Daily funding roundup - July 8th, 2021

Kristin Karaoglu · July 9, 2021 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/52a9

WellSaid Labs raised $10M; Lula landed $18; Otter secured $23M

Rootly: Rootly is a San Francisco-based startup that's building an incident-response solution inside of Slack. Rootly just raised $3.2 million in seed funding. XYZ Venture Capital led the round, joined by 8VC, Y Combinator and several individual tech executives. Read more

Repeat: Repeat is a L.A.-based product replenishment service that works with more than 60 CPG companies. Repeat has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Battery Ventures, with participation from earlier backers Mucker Capital and Harlem Capital. Read more

Smile Identity: Smile Identity is an Oakland, Ca.-based Africa-focused provider of ID verification and KYC compliance software. Smile Identity has raised $7 million in Series A funding co-led by Costanoa Ventures and the pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital. Read more

WellSaid Labs: WellSaid Labs is a Seattle-based startup whose tools create synthetic speech that could be mistaken for the real thing. WellSaid Labs has raised $10 million in Series A funding. FUSE led the round, joined by previous investors Voyager, Qualcomm Ventures and GoodFriends. Read more

Censia: Censia a talent intelligence technology company. Censia announced it has raised $15m in series A funding, led by Marbruck Investments. Read more

Lula: Lula is a Miami, Fl.-based insurance infrastructure startup. Lula has raised $18 million in Series A funding co-led by Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures, with participation from SoftBank, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Shrug Capital, Bain Capital co-chairman and Boston Celtics owner Steve Pagliuca, and Tiny Capital’s Andrew Wilkinson. Read more

Popshop Live: Popshop Live is a L.A.-based livestream shopping community. Popshop Live has raised $20 million in Series A funding at a post-money valuation of $100 million, says TechCrunch. Benchmark led the round, with participation from TQ Ventures, Mantis VC, Access Industries and SV Angel, along with previous backers Floodgate, Abstract Ventures and Long Journey Ventures. Read more 

Otter: Otter is a New York-based childcare marketplace that connects parents who need childcare with stay-at-home parents. Otter has raised $23 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. Other investors in the round include Abstract Ventures, Thrive Capital, and earlier backer Andreessen Horowitz. Read more

If you are interested in being included in our funding roundup, submit your press release or blog post about your financing round to kristin@vator.tv. If you want a longer write-up, please do give us a couple of days heads up. If you'd like to be included in our Today's Entrepreneur column, please send me your Vator profile.

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