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- Marketplace aggregators are raising giant sums. Here’s why.
In 2021 alone, at least six e-commerce marketplace aggregators have raised venture rounds. Altogether, they’ve pulled in over $2.3 billion in known funding, with Thrasio leading the group with $1.6 billion. We look at factors behind the funding surge for these startups that buy and scale independent merchants.
- Beam Dental bites into $80M Series E
Beam Dental, a digital-first dental insurer, secured $80 million in an oversubscribed Series E round of funding. Mercato Partners’ growth equity fund, Traverse, led the financing for the Columbus, Ohio-based startup, which started out as an app-enabled toothbrush company and pivoted into insurance.
- Nuvolo lands $31M for workplace systems
Nuvolo, developer of an integrated workplace management systems platform for enterprises, landed $31 million in a Series C financing led by Insight Partners. The Paramus, New Jersey-based company is looking to hit $100 million in annual recurring revenue by late 2022 and is considering a public offering the following year.
- Fuzzy lands $18M for pet telemedicine
Fuzzy, a subscription-based pet health care startup, raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Greycroft. The San Francisco-based company offers pet parent education and virtual care options for a monthly or annual fee.
- Klarna hits $31B valuation, Skydio raises $170M
Swedish payments unicorn Klarna raised $1 billion in a new funding round at a $31 billion valuation, reportedly making it Europe’s most valuable startup. In other news, drone-maker Skydio raised $170 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
- Why homebuying startups are on a tear
Venture-backed startups in the real estate and property investment space have raised more than $8.7 billion in funding since last March. The red-hot U.S. residential real estate market in particular is driving growth for a host of startups aiming to make it easier to buy, sell, and manage homes.
- 2021 is shaping up as a wild year for supergiant rounds
So far, 2021 is proving to be a big year for really big venture investments, breaking records for funding totals and round counts. Rather than the pandemic-inspired decline many predicted, we are instead seeing an industry scaling ever-higher peaks.
- Keep up with the Crunchbase News Briefing
To keep up on breaking news throughout the day, check out the Crunchbase News Briefing. This continuously updated daily feature on our main news site has summaries of notable funding announcements, IPOs, M&A, and other happenings in the startup world.
- Three recommendations for post-pandemic SaaS sellers
According to a recent McKinsey survey, more than 90 percent of B2B decision-makers expect the remote and digital model to stick around for the long run, and three out of four believe the new model is as effective or more so than before COVID-19. With this in mind, Lincoln Lincoln, VP of global sales at CloudBlue, shares three recommendations for post-pandemic SaaS sellers.
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