Daily Funding Roundup


Daily funding roundup - November 5th, 2018

Emesent raised $3.5M; Journy raised $3.15M; Emesent raised $3.5M; Zeguro raised $5M

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
November 5, 2018
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ViewView designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies intelligent glass. View has raised $1.1 billion in funding from SoftBank's Vision Fund. Read more
JournyJourny creates travel plans using recommendations from top chefs, sommeliers, and local experts. Journy has raised $3.15 million in seed funding led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Pear Ventures and Caviar founder Jason Wang. Read more
EmesentEmesent is automating the collection and analysis of valuable data in underground environments. Emesent has raised $3.5 million in funding led by Main Sequence Ventures. Read more
ZeguroZeguro is a cyber insurance startup focusing on helping small businesses mitigate their cyber risks. Zeguro  has raised $5 million in funding led by Mosaik Partners, with participation from Healthy Ventures, Munich Re / HSB Ventures, QBE Ventures, Social Capital, Plug and Play, and Sparkland Capital. Read more
Scoro: Scoro is an end-to-end work management solution which allows professional and creative services to control their entire workflow from one place. Scoro has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding led by Livonia Partners, with participation from Inventure and Tera Ventures. Read more is a secret computing technology for privacy-preserving machine learning and AI. has raised $10 million in Series A funding, including from JPMorgan Chase, Crosslink Capital, Bowery Capital and Polytech Ecosystem Ventures. Read more 
SharegainSharegain is a Fintech venture aiming to open up the global securities lending market to individual investors. Sharegain raised $12 million in funding. Investors include Blumberg Capital, Target Global, Maverick Ventures Israel, and Rhodium. Read more
PlayerLyncPlayerLync offers wireless tablet-based technology that automatically delivers high bandwidth into low bandwidth environments. PlayerLync has raised $12.5 million in funding led by Volition Capital, with participation from Anschutz Venture Group, among others. Read more
ImbellusImbellus builds simulation-based cognitive assessments to evaluate how people think, instead of what they know, for use by employers and the education system. 
Imbellus has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding from Rethink Education, along with earlier backers Upfront Ventures and Thrive Capital. Read more
StarMaker InteractiveStarMaker is an online video network for music whose apps enable video creation/publishing, shared monetization & talent discovery. StarMaker Interactive has received $30 million in funding from publicly traded Opera, the global browser company. Read more
EsperantoEsperanto Technologies is a company develops high-performance, energy-efficient computing solutions. Esperanto has raised $58 million in Series B funding led by undisclosed investors in a round that the CEO (a former Intel VP) says brings the company's total funding to $63 million. Read more

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