Daily funding roundup - March 8th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · March 8, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d6d

Bid Ops raised $1.75M; Jargon raised $1.8M; DesireList raised $3M; Osano raised $3M

Bid Ops: Bid Ops accelerates business partnerships between leading buyers and top suppliers. Bid Ops has raised $1.75 million in seed funding co-led by Illuminate Ventures and Cervin Ventures, with participation from Correlation VC. Read more

Jargon: Jargon enables voice applications on platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to structure, manage, and optimize their content. Jargon has raised $1.8 million in funding co-led by Ubiquity Ventures and Crosslink Capital. Read more

DesireList: DesireList is a shopping platform driven by recommendations from professionals in different fields, from grooming to travel. DesireList has raised $3 million in seed funding, including from former McDonalds CEO Don Thompson.

Osano: Osano is a data supply chain applications and APIs delivered as SaaS. Osano has raised $3 million in seed funding. LiveOak Ventures led the round and was joined by Next Coast Ventures, Capital Factory, Social Starts, and numerous individual investors. Read more

Serial Box: Serial Box is a NYC-based provider serialized entertainment for readers and listeners. Serial Box has raised $4.5 million in seed financing. Investors include Forerunner Ventures, Boat Rocker Media and Uzabase. Read more

LinkSquares: LinkSquares’ software automatically reads and retrieves key data from your entire library of agreements, making review and diligence projects lightning fast and super simple. LinkSquares has raised $4.8 million in funding from Hyperplane Venture Capital and MassMutual Ventures. Read more

SOM Biotech: SOM Biotech is a drug repositioning company engaged in discovering, confirming, patenting, and licensing the application of already known drugs for their development and commercial use in unknown indications. SOM Biotech has raised $7.8 million in funding led by an unnamed European family. Read more

Knock: Knock is a customer relationship management software that's primarily for people who work in leasing offices. Knock has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Madrona Venture Group. Read more

PolyAI: Poly AI develops a machine learning platform for conversational artificial intelligence. Poly AI has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Point72 Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Sands Capital Ventures, Amadeus Capital Partners, Passion Capital and Entrepreneur First. Read more

Transposit: Transposit simplifies how applications are built, deployed, and managed, and brings the simplicity of a relational database to your diverse data ecosystem. Transposit has raised $12.2 million in Series A funding. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round, and was joined by SignalFire and Unusual Ventures. Read more

Brud: Brud is a group of problem solvers specializing in robotics, artificial intelligence, and their applications to media businesses. Brud has has raised $20 million in funding. Spark Capital and Sequoia Capital are leading the funding. Read more

Kerauno: Kerauno is a powerful unified communications tool that optimizes business workflows and improves productivity. Kerauno has raised $25 million in Series A funding led byThe Joan Hanley Trust, Andretti Autosport chairman and CEO Michael Andretti, and other unnamed institutional investors. Read more

Betterworks: Betterworks aligns, develops and activates your workforce for business growth with Continuous Performance Management programs. Betterworks has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Emergence Capital and Kleiner Perkins led the round. Read more

Iguazio: Iguazio accelerates data science from exploration to production with a scalable and fast platform as a service. Iguazio has raised an undisclosed amount of capital from Samsung SDS. Read more

Owkin: OWKIN is an AI startup that uses machine learning to augment medical and biology research. OWKIN has raised an undisclosed amount from F-Prime Capital Eight Roads Ventures, GV, Cathay Innovation, and NJF Capital. 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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