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- North American VC investment surged in Q1
Investors put a record $72.7 billion into North American startups in the first quarter of this year, according to Crunchbase data. We look at how funding breaks down by stage and spotlight the deals that drove exit returns for the quarter.
- Ramp lands Series B at $1.6B valuation
Ramp, a fintech company that developed a corporate card designed to help businesses spend less, raised $115 million in a Series B round. D1 Capital Partners and Stripe led the financing, which set a valuation of $1.6 billion for the 2-year-old, New York-based company.
- Tines raises $26M for automation software
Dublin-based Tines, a provider of no-code automation tools, closed a $26 million Series B at a $300 million valuation. The financing comes as the 3-year-old company looks to double down on growth in North America and expand its focus beyond security.
- Fintech startup TrueLayer banks $70M
Fintech platform TrueLayer secured $70 million in Series D funding. Addition led the financing for the London-based startup, which is building an open banking network enabling third parties to develop new apps and services.
- SchoolHouse picks up $8.1M for microschools
SchoolHouse, a New York-based edtech startup, is looking to bring microschools into the mainstream. The company raised $8.1 million in a round led by Pace Capital, with an eye toward taking its model nationwide.
- Patreon hits $4B valuation, Groww gets $83M
Patreon, a platform connecting musicians and other artists with their fan base, raised $155 million in fresh financing at a $4 billion valuation. In other news, India-based investment platform Groww picked up $83 million in Series D financing.
- Buzzy times for alcohol e-commerce
The alcohol e-commerce market has seen some big funding and M&A activity this year. But analysts see more growth ahead, forecasting alcohol e-commerce in the U.S. and nine other core global markets to exceed $40 billion by 2024. We look at major investors and funding recipients.
- 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.
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