Daily funding roundup - December 3rd, 2018

Kristin Karaoglu · December 3, 2018 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4cc5

Floom raised $2.5M: Ascent360 raised $4.1M; Chewse raised $19M; Oura raised $20M

Floom: Floom is a tech-enabled marketplace for florists to sell their creations direct to customers. Floom has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by Firstminute Capital. Read more

Ascent360: Ascent360 helps marketers turn their customer data into insights and income. Ascent360 has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding led by Fulcrum Equity Partners, with participation from Access Venture Partners, NelNet, Bialla Venture Partners and Rockies Venture Club. Read more

Chewse: Chewse is a platform for companies to handle their food catering and workplace culture needs. Chewse has raised $19 million in a round that brings its total funding to more than $30 million. The company's backers include Foundry Group, 500 Startups and Gingerbread Capital. Read more

Oura: Oura is a pioneering sleep performance platform, focused on improving sleep that leads to a better life. Oura has raised $20 million in a funding round led by MSD Capital, with participation from YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, investor Dave Morin, and JUMP founder Ryan Rzepecki, among others. Read more

Tactiva Therapeutics: Tactiva Therapeutics is an Immuno-Oncology Company Utilizing an Innovative Approach to Adoptive Cell Therapy. Tactiva Therapeutics has raised $35 million in Series A funding led by Panacea Healthcare Partners, with participation from Vi Ventures and Efung Capital, among others. Read more

Aprea: Aprea focuses on the discovery and development of novel anticancer compounds reactivating the tumor suppressor protein p53. Aprea as raised $57 million in Series C funding led by Redmile Group, with participation from Rock Springs Capital, 5AM Ventures, Versant Ventures, HealthCap, Sectoral Asset Management and Karolinska Development AB. Read more

QuintoAndar: QuintoAndar is an apartment rental marketplace that enables a self-service, end-to-end online experience for both tenants and landlords. QuintoAndar has raised $64 million in funding led by General Atlantic, with participation from Kaszek Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and QED. Read more

ViaCyte: ViaCyte's therapy is based on the differentiation of stem cells into pancreatic beta cell precursors, with subcutaneous implantation in an encapsulation device. Data in their publications demonstrates that these cells can produce therapeutically relevant levels of insulin in response to blood glucose, and sustain diabetic animals. Read more

Keking: Keking is a logistics information and services platform operator. Keking has raised $144-million in Series C funding co-led by Alibaba’s Ant Financial and Centurium Capital. Other investors in the round include Sequoia Capital China, Tebon Securities and Shanghai Tengyi Industrial. Read more

Auris Health: Auris Health is a medical company that develops robotics technology for medical applications. Auris Health has raised $220 million in fresh funding led by Partner Fund Management, with participation from Wellington Management, D1 Capital Partners, Senator Investment Group and earlier backers Mithril Capital, Lux Capital and Viking Global Investors. Read more

OYO: OYO is an Indian hospitality startup that operates a network of budget hotels. OYO has raised $100 million from the Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab. Both startups are backed by SoftBank. The investment is part of the $1 billion fundraise that OYO announced in September in a bid to grow its business in India and China. Read more

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