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Daily funding roundup - November 28th, 2018

Hotelmize raised $3.8M; Phiar raised $3M; Numerated raised $8M; NeueHouse raised $30M

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
November 28, 2018
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/4cbd

LearnLuxLearnLux provides an educational, objective space that empowers you to take control of your financial future. LearnLux  has raised $2 million in seed funding from Sound Ventures, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Underscore VC, and former Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash. Read more
 
Shogun: Shogun drag and drop page builder for eCommerce websites. It integrates  eCommerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce, and provides a robust page builder and editing experience to our users. Shogun has raised $2.1 million in funding, including from Initialized Capital and Y Combinator. Read more
 
KeytoKeyto is a health and wellness company. It helps it's users to improve and simplify the tracking of their diet by breaking down the science of the food, so your body can break down the fat. Keyto has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by Craft Ventures. Other participants include Floodgate, Abstract Ventures, Hydra Ventures and Julia and Kevin Hartz. Read more
 
Phiar TechnologiesPhiar puts its latest deep learning AI technology into a new augmented reality navigation system for driving. Phiar has raised $3 million in seed funding co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and The Venture Reality Fund. Other investors include Anorak Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Zeno Ventures, Cross Culture Ventures, GFR Fund, Y Combinator,  Innolinks Ventures and Half Court Ventures. Read more
 
Hotelmize: Hotelmize is a machine learning-powered platform. It gives hotel resellers the strategic ability to enhance yield from existing sales by improving their industry-standard purchasing processes, while delivering exceptional added value and customer service. Hotelmize has raised $3.8 million in funding from the Australian firm Investible. Read more
 
Numerated: Numerated Growth Technologies provides a real-time commerce platform that increases sales for banks. Unlike other lending platforms, the platform is not a simple workflow system. It automates marketing, substantially increasing loan demand, and maximizes the conversion of that demand into loans by digitizing credit policies and closing loans in real-time. Numerated has raised $8 million in funding from earlier investors Venrock, FIS and FINTOP Capital, along with new investor Fenway Summer Ventures. The company has now raised $17 million altogether. Read more
 
NeueHouseA workspace collective with big social ambitions, NeueHouse is designed for today’s creative entrepreneurs. NeueHouse has raised $30 million in funding. The round was led by the family office of media mogul Barry Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg (they'd previously invested $8 million in the company). Hong Kong-based real-estate investor Gaw Capital Partners participated, too. NeueHouse is also announcing a new CEO: Josh Wyatt, a former private equity and hotel executive. Read more
 

Deskera: Deskera Cloud ERP is an award winning fully integrated Cloud ERP Suite designed to run your business on the cloud. Deskera has raised $60 million in funding, including from Jungle Ventures, Cisco Investments, Tembusu Partners, Susquehanna International Group, and Innoven Capital. Read more

Deputy: Deputy is the ultimate employee management tool, simplifying scheduling, timesheets, tasks and workplace communication, helping businesses to transform operations and empowering employees to work the way they want. Deputy connects businesses and employees seamlessly through technology to make work easier. Deputy has raised $81 million in what the company says is the largest Series B round in Australian history. IVP led the investment, with support from OpenView Venture Partners, Square Peg Capital and Equity Venture Partners. Read more

Oriente: Oriente is building a new digital financial services infastructure to unlock economic opportunity for emerging Asia's underserved. Oriente has raise $105 million in funding, including from the founders and a group of family offices that include members of the Berjaya Group, JG Summit Holdings, and Sinar Mas. Read more

MPOWER: MPOWER is the only US-based lender offering student loans to international students studying in the US or Canada without requiring a co-signer, collateral, or US credit history because our proprietary credit algorithm focuses on future potential. MPOWER has raised $110 million in funding. The round was co-led by Gray Matters Capital and Community Investment Management, with participation from Breega Capital, Potencia Ventures, University Ventures, Village Capital, 1776, VARIV, Fresco Capital, Zephyr Management, K Street and Goal Structured Solutions. Read more

ChargePoint: ChargePoint brings electric vehicle (EV) charging to more people and places than ever before as the world’s leading EV charging network. These stations are available as public charging stations, consumer subscription plans and utility grid management technology for electric utility companies to smooth electric demands on the grid. ChargePoint has raised $240 million in Series H funding, including from American Electric Power, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision, Daimler Trucks & Buses, GIC, and Quantum Energy Partners. Earlier backers also participated, including BMW i Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Linse Capital, and Siemens. Read more

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