Daily funding roundup - December 19th, 2018

Kristin Karaoglu · December 19, 2018 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4ce5

AvantStay raised $5M; Flux raised $7.5M; Tagomi raised $16M; Crew raised $35M; The Wing raised $75M

PixelMe: PixelMe is a SaaS platform that wants to help marketers retarget customers using an URL shortener. The 16-month-old, Paris-based company has raised $1.3 million seed funding led by Serena Capital, with participation from Kima Ventures and numerous individual investors. Read more

Cybeats: Cybeats is a cybersecurity company. The 2-year-old, Ontario, Toronto-based company has raised $3 million funding led by Ripple Ventures, with participation from GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund, MaRS IAF, MLA48, ScaleX and Inovia Capital. Read more

Nomics: Nomics is a cryptocurrency data company that delivers cloud-based data products and APIs for institutional crypto investors. The 1-year-old, Minneapolis, Mn.-based company has raised $3 million Series A funding led by Arthur Ventures, other investors include BitGo co-founder Ben Davenport, Coinbase Ventures,CoVenture Crypto and Digital Currency Group. Read more

Elementary Robotics: Elementary Robotics is a robotics platform startup. The two-year-old, Pasadena, Ca.-based company has raised $3.6 million seed funding co-led by Fika Ventures and Fathom Capital. Other investors in the round include Toyota AI Ventures,Ubiquity Ventures, Riot.vc, Osage University Partners, and Stage Venture Partners. Read more

Devcon: Devcon is a cyber security company developing anti-fraud and anti-money laundering software for the online advertising. The 2-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based company has raised $4.5 million seed funding led by Las Olas VC. Read more

Morressier: Morressier is a research discovery platform.The 4-year-old, Berlin, Germany-based company has raised $4.5 million funding led by Cherry Ventures. Read more

AvantStay: AvantStay is hospitality firm that provides short-term vacation rentals to groups. The 1.5-year-old, West Hollywood, Ca.-based company has raised $5 million funding from Bullpen Capital, with participation from F-Prime Capital, Zeno Ventures, Convivialité Ventures, Abstract Ventures and Presidio Bay Ventures. Read more 

Flux: Flux is a finch startup helps banks and merchants power itemized digital receipts. The 2-year-old, London-based company has raised $7.5 million Series A funding led by e.ventures, with participation from earlier backers PROfounders and Anthemis. Read more

PopDog: PopDog is a platform to optimize esports and gaming live streaming for brands, publishers, talent, teams, tournaments and other stakeholders. The 11-month-old, L.A.-based company has raised $9 million Series A funding led by Makers Fund, with participation from Korea Investment Partners. Read more

Kindur: Kindur is a wealth management platform to help "baby boomers embrace modern retirement”. The 2-year-old, New York-based company has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Backers include Anthemis, Point72 Ventures and Clocktower. Read more

Foldax: Foldax’s mission us to revolutionize the structural heart market with new material, design and manufacturing technology. The 5-year-old, Salt Lake, Ut.-based company has raised $10.3 million funding from Summation Health Ventures and Kairos Ventures. Read more

Tagomi: Tagomi is a electronic brokerage for digital assets platform. The 1-year-old, New York-based company has raised $16 million funding from Founders Fund, Collaborative Fund,SV Angel, Joe Lonsdale, Brainchild, Digital Currency Group, ZhenFund, Box Group, Elad Gil, and Charlie Noyes. Read more

Temi: Temi is making a strange-looking personal robots. The 3-year-old, New York-based company has raised $21 million funding led by former Alibaba CTO John Wu, with participation from Generali Investments S.p.A and Ogawa. Read more

Price f(x): Price f(x) is a cloud-based pricing software. The 7-year-old, Munich, Germany-based company has raised €25 million Series B funding co-led by Digital + Partners and consulting firm Bain & Company. Other participants in the round include Credo Ventures and Talis Capital. Read more

Malta: Malta is a developer of an electro-thermal energy storage system that spun out of Alphabet's Moonshot Factory (X). The 5-month-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based company has raised $26 million Series A funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, with participation from Concord New Energy Group and Alfa Laval. Read more

Crew: Crew is a chat app that specifically targets businesses that employ deskless shift workers. The 4-year-old. Bay Area-based company has raised $35 million in Series C funding from DAG Ventures, Tenaya Capital and previous backers Greylock Partners,Sequoia Capital, Harrison Metal Capital and Aspect Ventures. Read more

Sprout Social: Sprout Social is a social media monitoring, marketing and analytics platform. The 8-year-old, Chicago-based company has raised $40.5 million Series B funding led by Future Fund, with participation from Goldman Sachs and New Enterprise Associates. Read more

The Wing: The Wing owns several co-working spaces and social clubs designed for women. The 3.5-year-old, New York-based company has raised $75 million Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Airbnb, Upfront Ventures, and earlier investors NEA and WeWork. Read more

Dataiku: Dataiku is a data platform. The 5-year-old, New York-based company has raised $101 million funding led by Iconiq Capital, with Alven Capital, Battery Ventures, Dawn Capital and FirstMark Capital participating. Read more

Zwift: Zwift is an interactive platform for people to turn indoor workouts into multi-participant races and social rides. The 4-year-old, L.A.-based company has raised $120 million in new funding led by Highland Europe, with participation from True, Causeway Media Partners and Novator. Read more

Waves Platform: Waves Platform is a public blockchain network that helps digital startups create tokens. The 2-year-old, Moscow-based company has raised $120 million in funding led by the London-based financial services group Dolfin. Read more

Cambridge Mobile Telematics: Cambridge Mobile Telematics is a mobile telematics and analytics software company. The 8-year-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based company has raised $500 million funding from SoftBank Vision Fund. Read more

Akeneo: Akeneo provides open source product information management solutions and enables manufacturers and brands to turn product data into assets. France based company has secured investments from Salesforce Ventures and serial entrepreneur Stephan Dietrich. Read more

Blade: Blade is cloud-based gaming company. The 3-year-old, Mountain View, Ca.-based cloud-based gaming company, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Charter Communications. Read more

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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