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Daily funding roundup - February 26th, 2019

Elsa raised $7M; G2 Esports raised $17.3M; Tulip raised $18.4M; VAST Data raised $40M

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
February 26, 2019
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/4d55

Attentive: Attentive’s augmented sales assistant integrates with Slack and aims to help teams keep up with their sales pipeline, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding co-led by regional firm Indico Capital Partners and Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners. Read more

Polis: Polis is a software platform that automates much of what political campaigns need to go door-to-door and be successful. Polis has raised $2.5 million in funding from Initialized Capital and Haystack. Read more  

Zone7: Zone7 creates personalized athlete profiles to predict injuries and recommend optimal training drills and performance levels. Zone7 has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. Resolute Ventures led the round. Other participants in the funding include UpWest, Amicus Capital, and PLG Ventures. Read more

Sapling: Sapling is helping HR and people operations to elevate their role for the new world. Sapling has raised $4 million in funding from Gradient Ventures and Tuesday Capital. Read more

Sideqik: Sideqik is the business intelligence platform for influencer marketing. Sideqik has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Jackson Square Ventures, with participation from Fuqua Capital, Bee Partners, Bonfire Ventures. Read more

Dipsea: Dipsea is the first audio platform for sexual wellness. Its first product is an iOS app for short and sexy audio stories. Dipsea has raised $5.5 million in a round led by Bedrock Capital and Thrive Capital. Read more

Elsa: English Language Speech Assistant is a mobile application for pronunciation training and accent reduction using speech recognition. Elsa has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Google'sGradient Ventures, with participation from earlier backers Monk’s Hill Ventures and SOSV. Read more

GoExpedi: GoExpedi is a platform for the oil and gas industry to more efficiently procure critical parts and supplies. GoExpedi has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Crosslink Capital led the round; other investors include Bowery Capital, Blue Bear Capital, Hack VC, and SaaS Ventures. Read more

Rockets of Awesome: Rockets of Awesome is a direct-to-consumer kids apparel brand, designing and selling over-the-top awesome clothes for real life with kids. Rockets of Awesome has received $12.5 million in strategic funding from Foot Locker as part of a bigger $19.5 million Series C round. According to TechCrunch, Kids Foot Locker will now create exclusive Rockets of Awesome in-store destinations where its customers can buy the startup's products in the U.S. Read more

Cmd: Cmd is cybersecurity startup, they built security systems responsible for keeping the PII for millions users safe. Cmd has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by GV, with participation from startup studio Expa, Amplify Partners, and additional (unnamed) strategic investors. Read more

I2x: i2x is working to improve the human-to-human interaction between companies and customers.  I2x has raised €10 million ($11.4 million) in Series A funding. UVC Partners and btov Partners co-led the round; other participants include MS&AD Ventures and Asgard. Read more

G2 Esports: G2 Esports is a world premier esports club representing some of the absolute best players from around the globe. G2 Esports has raised $17.3 million from a long list of backers that includes Seal Rock Partners, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, Parkwood Corp. and Everblue Management. Read more

The Action Network: The Action Network operates as a premium sports content and analytics platform. The Action Network  has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding led by Fertitta Capital led the round. (The Fertitta brothers owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship franchise for a time.) Read more   

Tulip: Tulip is a maker of manufacturing software (notably, it was created by Natan Linder, the cofounder of 3D printing company Formlabs). Tulip has raised $18.4 million in Series B funding. Vertex Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including NEA and Pitango Ventures. Read more

90 Seconds: 90 Seconds is a cloud-based video production platform that enables its users to purchase, plan, edit, and review shoots. 90 Seconds has raised $20 million in Series B funding round from new and existing investors, including SIG, Airtree Ventures, Sequoia India, Qualgro Venture Capital,Atami Capital, and Right Click Capital. Read more

FreightWaves: FreightWaves  provides market, rate, economic, fuel, regulatory, and weather commentary for the freight industry. FreightWaves has raised $21 million in Series B funding led by 8VC. Read more

Bishop Fox: Bishop Fox is the largest private professional services firm focused on offensive security testing. Bishop Fox has raised $25 million in Series A funding from ForgePoint Capital. Read more

Botify: Botify is the first unified suite of applications assisting enterprise SEO stakeholders in each phase of the organic search process. Botify  has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by France’s Idinvest Partners, with participation from Ventech. Botify has now raised a total of $27 million. Read more

Kryon: Kryon’s mission is to revolutionize intelligent Robotic Process Automation (RPA) by delivering enterprise customers with a unique full-cycle solution which first discovers business processes and then continuously optimizes them for a seamless, superior RPA experience. Kryon has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by Oak HC/FT, with participation from Aquiline Technology Growth and Vertex Ventures. Read more  

VAST Data: VAST Data is bringing an end to decades of application and infrastructure complexity. VAST Data has raised $40 million in funding, including from Norwest Venture Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, 83 North, Goldman Sachs and a TPG Growth-sponsored investment platform. Read more

ThirdLove: ThirdLove is an innovative bra and underwear brand that believes fit should come first. ThirdLove  has raised $55 million in funding. The round was co-led by L. Catterton and Allen & Company. Other participants include Felicis Ventures, Valor Equity, and many notable individual investors, including both Anne Wojcicki, the cofounder and CEO of 23andMe, and her sister, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. Read more

YieldStreet: YieldStreet is an investment platform that is changing how wealth is created by connecting investors to asset-based alternative investments. YieldStreet has raised $62 million in Series B funding. Edison Partners led the round, with participation from Greenspring Associates, Raine Ventures, and an unnamed family office in New York. Prior to its newest funding, the company raised around $116 million, with $100 million of that in debt, according to PitchBook. Read more  

Oyster Point Pharma: Oyster Point Pharma is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies to treat ocular surface disease. Oyster Point Pharma  has raised $93 million in Series B funding. Invus Opportunities andFlying L Partners co-led the round and was joined by Falcon Vision, New Enterprise Associates, Versant Ventures, and Vida Ventures. Read more   

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