Daily funding roundup - April 18th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · April 18, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4dbc

Astroscreen raised $1M; Native Data landed $2.5M; PadSplit closed $4.6M; Kangaroo secured $10.26M

Astroscreen: Astroscreen protects brands and defends democracy from harmful social media manipulation campaigns also known as astroturfing. Astroscreen has raised $1 million in funding led by Speedinvest, Luminous Ventures, UCL Technology Fund, AISeed and the London Co-investment Fund. Read more

Imbed Biosciences: Imbed Biosciences, Inc, (“Imbed”) is a privately held medical device company developing novel and patent-pending technologies for imbedding bioactive molecules in wound dressings and surgical implants. Imbed has raised $2 million Series A funding from undisclosed investors. Read more

Native Data: Native Data helps local brands assign locals to collect data they need on the ground, from pricing to store checks. Native Data has raised $2.5 million led by Lavrock Ventures, with participation from Riverbend Capital. Read more   

Fuzzbuzz: Fuzzbuzz is aiming to deliver a class of automated software testing known as fuzzing. Fuzzbuzz has raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Fuel Capital led the round, with participation from Homebrew and Susa Ventures and numerous individual investors, including Docker co-founder Solomon Hykes, Mesosphere co-founder Florian Leibert, and Looker co-founder Ben Porterfield. Read more

PadSplit: PadSplit uses shared living to make housing more affordable for the workers that need it most, empowering them to build savings and transform their lives. PadSplit has raised $4.6 million in seed funding. Core Innovation Capital led the round and was joined by Cox Enterprises, Kapor Capital, TechStars Ventures, 1984 Ventures, The Impact Engine, MetaProp, and Enterprise Community Partners. Read more

Imandra: Imandra is an AI startup developing Imandra™, the cloud-scale automated reasoning system bringing rigor and governance to the world's most critical algorithms. Imandra has raised $5 million in seed funding from AlbionVC, IQ Capital and LiveOak Venture Partners. Read more  

Weengs: Weengs provides all the logistics services people need to build and grow their e-commerce businesses. Weengs has raised £6.5 million in Series A funding led by Oxford Capital, with participation from earlier backers Local Globe, Cherry Ventures and Venture Friends. Read more   

Kangaroo: Kangaroo's mission is to make this world a safer place through smartphone-monitored stupid-simple home security products. Kangaroo has raised $10.26 million in Series A funding. Greycroft led the round and was joined by Lerer Hippeau, among others. Read more  

STORD: STORD gives companies of all sizes the warehousing and freight coverage, real-time inventory visibility, and high-touch operations support needed to grow, delight customers, out-deliver the competition, and adapt to change. STORD has raised $12.3 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round, with participation from Susa Ventures and Dynamo. Read more  

Adverity: Adverity is a SaaS platform that enables brands and agencies to make better marketing decisions by integrating all data into a single source of truth and leveraging Artificial Intelligence to uncover opportunities. Adverity has raised €11 million ($12.4 million) in Series B funding led by Felix Capital, with participation from Sapphire Ventures and the SAP.iO fund. Read more  

Carrot Fertility: Carrot offers a fertility benefit for modern companies. It is focused on making fertility care easier, accessible and more affordable. Carrot has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding led by CRV. Sound Ventures, Y Combinator, and Uncork Capital also joined the round. Read more  

Phantom Auto: Phantom Auto is a technology company that offers a teleoperation-as-a-service safety solution for all autonomous vehicles (AVs). Phantom Auto has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round. Read more  

Innovapptive: Innovapptive is a technology solution provider with solutions for Rapid Mobile App Development together with mobile workforce solutions. Innovapptive has raised $16.3 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global Management. Read more

Bankin’: Bankin' is a mobile banking app that enables users to get an overview on all their accounts, move money around and, more. Bankin has raised €20 million from Omnes Capital, Commerz Ventures and Génération New Tech. Read more

Zapata Computing: Zapata Computing is a stealth mode Cambridge, MA-based quantum software and services company, launched by a group of Harvard scientists, including Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Zapata has raised $21 million in Series A funding co-led by Comcast Ventures and Prelude Ventures. Earlier backers also joined the round, including Pitango Ventures, BASF Venture Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Pillar VC and The Engine. Read more   

Payfone: Payfone is a mobile and digital identity authentication solutions provider for businesses. Payfone has raised $24 million in funding led by TransUnion, with participation from earlier backers Synchrony, MassMutual Ventures and Wellington Management. Read more

Moveworks: Moveworks is a cloud-based AI platform for large enterprises that resolves employees' IT support issues. Moveworks has raised $30 million in Series A funding from Bain Capital Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Read more  

360Learning: 360Learning is a Learning Engagement Platform for corporate learning: highly engage trainers, experts, and learners. 360Learninghas raised $41 million in Series B funding. Backers included Bpifrance, Hi Inov – Dentressangle, XAnge, Educapital, and ISAI. Read more

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