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PrivCo's Daily Stack is a daily financial newsletter, where you'll find the latest fundings and deals in the private market.
August 1, 2022

Company Spotlights

B9, a fintech company that offers paycheck cash advance through mobile app, raises $2.6MM Seed from Sky Light.

Loans • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation 


PayGround, a company that develops a platform for payments and tracking bills, raises $5.5MM Equity Funding from FCA Ventures.

Fintech • Gilbert, AZ • Post-Money Valuation


Carpool Logistics, a company that leverages technology to optimize vehicle shipping, raises $2MM Equity Funding from Atlanta Ventures.

Logistics • Atlanta, GA • Post-Money Valuation 


Vee Friends, a company that develops NFT projects, raises $50MM Seed from Andreessen Horowitz.

NFT • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Aurigami, a decentralized, non-custodial liquidity protocol that enables users to lend, borrow and earn interest with their digital assets, raises $12MM Equity Funding from Dragonfly Capital.

Fintech • North SC • Post-Money Valuation


De Soi, a company that produces non-alcoholic aperitifs made with natural adaptogens, raises $4MM Seed Funding from Willow Growth. 

Beverages • Los Angeles, CA • Post-Money Valuation 


Differentiated Therapeutics, a company that offers a discovery engine for Targeted Protein Degradation (TPD), raises $5MM Seed from Curie.Bio.

Biotechnology • Boston, MA • Post-Money Valuation


Smarter Sorting, a company that develops data-driven technology designed to assist cities in sorting hazardous household wastes, raises $7MM Equity Funding from Regeneration.VC.

SaaS • Austin, TX • Post-Money Valuation


Novasenta, a company that discovers therapeutics for cancer, raises $40MM Series A from UPMC Enterprises.

Biotechnology • Pittsburgh, PA • Post-Money Valuation


MakersHub, a company that develops a cloud platform for manufacturing buyers & suppliers, raises $4.5MM Equity Funding from TTV Capital  

Software • Santa Rosa Beach, FL • Post-Money Valuation


Oricell Therapeutics, a company that develops novel immunotherapies for cell therapy pipeline, raises $120MM Round B Funding from Qiming Venture Partners.   

Drug Research • Shanghai, CN


Grasshopper, a bank company that provides capital to small businesses and startups, raises $30.4MM Equity Funding from Golden Seeds.

Finance • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation 


VerImmune, a biotechnology company that provides cancer therapy known as anti-tumor immune redirection, raises $2.5MM Seed Funding from Seedfolio.

Drug Research • Baltimore, MD • Post-Money Valuation


Modifi Biosciences, a company that develops a healthcare platform intended to exploit DNA defects, raises $6.4MM Seed Funding from HighCape Capital.

Therapeutics • New Haven, CT • Post-Money Valuation


Space and Time, a developer of a web3 decentralized platform for blockchain applications, raises $10MM Seed Funding from Framework Ventures.

Web3 • Newport Beach, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Komplian, a company that offers an end-to-end lifecycle compliance platform designed to empower brand's revenue through decisioning automation and compliant commerce, raises $14MM Seed Funding from Level One Fund.

Automation • Boise, ID • Post-Money Valuation


OneOf, a company that develops an NFT blockchain-based software for the music community, raises $8MM Equity Funding from Amex Ventures.

Blockchain • Los Angeles, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Global Payments announces acquisition of EVO Payments, a provider of payment technology integrations and acquiring solutions.

Payment Processing • Atlanta, GA • Deals 


Ingersoll Rand announces acquisition of Holtec Gas Systems, a company that designs and builds nitrogen gas generators.

Generators • Saint Charles,MO • Deals  


Nikola Corp announces acquisition of Romeo Power, a battery technology company that delivers customized electrification solutions for complex commercial vehicle applications across the transportation, industrial and marine markets.

Electricity • Cypress, CA • Deals


What We're Reading

Big Bets on Tech Stocks (WSJ)
Hardest Fundraising Climate in a decade (CNBC)
Anywhere Work Strategy (Tech Republic)
JPMC, your new Travel Agency? (WSJ)
Outlook for Private Equity Activity in Health Care (Eisner Amper)

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