Daily funding roundup - August 19th, 2021

Kristin Karaoglu · August 19, 2021 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/52f0

Breeze Airways raised $200M; Ample landed $160M; Reali secured $75M; Enable picksup $45M

Databricks: Databricks is a San Francisco-based unified data analytics platform. Databricks is reportedly raising at least $1.5 billion in Series H funding led by Morgan Stanley at a $38 billion valuation. Existing backers include Franklin Templeton, Fidelity, Whale Rock, AWS, CapitalG, Microsoft and Salesforce Ventures. Read more  

Breeze Airways: Breeze Airways is a two-year-old budget airline in the U.S. that began flights in late May between smaller cities to which larger carriers don't offer direct flights. Breeze Airways has raised $200 million in new Series B equity funding. Entities managed by BlackRock and Knighthead Capital Management led the round. The startup, led by former JetBlue founder David Neeleman. Read more  

Ample: Ample is a San Francisco-based a battery-swapping company that invites cars to visit its automated charging pod locations to swap out depleted batteries for charged ones. Ample has raised $160 million in Series C funding. Moore Strategic Ventures led the round, joined by PTT, a Thai state-owned oil and gas company, and Disruptive Innovation Fund. Earlier investors Eneos, a Japanese petroleum and energy company, and Singapore’s public transit operator SMRT also participated. Read more

Reali: Reali is a San Mateo, Ca.-based home buying and selling platform. Reali has raised $75 million in equity funding led by Zeev Ventures, with participation from Akkadian Ventures and Signia Ventures. Read more 

Nacelle: Nacelle is a L.A.-based startup in “headless” commerce, which means it is disconnecting the front end of a website from the back end, where all of the data lives, to create a better shopping experience. Nacelle has raised $50 million in Series B funding from Tiger Global. Read more

Enable: Enable is a San Francisco-based startup that's developing a cloud-based software tool for business-to-business rebate management. Enable has raised $45 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. Earlier backers Menlo Ventures and Sierra Ventures also participated in the round. Read more  

RepairSmith: RepairSmith is an El Segundo, Ca.-based mobile auto repair service. RepairSmith has raised $42 million in Series B funding from TI Capital, Porsche Ventures, Spring Mountain Capital and Mercedes. Read more  

DigiSure: DigiSure is a Burlingame, Ca.-based digital insurance startup that caters to mobility and sharing-economy companies. DigiSure has raised $13.1 million in what it calls pre-Series A funding. Morado Ventures led the round, joined by Xplorer Capital, Valor Equity Partners, Clocktower Technology Ventures, True North Cos and former Upwork CEO Fabio Rosati. Read more  

Diamond Age: Diamond Age is a Pleasanton, Ca.-based full stack robotics startup that is automating new home construction through end-of-arm robotic tools that offset much of the manual labor that's typically involved. Diamond Age has raised an $8 million seed round led by Prime Movers Lab and Alpaca VC. Additional investors include Dolby Family Ventures, Calm Ventures, Gaingels, Towerview Ventures, GFA Venture Partners, and Suffolk Construction. Read more  

Regology: Regology is a Palo Alto, Ca.-based regulatory compliance platform that says it simplifies regulation discovery, implementation, and ongoing audit and reporting for its customers. Regology has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Acme Capital.Gagarin Capital and Pine Wave Investments also joined the round. Read more 

Launch House: Launch House is a L.A.-based startup that's offering physical space and digital community to entrepreneurs and creators. Launch House has raised $3 million in seed funding. Flybridge Capital Partners led the round, joined by Day One Ventures and Graph Ventures. Read more  

Role: Role is a L.A.-based digital tabletop role-playing game studio. Role has raised $2.75 million in seed funding co-led by Konvoy and London Venture Partners. Read more 

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