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- ixLayer raises $75M for telehealth diagnostics
Diagnostic health testing startup ixLayer raised $75 million in an oversubscribed Series A round led by General Catalyst. The San Francisco-based company provides a telehealth infrastructure for payors, providers and government partners to scale testing in weeks versus months.
- Oishii harvests $50M for vertical strawberry farms
Oishii, a developer of vertical farms for growing artisanal strawberries, raised $50 million in a Series A round led by SPARX Group’s Mirai Creation Fund II. The New York startup plans to use the funds for R&D and to expand to geographies beyond its core audience of Manhattan foodies.
- Roblox surges in first-day trading
Shares of gaming company Roblox closed at $69.50 in first-day trading, up 54 percent from the initial reference price. The New York Stock Exchange debut marked the first major venture-backed tech direct listing of the year.
- Value of public cloud companies soared to $2T
The BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index, an index designed by Bessemer Venture Partners to track the performance of emerging public companies that provide cloud software, hit a record $2.2 trillion in value in February. Just a year earlier, pre-pandemic, the index was valued at $1 trillion.
- Cowbell Cyber secures $20M for insurance
Pleasanton, California-based Cowbell Cyber, a provider of cyber insurance, secured $20 million in a Series A round led by Brewer Lane Ventures. The financing comes as more small and medium-sized enterprises look for policies against the growing number of cyberattacks.
- AcreTrader lands $12M Series A
Farmland investing platform AcreTrader landed $12 million in a Series A round led by Jump Capital. The Fayetteville, Arkansas-based company enables individuals to purchase shares of farmland online and oversees farm management, reporting and administration.
- Apploi nabs $8M to address nurse shortage
Apploi, a provider of recruiting, onboarding and credentialing software for hiring nurses and other health professionals, raised $8 million in a round led by Underscore VC. The New York-based company aims to help address critical shortages of nursing staff by speeding up the hiring process.
- Aqua Security closes on $135M, Snyk snags $300M
Aqua Security, a provider of cloud-native security technology, raised $135 million in a Series E round led by ION Crossover Partners at a valuation of $1 billion. In other news, Boston-based application security developer Snyk closed a $300 million Series E at a valuation of $4.7 billion.
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- Sales and startups: Jessica Cunningham’s path to Bloomberg
Jessica Cunningham, director of business development at Second Measure, a startup recently acquired by Bloomberg, is building out a provider of data analytics. But her career has been far from linear. In a Q&A, she shares why the best careers zigzag, as well as helpful advice she received before joining the startup world.
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