Daily Funding Roundup


Daily funding roundup - February 21st, 2019

SensorFlow raised a $2.7M; Zoba raised $3M; Back to the Roots raised $3M: WaitWhat raised $4.3

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
February 21, 2019
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SensorFlow: SensorFlow is a Singapore government-funded company who make smart energy-efficient hotels a reality. SensorFlow has raised a $2.7-million Series A financing round led by private investor Pierre Lorinet, with participation from earlier backer Cocoon Capital and others. Read more

Zoba: Zoba is a platform for building and deploying spatial machine learning models. Zoba has raised $3 million in seed funding led by CRV. Other participants include  Founder Collective and Mark Cuban. Read more  

Back to the Roots: Back to the Roots is an Oakland, California based company founded in 2009 by two UC Berkeley seniors who gave up corporate jobs to become urban mushroom farmers. Back to the Roots has raised $3 million in Series C funding. Central Garden & Pet led the round, with participation from Blue Scorpion Investments. Read more Capitalise uses a little funding magic to identify the best financing options available for your business. Capitalise has  raised £3.5 million in Series A funding led by QED Investors. Read more

WaitWhat: WaitWhat invents boundary-breaking and profitable media properties that change our cultural landscape. WaitWhat has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding led by Cue Ball and Burda Principal Investments, with participation from numerous individual investors, including Hoffman himself. Read more  

Tillable: Tillable is an online marketplace for farm landowners and growers to rent and manage farmland. Tillable has raised $8.25 million in Series A funding co-led by First Round Capital and The Production Board. Read more

Epogee: Epogee Fat Replacement is the one and only solid fat replacement that can safely & dramatically lower calories without sacrificing taste, texture or appearance. Epogee has raised $8.3 million in funding led by HG Ventures. Read more

Neighborhood Goods: Neighborhood Goods is a contemporary evolution of — and alternative to — the department store. Neighborhood Goods has raised $8.8 million in seed funding led by Global Founders Capital. The company has now raised $14.5 million in funding altogether, including from Forerunner Ventures, Maveron, NextGen Venture Partners, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Ground Up Ventures, Capital Factory and Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin. Read more

NeuSpera Medical: NeuSpera, formerly known as Vivonda Medical, is developing injectable neuromodulation devices, so called “electroceuticals. NeuSpera has raised $26 million in Series B funding. Investors include 6 Dimensions Capital, Action Potential Venture Capital, Windham Venture Partners, Delta Capital, and Purple Arch Ventures. Read more

BiomX: BiomX discovers and develops innovative microbiome therapeutics. The Company's mission is to develop novel therapeutics for preventing and treating diseases in which microbiome imbalances have been implicated. BiomX has raised $32 million in Series B funding, including from OrbiMed,Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda Ventures, 8VC, MiraeAsset and Seventure Partners. Read more

Lytics: Lytics helps companies personalize engagement with customers through the industry’s most advanced Customer Data Platform (CDP). Lytics has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by JMI Equity. Read more

Lalamove: Lalamove connects with van, truck, and motorcycle drivers to deliver under 55 minutes. Lalamove has raised $300 million in Series D funding co-led by Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia China. Read more

DoorDash: DoorDash enables small businesses to provide its customers with local delivery services. DoorDash has raised  $400 million in Series F funding led by Temasek and Dragoneer Investment Group, with participation from previous investors SoftBank Vision Fund, DST Global, Coatue Management, GIC, Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator. Read more

Flexport: Flexport is a full-service global freight forwarder and logistics platform using modern software to fix the user experience in global trade. Flexport has raised $1 billion in fresh funding led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. Earlier backers of the company, including Founders Fund, DST Global, Cherubic Ventures, Susa Ventures and SF Express, all participated in the round. Read more

Beamery: Beamery is a talent engagement platform, enabling companies to attract, identify & engage candidates on one unified platform. Beamery has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Workday Ventures. Read more  

Opiniion: Opiniion is an automated tool for businesses to collect authentic real time feedback from customers. Opiniion  has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from investors, including BitWealth. Read more   

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