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Highlights of the Week (Mar 26, 2021)

Highlights of the Week (Mar 26, 2021)
March 26, 2021

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The last full week of March welcomed the first days of spring but also served as a week of mourning for the nation as another mass shooting occurred in Colorado, killing 10 people, including a police officer, just one week after the shootings in Atlanta that took the lives of 8 victims.

  • March 24 celebrated Equal Pay Day. According to the US Census, women on average lose $400,000 to the wage gap in their lifetimes, but the disruptions of COVID will most likely intensify this gap. Read about how women-founded or women-led organizations also lose out on funding. Dive deeper.
  • Influencers are finding new ways to generate revenue with the help of startups that help connect with fans in more engaging ways, including paying to vote for control of an influencer’s daily activities. Read more.
  • Cloud companies like Snowflake have made a name for themselves, after Snowflake's successful 2020 IPO. Here are four cloud startups -- also helping companies gain a competitive edge with cloud technology -- that are IPO-ready. Dive deeper.
  • To give support to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, in the wake of the shootings in Atlanta, we share 10 Asian-founded startups you should put on your watchlist. See the list.
  • As we are wrapping up March, we review 10 companies that are going public via SPAC. Read more.
Quick News
Since last week, PrivCo has added:
282 Companies | 197 Funding Activities | 96 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:

Pacaso raises $1.075BN led by Global Founders Capital and Greycroft Partners
Real Estate • Debt & Equity • Cincinnati, CA

Pie Insurance raises $118MM co-led by aCrew Capital and Allianz X
Insurance Underwriting • Round C • Washington, DC

Notarize raises $130MM led by Canapi Ventures
Legal Software & Internet Services • Round D • Boston, MA

Rec Room raises $100MM co-led by Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures
Virtual Reality Software & Internet Services • Equity • Seattle, WA

Fourkites raises $100MM led by Thomas H. Lee Partners
Logistics Software & Internet Services • Round D • Chicago, IL raises $100MM from The Blackstone Group
Mental Health Software & Internet Services • Round E • San Francisco, CA

Feedzai raises $200MM led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR)
Cyber Security Software & Internet Services • Round D  • San Mateo, CA

Hopper raises $170MM from Capital One Financial Corp.
Aviation Software & Internet Services • Round F • Cambridge, MA

ActionIQ raises $100MM led by March Capital Partners
Marketing Software & Internet Services • Round C• New York, NY

Digbi Health raises $5.4MM led by Accel Partners
Health Care Software & Internet Services • Round A • Mountain View, CA

Fetcher raises $6.5MM led by G20 Ventures
Human Resources Software & Internet Services • Round A • New York, NY

CommSafe AI raises $1.8MM
Security Software & Internet Services • Seed • San Diego, CA

MedMinder Systems raises $40MM led by Accelmed Partners
Health Care Software & Internet Services • Equity • Newton MA

75F raises $4.8MM led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, OGCI Climate Investments, and Wind Ventures
Climatech Software & Internet Services • Round A • Burnsville, MN

Axis Cyber Security raises $50MM led by Spark Capital
Cyber Security Software & Internet Services • Round C • San Mateo CA

Ossium Health raises $63MM co-led by General Catalyst Partners and Vivo Capital
Biotechnology • Round B • Indianapolis, IN

II-VI Incorporated acquires Coherent for $7BN who has rejecting Lumentum merger
Industrial Products • Acquisition • Santa Clara, CA

Chord Commerce acquires Yaguara, Inc.
E-commerce Software & Internet Services• Acquisition •  Denver, CO

Wabtex Corporation acquires Nordco for $400MM
Industrial Machinery • Acquisition • Oak Creek, WI

Encore Consumer Capital inject undisclosed capital into Love Wellness
Health Care Products • Growth Capital• Garner, NC

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