Daily funding roundup - May 16th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · May 16, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4e07

Core raises $4M; Retail Zipline secured $9.6M; Sawyer closed $11M; OpenFin landed $17M

Core: Core is a meditation experience and personalized wellness company. Core has raised $4 million seed funding round led by Spero Ventures along with Bolt, Corigin Ventures and Stanford-StartX Fund. Read more

Retail Zipline: Retail Zipline is a retail communication platform. Retail Zipline has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding led by Emergence with participation from Serena Williams through her venture firm, Serena Ventures. Read more

Sawyer: Sawyer connects children and providers of enriching childhood experiences through a suite of industry-leading technology solutions. Sawyer has raised $11 million in Series A1 funding led by Advance Venture Partners, with participation from Collaborative Fund, v1.vc, and Notation Capital. Read more  

OpenFin: OpenFin OS powers financial desktops with the same plug-n-play capabilities that your iOS and Android devices enjoy. OpenFin has raised $17 million in Series C funding. Wells Fargo led the round, joined by Barclays and earlier investors Bain Capital Ventures, J.P. Morgan and Pivot Investment Partners. Read more  

YouTrip: YouTrip is a multi-currency mobile wallet that lets you pay overseas with no fees in over 150 currencies. YouTrip has raised $25.5 million from Insignia Venture Partners and undisclosed family offices and individual investors. Read more  

Unravel Data: Unravel is radically simplifying the management and of big data applications and systems. Unravel has raised $35 million in Series C funding. Point72 Ventures led the round, joined by Harmony Partners, Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital and M12. Read more  

DNA Script: DNA Script is focused on the manufacturing of synthetic DNA using a proprietary template-free enzymatic technology. DNA Script has raised $38.5 million in Series B funding led by LSP, with participation from Bpifrance and earlier investors Illumina Ventures, M. Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners and Idinvest Partners. Read more

Solera Health: Solera allows health plans and employers to securely and efficiently leverage a network of community and digital health solutions. Solera has raised $42 million in Series C funding. HCSC Ventures led the round; it was joined by earlier investors BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners/Sandbox Advantage Fund, Adams Street Partners and SJF Ventures. Read more

TodayTix: TodayTix is an international ticketing platform that provides information on discounted and full price tickets to live and cultural events. TodayTix has raised $73 million from Great Hill Partners. Read more  

BHE: BHE is a life sciences analytics company. BHE has raised $78 million in growth funding co-led by Silversmith Capital Partners and Leerink Transformation Partners. Read more  

GetYourGuide: GetYourGuide is online marketplace and internet booking engine for incredible travel experiences. GetYourGuide has raised a whopping $484 million in Series E funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund. Other investors in the round include Temasek, Lakestar, Korelya Capital, Heartcore Capital and Swisscanto Invest. Read more  

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Core introduced the first handheld guided meditation training device to the marketplace and is reinventing the mental wellness space. Core is committed to strengthening mental wellbeing worldwide and to connecting people with the tools they need to meditate and manage their stress levels. The company leverages data, and provides inspiration and personalized guidance, to enable its users to reach their goals. Founded in 2016, the handheld meditation device and experience company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit https://www.hellocore.com/.


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CEO and Co-Founder of Core. Previously: Stanford MA in Ed, Engineering PM at Microsoft, Math and Computer Science and basketball at NYU.