Daily funding roundup - January 23nd, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · January 23, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d17

AnChain.ai raised $2M; Chowbus raised $4M; Groww aised $6.2M; Anchorage raised $17

AnChain.ai: AnChain.ai is an AI powered blockchain ecosystem security. AnChain.ai has raised $2 million in seed funding led by AMINO Capital, with participation from Susquehanna Investment Group, CRCM, and Brain Robotics. Read more

Allvision: Allvision’s goal is to improve the world by connecting decision makers with rich sources of spatial data and analytics. Allvision HAS raised $3.2 million in seed funding led by Lavrock Ventures, with participation from The Robotics Hub, IDEA Fund Partners, and Sands Capital Ventures. Read more  

Chowbus: Chowbus is a marketplace for diners to explore and order high-quality authentic food. Chowbus  has raised $4 million in Series A funding co-led by Greycroft Partners and FJ Labs, with participation from Hyde Park Angels and Fika Ventures. Read more

The One Health Company: The One Health Company is a social impact company. We are the first to bring precision medicine, used in humans, to dogs with cancer. The One Health Company  has raised $5 million in seed funding led Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Lerer Hippeau and Y Combinator. Read more

Mooncard: Mooncard is the dream expense solution for employees, CEOs, CFOs and entrepreneurs. Mooncard  has raised €5 million from Raise Ventures and Aglaé Ventures. Read more

Groww:  Groww offers a new way of investing money. Groww has raised $6.2 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital India led the round, with participation from Y Combinator, Propel Venture Partners and Kauffman Fellows. Read more

Liquid Instruments: Liquid Instruments is the developer of Moku:Lab, a new all-in-one device for professional test and measurement. Liquid Instruments  has raised $8.2 million in Series A funding led by Anzu Partners, with participation from Australia’s ANU Connect Ventures.

Anchorage: Anchorage is the first crypto-native digital asset custodian for institutional investors. Anchorage is engineered to help institutions better safeguard their investments while getting more out of their assets, and offer services that investors expect from a traditional custodian. Anchorage has raised $17 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Khosla Ventures, Max Levchin, Elad Gil, and Naval Ravikant also participated in the round, among others. Read more

Wren Therapeutics: Wren Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company based, focused on drug discovery and development for protein misfolding diseases. Wren Therapeutics has raised £18 million in Series A funding led by Baupost Group, with participation from LifeForce Capital. Read more

Symbiont: Symbiont has developed the market-leading platform for institutional applications of blockchain technology. Symbiont has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Nasdaq Ventures, with participation from Galaxy Digital, Citi, and Raptor Group. Read more

Immunochina Pharma: Immunochina is committed to the development of CAR-T technology and CAR-T cell products for the treatment of malignant tumors. We have already established a world-class R&D team and will continue to expand our team. Immunochina Pharma has raised $20.4 million in Series C funding from Shougang Fund,Sherpa VC, Peter Thiel, Qingzhe Capital and China Resources Innovative Equity Investment Fund. Read more

Attune Pharmaceuticals: Attune Pharmaceuticals is a private biotechnology company. Attune Pharmaceuticals has raised $23 million in Series B funding. Venrock Healthcare Partners led the round, with participation from LifeSci Venture Partners, RTW Investments, RA Capital, Boxer Capital and Tang Capital. Read more

Rex: REX is a digital platform and real estate service where homeowners can list, discover, and purchase homes outside the MLS. REX has raised $45 million in Series C funding, including from Crate & Barrel founder Gordon Segal, former McDonalds CEO Jack Greenberg, and former Google exec Amit Singhal. Read more

Next, a 3.5-year-old, Lynwood, Ca.-based transportation platform that connects shippers and carriers has raised $97 million in Series C funding led by Brookfield Ventures, with participation from Sequoia Capital and GLP, a logistics company that builds distribution facilities among other things. Read more

Uplift: Uplift makes travel more accessible, affordable and rewarding by enabling travel providers to offer flexible payments to their customers. Uplift has raised $123 million in Series C funding. Madrone Capital Partners (affiliated with Walmart heir Rob Walton) led the round, with participation from Draper Nexus, Ridge Ventures, Highgate Ventures, Barton Asset Management and PAR Capital. Read more

Confluent: Confluent offers a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams. Confluent  has raised $125 million in Series D funding. The round was led by earlier backer Sequoia Capital, with participation from Index Ventures and Benchmark, which had also participated in previous rounds. Read more

Desktop Metal: Desktop Metal is reinventing the way design and manufacturing teams print with metal. Desktop Metal  has raised $160 million in Series E funding led by Koch Disruptive Technologies, an investing affiliate of Koch Industries. Read more

Phase Change Energy Solutions: Phase Change is a leader in the development of innovative energy-efficiency and thermal storage solutions that harness the power of phase change materials. Phase Change has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Pegasus Capital Advisors, Emerald Technology Ventures and Third Prime. Read more

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