Daily funding roundup - March 6th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · March 6, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d65

SYNQY raised $1.2M; OpenMartech raised $1.5M; Alto raised $2.8; Tasso raised $6.1M

SYNQY: SYNQY  is an online retail media that enable retailers to monetize existing e-commerce real estate through product-targeted advertisements. SYNQY has raised $1.2 million in funding. The investors weren't named but the company says it has raised $6.7 million to date. Read more

OpenMartech: OpenMartech is a open-source, which can be hosted in a user's own cloud environment without the need for licensing or subscription fees. OpenMartech  has raised $1.5 million in seed funding, including from Elevate Ventures, The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and Innovate Indiana Fund. Read more

Alto: Alto smooths the process of investing in nontraditional assets via individual retirement accounts. Alto has raised $2.8 million in seed funding led by Mountain Group Partners, with participation from Foundation Capital, Sequoia Capital and Amplify.LA. Read more

Tasso: Tasso is revolutionizing blood-based diagnostics by placing the user at the center of the diagnostics process. Tasso has raised $6.1 million led by Vertical Venture Partners. Read more

Wade & Wendy: Wade & Wendy offers machine intelligence personalities that aim to make hiring more human. Wade & Wendy  has raised $7.6 million in Series A funding. Jazz Venture Partners led the round; other participants include Randstad Innovation Fund, ff Venture Capital and Indicator Ventures. Read more

Brodmann17: Brodmann17 develops artificial visual intelligence that allow devices to understand the environment in real-time. Brodmann17 has raised $11 million in Series A round funding. OurCrowd led the round, and was joined by investors includingManiv Mobility, AI Alliance, UL Ventures, Samsung NEXT, and the Sony Innovation Fund. Read more

FutureFuel.io: FutureFuel makes it easy by empowering employers to "turn on" student debt repayment as a new employee benefit. FutureFuel  has raised $11.2 million in Series A funding. Rethink Impact led the round, and was joined by investors including Breton Capital, First Data, G9 Ventures, The Impact Engine, Reach Capital, Salesforce Ventures, SixThirty, and Vulcan Capital. Read more

Blueground: Blueground is a real estate tech company that wants to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. Blueground  has raised $20 million from VentureFriends, Endeavor Catalyst, Jabbar Internet Group and serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan. Read more

Pantheon Platform: Pantheon provides a website management platform to build, launch, and manage WordPress and Drupal sites. Pantheon has raised $40 million in a Series D led by Sageview Capital. Previous investors, including Foundry Group,Scale Venture Partners, and Industry Ventures, also joined the round. Read more

Matterport: Matterport develops and operates cloud based platform that enables users to create cloud-based 3D and virtual reality models of real-world spaces that can be experienced, changed, and shared online. Matterport has raised $48 million from investors that it's not yet naming. Read more

Erasca: Erasca creating a new generation of oncology drugs intended to not just treat, but actually cure Cancer. Erasca has raised $64 million in Series A funding. Investors include ARCH Venture Partners,Andreessen Horowitz and Reneo Capital. Read more

Beam Therapeutics: Beam Therapeutics is pioneering the use of CRISPR base editing to develop precision genetic medicines that treat disease. Beam Therapeutics has raised $135 million in Series B funding. Investors include Redmile Group, Cormorant Asset Management, GV, Altitude Life Science Ventures, F-Prime Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, Eight Roads Ventures, and Omega Funds. Read more

Grab: Grab is a ride-hailing platform that offers booking service for taxis, private cars, and motorbikes through one mobile. Grab  has raised nearly $1.5 billion from the SoftBank Vision Fund. Read more


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