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July 2021

Kikoff Raises $30 Million

Kikoff, a personal finance platform aimed at helping consumers build credit, announced recently that it has raised $30 million in a Series B round. Portage Ventures led Kikoff’s Series B, which included participation from Lightspeed, GGV, Coatue and Core Innovation Capital. Previous backers of the...

Dating App, Thursday, Raises on Seed Round

A new dating application named Thursday recently announced a $3.5 seed investment raise. It’s only launched in London and New York and they’ve said that over 110,000 likes were sent, resulting in 7,500 matches in a single day. Over 52k downloads have been recorded leading...

NuvoAir Raises $12 Million

NuvoAir, the Boston-based startup which uses an app to listen to your night-time coughing and other health data, raised $12 million. NuvoAir claims it experienced 500% growth in the first quarter of 2021. The platform works by combining the data from a Bluetooth-enabled spirometer that...

Elisity Raises $26 Million

Elisity, a self-styled innovator that provides behavior-based enterprise cybersecurity, has raised $26 million in Series A funding. The funding round was co-led by Two Bear Capital and AllegisCyber Capital, the latter of which has invested in a number of cybersecurity startups, including Panaseer, with previous...

Gloat Raises $57 Million

Gloat, which has built an AI-based platform that it sells to organizations to power their internal job boards, has picked up $57 million in funding, money that it will be using to continue business development, as well as to continue adding more features to its...

Fresha Raises $100 Million

Fresha — a multipurpose commerce tool for independent wellness and beauty businesses such as hair, nail and skin salons, yoga instructors and more, based first and foremost around a completely free subscription platform for those businesses to schedule bookings from customers — has picked up...

Punchbowl Acquires VidHug

Punchbowl, an online party planning service, was forced to make adjustments last year amid the pandemic. Founder and CEO Matt Douglas went to work to rethink the company’s approach. He started by expanding the company’s online greeting card business, which until that point had been...

Realtime Robotics Raises $31M

Boston-based Realtime Robotics announced a $31.4 million round. The funding is part of the $11.7 million Series A the company announced all the way back in late 2019. Investors include HAHN Automation, SAIC Capital Management, Soundproof Ventures , Heroic Ventures, SPARX Asset Management, Omron Ventures,...

Atomized Raises Pre-Seed Capital

Atomized, an early-stage startup that wants to create a modern tool to help developers deploy infrastructure faster, announced the first step of its funding journey with a $500,000 pre-seed round from Zing Capital, Y Combinator and several unnamed angels. Company co-founder and CEO Nik Kotov...

Livestreaming Ideas To Connect With Target Audiences

Livestreaming is an innovative way for brands to reach people in a natural, unscripted fashion without blowing their marketing budgets on costly video productions that are more challenging to create. Forbes agency asked its council members for unique ideas on utilizing the tool to target...