Daily funding roundup - February 27th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · February 27, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d56

Coterie raised $2.75M; Lightstream raised $8M; Threads raised $10.5M; Landit raised $13M

Coterie: Coterie offers a curated selection of elevated party supplies, because gathering with friends should be effortless. Coterie has raised $2.75 million in seed funding from Female Founders Fund and Canaan Partners. Read more

Good Culture: Good Culture produces organic cottage cheese. Good Culture has raised $8 million in funding led by CAVU Venture Partners, with participation from 301 INC and Almanac Insights. Read more

Lightstream: Lightstream is a powerful & intuitive live streaming studio in your browser. No technical wizardry. Absolutely free. Lightstream has raised $8 million in new funding as it looks to add monitoring, management and monetization services to its suite of editing technologies. Read more

Instawork: Instawork is the fastest growing career marketplace for blue-collar workers. Instawork  has raised $8.2 million in Series A funding led by Benchmark, with partner Bill Gurley joining the board. Other participants include Y Combinator, Tuesday Capital,Liquid2 and SV Angel. Read more

Two Chairs: Two Chairs is a mental health startup that combines telemedicine and in-person therapy. Two Chairs has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Maveron and Goldcrest Capital. Read more

Threads: Threads’ mission is to make work more inclusive. They are building tools to help people effectively inform, discuss and make decisions at work without needing to leave anyone out. Threads has raised $10.5 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital. Read more

Anitian: Anitian’s mission is to provide actionable security intelligence to keep our customers ahead of the threat. We fulfill that mission with a suite of cybersecurity products and services. Anitian has raised $11 million in Series A funding, including from ForgePoint Capital. Read more

Landit: Landit is a personalized career pathing platform that enables women and diverse groups to succeed in the workplace. Landit has raised $13 million in Series A funding. WeWork led the round and was joined by New Enterprise Associates, Valo Ventures, Workday Ventures and Gingerbread Capital. Read more

Stellar Cyber: Stellar Cyber allows organizations of any size to proactively detect security breaches into computer systems and networks before damage is done or data is stolen. , a 3.5-year-old, Santa Clara, Ca.-based maker of security analytics software, has raised $13.2 million in Series A funding led by Valley Capital Partners, with participation from Northern Light Venture Capital and Digital Hearts. Read more

Cequence Security: Cequence is a cybersecurity software company. It’s developed an Application Security Platform to protect web, mobile, and API applications. Cequence has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from earlier backer Shasta Ventures. The company has now raised $30 million altogether. Read more

Obsidian: Obsidian is a cybersecurity company founded by former executives from cybersecurity firms Cylance and Carbon Black. Obsidian has raised $20 million in Series B funding from Wing VC, GV and earlier backer Greylock, which had provided the startup with its initial $9.5 million in funding in 2017. Read more

Presto: Presto digitizes the dining room for restaurants and makes them smarter and more profitable. Presto has raised $30 million in growth funding from Recruit Holdings and Romulus Capital. I2BF Global Ventures, EG Capital and Brainchild Holdings also participated in the raise. Read more

Tessian: Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to prevent threats executable by humans on email. Tessian  has raised $42 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from earlier backers Accel and Balderton Capital. Read more

Motif Ingredients: Motif makes ingredients for the next generation of plant-based and healthy foods. Motif has raised $90 million in Series A(!) funding. Investors include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Louis Dreyfus Company, Fonterra and Viking Global Investors. The company was spun out of the biotech unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks to work on developing proteins that can serve as meat and dairy replacements. Read more

Horizon Robotics: Horizon Robotics is the leader of embedded Artificial Intelligence. The company is dedicated to providing integrated and open embedded Artificial Intelligence solutions of high performance, low power, and low cost. Horizon Robotics has raised $600 million in Series B(!) funding as it competes for global supremacy in developing AI solutions and chips aimed at autonomous vehicles, smart retail stores, surveillance equipment and other devices for everyday scenarios. SK China, the China subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate SK Group led the round. Other investors include SK Hynix, which is SK’s semiconductor unit, and a number of undisclosed Chinese automakers. Read more

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