Daily funding roundup - January 11th, 2021

Kristin Karaoglu · January 12, 2021 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/519e

Aulos Bioscience has raised $40M; Komodo Health landed $44M; EQRx secured $500M


Hello Ralphie: Hello Ralphie is a New York-based veterinary telemedicine company. Hello Ralphie raised $1 million in seed funding from HearstLab and WPMC Fund. Read more  

SoleSavy: SoleSavy is a Vancouver-based online community built around buying hard-to-acquire sneakers and other retail items. SoleSavy has raised $2 million in funding late last year. Among those to pitch into the round: Panache Ventures, Tiny Capital, and Bedrock Capital. Read more

Alula: Alula is a New York-based online resource hub intended to support both cancer patients and their friends and family throughout their treatment. Alula has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. Bonobos founder Andy Dunn led the round, joined by Metrodora Ventures, BBG Ventures, Thrive Capital, Village Global, and Homebrew. Read more

Gig Wage: Gig Wage is a Dallas, Tex.-based payroll platform. Gig Wage has raised $2.5 million in extended Series A funding led by Foundry Group. The company has now raised $9 million altogether. Read more

Zipmex: Zipmex is a Singapore-based digital assets exchange. Zipmex has raised $6 million in funding led by Jump Capital. Read more 

Xampla: Xampla is a U.K.-based spin-out from the University of Cambridge, has raised £6.2 million in seed funding to turn its natural, compostable plant-protein alternative into a replacement for microplastics and single-use plastics. The funding was led by Horizon Ventures and follows a £2 million investment round in April of last year. Read more

Kenbi: Kenbi is a Berlin, Germany-based healthcare startup. Kenbi has raised €7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Redalpine, with participation from earlier backers Heartcore, e.ventures, and Partech. Read more

Sensei Biotherapeutics: Sensei Biotherapeutics is a Boston-based developer of personalized cancer drugs. Sensei Biotherapeutics has raised $30 million in new funding, just four months after closing on $28.5 million in funding. Earlier backer Future Ventures led the round, joined by actress Uma Thurman. Sensei is already planning an IPO and has hired Citibank toward that end, says Bloomberg. Read more

Aulos Bioscience:  Aulos Bioscience is a Cambridge, Ma.-based company developing treatments for solid tumors. Aulos Bioscience has raised $40 million in Series A funding from ATP, the 22-year-old life sciences venture firm that spun the company out it into the world.  Read more

Komodo Health: Komodo Healt is a San Francisco-based healthcare data startup. Komodo Health revealed today it raised $44 million in Series D funding last year led by ICONIQ Capital. Earlier backers also joined the round, including Andreessen Horowitz, Oak HC/FT, IA Ventures, Felicis Ventures and McKesson Ventures. Some of that capital is being used now to Mavens, a developer of cloud-based software designed for specialty biotech and pharma companies for undisclosed terms. Read more

Atalanta Therapeutics: Atalanta Therapeutics is a Boston-based developer of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Atalanta Therapeutics has raised $110 million in Series A funding solely from F-Prime Capital. Read more   

EQRx: EQRx is a Cambridge, Ma.-based startup that made waves last year when it announced a plan to develop new medicines that would sell at cheaper prices than existing high-priced drugs. EQRx has raised $500 million in Series B funding, bringing its total funding to $750 million. The company did not name who invested in the new round; earlier investors include GV, Arch Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Casdin Capital, Section 32, Nextech and Arboretum Ventures. Read more

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