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Highlights of the Week (Apr 23, 2021)

Highlights of the Week (Apr 23, 2021)
April 23, 2021

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The two highlights of this week could very well be the spectacular performance of UiPath on its first day as a public company, signaling another success for software companies going public, and the perceived small and steady step towards racial justice in light of the Derek Chauvin verdict this week. Meanwhile, while vaccination rates have increased in many parts of the US, they have stalled in countries like India, where COVID cases are rising at exponential rates.

  • In the startup space, biotech continues to be an investment magnet. Explore why VCs are banking on genome-editing technology and why they think it will be a game-changer. Dive deeper.
  • Like genome-editing, female health care is a focus for investors as health care technology has been shifting its previously male-oriented research and development and catering to the growth around female tech. With women spending an estimated $500BN on female-related medical expenses, it’s a good business to bank on. Read more.
  • UIpath’s big IPO has been a boon for this investment company. Not only is it cited as one of the most aggressive funders in 2021, participating in over 70 deals, but this firm also has a pretty good eye for the right kinds of deals. Find out more.
  • It’s a known fact that eating meat is harmful for the environment, from the natural resources that are needed to raise animals to the greenhouse gases those animals emit. But as one of the easiest sources of protein for a balanced diet, the convenience is hard to deny. However, a move towards sustainable food is well underway, and these startups are tackling ways to eat greener. Learn more.
Quick News
Since last week, PrivCo has added:
933 Companies | 196 Funding Activities | 138 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:

Deel raises $156MM led by Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital, and Y Combinator
Payment Processing Software & Internet Services • Round C • San Francisco, CA

Active Campaign raises $240MM led by Tiger Global Management
Marketing Software & Internet Services • Round C • Chicago, IL

Digital Asset raises $120MM
Blockchain Software & Internet Services • Round D • New York, NY

Misfits Market raises $200MM co-led by Accel Partners and D1 Capital Partners
Food & Beverage Retail • Round C • Philadelphia, PA

Classy raises $118MM
Fundraising Software & Internet Services • Round D • San Diego, CA

DignifiHealth raises $7MM
Health Care Services • Seed • Williamson, WV

Zip Run raises $2.3MM led by Mollitiam Capital
Cannabis Software & Internet Services • Seed • Mattapan, MA

NBTV Studio raises $10MM
Streaming Entertainment • Round A • New York, NY

Moichor raises $4MM led by Neotribe Ventures
Health Care Services • Seed • Oakland, CA

CryptoSlam raises an undisclosed amount 
NFT Software & Internet Services • Equity • Overland Park, KS

PAXAFE raises $3.2MM led by Ubiquity Ventures 
AI Software & Internet Services • Seed • Milwaukee, WI

Vyond raises $50MM led by PeakSpan Capital
Video Software & Internet Services • Equity • San Mateo, CA

Atlast Food raises $40MM led by Viking Global Investors
Food & Beverage Producers • Round A • Albany, NY

Swarm Engineering raises $2.7MM led by S2G Ventures
Logistics Software & Internet Services • Seed • Irvine, CA

Get Together raises $50MM
Events Software & Internet Services • Equity • San Francisco, CA raises $5MM co-led by Grand Ventures and Mercury Fund
Logistics Software & Internet Services • Seed • Philadelphia, PA

Casa Blanca raises $2.6MM
Real Estate Software & Internet Services • Seed • New York, NY

Deluxe acquires First American Payment Systems for $960MM
Technology Services • Acquisition • Fort Worth, TX

The Middleby Corporation acquires Welbilt for $2.9BN
Ghost Kitchen Food & Beverage Producers • Acquisition • New Port Richey, FL

Panopto acquires Ensemble Video 
Video Software & Internet Services • Acquisition • Syracuse, NY

Tyler Technologies acquires NIC for $2.3BN
Technology Services • Acquisition • Olathe, KS

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