Venture Capital

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IMAGE: Josef Fleischmann, Daniel Metzler & Markus Brandl
DATE: 07/28/2021

COMPANY: @IsarAerospace 🛰
INVESTORS: HV Capital, Porsche SE, Lombard Odier, Earlybird Venture Capital, Lakestar, Vsquared Ventures, Apeiron Investment Group, & UVC Partners 

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $75,000,000

NOTE: Isar Aerospace, a space technology company that aims to lower the entry barriers to space, has raised $75 million in its latest Series B funding round. The company develops launch vehicles dedicated to deploying and resupplying satellite constellations and to ensure low-cost space access for small satellites. The funding will likely provide a significant boost for continued development and manufacturing as the company nears its planned first test flight next year. 

FUN FACT: The startup was spun out of Munich Technical University, where co-founders Daniel Metzler, Josef Fleischmann and Markus Brandl were studying engineering. 

HQ: #Munich #Germany 🇩🇪 

#VentureCapital #IsarAerospace #HVCapital #PorscheSE #LombardOdier #EarlybirdVentureCapital #Lakestar #VsquaredVentures #ApeironInvestmentGroup #UVCPartners #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Josef Fleischmann, Daniel Metzler & Markus Brandl
DATE: 07/28/2021

COMPANY: @IsarAerospace 🛰
INVESTORS: HV Capital, Porsche SE, Lombard Odier, Earlybird Venture Capital, Lakestar, Vsquared Ventures, Apeiron Investment Group, & UVC Partners

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $75,000,000

NOTE: Isar Aerospace, a space technology company that aims to lower the entry barriers to space, has raised $75 million in its latest Series B funding round. The company develops launch vehicles dedicated to deploying and resupplying satellite constellations and to ensure low-cost space access for small satellites. The funding will likely provide a significant boost for continued development and manufacturing as the company nears its planned first test flight next year.

FUN FACT: The startup was spun out of Munich Technical University, where co-founders Daniel Metzler, Josef Fleischmann and Markus Brandl were studying engineering.

HQ: #Munich #Germany 🇩🇪

#VentureCapital #IsarAerospace #HVCapital #PorscheSE #LombardOdier #EarlybirdVentureCapital #Lakestar #VsquaredVentures #ApeironInvestmentGroup #UVCPartners #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Simeon Garratt
DATE: 07/28/2021

COMPANY: @Spark.RE
INVESTORS: BDC Capital & Pender Ventures

ROUND: Series A
AMOUNT: $5,000,000

NOTE: Spark, a Canadian software platform for real estate developers, raised $5 million in Series A funding. The company touts itself as an online platform specifically designed to power the entire process of selling and marketing real estate, using technology to help turn leads into buyers, inventory into contracts, and information into usable metrics. The capital will be used to expand the platform and get access to more developers around the world.

HQ: #Vancouver #BritishColumbia #Canada 🇨🇦 

#VentureCapital #Spark #BDCCapital #PenderVentures #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Simeon Garratt
DATE: 07/28/2021

COMPANY: @Spark.RE
INVESTORS: BDC Capital & Pender Ventures

ROUND: Series A
AMOUNT: $5,000,000

NOTE: Spark, a Canadian software platform for real estate developers, raised $5 million in Series A funding. The company touts itself as an online platform specifically designed to power the entire process of selling and marketing real estate, using technology to help turn leads into buyers, inventory into contracts, and information into usable metrics. The capital will be used to expand the platform and get access to more developers around the world.

HQ: #Vancouver #BritishColumbia #Canada 🇨🇦

#VentureCapital #Spark #BDCCapital #PenderVentures #TradedVC
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SPAC
IMAGE: Reid Hoffman, Sterling Anderson, Drew Bagnell, Chris Urmson & Mark Pincus
DATE: 07/15/2021

COMPANY: @AuroraDriver 🚛
SPAC: Reinvent Technology Partners Y

VALUATION: $11,000,000,000

NOTE: Self-driving technology startup Aurora, which was founded by the former head of Google’s autonomous vehicle program, is the latest company to announce that it’s going public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company. The deal with the Reinvent SPAC will value the self-driving startup at $11 billion and is expected to close in the second half of 2021. Aurora said that it plans to have trucking customers start using the Aurora Driver without humans behind the wheel in late 2023, and in ride-hailing vehicles in late 2024.

HQ: #Pittsburgh #Pennsylvania #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Aurora #ReinventTechnologyPartnersY #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Reid Hoffman, Sterling Anderson, Drew Bagnell, Chris Urmson & Mark Pincus
DATE: 07/15/2021

COMPANY: @AuroraDriver 🚛
SPAC: Reinvent Technology Partners Y

VALUATION: $11,000,000,000

NOTE: Self-driving technology startup Aurora, which was founded by the former head of Google’s autonomous vehicle program, is the latest company to announce that it’s going public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company. The deal with the Reinvent SPAC will value the self-driving startup at $11 billion and is expected to close in the second half of 2021. Aurora said that it plans to have trucking customers start using the Aurora Driver without humans behind the wheel in late 2023, and in ride-hailing vehicles in late 2024.

HQ: #Pittsburgh #Pennsylvania #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Aurora #ReinventTechnologyPartnersY #TradedVC
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ACQUISITION
IMAGE: Eric Yuan & Rowan Trollope
DATE: 07/18/2021

BUYER: @Zoom
SELLER: @Five9_Inc

VALUATION: $14,700,000,000

NOTE: Zoom is buying Five9, a provider of cloud contact center software, in an all-stock transaction valuing the company at $14.7 billion. The deal marks Zoom's first billion-dollar acquisition and comes as the second-biggest U.S. tech deal this year, behind Microsoft's planned $16 billion purchase of Nuance Communications, according to FactSet. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2022. Five9 stockholders still have to approve the deal, and it requires regulatory clearance. 

Five9 HQ: #Pleasanton #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Zoom #Five9 #TradedVC

ACQUISITION
IMAGE: Eric Yuan & Rowan Trollope
DATE: 07/18/2021

BUYER: @Zoom
SELLER: @Five9_Inc

VALUATION: $14,700,000,000

NOTE: Zoom is buying Five9, a provider of cloud contact center software, in an all-stock transaction valuing the company at $14.7 billion. The deal marks Zoom's first billion-dollar acquisition and comes as the second-biggest U.S. tech deal this year, behind Microsoft's planned $16 billion purchase of Nuance Communications, according to FactSet. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2022. Five9 stockholders still have to approve the deal, and it requires regulatory clearance.

Five9 HQ: #Pleasanton #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Zoom #Five9 #TradedVC
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RAISE
IMAGE: Lawrence Calcano
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: iCapital
INVESTORS: Temasek, Owl Rock, MSD Partners, Noah Holdings and Golub Capital, Blackstone Inc, Wells Fargo, & Morgan Stanley

AMOUNT: $440,000,000
VALUATION: $4,000,000,000

NOTE: iCapital Network Inc. raised $440 million in a funding round that values the upstart investing platform at around $4 billion. The company provides technology and runs funds to help financial advisers invest client money in private equity. It links buyout firms, hedge funds, financial advisers and investors who want alternatives to stocks and bonds. iCapital has more than quadrupled its value from ~$860 million last March after an earlier funding round. The company plans to use the new funds to increase headcount, invest in technology and financial education tools, potential acquisitions, and continue expansion in Asia.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #iCapital #Temasek #OwlRock #MSDPartners #NoahHoldings #GolubCapital #BlackstoneInc #WellsFargo #MorganStanley #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Lawrence Calcano
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: iCapital
INVESTORS: Temasek, Owl Rock, MSD Partners, Noah Holdings and Golub Capital, Blackstone Inc, Wells Fargo, & Morgan Stanley

AMOUNT: $440,000,000
VALUATION: $4,000,000,000

NOTE: iCapital Network Inc. raised $440 million in a funding round that values the upstart investing platform at around $4 billion. The company provides technology and runs funds to help financial advisers invest client money in private equity. It links buyout firms, hedge funds, financial advisers and investors who want alternatives to stocks and bonds. iCapital has more than quadrupled its value from ~$860 million last March after an earlier funding round. The company plans to use the new funds to increase headcount, invest in technology and financial education tools, potential acquisitions, and continue expansion in Asia.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #iCapital #Temasek #OwlRock #MSDPartners #NoahHoldings #GolubCapital #BlackstoneInc #WellsFargo #MorganStanley #TradedVC
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RAISE
IMAGE: Vicente Zavarce & Justin Mateen
DATE: 07/16/2021

COMPANY: @Yummy.Vzla
INVESTOR: Y Combinator, Justin Mateen, Canary, Hustle Fund, Necessary Ventures, & TaskUs

AMOUNT: $4,000,000

NOTE: Yummy, a Venezuela-based delivery app, raised $4 million in its latest round of funding. Yummy’s app can be downloaded for free, and the company charges a delivery fee or merchant fee. In contrast to some of his food delivery competitors, Yummy’s fees are the lowest in the market so they do not affect the merchant’s ability to use the app. The company is also pulling together additional key components for its super app strategy, which includes launching a ridesharing vertical this year. Yummy has already connected more than 1,200 merchants with hundreds of thousands of customers. 

FUN FACT: Over the past year the company completed more than 600,000 deliveries of food, groceries, alcohol and shopping. It reached $1 million in monthly gross merchandise volume while also growing 38% in revenue month over month.

HQ: #Caracas #Venezuela 🇻🇪 

#VentureCapital #Yummy #YCombinator #JustinMateen #Canary #HustleFund #NecessaryVentures #TaskUs #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Vicente Zavarce & Justin Mateen
DATE: 07/16/2021

COMPANY: @Yummy.Vzla
INVESTOR: Y Combinator, Justin Mateen, Canary, Hustle Fund, Necessary Ventures, & TaskUs

AMOUNT: $4,000,000

NOTE: Yummy, a Venezuela-based delivery app, raised $4 million in its latest round of funding. Yummy’s app can be downloaded for free, and the company charges a delivery fee or merchant fee. In contrast to some of his food delivery competitors, Yummy’s fees are the lowest in the market so they do not affect the merchant’s ability to use the app. The company is also pulling together additional key components for its super app strategy, which includes launching a ridesharing vertical this year. Yummy has already connected more than 1,200 merchants with hundreds of thousands of customers.

FUN FACT: Over the past year the company completed more than 600,000 deliveries of food, groceries, alcohol and shopping. It reached $1 million in monthly gross merchandise volume while also growing 38% in revenue month over month.

HQ: #Caracas #Venezuela 🇻🇪

#VentureCapital #Yummy #YCombinator #JustinMateen #Canary #HustleFund #NecessaryVentures #TaskUs #TradedVC
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RAISE
IMAGE: Roderick de Rode &  Serge de Warrimont
DATE: 07/26/2021

COMPANY: @Spinn ☕️
INVESTORS: Spark Capital, Alexa Fund, & Bar 9 Ventures

AMOUNT: $20,000,000
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED: $37,000,000

NOTE: Single-serve coffee machine company Spinn has raised $20 million in its latest funding round. The company offers an associated coffee marketplace that features hundreds of United States roasting companies. The capital will be used to accelerate growth and to fulfill pre-orders for Spinn machines, which the company started taking in 2016. The Spinn brewer involves proprietary brewing technology that incorporates centrifugal force within the brewing chamber. The brewer can produce multiple kinds of hot, espresso-like and cold brew drink types one serving at a time through the push of a button on a mobile app or the machine itself.

HQ: #SanFrancisco #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Spinn #SparkCapital #AlexaFund #Bar9Ventures #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Roderick de Rode & Serge de Warrimont
DATE: 07/26/2021

COMPANY: @Spinn ☕️
INVESTORS: Spark Capital, Alexa Fund, & Bar 9 Ventures

AMOUNT: $20,000,000
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED: $37,000,000

NOTE: Single-serve coffee machine company Spinn has raised $20 million in its latest funding round. The company offers an associated coffee marketplace that features hundreds of United States roasting companies. The capital will be used to accelerate growth and to fulfill pre-orders for Spinn machines, which the company started taking in 2016. The Spinn brewer involves proprietary brewing technology that incorporates centrifugal force within the brewing chamber. The brewer can produce multiple kinds of hot, espresso-like and cold brew drink types one serving at a time through the push of a button on a mobile app or the machine itself.

HQ: #SanFrancisco #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Spinn #SparkCapital #AlexaFund #Bar9Ventures #TradedVC
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RAISE
IMAGE: Kevin Hart, Nathan Hecht & Barry Diller
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: @DriveRodo 🚗
INVESTORS: Holman Enterprises, Evolution VC Partners, IAC, HartBeat Ventures, Mack McLarty, Franklin McLarty, & Ken Schnitzer

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $18,000,000

NOTE: Rodo, a automotive tech startup driving transparency and innovation in the new car leasing industry, raised $18 million in its latest Series B round of funding. The company does not buy or maintain fleets or inventory, instead it partners with local dealers across the US, extending dealerships' digital reach while offering consumers an on-demand experience to instantly lease, purchase, and finance a new vehicle, entirely from their mobile device. Rodo witnessed rapid growth in the last two years with revenue and volume surging more than 10x. 

FUN FACT: Rodo's partner network counts more than 1,200 dealerships across ten states and offers more than 80,000 vehicles from 25 manufacturers for immediate lease or purchase via the Rodo app or website.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Rodo #HolmanEnterprises #EvolutionVCPartners #IAC #HartBeatVentures #MackMcLarty #FranklinMcLarty #KenSchnitzer #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Kevin Hart, Nathan Hecht & Barry Diller
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: @DriveRodo 🚗
INVESTORS: Holman Enterprises, Evolution VC Partners, IAC, HartBeat Ventures, Mack McLarty, Franklin McLarty, & Ken Schnitzer

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $18,000,000

NOTE: Rodo, a automotive tech startup driving transparency and innovation in the new car leasing industry, raised $18 million in its latest Series B round of funding. The company does not buy or maintain fleets or inventory, instead it partners with local dealers across the US, extending dealerships' digital reach while offering consumers an on-demand experience to instantly lease, purchase, and finance a new vehicle, entirely from their mobile device. Rodo witnessed rapid growth in the last two years with revenue and volume surging more than 10x.

FUN FACT: Rodo's partner network counts more than 1,200 dealerships across ten states and offers more than 80,000 vehicles from 25 manufacturers for immediate lease or purchase via the Rodo app or website.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Rodo #HolmanEnterprises #EvolutionVCPartners #IAC #HartBeatVentures #MackMcLarty #FranklinMcLarty #KenSchnitzer #TradedVC
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SPAC
IMAGE: Mohammed bin Salman, Peter Rawlinson & Sherry House
DATE: 07/26/2021

COMPANY: @LucidMotors ~ TICKER: LCID
SPAC: Churchill Capital IV

RAISED: $4,500,000,000
VALUATION: $24,000,000,000

NOTES: Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors is now a publicly traded company, following the completion of a merger where it garnered $4.5 billion in new capital. The startup has said that it plans to start delivering its Air sedan later this year, and it has already built more than 100 near-final quality versions at its new factory in Arizona. It has an electric SUV called Gravity in the works as well.

HQ: #Newark #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #LucidMotors #ChurchillCapitalIV #TradedVC

SPAC
IMAGE: Mohammed bin Salman, Peter Rawlinson & Sherry House
DATE: 07/26/2021

COMPANY: @LucidMotors ~ TICKER: LCID
SPAC: Churchill Capital IV

RAISED: $4,500,000,000
VALUATION: $24,000,000,000

NOTES: Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors is now a publicly traded company, following the completion of a merger where it garnered $4.5 billion in new capital. The startup has said that it plans to start delivering its Air sedan later this year, and it has already built more than 100 near-final quality versions at its new factory in Arizona. It has an electric SUV called Gravity in the works as well.

HQ: #Newark #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #LucidMotors #ChurchillCapitalIV #TradedVC
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RAISE
IMAGE: Jeff Bezos, Lewis Hamilton, Pichara Baksai, Matias Muchnick, Pablo Zamora, Roger Federer & Danny Meyers
DATE: 07/26/2021

COMPANY: @TheNotCo
INVESTORS: Tiger Global, DFJ Growth Fund, ZOMA Lab, Lewis Hamilton, Roger Federer, DJ Questlove, Bezos Expeditions, Enlightened Hospitality Investments, Future Positive, L Catterton, & Kaszek Ventures

ROUND: Series D
AMOUNT: $235,000,000
VALUATION: $1,500,000,000 

NOTE: NotCo, a food-tech company that produces plant-based meat and dairy substitutes and uses AI to make plant-based food that looks, smells, and tastes the same as animal-based food, has raised $235 million in its latest Series D round of funding. Currently, the company has four product lines: NotMilk, NotBurger and NotMeat, NoticeCream and NotMayo, which are available in the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. NotCo’s proprietary AI technology, Giuseppe, matches animal proteins to their ideal replacements among thousands of plant-based ingredients.

HQ: #Santiago #Chile 🇨🇱 

#VentureCapital #NotCo #TigerGlobal #DFJGrowthFund #ZOMALab #LewisHamilton #RogerFederer #DJQuestlove #BezosExpeditions #EnlightenedHospitalityInvestments #FuturePositive #LCatterton #KaszekVentures #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Jeff Bezos, Lewis Hamilton, Pichara Baksai, Matias Muchnick, Pablo Zamora, Roger Federer & Danny Meyers
DATE: 07/26/2021

COMPANY: @TheNotCo
INVESTORS: Tiger Global, DFJ Growth Fund, ZOMA Lab, Lewis Hamilton, Roger Federer, DJ Questlove, Bezos Expeditions, Enlightened Hospitality Investments, Future Positive, L Catterton, & Kaszek Ventures

ROUND: Series D
AMOUNT: $235,000,000
VALUATION: $1,500,000,000

NOTE: NotCo, a food-tech company that produces plant-based meat and dairy substitutes and uses AI to make plant-based food that looks, smells, and tastes the same as animal-based food, has raised $235 million in its latest Series D round of funding. Currently, the company has four product lines: NotMilk, NotBurger and NotMeat, NoticeCream and NotMayo, which are available in the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. NotCo’s proprietary AI technology, Giuseppe, matches animal proteins to their ideal replacements among thousands of plant-based ingredients.

HQ: #Santiago #Chile 🇨🇱

#VentureCapital #NotCo #TigerGlobal #DFJGrowthFund #ZOMALab #LewisHamilton #RogerFederer #DJQuestlove #BezosExpeditions #EnlightenedHospitalityInvestments #FuturePositive #LCatterton #KaszekVentures #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Jay-Z, Tom Petit, Cyril Berdugo & Will Smith
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: @LandisTeam
INVESTORS: Sequoia Capital, Roc Nation, Arrive, Dreamers VC, Signia Venture Partners

ROUND: Debt & Series A
AMOUNT: $165,000,000

NOTE: Landis, a fintech company that allows their customers to select their dream home, rent it and purchase it, has raised $165 million in funding. The company receives referrals from real estate agents and mortgage lenders to work with prospective homeowners, who are typically unable to qualify for a mortgage due to poor credit, lack of down payment savings or debt. It uses its underwriting technology to determine if the client will be able to afford a mortgage in the next 12 to 24 months. If so, Landis gives the client a budget to pick a property, and will purchase the home and rent it to the client. 

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Landis #SequoiaCapital #RocNation #Arrive #DreamersVC #SigniaVenturePartners #JayZ #WillSmith #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Jay-Z, Tom Petit, Cyril Berdugo & Will Smith
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: @LandisTeam
INVESTORS: Sequoia Capital, Roc Nation, Arrive, Dreamers VC, Signia Venture Partners

ROUND: Debt & Series A
AMOUNT: $165,000,000

NOTE: Landis, a fintech company that allows their customers to select their dream home, rent it and purchase it, has raised $165 million in funding. The company receives referrals from real estate agents and mortgage lenders to work with prospective homeowners, who are typically unable to qualify for a mortgage due to poor credit, lack of down payment savings or debt. It uses its underwriting technology to determine if the client will be able to afford a mortgage in the next 12 to 24 months. If so, Landis gives the client a budget to pick a property, and will purchase the home and rent it to the client.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Landis #SequoiaCapital #RocNation #Arrive #DreamersVC #SigniaVenturePartners #JayZ #WillSmith #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Dave Teare, Natalia Karimov, Jeff Shiner, Roustem Karimov & Sara Teare
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: @1PasswordOfficial
INVESTOR: Accel

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $100,000,000
VALUATION: $2,000,000,000

NOTE: 1Password, a secure and convenient password manager, has raised $100 million in its latest Series B funding round. Over 90,000 businesses use 1Password's SaaS platform, including Under Armour, Shopify, the PGA, IBM, GitLab, Slack and PagerDuty. That’s up from 50,000 customers at the time of its November 2019 raise. The company is planning to use some of its new funding for more acquisitions as the number of startups in the cybersecurity space continues to grow. 

FUN FACT: Founding couples Dave and Sara Teare and Roustem and Natalia Karimov came up with the idea for 1Password while they were growing another company that built websites and realized the struggle of keeping up with passwords.

HQ: #Toronto #Ontario #Canada 🇨🇦 

#VentureCapital #1Password #Accel #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Dave Teare, Natalia Karimov, Jeff Shiner, Roustem Karimov & Sara Teare
DATE: 07/27/2021

COMPANY: @1PasswordOfficial
INVESTOR: Accel

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $100,000,000
VALUATION: $2,000,000,000

NOTE: 1Password, a secure and convenient password manager, has raised $100 million in its latest Series B funding round. Over 90,000 businesses use 1Password's SaaS platform, including Under Armour, Shopify, the PGA, IBM, GitLab, Slack and PagerDuty. That’s up from 50,000 customers at the time of its November 2019 raise. The company is planning to use some of its new funding for more acquisitions as the number of startups in the cybersecurity space continues to grow.

FUN FACT: Founding couples Dave and Sara Teare and Roustem and Natalia Karimov came up with the idea for 1Password while they were growing another company that built websites and realized the struggle of keeping up with passwords.

HQ: #Toronto #Ontario #Canada 🇨🇦

#VentureCapital #1Password #Accel #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Masayoshi Son, Nikolay Storonsky & Vlad Yatsenko 
DATE: 07/15/2021

COMPANY: @RevolutApp
INVESTORS: Softbank Vision Fund 2 & Tiger Global

ROUND: Series E
AMOUNT: $800,000,000
VALUATION: $33,000,000,000

NOTE: British fintech firm Revolut has raised $800 million in a new funding round led by SoftBank and Tiger Global. The company, which offers banking and trading services through an app, is now valued at $33 billion, a 6x increase on the $5.5 billion the company was worth in 2020. The latest financing round makes Revolut the second-largest fintech unicorn in Europe, behind buy-now-pay-later giant Klarna, as well as the biggest fintech in the U.K. Revolut will use the money to invest in marketing, product development and international expansion, specifically with a focus in the U.S. and India. 

HQ: #London #England #UnitedKingdom 🇬🇧

#VentureCapital #Revolut #SoftbankVisionFund2 #TigerGlobal #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Masayoshi Son, Nikolay Storonsky & Vlad Yatsenko
DATE: 07/15/2021

COMPANY: @RevolutApp
INVESTORS: Softbank Vision Fund 2 & Tiger Global

ROUND: Series E
AMOUNT: $800,000,000
VALUATION: $33,000,000,000

NOTE: British fintech firm Revolut has raised $800 million in a new funding round led by SoftBank and Tiger Global. The company, which offers banking and trading services through an app, is now valued at $33 billion, a 6x increase on the $5.5 billion the company was worth in 2020. The latest financing round makes Revolut the second-largest fintech unicorn in Europe, behind buy-now-pay-later giant Klarna, as well as the biggest fintech in the U.K. Revolut will use the money to invest in marketing, product development and international expansion, specifically with a focus in the U.S. and India.

HQ: #London #England #UnitedKingdom 🇬🇧

#VentureCapital #Revolut #SoftbankVisionFund2 #TigerGlobal #TradedVC
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IPO
IMAGE: Paddy Spence
DATE: 07/19/2021

COMPANY: @Zevia ~ TICKER: ZVIA 

AMOUNT: $200,000,000

NOTE: Zevia PBC announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,700,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $14.00 per share. The company sells canned beverages sweetened by the stevia plant extract to consumers in the U.S. and Canada. Zevia's products include Sodas, Energy drinks, Teas, Mixers & Kidz. 

FUN FACT: According to a 2021 market research report by Market Research Future, the global non-alcoholic beverages market is forecast to reach $1.07 trillion by the end of 2024.

HQ: #LosAngeles #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #ZeviaPBC #TradedVC

IPO
IMAGE: Paddy Spence
DATE: 07/19/2021

COMPANY: @Zevia ~ TICKER: ZVIA

AMOUNT: $200,000,000

NOTE: Zevia PBC announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,700,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $14.00 per share. The company sells canned beverages sweetened by the stevia plant extract to consumers in the U.S. and Canada. Zevia's products include Sodas, Energy drinks, Teas, Mixers & Kidz.

FUN FACT: According to a 2021 market research report by Market Research Future, the global non-alcoholic beverages market is forecast to reach $1.07 trillion by the end of 2024.

HQ: #LosAngeles #California #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #ZeviaPBC #TradedVC
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ACQUISITION
IMAGE: Daniel Xu, Tony Zhang, Pony Ma, Charles Chen & Jason Zeng
DATE: 07/19/2021

BUYER: @TencentGames 
SELLER: @SumoDigital

SALE PRICE: £919,000,000

NOTE: Tencent has announced plans to buy British video game company Sumo Group for $1.27 billion (£919 million). The Chinese tech giant already has an 8.75% stake in the developer, as Gamesindustry.biz reports, and the offer represents a 43% premium on Sumo’s current valuation. Sumo’s well-regarded core studio Sumo Digital has carried out contract work for many of the biggest names in gaming. It developed Sony’s PlayStation 5 launch title Sackboy: A Big Adventure and was the primary studio behind Microsoft’s Crackdown 3 for Xbox consoles and PC. 

FUN FACT: This would be the second billion-dollar deal involving a British game developer this year — EA completed its acquisition of racing game specialists Codemasters for a similar price in February.

Sumo HQ: #Sheffield #England #UnitedKingdom

#VentureCapital #Tencent #Sumo #TradedVC

ACQUISITION
IMAGE: Daniel Xu, Tony Zhang, Pony Ma, Charles Chen & Jason Zeng
DATE: 07/19/2021

BUYER: @TencentGames
SELLER: @SumoDigital

SALE PRICE: £919,000,000

NOTE: Tencent has announced plans to buy British video game company Sumo Group for $1.27 billion (£919 million). The Chinese tech giant already has an 8.75% stake in the developer, as Gamesindustry.biz reports, and the offer represents a 43% premium on Sumo’s current valuation. Sumo’s well-regarded core studio Sumo Digital has carried out contract work for many of the biggest names in gaming. It developed Sony’s PlayStation 5 launch title Sackboy: A Big Adventure and was the primary studio behind Microsoft’s Crackdown 3 for Xbox consoles and PC.

FUN FACT: This would be the second billion-dollar deal involving a British game developer this year — EA completed its acquisition of racing game specialists Codemasters for a similar price in February.

Sumo HQ: #Sheffield #England #UnitedKingdom

#VentureCapital #Tencent #Sumo #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant, Jared Leto, Joe Percoco, Clayton Gardner, Max Bernardy, Will Smith, & Ashton Kutcher
DATE: 07/20/2021

COMPANY: @TitanVest 
INVESTORS: Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, BoxGroup, & Sound Ventures, Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant, Jared Leto, Will Smith, & Anish Acharya

AMOUNT: $58,000,000

NOTE: Titan, a startup that is building a retail investment management platform aimed at the new generation of “everyday investors,” closed on $58 million in a Series B round of funding. Titan launched its first investment strategy in February of 2018 and today has 30,000 users and its platform grew by 500% in the last 12 months, largely organically. The company plans to use its new capital toward continuing to build out its underlying platform and suite of investment products as well as hiring.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Titan #AndreessenHorowitz #GeneralCatalyst #BoxGroup #SoundVentures #OdellBeckhamJr #KevinDurant #JaredLeto #WillSmith #AnishAcharya #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant, Jared Leto, Joe Percoco, Clayton Gardner, Max Bernardy, Will Smith, & Ashton Kutcher
DATE: 07/20/2021

COMPANY: @TitanVest
INVESTORS: Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, BoxGroup, & Sound Ventures, Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant, Jared Leto, Will Smith, & Anish Acharya

AMOUNT: $58,000,000

NOTE: Titan, a startup that is building a retail investment management platform aimed at the new generation of “everyday investors,” closed on $58 million in a Series B round of funding. Titan launched its first investment strategy in February of 2018 and today has 30,000 users and its platform grew by 500% in the last 12 months, largely organically. The company plans to use its new capital toward continuing to build out its underlying platform and suite of investment products as well as hiring.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Titan #AndreessenHorowitz #GeneralCatalyst #BoxGroup #SoundVentures #OdellBeckhamJr #KevinDurant #JaredLeto #WillSmith #AnishAcharya #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Magic Johnson, Brian Litvack, Steve Parker & Rob Manfred
DATE: 07/19/2021

COMPANY: @LeagueApps
INVESTORS: Contour Venture Partners, Major League Baseball, & Elysian Park Ventures

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $15,000,000

NOTE: LeagueApps, which aims to be the operating system for youth sports organizations, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding. The company has developed registration and management software so that leaders of sports organizations can better manage the process of running the leagues, communicate more effectively and collect payment more efficiently. In the spring of 2021, the platform crossed the $2 billion in transactions-processed mark, doubling the $1 billion mark it reached in the summer of 2019. 

FUN FACT: The company projects that it will process more than 4 million sports registrations in 2021.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #LeagueApps #ContourVenturePartners #MajorLeagueBaseball #ElysianParkVentures #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Magic Johnson, Brian Litvack, Steve Parker & Rob Manfred
DATE: 07/19/2021

COMPANY: @LeagueApps
INVESTORS: Contour Venture Partners, Major League Baseball, & Elysian Park Ventures

ROUND: Series B
AMOUNT: $15,000,000

NOTE: LeagueApps, which aims to be the operating system for youth sports organizations, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding. The company has developed registration and management software so that leaders of sports organizations can better manage the process of running the leagues, communicate more effectively and collect payment more efficiently. In the spring of 2021, the platform crossed the $2 billion in transactions-processed mark, doubling the $1 billion mark it reached in the summer of 2019.

FUN FACT: The company projects that it will process more than 4 million sports registrations in 2021.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #LeagueApps #ContourVenturePartners #MajorLeagueBaseball #ElysianParkVentures #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Derk Arts
DATE: 07/14/2021

COMPANY: Castor
INVESTORS: Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Two Sigma Ventures, & Inkef Capital
ROUND: Series B

AMOUNT: $45,000,000
VALUATION: $65,000,000

NOTE: Castor is a cloud-based clinical data management platform, enabling researchers to easily capture and integrate data from clinicians, patients, devices, wearables, and EHR systems. Contact us to learn about Castor's EDC, eConsent, ePRO, eCOA, eSource, and decentralized trial solutions.

HQ: #Amsterdam #Netherlands 🇳🇱 

#VentureCapital #Castor #Eight

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IMAGE: Derk Arts
DATE: 07/14/2021

COMPANY: Castor
INVESTORS: Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Two Sigma Ventures, & Inkef Capital
ROUND: Series B

AMOUNT: $45,000,000
VALUATION: $65,000,000

NOTE: Castor is a cloud-based clinical data management platform, enabling researchers to easily capture and integrate data from clinicians, patients, devices, wearables, and EHR systems. Contact us to learn about Castor's EDC, eConsent, ePRO, eCOA, eSource, and decentralized trial solutions.

HQ: #Amsterdam #Netherlands 🇳🇱

#VentureCapital #Castor #Eight
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IMAGE: John A. Kite & Steven P. Grimes
DATE: 07/19/2021

BUYER: @KiteRealtyGroup
SELLER: @RetailPropertiesofAmerica

SALE PRICE: $2,800,000,000
VALUATION: $7,500,000,000

NOTE: Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust plans to acquire Oak Brook, Illinois-based Retail Properties of America Inc. for about $2.8 billion, creating one of the five largest shopping center real estate investment trusts. The deal is expected to close in Q4, giving the combined company a valuation of $7.5 billion. Post-merger, the company will operate under the Kite name, with its headquarters in Indianapolis. Kite’s real-estate portfolio currently includes 83 shopping centers that total 12 million square feet. The company earns 78% of its annual base rent from properties in 15 states in the South and West, and a full 27% of its rental revenue comes from Florida. Retail Properties of America has a portfolio of 102 centers that total 20 million square feet. Texas is the company’s top state, with 34% of annual base rent coming from centers in that state.

HQ: #Indianapolis #Indiana #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #KiteRealtyGroupTrust #RetailPropertiesofAmericaInc #TradedVC

ACQUISITION
IMAGE: John A. Kite & Steven P. Grimes
DATE: 07/19/2021

BUYER: @KiteRealtyGroup
SELLER: @RetailPropertiesofAmerica

SALE PRICE: $2,800,000,000
VALUATION: $7,500,000,000

NOTE: Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust plans to acquire Oak Brook, Illinois-based Retail Properties of America Inc. for about $2.8 billion, creating one of the five largest shopping center real estate investment trusts. The deal is expected to close in Q4, giving the combined company a valuation of $7.5 billion. Post-merger, the company will operate under the Kite name, with its headquarters in Indianapolis. Kite’s real-estate portfolio currently includes 83 shopping centers that total 12 million square feet. The company earns 78% of its annual base rent from properties in 15 states in the South and West, and a full 27% of its rental revenue comes from Florida. Retail Properties of America has a portfolio of 102 centers that total 20 million square feet. Texas is the company’s top state, with 34% of annual base rent coming from centers in that state.

HQ: #Indianapolis #Indiana #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #KiteRealtyGroupTrust #RetailPropertiesofAmericaInc #TradedVC
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IMAGE: Aspa Lekka & Ralf Wenzel 
DATE: 07/20/2021

COMPANY: @JokrNYC 
INVESTORS: GGV Capital, Balderton Capital, Tiger Global Management, Activant Capital, Greycroft, & Kaszek Ventures 

ROUND: Series A
AMOUNT: $170,000,000

NOTE: Instant delivery startup Jokr has raised $170 million in Series A funding. Jokr plans to use the funding to fuel its growth in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The company launched in New York City in June, where it now operates 10 fulfillment hubs, and offers delivery from nine cities worldwide. JOKR’s differentiator is that it enables small local businesses to sell their goods, sourced from other local businesses, via the platform, thus expanding their reach without the need for complex logistics and delivery networks on their own. 

FUN FACT: Jokr promises a delivery time for supermarket and convenience products & pharmaceuticals in 15 minutes.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Jokr #GGVCapital #BaldertonCapital #TigerGlobalManagement #ActivantCapital #Greycroft #KaszekVentures #TradedVC

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IMAGE: Aspa Lekka & Ralf Wenzel
DATE: 07/20/2021

COMPANY: @JokrNYC
INVESTORS: GGV Capital, Balderton Capital, Tiger Global Management, Activant Capital, Greycroft, & Kaszek Ventures

ROUND: Series A
AMOUNT: $170,000,000

NOTE: Instant delivery startup Jokr has raised $170 million in Series A funding. Jokr plans to use the funding to fuel its growth in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The company launched in New York City in June, where it now operates 10 fulfillment hubs, and offers delivery from nine cities worldwide. JOKR’s differentiator is that it enables small local businesses to sell their goods, sourced from other local businesses, via the platform, thus expanding their reach without the need for complex logistics and delivery networks on their own.

FUN FACT: Jokr promises a delivery time for supermarket and convenience products & pharmaceuticals in 15 minutes.

HQ: #NewYork #NewYork #UnitedStates

#VentureCapital #Jokr #GGVCapital #BaldertonCapital #TigerGlobalManagement #ActivantCapital #Greycroft #KaszekVentures #TradedVC
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