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Highlights of the Week (December 31, 2021)

Highlights of the Week (December 31, 2021)
December 31, 2021

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Happy New Year’s Eve. In yet another year of staggering news and events, I hope you’re taking some time to reflect on 2021 and set some intentions for the New Year. If you haven’t had the time, don’t worry; many New Years’ Eve parties are canceled

This week we wrapped up the year with some of our top stories and predictions of what’s to come. Here’s the best of the best:

  • Monday, we looked at the year’s most-read stories, from SPACs to long-haul trucking. Take a look at our fan favorites here.

  • The year 2021 was quite the year for NFTs. We looked at what’s next for cryptocurrency prices and mainstream adoption of digital wallets. Learn more.

  • We’ve been covering some of the biggest name investors and highlighting some of the niches you might not have heard about in our weekly Investor Highlight. Catch up on the top stories here.

  • Yesterday, we looked at the changes in the booming business of beauty, currently worth $511BN. From robotic manicurists to same-day deliveries of eyeliner, this industry is innovating. Check it out.

Quick News:

📊 The 2021 news cycle in one chart
😞 Pandemic darlings who lost their luster
🍼 Supply chain snafus in baby gear
✈️ Omicron opportunities for travel startups
🛳️ Ahoy! CDC investigating cruise ships

Since last week, PrivCo has added:
 
256 Companies |  232 Funding Activities | 47 M&A Deals

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Top Fundings of December:
 

NYDIG Execution raises $1BN from WestCap Group

Blockchain • Equity • New York, NY
 

Airtable raises $735MM from XN

Low-Code • Round F • San Francisco, CA
 

Genesys Cloud Services raises $580MM from Salesforce Ventures

Call Center • Equity • Daly City, CA
 

Yipit Data raises $475MM from Carlyle Group

Fintech • Round E • New York, NY
 

Claroty raises $400MM from SoftBank Vision Fund

Cyber Security • Round E • New York, NY
 

Course Hero raises $380MM from Wellington Management

E-Learning • Round C • Redwood City, CA
 

SysDig raises $350MM from Permira’s Growth Fund

Cyber Security • Round G • San Francisco, CA
 

Anchorage raises $350MM from KKR Private Equity 

Fintech • Round D • San Francisco, CA
 

Rokt raises $325MM from Tiger Global Management

E-Commerce Marketing • Round E • New York, NY
 

Freenome  raises $300MM from Perceptive Advisors

Biotechnology • Round D • South San Francisco, CA
 

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