Daily funding roundup - Dec. 8th, 2020

Kristin Karaoglu · December 8, 2020 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/516f
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Codi has raised $7M; Modal secured $15M; CodeSignal landed $25M;

Luma: Luma is a San Francisco-based startup that wants to make your Zoom event delightful. Luma has raised  $3 million in seed funding, co-led by Maven Ventures and Venrock. Read more 

Story Health: Story Health's platform empowers specialists to use virtual care and help patients after they leave the clinic. Story Health has raised $4M in seed funding. The company is backed by General Catalyst + Define Ventures, and headed by an all-star blend of healthcare and tech experts: a former Google engineer and Verily co-founder; his former Verily partner who developed real-world medical devices; and a practicing, seasoning cardiologist. Read more 

Sanguina: Sanguina is an Atlanta, Ga.-based startup that says its smartphone app can accurately measure hemoglobin levels (a key indicator of anemia) with a “fingernail selfie” photo. Sanguina has raised $4.2 million in seed funding. The capital comes in the form of both equity and grants, including from The Seed Lab and XRC Labs, as well as The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Read more

Neuro-ID: Neuro-ID is a Whitefish, Mt.-based behavior analytics company seeking to detect fraud. Neuro-ID has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Fin VC and TTV Capital led the round, joined by Canapi Ventures.

Aglet: Aglet is a L.A.-based "spatial commerce experience" that invites users to compete for and collect virtual sneakers in a game environment. Aglet has raised $4.5 million in new seed funding that brings its total funding to $7 million. Sapphire Sport led the round, joined by earlier backers Lakestar Ventures and Forecast Ventures. Founder Ryan Mullins was the former head of digital innovation strategy for Adidas. Read more

Codi: Codi is a San Francisco, Ca.-based startup that connects people with daytime workspaces in private homes. Codi has raised $7 million in funding. Investors include NFX, Urban Innovation Fund, and ANIMO Ventures. Read more

Varda Space: Varda Space is a Southern California-based orbital manufacturing startup that says it's aiming to manufacture "super high-value and super sensitive materials" in space. Varda Space has raised $9 million in seed funding led by Founders Fund and Lux Capital. Other backers in the round include Also Capital, Fifty Years, Raymond Tonsing, Justin Mateen and Naval Ravikant. Read more

Synctera: Synctera is a San Francisco-based startup that aims to serve as a matchmaker for community banks and fintechs and was founded by Peter Hazlehurst. Synctera has debuted publicly with $12.4 million in seed funding. Backers include Plaid CEO Zach Perret; Affirm CEO Max Levchin; Carta CEO Henry Ward; and LearnVest founder Alexa Von Tobel, among others. Read more

Skyflow: Skyflow is a Mountain View, Ca.-based startup that promises customers the ability to store sensitive data in a zero-trust repository, or vault, that is accessible via an API. Skyflow has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding just seven months after closing a $7.5 million round. Canvas Ventures led the new financing, joined by earlier backer Foundation Capital. Read more

Unit: Unit is a San Francisco-based startup that lets third parties integrate banking services like payment cards, checking accounts, cash advances and money transfers into their own businesses by way of an API. Unit has raised $18.6 million in funding from investors, including Better Tomorrow Ventures, Aleph, Flourish Ventures, TLV Partners and Operator Partners. Read more

Deepcell: Deepcell is a Mountain View, Ca.-based life science startup using AI-powered cell classification. Deepcell has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Bow Capital, a fund cofounded by TIBCO founder and Sacramento Kings CEO Vivek Ranadivé. Other participants in the round include Andreessen Horowitz, Fifty Years, DCVC, Stanford University, and angel investors including Google’s head of AI Jeff Dean. Read more 

Modal: Modal is a San Francisco-based digital platform for auto brands and dealers looking to provide a more transparent digital commerce experience their customers. Modal has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by American Honda. The company has now raised a little more than $20 million altogether.  Read more

CodeSignal: CodeSignal is a San Francisco-based maker of a technical assessment platform for tech recruiting. CodeSignal just raised $25 million in Series B funding. Menlo Ventures led the round, joined by Capital One Ventures, CM Ventures, Human Capital, TripHammer Ventures, e.ventures, A Capital, Felicis Ventures and Correlation Ventures. Read more

Salt Security: Salt Security is a  Palo Alto, Ca.-based API security company. Salt Security has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Sequoia Capital led the round, joined by Tenaya Capital, S Capital VC, and Y Combinator. Read more

Centivo: Centivo is a Buffalo, N.Y.-based digital health plan provider catering to self-funded employers. Centivo has raised $34 million in Series B funding. B Capital Group led the round, joined by a long list of other investors, including Define Ventures, HarbourVest Partners, Nassau Street Ventures, and earlier backers Bain Capital Ventures, F-Prime Capital, and Ingleside Investors. Read more

Orca Security: Orca Security is a L.A-based cloud security firm launched out of Israel. Orca Security has raised $55 million Series B funding round led by ICONIQ Growth. Previous investors GGV Capital, YL Ventures and Silicon Valley CISO Investments also joined the round, which brings the company’s total funding to date to $82 million. Read more

Beyond Identity: Beyond Identity is a New York-based startup that's developing passwordless identity management software and was founded by early internet pioneers Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk. Beyond Identity has raised $75 million in Series B funding. Investors include NEA, Clark himself, and Koch Disruptive Technologies. Read more    

Remix Therapeutics: Remix Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Ma.-based biotech startup that's developing small molecule therapies designed to reprogram RNA processing. Remix Therapeutics has raised $81 million across its seed and Series A rounds, it is now disclosing. Read more 

Gotham Greens: Gotham Greens is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based operator of tech-enabled leafy-greens-producing greenhouses. Gotham Greens has raised $87 million in Series D funding equity and debt funding led by Manna Tree, with participation from The Silverman Group and other earlier investors. Read more  

BioAge Labs: BioAge Labs is a Richmond, Ca.-based biotech developing medicines for aging-related diseases. BioAge Labs has raised $90 million in Series C funding. Andreessen Horowitz and serial entrepreneur Elad Gil led the round, joined by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, AARP Foundation, Phi-X Capital, Caffeinated Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Pear Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, and Felicis Ventures. Read more  

Calm: Calm is a San Francisco-based meditation app. Calm has raised $75 million in new funding at a post-money valuation of $2 billion. Earlier investor Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round, joined by Insight Partners, TPG and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, among others. Read more

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