAYV: WAYV is a B2B cannabis logistics and compliance platform that delivers inventory to cannabis retailers. WAYV has raised $5 million in seed funding led by David Sacks at Craft Ventures. The company was cofounded by the cofounder and former CEO of Eaze, Keith McCarty. Read more
ZentailAll in one SaaS platform for Multi-Channel Online Retailers. Zentail has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Initialized Capital. Read more
Unu motorsUnu offers a battery-powered, smart electric scooter that enables individuals to commute through an urban environment. Unu motors has raised a $12 million in funding led by Ponooc, with participation from earlier backers Capnamic Ventures and Iris Capital, among others. Read more

AnyMind Group: AnyMind Group is an organization that is transforming industries through artificial intelligence. Headquartered in Singapore, AnyMind Group is the parent company of AdAsia Holdings, TalentMind and CastingAsia. AnyMind Group has raised $13.4 million in Series B funding led by Line, the Japanese messaging app firm, and Mirai Creation Fund, which is backed by Toyota among others. Previous backers JAFCO and Dream Incubator also took part. Read more

Waterline Data: Waterline’s Smart Data Catalog uses machine learning to discover, manage and govern enterprise data at scale. Chief Data Officers, Analysts and Data Stewards use Waterline software to enable self-service analytics, data governance and data rationalization/optimization. Waterline Data has raised $14.5 million in Series C funding led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Jackson Square Ventures, Partech Ventures and Infosys. Raed more
LoopMeLoopMe, the first company to close the loop on brand advertising attribution for offline sales using AI and mobile data. LoopMe as raised $17 million in fresh funding led by BGF, a UK-based growth investor. Read more

Geltor: The bio-design company that makes the world’s most advanced proteins for consumers, with a focus on unique functionality and sustainability. Geltor has raised $18.2 million in Series A funding led by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures. Other investors in the round include GELITA, ADM Ventures, Cavallo Ventures and Box Group. Read more

StarkWareStarkWare improves scalability and privacy in blockchains using STARK technology, providing cryptographic proofs that are zero-knowledge, succinct, transparent, and post-quantum secure. StarkWare has raised $30 million in funding led by Paradigm Fund, with participation from Intel Capital, Sequoia Capital, Atomico, DCVC, Wing, ConsenSys, Coinbase Ventures, Multicoin Capital, Collaborative Fund, Scalar Capital and Semantic Ventures. Read more 
GrabGrab is a ride-hailing platform that offers booking service for taxis, private cars, and motorbikes through one mobile. Grab  just raised $200 million in funding from Booking Holdings. The investment is part of an ongoing round of funding that Grab has said is on course to reach $3 billion before year end. Read more

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Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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