Daily funding roundup - December 20th, 2018

Kristin Karaoglu · December 20, 2018 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4ce9

Layer1 raised $2.1M; Gamelearn raised $5M; BacklotCars raised $8; DrChrono raised $10M


Layer1:  Layer1 is a cryptoasset investment and infrastructure platform. One months-old, San Francisco-based company has raised $2.1 million in funding from Peter Thiel, Digital Currency Group, and Jeffrey Tarrant among others. CoinDesk has Read more

Gamelearn: Gamelearn video gaming company for corporate training. 11-year-old, Madrid, Spain-based company has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Kibo Ventures, Oak3Capital, All Iron Ventures, UL Invest, andInveready.  Read more

BacklotCars: BacklotCars is an online marketplace for auto dealers. 4-year-old, Kansas City, Ms.-based company has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Origin Ventures, with Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, KCRise Fund, Royal Street Ventures and Chaifetz Group, among others. Read more

DrChrono: DrChrono's mission is to give physicians, medical groups, large practices, enterprises, and clinics a path to the future. 9-year-old, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based company has raised $10 million in venture debt from SQN Venture Partners. Read more 

Bowtie: BowTie is a web development company provides customized solutions to healthcare and public sector. A year-old, Hong Kong-based insurance startup, has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Sun Life Hong Kong, with participation from Hong Kong X Technology. Read more 

Boosted: Boosted Boards designs and builds powerful lightweight electric vehicles that are extremely fun to ride and perfect for the last mile of your commute. 6-year-old, Mountain View, Ca.-based company has raised $60 million in Series B funding co-led by Khosla Ventures and iNovia Capital, with participation from Stanford-StartX Fund and Bay Meadows. Read more

ACV Auctions: ACV provides a pricing application (app) for franchise dealers. 4-year-old, Buffalo, N.Y.-based company has raised $93 million in Series D funding co-led by Bain Capital Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Future Fund, Tribeca Ventures and Armory Square Ventures. Read more

Earnin: Earnin gives people access to their pay directly from their smartphones, whenever they need it. 6-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based company has raised $125 million in new funding from DST Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital, Matrix Partners, March Capital Partners, Coatue Management, Ribbit Capital, and the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund. Read more

Fair.com: FairCom’s multimodel No+SQL technology facilitates high-performance NoSQL and industry-standard SQL access within the same application, over the same data. 2-year-old, Santa Monica, Ca,-based company has raised $385 million in Series B funding led by SoftBank, with Exponential Ventures, Munich Re Venture, G Squared, and CreditEase. Read more

Relay Therapeutics: Relay therapeutics analyzes the movement of proteins inside human cells. 2-year-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based company has raised $400 million in Series C funding led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. Other investors in the round include Foresite Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Tavistock Group, GV, Casdin Capital, BVF Partners, EcoR1 Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments, and an affiliate of D.E. Shaw Research. Read more

Swiggy: Swiggy is a food ordering and delivery company that provides food service solutions for restaurants. 4-year-old, India-based  company has raised a whopping $1 billion round led by Naspers, with participation from DST Global,Meituan Dianping, Coatue Management, Tencent, Hillhouse Capital, and Wellington Management. Read more

Pandion Therapeutics: Pandion Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing bispecific antibody therapeutics to achieve localized immunomodulation at the site of disease for durable, tissue-specific treatment of patients with autoimmune and inflammatory disease and organ transplants. 2-year-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based company has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from the JDRF T1D Fund. Read more

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

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