💰The Funding Letter #749: September 28

DICE, Panorays, Frontify, and more…

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🌎 Americas


Astera Labs is a fabless semiconductor company that develops purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems, helping customers remove performance bottlenecks in compute-intensive workloads. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $50M, Series C

Round Investors: Fidelity Management and Research (lead), Atreides Management, Valor Equity Partners, Avigdor Willenz Group

Press: TechCrunch, Business Wire

HQ: Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Semiconductors

Employee Count: 66 (⚡38% increase in last 6 months)

🔥Open Sales Gigs: Currently Hiring


Panorays automates third-party security management and enables companies to easily view, manage and engage in the security posture of their third parties, vendors, suppliers, and business partners. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $42M, Series B

Round Investors: Greenfield Partners (lead), Aleph, BlueRed Partners, Greenspring Associates

Press: FinSMEs, VentureBeat

HQ: New York, NY

Industry: Computer Software

Employee Count: 90 (⚡45% increase in last 6 months)

🔥Open Sales Gigs: Currently Hiring


Civis Analytics is a data science platform configured with a library of data ingestion and ETL modules, data exploration and analysis tools, and the ability to productionize work in reports that can be delivered and used by non-technical stakeholders. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $30.7M, Series B

Round Investors: Alumni Ventures, Eric Schmidt, Drive Capital, Verizon Ventures

Press: PR Newswire, FinSMEs

HQ: Chicago, IL

Industry: Computer Software

Employee Count: 193

🔥Open Sales Gigs: Currently Hiring


Delix Therapeutics has developed small-molecule drug compounds including non-hallucinogenic versions of psychedelic components, enabling healthcare service providers to cure patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $70M, Series A

Round Investors: ARTIS Ventures (lead), RA Capital Management (lead), OMX Ventures (lead)

Press: FinSMEs, PR Newswire

HQ: Boston, MA

Industry: Biotechnology

Employee Count: 11


New Age Meats develops a cell-cultured meat technology to produce alternative meat products from animal cells instead of animal slaughter, enabling consumers to get the benefit of a clean environment and human health with worldwide food security. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $25M, Series A

Round Investors: Hanwha Solutions (lead), TechU Ventures, ff VC, Siddhi Capital

Press: TechCrunch, PR Newswire

HQ: Berkeley, CA

Industry: Biotechnology

Employee Count: 24


Yellow Card offers a digital currency exchange for the cash market, aiming to make bitcoin and basic financial services more accessible, and affordable than ever before. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $15M, Series A

Round Investors: Valar Ventures (lead), Third Prime (lead), Castle Island Ventures (lead), Blockchain.com Ventures

Press: FinSMEs, CoinDesk

HQ: Atlanta, GA

Industry: Financial Services

Employee Count: 78 (⚡22% increase in last 6 months)


Phiar Technologies combines deep learning AI and augmented reality into a new form of vehicle navigation platform to enhance driving safety, facilitate more intuitive wayfinding, and connect drivers with their surrounding environments. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $12M, Series A

Round Investors: State Farm Ventures (lead), Cambridge Mobile Telematics, The Venture Reality Fund, GFR Fund

Press: Business Wire, Yahoo Finance

HQ: Redwood City, CA

Industry: Computer Software

Employee Count: 19


Thankful is an online customer relationship management software that utilizes AI to deflect half of the inbound queries that are repetitive and gives customer care agents time to overcome difficult and interesting issues, enabling businesses to satisfy their customer's demands at lower costs. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $12M, Series A

Round Investors: Alpha Edison (lead), Bonfire, Ten-One-Ten, Greycroft, Omega

Press: TechCrunch, FinSMEs

HQ: Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Computer Software

Employee Count: 5


The Vendry offers a digital platform specialized in offering a professional network and marketplace for the events industry to help corporates and the experiential marketing sector to source the right venues, agencies, and vendors for events. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $6.5M, Seed

Round Investors: Peter Boyce (lead), Founder Collective, Primary Ventures, WGI Group

Press: PR Newswire, FinSMEs

HQ: New York, NY

Industry: Internet

Employee Count: 15


Live Tinted provides beauty products that are used for dark circles and hyperpigmentation, enabling consumers to use authentic products as per their specific needs. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $3M, Seed

Round Investors: Montage Ventures (lead), Halogen Ventures, Fearless Fund, Curate Capital

Press: FinSMEs, WWD

HQ: Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Consumer Goods

Employee Count: 12


🌍 EMEA/APAC


DICE is an online platform primarily focused on increasing the reach of the artists performing in music concerts and making it easier for the fans to book tickets, enabling fans to attend live events of their favorite artists. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $122M, Series C

Round Investors: SoftBank Vision Fund 2 (lead), Blisce, French entrepreneur Xavier Niel, Mirabaud Private Equity

Press: TechCrunch, FinSMEs

HQ: London, England

Industry: Internet

Employee Count: 223 (⚡38% increase in last 6 months)

🔥Open Sales Gigs: Currently Hiring


Frontify provides a cloud-based brand management platform that lets users create professional Style Guides, collaborate visually, and improve the web design-to-development workflow. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $50M, Series C

Round Investors: Revaia (lead), High Sage Ventures, EQT Ventures, Blossom Capital

Press: TechCrunch, Tech.eu

HQ: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Industry: Computer Software

Employee Count: 214 (⚡26% increase in last 6 months)

🔥Open Sales Gigs: Currently Hiring


Ubco is a Utility Electric Vehicle company that has rapidly developed into a digitally connected UEV platform including on and off-road transport, portable power, accessories, and cloud-based subscription software. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $10M, Series B

Round Investors: Jubilee Glory Investments (lead), Seven Peak Ventures, Nuance Capital, TPK

Press: TechCrunch, FinSMEs

HQ: Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Industry: Automotive

Employee Count: 39 (⚡26% increase in last 6 months)


SenseOn focuses on AI for cyber defense, moving beyond rules-based systems that are too rigid to keep pace with emerging cyber-attacks or ineffective AI systems which cannot differentiate between unusual behavior and malicious threats. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $20M, Series A

Round Investors: Eight Road Ventures (lead), MMC Ventures, Crane Venture Partners, Winton Ventures

Press: FinSMEs, Business Wire

HQ: London, England

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Employee Count: 54 (⚡26% increase in last 6 months)

🔥Open Sales Gigs: Currently Hiring


Ukio is a real estate firm that provides furnished and serviced apartments for stays of one month or more, providing clients with the flexibility to live where and when they want. View on: LinkedIn.com | Sales Navigator.

New Funding Raised: $9M, Seed

Round Investors: Breega (lead), Heartcore, Partech

Press: TechCrunch, PhocusWire

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Industry: Real Estate

Employee Count: 32 (⚡129% increase in last 6 months)


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