Daily funding roundup - June 18th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · June 18, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4e2f

SafeAI raised $5M; GuestReady closed $6M; Care Care landed $7M; Livepeer secured $8M

SafeAI: SafeAI is creating the future of autonomous heavy equipment. SafeAI has raised $5 million in funding led by Autotech Ventures. Other investors in the round include Brick & Mortart Ventures, Embark Ventures, and earlier backer Month Vista Capital. Read more

GuestReady: GuestReady builds a platform for real estate management with a focus on short-term rentals. GuestReady has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Impulse VC and VentureSouq, with participation fromBoost Heroes, Aria Group and 808 Tech Ventures. Read more

Cara Care: Care Care is a telemedicine startup that addresses digestive symptoms. Care Care has raised $7 million in Series A funding. JJDC and Asabys Partners led the round, joined by earlier investor Atlantic Labs. Read more

Livepeer: Livepeer develops and operates a platform for decentralized live video broadcast on the Internet. Livepeer has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Northzone, with Houseparty and Meerkat founder Ben Rubin also participating. Read more

Aptible: Aptible is a secure, private cloud deployment platform built to automate HIPAA compliance. Aptible has raised $12 million in Series A funding led by Maverick Capital, with participation from Thrive Capital and Western Technology Investment also participating. Read more

NewtonX: NewtonX is an expert knowledge marketplace. NewtonX has raised $12 million in Series A funding led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from Third Prime Capital and Xfund. Read more

Growth Street: Growth Street is fast, flexible overdrafts for growing businesses. Growth Street has raised $12.5 million (£10 million) in new funding led by earlier investor Merian Chrysalis Investment Company. Read more

Black Sheep Coffee: Black Sheep Coffee is a coffee shop chain. Black Sheep Coffee has raised $16.3 million in funding, including from Northzone Ventures cofounder Tellef Thorleifsson and Coca-Cola Canada's president, Bill Schultz. Read more

Token: Token creates bank-hosted payment system specifically designed for the digital era. Token has raised $16.5 million in strategic funding. Investors include Opera Tech Ventures; the venture capital arm of BNP Paribas; Octopus Ventures; and EQT Ventures. The company was founded by serial entrepreneur Steve Kirsch, whose past companies include InfoSeek and Propel Software. Read more

Hazelcast: Hazelcast is the leading in-memory computing platform. Hazelcast has raised $21.5 million in new funding led by C5 Capital. Earlier backers also joined the round, including Bain Capital Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital and Capital One Growth Ventures. Read more

Arrive Logistics: Arrive Logistics is a carrier and customer-centric logistics company. Arrive Logistics has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Lead Edge Capital. Read more

Elevate: Elevate is a social compliance assessment and improvement service provider based in Hong Kong. Elevate has raised $25 million in new funding from Kayne Partners. Read more 

Zego: Zego is an insurance startup that allows workers in the so-called “gig economy” to pay for commercial insurance only when they use their cars and scooters for work. Zego has raised $42 million in new funding. Target Global led the round, joined by Transferwise CEO and co-founder Taavet Hinrikus and earlier backers Balderton Capital and DST Global. Read more

Collective Health: Collective Health is a company providing an alternative to traditional health insurance. The company has raised a $205 million round of new funding led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, bringing its total funding to date to $435 million. DFJ Growth and PSP Investments, as well as existing investors including Founders Fund, GV, Maverick Ventures, NEA, Sun Life, and other investors, also participated in the round. Read more

VirtualHealth: VirtualHealth is a care management platform purpose-built for value-based care. Our vision is proactive healthcare for all. VirtualHealth has raised an undisclosed amount of Series B funding led by Edison Partners and (unnamed) earlier investors. Read more

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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