Daily funding roundup - November 20th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · November 20, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4f24

Kimaï raised $1.2M; Astra landed $1.5M; Studs secured $3M; Bunch picks up $3.85M

Kimaï: Kimaï is a direct-to-consumer jewelry brand that uses lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold. Kimaï has raised $1.2 million in seed funding led by Talis Capital. Read more

Astra: Astra is an automation platform for personal finance that transfers cash between users' checking and savings accounts so they don't have to. Astra has raised $1.5 million. Investors include Slow Ventures, fintech founders Jake Gibson and Louis Beryl, as well as Johnny Ayers, Tommy Leep, Hustle Fund, and Alumni Ventures Group. 

Studs: Studs is an ear-piercing startup that operates out of brick-and-mortar spaces and sells earrings to its young customers. Studs has raised $3 million in seed funding led by First Round Capital. Read more 

Bunch: Bunch is a startup whose app enables social networking and video chat with friends in mobile games. Bunch has raised $3.85 million from top game makers, including Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games, Miniclip and Colopl Next, in addition to earlier backers. Read more

Causaly: Causaly is an evidence data platform for biomedicine. Causaly has raised $4.8 million in Series A funding. Pentech Ventures led the round, joined by EBRD VC and return backer Marathon Venture Capital. Read more

Acquire: Acquire is an enterprise platform focused around a chat messenger. Acquire has raised $5.4 million in seed funding. S28 Capital led the round, joined by Fathom Capital and NHN Ventures. Read more 

Tridge: Tridge is a  sourcing platform that connects agriculture importers and suppliers. Tridge has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from Activant Capital, SoftBank Ventures Asia and Forest Partners. Read more

Dream Games: Dream Games is a mobile gaming company. Dream Games has raised $7.5 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, with participation from Balderton Capital. Read more

Remrise: Remrise is a sleep care brand that's selling plant-powered sleep formulas. Remrise has raised $8.2 million in seed funding. Founders Fund led the round, joined by investors including Felicis Ventures, Maverick Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, Signia Venture Partners and Atomic among others. Read more 

Pensa Systems:  Pensa Systems is a developer of autonomous perception systems. Pensa Systems has raised $10 million in funding co-led by Signia Venture 

Partners and ATX Venture Partners, with participation from Commerce Ventures, Capital Factory, Revtech Ventures, and ZX Ventures. Read more

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