Funding & Deal Highlights:
Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack for over $200MM to expand into the African continent.
Whisper, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help people hear better, has landed $35MM in a Series B round of funding as it rolls out its Whisper Hearing System.
Trym, a cannabis farm management software company, closed a $3.1MM seed round that was led by 7Thirty Capital.
Nabis, another cannabis-focused company, raised $5MM to grow its cannabis distribution platform.
QCODE, a Los Angeles based content studio and podcast network raises $6.4MM in Series A funding round.
Sanity, a developer-focused content platform raises $9.3MM in Series A funding. Founded in Norway in 2016, Sanity is a content platform that enables people and organizations to articulate, collaborate, and circulate ideas throughout the content creation process.
Popmenu, born out of Atlanta, closed $17MM in new funding. It provides software that helps restaurants turn their menu into a customer conversion engine.
Extend, raises $40MM in a Series B funding to help companies build and handle extended warranties of their products. The funding was led by MeriTech Capital Partners as well as PayPal, GreatPoint Ventures, and Shah Capital Partners.
Fivestars, a small business payments and marketing startup, raises $54.5MM in new funding, led by Salt Partners, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, DCM Ventures, Menlo Ventures and HarbourVest Partners.
98point6, Seattle based telemedicine company, raised $118MM in its Series E funding led by the Growth Fund of L Catterton and Activant Capital. Additional funding came from new and returning investors, including Goldman Sachs. The company provides on-demand digital primary care for patients.