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The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 6/14/21

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San Francisco-based Airbase serves as an all-in-one spend management platform that helps companies with their financial control and visibility. Founded by Thejo Kote in 2017, Airbase has now raised a total of $90.5M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Bain Capital Ventures, BoxGroup, Craft Ventures, Eric Sager, First Round Capital, Frederic Kerrest, Henry Ward, Kenny Mendes, Manik Gupta, Menlo Ventures, Quiet Capital, Scott Shipman, Sriram Krishnan, Webb Investment Network, and Zac Bookman.

Branch Insurance

$50.0M – Series B

Columbus-based Branch Insurance is the only company that can instantly-bundle home and auto insurance. Founded by Joe Emison and Steve Lekas in 2017, Branch Insurance has now raised a total of $82.5M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Acrew, American Family Ventures, Anthemis Group, Cherry Creek Holdings, Foundation Capital, Greycroft, HSCM Bermuda, SCOR Global P&C Ventures, SignalFire, and Tower IV.

Briq

$30.0M – Series B

Santa Barbara-based Briq is a performance management platform for construction financial professionals to be more efficient and more profitable. Founded by Bassem Hamdy and Ron Goldshmidt in 2018, Briq has now raised a total of $46.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Blackhorn Ventures, Eniac Ventures, and Tiger Global Management.

Contentstack

$57.5M – Series B

San Francisco-based Contentstack develops a cloud based content management system intended to power omnichannel content. Founded by Matthew Baier, Neha Sampat, and Nishant Patel in 2018, Contentstack has now raised a total of $89.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Georgian, GingerBread Capital, Illuminate Ventures, and Insight Partners.

Credit Sesame

$51.0M – Venture

Mountain View-based Credit Sesame is a credit and loan company that makes consumer credit and loan management simple and automated. Founded by Adrian Nazari in 2010, Credit Sesame has now raised a total of $156.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include ATW Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), IA Capital Group, Inventus Capital Partners, and Menlo Ventures.

Faire

$260.0M – Series F

San Francisco-based Faire is a company that helps retailers find and buy wholesale merchandise for their stores. Founded by Daniele Perito, Jeffrey Kolovson, Marcelo Cortes, and Max Rhodes in 2017, Faire has now raised a total of $696.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Baillie Gifford, D1 Capital Partners, Dragoneer Investment Group, DST Global, Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Wellington Management, and Y Combinator.

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Clair

$15.0M – Series A

New York-based Clair is a social fintech that provides instant pay access as a service for human capital management and gig platforms. Founded by Alex Kostecki, Erich Nussbaumer, and Nico Simko in 2019, Clair has now raised a total of $19.6M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Thrive Capital.

Zenoti

$80.0M – Series D

Bellevue-based Zenoti is a provider of cloud-based software for the spa and salon industries. Founded by Dheeraj Koneru, Saritha Katikaneni, and Sudheer Koneru in 2010, Zenoti has now raised a total of $331.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include TPG.

Hello Alice

$21.0M – Series B

Houston-based Hello Alice is a free multi-channel platform that guides owners by providing funding, networks, and services. Founded by Carolyn Rodz and Elizabeth Gore in 2017, Hello Alice has now raised a total of $22.3M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Backstage Capital, Green Book Ventures, Harbert Growth Partners, How Women Invest, Jean Case, and QED Investors.

Hummingbot

$8.0M – Series A

Mountain View-based Hummingbot is an open source crypto trading bots that enables decentralized market making. Founded by Carlo Las Marias, Martin Kou, Michael Feng, and Yvonne Zhang in 2019, Hummingbot has now raised a total of $14.2M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Altonomy, Arrington XRP Capital, Ascendex, Ava Labs, Borderless Capital, Defiance Capital, Initialized Capital, NEM, Slow Ventures, and Terra.

LetsGetChecked

$150.0M – Series D

New York-based LetsGetChecked is an at-home health testing platform that connects customers to regulated laboratory testing. Founded by Peter Foley in 2015, LetsGetChecked has now raised a total of $263.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Casdin Capital, Common Fund, HLM Venture Partners, Illumina Ventures, Optum Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners USA, Symphony Ventures, and Transformation Capital. AlleyWatch broke the news on this round in an exclusive interview with Foley – LetsGetChecked Raises Another $150M to Expand its Virtual Healthcare Services

Morning Consult

$60.0M – Series B

Washington-based Morning Consult is a global enterprise technology company delivering intelligent data to power leaders’ decisions. Founded by Alex Dulin, Kyle Dropp, and Michael Ramlet in 2014, Morning Consult has now raised a total of $91.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Advance Venture Partners, Lupa Systems, and Susquehanna Growth Equity.

Synder is a personal financial assistant for small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses. Synder carries out all bookkeeping and accounting tasks irrespective of which sales channels or payment processors you use, whether it is Stripe, Square, Shopify, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Etsy, or WooCommerce. Learn more and book a free Synder demo right away to level up your finances.

Mythical Games

$75.0M – Series B

Los Angeles-based Mythical Games is a video game engine for player-owned economies. Founded by Cameron Thacker, Chris Downs, Jamie Jackson, John Linden, and Rudy Koch in 2018, Mythical Games has now raised a total of $110.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include 01 Advisors, Alumni Ventures Group, Galaxy Interactive, Javelin Venture Partners, Struck Capital, Vayner/RSE, and WestCap.

Popmenu

$65.0M – Series C

Atlanta-based Popmenu is a SaaS company that helps restaurants turn their menu into a customer conversion engine. Founded by Brendan Sweeney, Justis Blasco, Mike Gullo, and Tony Roy in 2016, Popmenu has now raised a total of $87.1M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Base10 Partners, Bedrock Capital, Felicis Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Tiger Global Management.

PostHog

$15.0M – Series B

San Francisco-based PostHog provides a platform for open-source product analytics to helps software teams understand user behavior. Founded by James Hawkins and Tim Glaser in 2020, PostHog has now raised a total of $27.2M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include GV and Y Combinator Continuity Fund.

Prefect

$32.0M – Series B

Washington-based Prefect is a workflow management system that helps to eliminate data flow problems for companies’ data teams. Founded by Jeremiah Lowin in 2018, Prefect has now raised a total of $55.1M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Bessemer Venture Partners, Positive Sum, and Tiger Global Management.

Punchbowl

$5.0M – Venture

Framingham-based Punchbowl is a web-based software platform that offers party planning services, customized digital invitations, and greeting cards. Founded by Matt Douglas and Sean Conta in 2007, Punchbowl has now raised a total of $14.8M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include SG Credit Partners.

Flyhomes

$150.0M – Series C

Seattle-based Flyhomes provides a real estate brokerage platform that helps clients through the entire home buying process. Founded by Stephen Lane and Tushar Garg in 2016, Flyhomes has now raised a total of $190.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Andreessen Horowitz, Balyasny Asset Management, Battery Ventures, Camber Creek, Canvas Ventures, Fifth Wall, Norwest Venture Partners, and Spencer Rascoff.

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Relativity Space

$650.0M – Series E

Long Beach-based Relativity Space is an aerospace company that designs, develops, and builds 3D printed rockets. Founded by Jordan Noone and Tim Ellis in 2015, Relativity Space has now raised a total of $1.3B in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, Brad Buss, Centricus, Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Jared Leto, K5 Global, Mark Cuban, Soroban Capital, Spencer Rascoff, Tiger Global Management, Tribe Capital, and XN.

Rise Science

$10.0M – Series A

Chicago-based RISE is a developer of a sleep management platform used to provide tailored sleep planning. Founded by Jeff Kahn and Leon Sasson in 2014, Rise Science has now raised a total of $15.5M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Goodwater Capital.

Slintel

$20.0M – Series A

Mountain View-based Slintel captures technographic-powered buying intent to help companies identify potential buyers in their target market. Founded by Deepak Anchala, Rahul Bhattacharya, and Ranjana TN in 2016, Slintel has now raised a total of $26.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Accel, GGV Capital, Sequoia Capital India, and Stellaris Venture Partners.

Stackline

$130.0M – Series B

Seattle-based Stackline is a retail intelligence and software company that provides tools, data, and services for e-commerce. Founded by Michael Lagoni, Michael Masaki, Mitchell Keidan, and Rajan Ramasamy in 2014, Stackline has now raised a total of $180.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include TA Associates.

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Strateos

$56.1M – Series B

Menlo Park-based Strateos is a SaaS-based biotechnology company that provides robotic solutions for biology labs. Founded by Max Hodak in 2012, Strateos has now raised a total of $101.8M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Ally Bridge Group, Black Diamond Ventures, Castor Ventures, DCVC, Eli Lilly, Lux Capital, and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.

Transcarent

$58.0M – Series B

San Francisco-based Transcarent is a consumer-directed health and care company for employees of self-insured employers and their families. Founded by Glen Tullman in 2020, Transcarent has now raised a total of $98.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include 7wire Ventures, Alta Partners, General Catalyst, GreatPoint Ventures, Jove Equity Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Leaps by Bayer, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and Threshold.

Verbit

$157.0M – Series D

New York-based Verbit uses smart AI technology to disrupt captioning and transcription with speed and automation. Founded by Eric Shellef, Kobi Ben Tzvi, and Tom Livne in 2017, Verbit has now raised a total of $282.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Big Tech 50, ClalTech, HV Capital, Lion Investment Partners, More Capital, Omer Cygler, Oryzn Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Stripes, Third Point Ventures, Vertex Growth Fund, Vertex Ventures, and Viola Ventures. AlleyWatch broke the news on this round in an exclusive interview with Livne – Verbit Raises $157M for its Transcription and Captioning Platform Powered by AI

Whatfix

$90.0M – Series D

San Jose-based Whatfix is a digital platform that helps businesses simplify their training and support efforts with accessible contextual information. Founded by Khadim Batti and Varakumar Namburu in 2014, Whatfix has now raised a total of $139.5M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Cisco, Dragoneer Investment Group, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Sequoia Capital India, and SoftBank Vision Fund.

YourBase

$5.0M – Seed

Seattle-based YourBase accelerates software testing for fast-growing development teams. Founded by John Ewart and Yves Junqueira in 2018, YourBase has now raised a total of $5.0M in total equity funding and investors that backed this round include Fathom Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Unusual Ventures.

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