Daily funding roundup - November 4th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · November 4, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4f0c

Kover.ai and Soundcheck raised $1.5M; Gradeup landed $7M; Boulevard closed $11M

Kover.ai: Kover.ai invites businesses to use its API to build and distribute insurance products to their own customers. Kover.ai has raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by West Loop Venture, with participation from Afore Capital and Techstars Ventures. Read more

Soundcheck: Soundcheck helps optimize web content for voice. Soundcheck has raised $1.5 million in seed funding, including from True Ventures, Resolute Ventures, Automattic, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone and Caterina Fake of Yes VC. Read more

Robocorp: Robocorp wants to bring open source and robotic process automation together. Robocorp has raised $5.6 million in seed funding led by Benchmark, with participation from Slow Ventures, firstminute Capital, Bret Taylor (currently president and chief product officer at Salesforce) and Docker CEO Rob Bearden. Read more

Gradeup: Gradeup operates an exam preparation platform for undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. Gradeup has raised $7 million from Times Internet.  Read more   

Boulevard: Boulevard makes back-office management software for the salon and spa industry. Boulevard has raised $11 million in Series A funding, including from Index Ventures and Bonfire Ventures. Read more

Centrical: Centrical is an employee engagement and performance management platform. Centrical has raised $13 million in funding led by Aleph, with participation from earlier investor JVP. Read more

Sila Nanotechnologies: Sila Nanotechnologies claims its battery materials can improve the energy density and reach of traditional lithium-ion batteries. Sila Nanotechnologies has raised $45 million in new funding from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Read more

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

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