Daily funding roundup - April 29th, 2021

Kristin Karaoglu · April 29, 2021 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/523f

Vectra AI raised $130M; Solidia Technologies landed $78M; Capsida Biotherapeutics secured $50M; Keep

Mosaic: Mosaic is a California based financing platform for U.S. residential solar and energy-efficient home improvement projects. Mosaic announced an additional multi-year loan purchase program for approximately $1.5 billion with a leading global investment firm. Read more

Paxos: Paxos is a New York-based cryptocurrency infrastructure and white-label services platform. Paxos has raised $300 million in Series D funding at a $2.4 billion post-money valuation led by Oak HC/FT. Other investors in the round include Declaration Partners, PayPal Ventures, Mithril Capital, Senator Investment Group, Liberty City Ventures and WestCap. Read more

Modern Meadow: Modern Meadow is a New York-based biotech company that uses biofabrication to create sustainable materials, including alternatives to leather. Modern Meadow raised $130 million in Series C funding. Key Partners Capital led the round, joined by Astanor Ventures, Horizons Ventures and Cape Capital. Read more

Vectra AI: Vectra AI is a  San Jose, Ca.-based network intrusion detection company. Vectra AI has raised $130 million at a $1.2 billion post-money valuation led by Blackstone Growth. Earlier investors Accel, Khosla Ventures and TCV also joined the round. The company has now raised $350 million altogether. Read more

Sera Prognostics: Sera Prognostics is a Salt Lake City, Ut.-based company behind a blood-based test that measures the levels of two proteins to predict a pregnant woman's risk of giving preterm birth. Sera Prognostics raised $100 million in Series E funding. Investors in the round include Vivo Capital, aMoon Fund, Parian Global, Anthem and Blue Ox Healthcare Partners. Read more

Wasabi: Wasabi is a Boston-based cloud storage platform that competes with Amazon Web Services's Amazon S3 service. Wasabi has raised $112 million in Series C funding led by  Fidelity Management & Research Co., with participation from earlier backers Forestay Capital and North Atlantic Capital. Read more

Solidia Technologies: Solidia Technologies is a Piscataway, New Jersey-based low-carbon cement and concrete company. Solidia Technologies has raised $78 million in new funding.  Imperative Ventures and Zero Carbon Partners co-led the round, joined by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, PIVA Capital and earlier backers John Doerr, Bill Joy, BP, and OGCI Climate Investments. Read more

Capsida Biotherapeutics: Capsida Biotherapeutics is a Thousand Oaks, Ca.-based developer of tissue-targeted gene therapies. Capsida Biotherapeutics has raised $50 million in Series A funding from Versant Ventures and Westlake Village BioPartners. Read more 

Arturo: Arturo is a Chicago-based company that sells real estate analytics. Arturo raised $25 million in Series B funding. Atlantic Bridge Capital led, and was joined by RPS Ventures and earlier backers Crosslink Capital and IAG Firemark Ventures.   Read more

PortalOne: PortalOne is a Palo Alto, Ca.-based gaming startup whose app invites people to play on-demand games and also watch live shows in which users can play against a special guest. PortalOne has raised $15 million in seed funding, including from ARRI, Founders Fund, TQ Ventures, Coatue Management, Rogue Capital Partners, Signia Venture Partners, Seedcamp, Talis Capital and SNÖ Ventures out of Europe. Read more

Firstbase: Firstbase is a New York-based provisioning platform for offices. Firstbase has raised $13 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from B Capital Group and Alpaca VC. Read more

Keeper Tax: Keeper Tax is a San Francisco-based startup that makes tax filing software for gig workers and freelancers. Keeper Tax has raised $13 million in Series A funding from e.ventures, Matrix Partners, Foundation Capital and individuals. Read more 

Logixboard: Logixboard is a Seattle-based customer experience platform for freight forwarders. Logixboard has raised $13 million in funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with added participation from Social Leverage, F-Prime Capital, Founders Co-op and Techstars Ventures. Read more

Kickfurther: Kickfurther is a Boulder, Co.-based crowdfunded inventory funding platform that provides working capital to small and medium-size product businesses in the U.S. Kickfurther just raised $5.9 million in seed funding led by Grand Oaks Capital. 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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