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Highlights of the Week (September 3, 2021)

Highlights of the Week (September 3, 2021)
September 3, 2021

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This week at PrivCo was an exciting one, as we rolled out the latest updates to our database. Our team of engineers worked tirelessly not only to improve the look and feel of our system but also to make improvements to the backend -- changes which are sure to make things run a bit more smoothly. Thanks to every one of our Daily Stack readers who contributed to providing feedback that made these updates possible. 

Here are the week’s top stories from PrivCo:

  • We looked at the year’s IPOs so far and calculated how well they’re doing, post the initial hype. Has Robinhood recovered from its disappointing debut? Which companies flopped and which made it to the top? Find out.

  • For our Investor Highlight, we looked at Coatue Management, one of the most active and deeply-pocketed hedge funds turning VC upside down. We examined why non-traditional investors are champing at the bit for the hottest startups and who stands to gain the most. Read more.

  • Sports analytics is an industry growing 31.2% annually, fueled by fandom, gambling, and individual motivation to train utilizing innovative methods. WHOOP, for example, just raised a $200MM round for its blend of wearable technology and 24/7 coaching. Check it out.

  • Our team was curious to figure out who are the oldest private companies in our database and what made them successful. In an era of never-ending upheaval, what can the companies with true staying power teach us? Find out about the 30 oldest companies on PrivCo.

Quick News:
 
Since last week, PrivCo has added:
 
639 Companies | 153 Funding Activities | 101 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:
 

 

Versanis Bio raises $70MM from Atlas Venture

Pharmaceuticals • Round A • Oakland, CA
 

Alma raises $50MM from Insight Partners

Mental Health • Round C • New York, NY
 

Ellipsis Health raises $26MM from SJF Ventures

Health Care Products • Round A • San Francisco, CA
 

VanMoof raises $128MM from Hillhouse Capital

Consumer Products • Round C • Amsterdam, Netherlands
 

CoachHub raises $80MM from Draper Esprit

EdTech • Round B-2 • Berlin, Germany
 

Code Climate raises $50MM from Providence Strategic Growth 

Developer Tools • Round C • New York, NY
 

Anima App raises $10MM from MizMaa Ventures

Prototyping Software • Round A • New York, NY
 

Compound Foods raises $4.5MM from Collaborative Fund

No-Bean Coffee • Seed • Oakland, CA
 

Octane Software raises $2MM from Basis Set Ventures

Billing • Seed • Brooklyn, NY
 

Tabular Technologies raises from A16Z

Analytics Platform • Equity • San Jose, CA
 

Genstar Capital will acquire Arrowhead Engineered Products

Automotive • Acquisition • Circle Pines, MN
 

National Grid USA acquires Western Power Distribution for $11BN

Power • Acquisition • Newark, NJ
 

Playtika acquires Reworks for $400MM

Social Gaming • Acquisition • Helsinki, Finland
 

TerrAscend acquires Gage Growth Corp for $545MM

Cannabis Healthcare • Acquisition • Canada
 

Hurricane Electric acquires Lighting Internet Services 

Telecommunication • Acquisition • Fremont, CA


ContetSquare will acquire HotJar

Analytics • Acquisition • San Giljan, Malta

 

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