Daily funding roundup - August 1st, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · August 1, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4e73

Slingshot raised $2.4M; Flower Colanded $2.8M; SafetyWing secured $3.5M; Bloomscape closed $7.5M

Slingshot: Slingshot provides tech-enabled services that help pest control companies adapt to the modern marketplace. Slingshot has raised $2.4 million in seed funding led by RET Ventures. Read more

Flower Co.: Flower Co is a cannabis wholesale membership club that saves members 40% on popular brands and products, delivered to your door. Flower Co has raised $2.8 million in seed funding from Slome Capital, Prehype, and individual investors Rob Stavis, Adam Draper, Josh Abramson and Camille Hyde. Read more

New Knowledge: New Knowledge is a cybersecurity company specializing in disinformation defense for highly visible brands. New Knowledge has raised $3 million in fresh funding from BuildGroup and Lux Capital. Read more

SafetyWing: SafetyWing builds a global safety net for online freelancers. SafetyWing has raised $3.5 million in seed funding led by Founders (a Nordic and Baltic-focused venture firm), with participation from Credit Ease Fintech Fund and DG Incubation. Read more

Verb Energy: Verb Energy makes healthy and delicious energy products for every day. Our flagship product is the Verb Caffeinated Energy Bar. Verb Energy has raised $3.5 million in funding led by Global Founders Capital, with participation Ventures, Great Oaks, Supernode Ventures, FJ Labs, serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan, and other angel investors. Read more  

Bloomscape: Bloomscape makes buying plants easy by delivering ready-to-go plants to its customer's door. Bloomscape has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Revolution Ventures, with participation from Endeavor and numerous individual investors, including Away co-founder Jen Rubio and Quora cofounder Charlie Cheever. Read more

Opsania: Optune Continuous Optimization AI is the quickest, easiest way to make your cloud applications run faster and more efficiently. Optunia has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from early backers Zetta Ventures and Bain Capital. Read more

Digital Hands: Digital Hands provides its clients with managed security services. Digital Hands has raised $15 million in its first outside funding ever from Fulcrum Equity Partners. Read more   

Harver: Harver is a full suite candidate selection platform designed to enable innovative companies around the world to hire better, faster. Harver has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Insight Partners. Read more

Recogni: Recogni uses artificial intelligence to develop electric vehicles. Recogni has raised $25 million in Series A funding. GreatPoint Ventures led the round, joined by Toyota AI Ventures, BMW Ventures, Faurecia, Fluxunit and DNS Capital. Read more   

Armory: Armory allows continuous software delivery at enterprise scale to ship better software, faster. Armory has raised $28 million in Series B funding.Insight Partners led the round, joined by earlier investors Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, Y Combinator, and Javelin Venture Partners. Read more   

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Kristin Karaoglu

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