The Funding Letter #276: December 6

Chime, Ogury, Cora, and more....

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Happy Friday! This edition of The Funding Letter comes to you from our headquarters in New York City.


Hit the Gong 🎉

Happy December! With the holiday season upon us and Q4 ending quickly, starting new conversations and closing deals can get more and more difficult; the dreaded “we’re swamped, let’s reconnect in the new year” response is all too familiar to us, leading to missed quotas and unmet goals.

We want to hear from you: what tactics do your teams use to push through these timing objections and close out the year with success?

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Daily Deals 💸


Chime is the fastest growing challenger bank in the U.S., helping its members avoid bank fees, save money automatically, and lead healthier financial lives. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $500M, Series E

Round Investors: DST Global (lead), General Atlantic, ICONIQ Capital

Press: CNBC, Forbes Magazine, PYMNTS

HQ: San Francisco, CA

Industry: Financial Services

Employee Count: 287 (⚡22% increase in last 6 months)

Wildlife Studios is one of the leading mobile game developers and publishers in the world, with gaming titles that have been downloaded over 2 billion times. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $60M, Series A

Round Investors: Benchmark (lead)

Press: VentureBeat, GamesIndustry, MontrealTimes

HQ: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Employee Count: 413 (⚡36% increase in last 6 months)

Ogury is the creator of the first marketing engine driven by user choice. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $45M, Series Undisclosed

Round Investors: Idinvest Partners (lead)

Press: PR Newswire, Built In NYC, Business Insider

HQ: London, United Kingdom

Industry: Marketing & Advertising

Employee Count: 412

Suvoda is a leading SaaS solution for patient randomization and clinical trial supply management. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $40M, Series Undisclosed

Round Investors: LLR Partners

Press: ACBJ

HQ: Conshohocken, PA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Employee Count: 307

Thrasio is one of the fastest-growing acquirers of Amazon third-party FBA brands. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $20M, Series A

Round Investors: PEAK6 Investments (lead), Upper90 (lead), WTI

Press: Markets Insider, FinSMEs

HQ: Walpole, MA

Industry: Retail

Employee Count: 76 (⚡97% increase in last 6 months)

Medicus AI is an AI-based platform that converts health data into an interactive experience with easy-to-understand explanations, personalized health insights and smart wellbeing coaching. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $20M, Series B

Round Investors: Sunhope Capital (lead)

HQ: Vienna, Australia

Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness

Employee Count: 71

Cyberhaven develops unique data tracing technology for reconstructing data flows, in order to automatically identify and secure all critical assets within enterprises. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $13M, Series A

Round Investors: Costanoa Ventures (lead), Vertex US (lead)

Press: ZDNet, VentureBeat, Mash Viral

HQ: Boston, MA

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Employee Count: 28

Cora is a financial platform focused on simplifying the financial management of small and medium businesses. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $10M, Series A

Round Investors: Kaszek Ventures (lead), Ribbit Capital

Press: TechCrunch

HQ: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Industry: Financial Services

Employee Count: 47

Skyports connects the world through the skies, by owning and operating infrastructure for urban aviation and managing end-to-end drone deliveries. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $7M, Series A

Round Investors: Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures (lead), Groupe ADP (lead), Levitate Capital

Press: Urban Transport News, FinSMEs, Business Aviation News

HQ: London, United Kingdom

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Employee Count: 10

Apostrophe’s mission is to expand access to dermatology services by making them convenient and affordable. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $6M, Seed

Round Investors: SignalFire (lead), FJ Labs

Press: TechCrunch

HQ: Oakland, CA

Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness

Employee Count: 48

Bond Pet Foods makes pet food from real animal protein, without using animals, developed by some of the world's most progressive veterinarians, scientists and technologies. View on Linkedin.

New Funding Raised: $1.2M, Seed

Round Investors: Lever VC (lead), Agronomics, Andante Asset Management, KBW Ventures

Press: Startup Around, AgFunderNews, VC News Daily

HQ: Nederland, CO

Industry: Biotechnology

Employee Count: 15


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