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Kangarootime

FI Los Angeles

Leading childcare center management software provider raises $26M Series B, plans to move its Buffalo HQ to new office space

June 2022

Leasecake

FI Silicon Valley

Commercial real estate platform raises $12M Series A to fuel expansion into new markets

April 2022

BetaStore

FI Lagos

B2B marketplace raises $2.5M to solve stockouts, financing challenges for informal retailers across West and Central Africa

May 2022

Bluana Foods

FI Eastern Europe

Plant-based sashimi alternative protein startup wins Startup Investor Accelerator's first trans-Atlantic Demo Day, secures $125k prize

July 2022

Focal Point

FI Austin

Procurement management platform for enterprises raises $3M seed funding from Susa Ventures, Amplo, GoPoint Ventures, Bungalow Capital and Operator Partners

June 2022

Peerby

FI Amsterdam

Leading circular economy sharing app raises €2.3M for continued expansion after growing revenue 200%+ in 2021

May 2022

GoPlaceIt

FI Santiago

Capitalizarme acquires Chilean real estate marketplace GoPlaceIt

April 2022

Babbly

FI Toronto

Solution for tracking early childhood development milestones raises $2.5M seed funding round

June 2022

Sworkit

FI Washington, DC

Startup featured by Sports Illustrated: Best Fitness Apps of 2022

June 2022

Instant Teams

FI Washington, DC

Remote Talent Marketplace Raises $13 Million Series A Led by Tiger Global

March 2022

MyTM

FI Lahore

Islamic fintech raises $6.9M seed round for e-ticketing, branchless banking, micro-finance, and payments gateway solutions

March 2022

OpenCommerce Group

FI Hanoi

Cross-border e-commerce startup raises $7M Series A to allow Vietnam’s SMEs to bring products to global consumers

February 2022

Esusu

FI San Francisco

Tech helping renters build credit named a 2022 Forbes Fintech 50: The Year's Most Innovative Startups In Personal Finance, Investing, Payments And Crypto

June 2022

DOT Mind Unlocked

FI Montreal

Mental HealthTech startup wins Collision Conference 2022 startup pitch competition

June 2022

Govradar

FI Munich

Public sector procurement platform secures six-figure pre-seed funding

May 2022

La Decora

FI Sao Paulo

Startup delivering 80% cheaper decoration projects raises R$ 650k, plans international expansion

May 2022

Esusu

FI San Francisco

The impact fintech helping renters to build credit became a 'unicorn' with SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led $130M Series B

January 2022

Andalin

FI Jakarta

Leading Indonesian cross-border digital logistics and shipping platform announced a $4M funding round led by Intudo Ventures

February 2022

Checkbox

FI Sydney

The no-code app builder raised AUD $6.3M pre-Series A led by Sequoia India’s rapid scale-up program, Surge, and Australia’s Tidal

January 2022

Zunify

FI Los Angeles

Costa Rican FinTech exceeds pre-seed target with $1M raise from Loyal VC and angel investors

April 2022

GoalProfit

FI Austin

Low-code pricing optimization RetailTech raised $655k pre-seed from angels investors and VC

March 2022

Slip

FI London

Female-led digital receipt app closes £750,000 ahead of summer launch for mobile retail tech

March 2022

SoundMind

FI Silicon Valley

$800,000 Pre-Seed Funding Raise to Expand Artist-Centered Music Therapy Platform

March 2022

GoalProfit

FI Austin

Low-code RetailTech raised $655,000 pre-seed from business angels and VC

March 2022

Paketconcierge

FI Berlin

The centralized pickup point provider for receiving packages and deliveries from all couriers announced a €1M pre-seed round led by Xpress Ventures

February 2022

Finverity

FI London

The cross-border supply chain financing platform for mid-market companies raised $2M in pre-Series A funding from B&Y Venture Partners, Loyal VC and other investors

February 2022

Mentessa

FI Munich

The platform to improve employee onboarding and engagement announced a €1M seed funding round led by Eleven Ventures

February 2022

Yoobe

FI San Francisco

The Curitiba-based provider of automated creation, production and delivery of customized products for companies received non-dilutive capital from Google Black Founders Fund in first cohort of Brazilian startups

February 2022

Fund That Flip

FI New York

Raised $20M Series B for award-winning end-to-end investment platform for local real estate entrepreneurs

November 2021

Kangarootime

FI Los Angeles

The now Buffalo, New York-based provider of software solutions for childcare facilities announced a $6M investment round led by Cultivation Capital

February 2022

VOA Educação

FI Rio de Janeiro

Edtech acquired by Vivadí, in bet on the consolidation of Brazilian soft skills market

November 2021

Gameconomy

FI Kuala Lumpur

Majority stake acquired by iCandy Interactive, part of global gaming ‘power house’ strategy

January 2022

The Sauce

FI London

The video-first dating app raised a £1.25M seed funding round

January 2022

Atomos Space

FI Denver

Finalized $5M investment round to advance in-space transportation services

January 2022

ShapShap

FI Lagos

The Nigerian logistics platform raised funding from GreenTec

December 2021

CinetPay

FI Abidjan

The payments gateway for retailers across Francophone Africa raised $2.4M round from 4DX Ventures and Flutterwave

December 2021

Poladrone

FI Penang

Enterprise drone solutions provider announced $4.29M seed round led by Wavemaker Partners

October 2021

SleepUp

FI Sao Paulo

Healthtech startup treating insomnia announced R$ 2M investment for behavioral therapies application to improve users’ night rest

December 2021

Recruitery

FI Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese HR tech firm announced seed money raised from CyberAgent Capital

November 2021

CAPSL Entertainment

FI Hong Kong

Developer of mobile esports tournament platform BAASH, announced BAASH acquired by Coda Payments

October 2021

Esusu

FI San Francisco

Announced in the Washington Post new partnership program with Freddie Mac to help renters build credit

November 2021

Periculum

FI Toronto

Automated credit assessment fintech gets a $620k pre-seed funding boost

October 2021

PaySika

FI Paris

Announced €300k pre-seed angel round for deployment first neobank for unbanked and underserved consumers in Francophone Africa

November 2021

Grow For Me

FI Ghana

Agri-tech marketplace selected by Google Black Founders Fund for non-dilutive capital and mentorship in 2021 Africa Fund

October 2021

Bloom

FI Jordan

Raised pre-seed investment round for try-before-you-buy (TBYB) e-commerce platform

October 2021

BetterMynd

FI Washington

Online therapy services startup takes home $500k investment from 43North competition

October 2021

Kangarootime

FI Los Angeles

Raised $6M in funding round led by existing investor Cultivation Capital, for childcare center management software

October 2021

Genially

FI Andalusia

Leading interactive content creation platform raises $20M Series B led by 645 Ventures and Owl Ventures

Caylent

FI Orange County

a cloud computing services pioneer, announces $16M Growth Equity Investment to fuel cloud native solutions on AWS

Involve.ai

FI San Diego

Raises $16M Series A for using AI to make the world more Customer-Centric

Oddbox

FI London

Imperfect fresh produce seller announced £16M investment to accelerate fight against food waste and expand UK footprint

IndyGeneUS AI

FI South Africa

Indigenous and diasporic African medical data repository raised $1.5M from IsimoVest

JITbase

FI Montreal

Raises $650k in seed funding to accelerate smart manufacturing software

Contraktor

FI Curitiba

Raised R$ 2 million from KPTL for document scanning technology

Airblock

FI Boston

Pre-seed fundraising round joined by Starta VC for smart aircraft industry marketplace

Gameface

FI Sydney

Acquired by US brand Slinger, adding the sports data and analytics software company ahead of upcoming NASDAQ listing

Moduly

FI Montreal

a smart energy storage platform, joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech 2021 class

FightCamp

FI Montreal

Connected fitness device leader for boxing and martial arts sports raised $90M Series B round

Refactr

FI Seattle

Cybersecurity and DevOps automation platform acquired by Sophos

Esusu

FI San Francisco

Rent-reporting social impact fintech announced $10M Series A, including investment from Serena Williams

Mentor Spaces

FI Chicago

Raised $2.5M to Advance the Careers of Underrepresented Talent Through the Power of Mentorship

Zowasel

FI Lagos

Agritech startup receives $100K funding from Guinness and Promasidor at the UN World Food Programme’s Zero Hunger Sprint

Spotivity

FI Chicago

Mobile App and Marketplace for after school activities raised $1M seed funding round

GameStake

FI London

Announced Angel Investment of £340k for the gaming company to fuel rapid growth in the mobile esports space

GridRaster

FI Silicon Valley

Awarded USAF SBIR Phase II Contract to Improve Aircraft Maintenance with AR

Subly

FI London

Automated subtitling and translation startup for content creators raised $1M seed funding round

Beonprice

FI Madrid

Spanish Traveltech topped up Series A with additional €2M funding announcement

Kudoti

FI Johannesburg

Waste tech and recycling startup won $40k prize from Nestlé at global awards ceremony

Prowess Project

FI Austin

Curated talent and EQ-based hiring platform announced follow-up investment from Loyal VC

LNKO

FI Montreal

D2C eyewear startup now based in Morocco received 3 million DH investment from CDG

Egab

FI Cairo

Founder Dina Aboughazala named recipient in Google News Initiative’s Middle East, Turkey and Africa Innovation Challenge

Focal Point Procurement

FI Austin

Accepted into the Techstars Atlanta 2021 seed accelerator cohort

Braze Mobility

FI Toronto

Maker of sensors for powered wheelchairs joins Google For Startups Accelerator’s Women Founders Class of 2021

Worddio

FI Sofia

Language-learning mobile app announced $250k raised

Accelerate 3D

FI Austin

High-speed 3D printing company raised funding from Laurence Innovation

Krado

FI Silicon Valley

Platform for plant and garden care took home $250k investment from Pelion Venture Partners at StartMadness Pitch competition

Xcapit

FI Cordoba

Blockchain-enabled fintech received funding via cryptocurrency investment (ETH 43.7821) from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Andalin

FI Jakarta

Indonesian digital cross-border shipping platform Raises Series A Funding led by Sembrani Nusantara Fund (SNF), a fund operated by corporate VC firm BRI Ventures

Niftron

FI Colombo

Sri Lankan blockchain-as-a-service platform raised Rs. 21M in capital from LAN’s Angel Fund

Genially

FI Andalusia

Presentation and infographics software tool announced soon to close new round of international financing, thanks to its presence in New York

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