Daily funding roundup - March 20th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · March 20, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d8b

BriteCo raised $2M; Skymind raised an $11.5M; Thirstie raised $7M; Blue Cedar raised $17M

BriteCo: BriteCo helps insure fine jewelry and watches. BriteCo has raised $2 million in seed funding from investors, including Brian Spaly, the founder of Trunk Club, and Jeff Taylor, the former chairman and CEO at Cole Taylor Bank. Read more

Welcome Pickups: Welcome is redefining the in-destination travel experience by making it easy, friendly, and personalized through a single touch point. Welcome has raised €3.3 million in Series A funding from VentureFriends, Market One Capital, OpenFund, Howzat, and Jabbar. Read more

Skymind: Skymind makes tools for prediction, data analytics and machine perception available to all businesses via open-core deep-learning. Skymind has raised an $11.5 million Series A round led by TransLink Capital, with participation fromServiceNow, Sumitomo’s Presidio Ventures, UpHonest Capital and GovTech Fund. Read more

Thirstie: Thirstie is a technology company and e-commerce platform for the retail alcohol industry. Thirstie has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Queens Court Capital. Read more

Blue Cedar: Blue Cedar is a Mobile App Integration Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider that helps enterprises and software vendors extract maximum business value, more quickly and at lower cost, from corporate mobile apps. Blue Cedar has raised $17 million in Series B funding, including from C5 Capital, Blue Cedar investors, Benhamou Global Ventures, Generation Ventures, Grayhawk Capital and Sway Ventures. Read more

Blameless: Blameless is the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) company, helping enterprise customers effectively balance reliability and innovation. Blameless has raised $20 million co-led by Accel and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Read more

OptiScan: Optiscan is an imaging company and is in the development and application of microscopic imaging technologies for medical markets. Optiscan  has raised $20 million in Series E funding. Investors weren't named. Read more

NS8: NS8 is an abuse, fraud, and user experience protection platform. NS8  has raised $26 million in funding led by Edison Partners, Sorenson Ventures, and Lytical Ventures. Additional participants include TDF Ventures,Hanna Ventures, and others. Read more

Cleo: Cleo is a family support system that employers offer to working parents. Cleo  has raised $27.5 million in Series B funding led by NEA. Other investors in this round include former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh, Box CEO Aaron Levie, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, and former GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt. Read more

Skedulo: Skedulo is a mobile workforce scheduling and management application integrated with enterprise platforms. Skedulo has raised $28 million in Series B funding led by M12, with participation from Blackbird and Costanoa Ventures. Read more

NotCo: NOTCOT is a website that offers in-depth features on products, artists, technology, innovation, and up-and-coming trends. NOTCOT  has raised $30 million in funding led by The Craftory, with participation from Jeff Bezos’ family office and return backers Kaszek Ventures and IndieBio.

Iterable: Iterable is a growth marketing and user engagement platform. Iterable has raised $50 million in Series C funding. Participants in the round included Blue Cloud Ventures, CRV, Harmony Partners, Index Ventures and Stereo Capital. Read more

Splice: Splice designs and develops a technology platform for music creators streamlines the fragmented process of creating and sharing music. Splice has raised $57.5 million in Series C funding. Earlier backers Union Square Ventures and True Ventures led the round, with participation from DFJ Growth, Flybridge, and Lerer Hippeau.Liontree, Founders Circle Capital, and Songs Publishing founder Matt Pincus also joined the round. Read more

Markforged: Markforged is a manufacturing company that invents a new 3D printing process to build parts with the strength of Continuous Carbon Fiber. Markforged has raised $82 million in Series D funding led by Summit Partners. Other participants in the round include Matrix Partners, M12, Next47, and Porsche SE. Read more

Doctolib: Doctolib is an online and mobile booking platform that helps to find a specialist doctor nearby and make an appointment. Doctolib has raised €150 million at a post-money valuation of €1.3 billion. General Atlantic led the round, with participation from earlier backers Accel, Eurazeo, Kernel, and Bpifrance. Read more

Opendoor: Opendoor offers an online home-selling service that aims to streamline the sales process down to a few days. Opendoor has raised $300 million in funding from investors including General Atlantic, Hawk Equity, SoftBank Vision Fund, Access Technology Ventures, Lennar Corporation, Fifth Wall Ventures, SV Angel, Norwest Venture Partners, NEA,GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures, and GV. Read more

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Kristin Karaoglu

Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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