Daily funding roundup - February 13th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · February 13, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d3f

ecoSPEARS raised $2M; Medivis raised $2.3M; Donde Search raised $6M; Polly raised $7M

ecoSPEARS: ecoSPEARS is a cleantech company creating better solutions for a better future. ecoSPEARS  has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Kirenaga Partners. Read more

Medivis: Medivis is an augmented reality platform for surgeries. Medivis has raised $2.3 million in seed funding led by Initialized Capital. Read more

Enfuce Financial Services: Enfuce is a new kind of financial service provider focusing on the future possibilities within payments – from a world without legacy. Enfuce has raised €5 million from Nordea, LähiTapiola and Finnvera. Read more

Donde Search: Donde Search is transforming the online shopping experience using AI to help e-commerce sites mimic the way their customers think about products. Donde Search has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Read more

Polly: Polly is a survey software for Slack and Microsoft Teams. Polly is on a mission to make it easy for teams to measure their work. Polly has raised $7 million in funding led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from the Slack Fund, Amplify Partners and Fathom Capital. Read more

Qu: Qu is going beyond traditional Point of Sale (POS) technology with a singular focus on fast casual and quick service restaurant chains., a nearly seven-year-old, Bethesda, Md.-based maker of point-of-sale software for restaurants, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Cota Capital, with participation from NRD Capital and the Bobby Cox Cos. Read more

Wurk: Wurk provides employee management solutions for highly regulated industries solving unique industries challenges related to HR and Payroll. Wurk has raised $11 million co-led by earlier backers Poseidon Asset Management and Arcadian Fund. Read more

Dirac: Dirac specializes in digital sound optimization solutions. Whether you’re watching a movie at home, relaxing with headphones or using your mobile device as a makeshift boombox, audio quality can make or break the experience.  Dirac has raised $13.2 million in new funding led by its current investors. Read more  

Joor: Joor is the #1 global wholesale marketplace, connecting the best brands and top retailers. Joor  has raised $16 million in Series C funding led by Itochu, with participation from earlier investors Canaan Partners and Battery Ventures. Read more

ShiftLeft: ShiftLeft delivers a new model for protecting cloud or data center hosted software. ShiftLeft has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Thomvest Ventures, with participation from SineWave Ventures and earlier investors Mayfield and Bain Capital Ventures. Read more  

May Mobility: MobilityWare develops games for mobiles. They have developed applications like graBLO. MobilityWare has raised $22 million in Series A funding co-led by Millennium New Horizons and Cyrus Capital Partners. Other participants in the round include LG Technology Ventures, Thayer Ventures, BMW i Ventures, Maven Ventures,Toyota AI Ventures and YC. Read more

Rapyd: Rapyd created the world’s leading cardless financial network, backed by some of the most innovative technology in the industry. Rapyd has raised $40 million in Series B funding co-led by Stripe and General Catalyst. Read more  

InfluxData: InfluxData delivers a modern open source platform built from the ground up for metrics and events (time-sensitive data). InfluxData has raised $60 million in Series D funding led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Sorenson Capital and earlier backers Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures and Harmony Partners. Read more  

Starling Bank: Starling Bank provides a mobile banking application and a debit card that enable users to manage their finances. Starling Bank has raised £75 million in Series C funding led by Merian Global Investors, with participation from the company's earlier backer, Harald McPike. Read more

TuSimple: TuSimple is an innovative technology company that is devoted to the development and application of artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies. TuSimple has raised $95 million in Series D funding at a post-money valuation of $1 billion led by China’s Sina Corp. Read more

PursueCare: PursueCare is a technology-enabled health services startup. PursueCare has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from WRD Capital and Starboard Capital Partners. Read more

The Premier Lacrosse League: Premier Lacrosse League is a proposed professional lacrosse league. Premier Lacrosse League has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. The capital comes from Alibaba's Joe Tsai, who also owns a stake in the NBA's Brooklyn Nets; Hildene Capital Management President Brett Jefferson, who played lacrosse at Syracuse University; and the Raine Group, which led the league’s initial round in September. Read more   

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Kristin Karaoglu

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