Daily funding roundup - May 10th, 2021

Kristin Karaoglu · May 10, 2021 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/524c
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Kin raised $63.9M; Vanta landed $50M; Blind picks up $37; Elucid secures $8M

Forge Global: Forge Global is a San Francisco-based private securities marketplace. Forge Global has closed a new financing round with $150 million. Backers in the new round include Temasek, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, LUN Partners Group, earlier backer Deutsche Börse, and others. Read more

Kin: Kin is a Chicago-based direct-to-consumer home insurance startup. Kin has raised $63.9 million in  Series C funding. Senator Investment Group and Hudson Structured Capital Management led the newfound, joined by the University of Chicago through its Startup Investment Program, Allegis NL Capital, and Alpha Edison. Read more

Vanta: Vanta is a San Francisco-based automated security and verified compliance platform. Vanta announced today that it has closed $50 million in Series A funding. The new funding round was led by Sequoia Capital, along with participation from existing investor Y Combinator. Read more 

Laronde: Laronde is a Cambridge, Ma.-based developer of circular RNA solutions. Laronde has raised $50 million from Flagship Pioneering, which had incubated the company out Flagship Labs. Read more

Blind: Blind is a Berkeley, Ca.-based professional social network and chat platform. Blind has raised $37 million in Series C funding. Mainstreet Investment of South Korea led the round, joined by Cisco Investments and Pavilion Capital, a subsidiary of Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek. Read more

FinLync: FinLync is a New York-based company whose native treasury apps promise corporate treasuries and finance professionals uninterruptible connections to all of their banks. FinLync has raised $16 million in funding led by Point72 Ventures. Other participants in the round include Nyca Partners, former Palantir CFO Colin Anderson, and Plaid cofounder William Hockey. Read more

Elucid: Elucid is a Boston-based medical technology company developing AI software to enable cardiovascular disease detection. Elucid announced $8 Million in Series A financing led by MedTex Ventures and Global Health Impact Fund. Read more

Just Women’s Sports: Just Women’s Sports is an L.A.-based media platform exclusively focused on women’s sports. Just Women’s Sports raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Will Ventures led, joined by Thirty Five Ventures, Drive by DraftKings, OVO Fund and Supernode Global.  Read more

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