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ConverseNow Closes on Series A

Voice-based AI technology company, ConverseNow, has closed on a $15 million Series A funding round led by Craft Ventures. The Austin-based company’s AI voice ordering assistants George and Becky work inside quick-serve restaurants to take orders via phone, chat, drive-thru and self-service kiosks, freeing up...

VOCHI Raises $2.4 Million

VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow...

Blend Goes Public

Blend, a startup company founded in 2012 has steadily grown to be a leader in the mortgage tech industry. Blend’s white label technology powers mortgage applications on the site of banks including Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, for example, with the goal of making the...

Talkshoplive Raises $6 Million

Shopping-focused live video host platform, Talkshoplive, recently announced a $6 million seed extension led by Raine Ventures. The new round of funding gives Los Angeles-based Talkshoplive $10.5 million raised to date and enables it to scale its product management and technical teams. In addition, the...

Forbes: Company Perks For Summertime

Dealing with the mental and emotional burden of being stuck inside and busy all summer on their own, many companies take special measures to make the warmer months more enjoyable for their staff. The Forbes community was asked how they provide exciting perks and activities...

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...