Monday, May 23, 2022

ESG data intelligence firm Deepki raises €150m to fund global growth

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Deepki, the only company offering a fully populated ESG data intelligence platform for the real estate sector, announces that it has raised €150 million in a Series C round of funding. The operation was co-led by One Peak and Highland Europe, two London-based Growth Equity firms specializing in category-leading, growth stage, technology companies in Europe. Other investors include Bpifrance, through their Large Venture fund, and Revaia, and existing investors Hi Inov and Statkraft Ventures, who continue to support the growth of the business.

Billionaire investor backs Australian drone planting company LOTT

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After investing in PayPal and putting his financial weight behind households like Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, Skype and Hotmail, U.S. entrepreneur Tim Draper, billionaire founder and managing partner of Draper Associates, announced his investment in Lord of the Trees (LOTT).

Clean Origin receives $20 million equity investment from Titan

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Great Heights Inc., and its subsidiary Clean Origin LLC, an online DTC retailers of lab-grown diamonds, engagement rings and jewelry, announce a $20 million equity investment from TCL North America, Inc. (TCL Inc), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Titan Company Limited (NSE:TITAN) - an Indian luxury products company known for manufacturing jewelry and watches - to further expand the business.

Hero Packaging’s crowdfunding to open up to everyday investors

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This March eco-packaging pioneer Hero Packaging will be inviting everyday investors to buy into its company via a crowdfunding campaign on Equitise to raise funds to fuel its expansion into the US and Canada. The innovative zero-waste superstars already have a fully functional business in North America but are looking to scale up operations by expanding the local team who will oversee the next phase of growth and increase the digital footprint. 

Banjo Loans secures $100m debt funding facility to offer SMEs loans

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Banjo Loans, an online SME lender, announced it secured an initial $100m debt funding facility from an Aussie financial institution to expand its reach into the more advanced SME sector. This debt funding means Banjo is now able to leverage its growth and offer the SME market unsecured loans of between $20K and $1 million, via securitised warehouse. 

ConsenSys successfully raises $450 million in Series D funding round

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ConsenSys announced the close of a $450m financing round, bringing its valuation to over $7bn. ParaFi Capital led this raise after participating in its Series C round in November 2021. New investors also joined, like Temasek, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Microsoft, Anthos Capital, Sound Ventures, and C Ventures. Series C investors — Third Point, Marshall Wace, TRUE Capital Management, and UTA VC, United Talent Agency’s venture fund — also participated in this round. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP acted as ConsenSys’ legal advisor in this transaction.

InvestaX gets funding from top crypto investment and capital markets firms

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InvestaX, an MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) licensed digital securities platform, announced that new strategic investors including Coinbase Ventures, Gate Ventures, Token Bay Capital, Sustainability Exchange Group (SEG), Global Blockchain Ventures, Startup-O, JST Capital, Baksh Capital, Thakral Corporation Ltd, Woodside Holdings Investment Management, and Balaji Srinivasan, have joined its Series A round.

Shufti Pro announces $20 million Series A funding to accelerate growth

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A global AI-powered IDV solutions, Shufti Pro, has announced that it has raised $20m in Series A funding led by Updata Partners, a tech-focused growth equity firm.

Mastt raises $9.5 million as it builds on overseas expansion plans

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Construction technology startup Mastt has raised $9.5m (AUD) less than 12 months after its seed round, as it aims to almost double its headcount and continue expansion abroad. The round was led by VC firm OIF Ventures, with participation from Assignar co-founder and CEO Sean McCreanor, Assignar Chief Revenue Officer Chris Peterson and Mastt’s own chief technology officer David Jablonski.

Kymeta Corporation secures additional $84m in equity financing

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Kymeta, a global company for flat panel antennas that make mobile global, announced the closing of additional equity funding totaling approximately $84 million, led by Bill Gates and participation by Hanwha Systems, among other investors. The investment will be used to drive Kymeta’s innovations forward, accelerate the production of its innovative electronically-steered flat panel technology and further evolve the company’s growth as it prepares to expand our offerings for LEO and defense customers.