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The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 8/10/20 – AlleyWatch


ChargePoint

$127.0M – Series H

Campbell-based ChargePoint develops and manufactures technology for their network of electrical vehicle charging stations. Founded by Dave Baxter, Harjinder S. Bhade, Milton T. Tormey, Praveen Mandal, and Richard Lowenthal in 2007, ChargePoint has now raised a total of $658.2M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include American Electric Power, Braemar Energy Ventures, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision Ventures, GIC, Linse Capital, and Quantum Energy Partners.

Crossbeam

$25.0M – Series B

Philadelphia-based Crossbeam finds overlapping customers and prospects with your partners while keeping the rest of your data private and secure. Founded by Bob Moore and Buck Ryan in 2018, Crossbeam has now raised a total of $40.9M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include FirstMark, Okta Ventures, Partnership Leaders, Redpoint, Salesforce Ventures, Slack Fund, and Uncork Capital.

Farmers Business Network

$250.0M – Series F

San Carlos-based Farmers Business Network is a farmer-to-farmer network developed to help farmers optimize their financial performances. Founded by Amol Deshpande and Charles Baron in 2014, Farmers Business Network has now raised a total of $571.4M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Balyasny Asset Management, Baron Capital, Blackrock Innovation Capital, DBL Partners, Expanding Capital, Fidelity Canada, GV, Kleiner Perkins, Lupa Systems, Mandi Ventures, Ronald M. Shaich, T. Rowe Price, and Temasek Holdings.

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Buckle

$31.0M – Series A

Atlanta-based Buckle is provides financial products and services to the shared economy beginning with insurance. Founded in 2017, Buckle has now raised a total of $31.0M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Eos Venture Partners and HSCM Bermuda.

Ginger

$50.0M – Series D

San Francisco-based Ginger is an on-demand mental health company. Founded by Alex Pentland, Anmol Madan, Karan Singh, and Ryan O’Toole in 2011, Ginger has now raised a total of $120.7M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Advance Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cigna Ventures, Jeff Weiner, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures.

Krisp

$5.0M – Series A

Berkeley-based Krisp makes remote workers more professional. It uses AI to mute background noise during the calls. Founded by Artavazd Minasyan and Davit Baghdasaryan in 2017, Krisp has now raised a total of $7.0M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include HIVE Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Storm Ventures, and TechNexus Venture Collaborative.

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Mode Analytics

$33.0M – Series D

San Francisco-based Mode Analytics provides online services for analyzing data. Founded by Benn Stancil, Derek Steer, and Josh Ferguson in 2013, Mode Analytics has now raised a total of $79.1M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Foundation Capital, H.I.G. Growth Partners, REV, Switch Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

PandaDoc

$30.0M – Series B

San Francisco-based PandaDoc enables users to create, deliver, and manage their teams’s quotes, proposals, contracts, and other sales collateral. Founded by Mikita Mikado and Serge Barysiuk in 2011, PandaDoc has now raised a total of $51.1M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include David Sipes, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, M12, One Peak Partners, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and Savano Capital Partners.

Radish

$63.2M – Series A

New York-based Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling. Founded by Seung Yoon Lee and Yun Cho in 2015, Radish has now raised a total of $66.2M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Kakao Page and Softbank Ventures Asia.

Mastercard

Mastercard has been transforming how people pay and get paid for more than 50 years. Guided by a commitment to innovation, Mastercard helps businesses grow, improves the consumer payments experience, and advances a more inclusive financial system around the globe. Fostering a culture of innovation is critical to success and Mastercard attracts talented people with curious minds and big ideas across eight global tech hubs. Mastercard is also committed to working with developers and entrepreneurs, enabling advances in the payments ecosystem of the future. Learn more about innovation and life at Mastercard here.

Rippling

$145.0M – Series B

San Francisco-based Rippling is a human resource management company that manages employees’ payroll, benefits, devices, and apps. Founded by Parker Conrad and Prasanna Sankar in 2016, Rippling has now raised a total of $197.0M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Bedrock Capital, Coatue Management, Founders Fund, Greenoaks Capital, Initialized Capital, Kleiner Perkins, and Y Combinator.

Springboard

$31.0M – Series B

San Francisco-based Springboard is an e-learning platform that prepares people for modern careers through cutting edge curriculum and mentor guidance. Founded by Gautam Tambay and Parul Gupta in 2013, Springboard has now raised a total of $53.2M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include 500 Startups, Blue Fog Capital, Costanoa Ventures, International Finance Corporation, Learn Capital, Pearson Ventures, Reach Capital, SJF Ventures, Telstra Ventures, and Vulcan Capital.

Syntiant

$35.0M – Series C

Irvine-based Syntiant is a deep learning tech company providing AI voice and sensor solutions. Founded by Jeremy Holleman, Kurt Busch, Pieter Vorenkamp, and Steph Bailey in 2017, Syntiant has now raised a total of $65.1M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Alpha Edison, Applied Ventures, Atlantic Bridge, M12, and Miramar Digital Ventures.

Yotpo

$75.0M – Series E

New York-based Yotpo is a commerce marketing cloud with advanced solutions for customer reviews, visual marketing, loyalty, and referrals. Founded by Omri Cohen and Tomer Tagrin in 2011, Yotpo has now raised a total of $176.0M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Access Industries, Bessemer Venture Partners, Hanaco Venture Capital, and Vertex Ventures.

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