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Character.AI tops 1.7M installs in first week

Character.AI tops 1.7M installs in first week
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June 2, 2023

What We're Reading

  • Character.AI, the a16z-backed chatbot startup, tops 1.7M installs in first week [TechCrunch]
  • Why This Investor Is Betting on AI for Climate Tech [WSJ]
  •  Developers of third-party Reddit apps fear shutdown because of API pricing changes [TechCrunch]
  • Amazon to Pay $25 Million to Settle Children’s Privacy Charges [NYT]

Trending Companies


VRIFY, a developer of a communications technology platform for the mining and mineral exploration industries, raises $6MM Series A from RCF Jolimont Innovation.

Software Development • British Columbia, Canada


StreetFair, a developer of a home services marketplace for neighborhoods, raises $5.1MM Seed from Craft Ventures.

Residential Services • Charlotte, NC • Post-Money Valuation


Magic labs, a developer of a software development kit that enables companies to create instant web3 wallets with a web2 login (email, social) to optimize user conversion on their app, raises $52MM Equity Funding from PayPal Ventures.

Fintech • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Worldcoin, a platform that offers collective owned global currency, raises $115MM Series C from Blockchain Capital.

Blockchain • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Constanellis Aerospace, a company that develops a space technology, raises $78.9MM Series A from undisclosed investors.

Aerospace & Defense • Washington, DC • Post-Money Valuation


Vartana, a company that offers a business-to-business (B2B) sales closing and financing platform, raises $20MM Series B from Activant Capital.

Payments • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Measurabl, a company that provides an ESG (environmental, social, governance) data management platform for the real estate industry, raises $93MM Series D from Energy Impact Partners.

Real Estate Technology • San Diego, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Lightmatter, an artificial intelligence (AI) hardware company that uses integrated optical technology, raises $154MM Series C from SIP Global.

Technology Hardware • Boston, MA • Post-Money Valuation


Deep Sentinel, a company that provides live video monitoring by remote guards, raises $15MM Equity Funding from Intel Capital.

Security • Pleasanton, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Carrum Health, a value-based healthcare platform, raises $45MM Series B from Omers Growth Equity.

Health Care • San Mateo, CAPost-Money Valuation


Since last week, PrivCo has added or updated:
1,438 Companies | 122 Funding Rounds | 51 M&A Deals


CleanJoule, a company that manufactures sustainable aviation fuels, raises $50MM Equity Funding from Indigo Partners.

Sustainability • Salt Lake, UT • Post-Money Valuation


Cortex Applications, a company that provides a platform which enables engineering leaders and site reliability engineers (SREs) to move beyond manual processes to gain visibility and control of microservices, raises $35MM Series B from IVP.

Enterprise Software • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


OfficeSpace Software, portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners’ Endeavor Fund, acquires Greetly, a provider of customizable visitor management system.

Enterprise Software • Denver, CO • Deal


Vector Capital to acquire Riverbed Technology, a company that offers a cloud platform to give enterprises visibility to deliver, control, and optimize IT resources across the hybrid enterprise.

SaaS • San Francisco, CA • Deal


Kodak acquires Graphic Systems Services, a manufacturer of web offset presses and inkjet web transports.

Printing • Springboro, OH • Deal


Trinity Hunt Partners announces a majority investment in Centricity Research, a fully centralized Integrated Research Organization (IRO) specializing in conducting Phase I-IV clinical trials.

Research & Development • Columbus, GA • Deal


Bowlero to acquire Lucky Strike Entertainment, a company that owns and operates a chain of dining venues and upscale bowling alleys.

Leisure • Encino, CA • Deal


Bonterra acquires Wespire, a company that developed an employee engagement platform.

SaaS • Boston, MA • Deal


Red Iron Group invests in Graphite Financial, a provider of outsourced finance & accounting services.

Auditing • New York, NY • Deal


Ivy Fertility acquires NOVA IVF, a company that provides reproductive endocrinology and fertility care services.

Fertility • Mountain View, CA • Deal

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