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Highlights of the Week (March 18, 2022)

Highlights of the Week (March 18, 2022)
March 18, 2022

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This week, we reported our findings on the hottest up-and-coming and mature industries for 2022. So far, cybersecurity investments are on track to be a record-setting year for cybersecurity-related companies. Google announced earlier in the week a $5.4BN acquisition of cyber firm Mandiant. That announcement comes after a flush month of deals in February, hitting $3.2BN in the shortest month of the year. For more on this topic, check out this Harvard Business Review article and search recent fundings for cybersecurity startups on our platform.

Here’s the recap of the Daily Stack’s topics this week:

  • Monday, we zeroed in on the middle sibling of funding, the Series B. What can the startups who have made it halfway through the lifetime of funding rounds teach us about viable businesses in 2022? Find out here.

  • Serena Williams is unmatched on the tennis court and becoming formidable in the boardroom, too. Her angel investment firm just raised its first venture capital fund, with an eye on providing more funding to underrepresented founders. Learn more.

    What industries are breaking through the noise in 2022? Cybersecurity (of course), influencer marketing, e-learning, and more. Read up on our data-rich report. Check it out

    Ghost kitchens and delivery apps – everyone is trying to make restaurants a better business. Yesterday, we looked at the software companies that help so-called holes-in-the-wall become 5-star restaurants. Read more.

Quick News:

The crude oil winners
🍿 Uh oh–you might need to get off your ex’s Netflix plan
🙈 Hackers combat mistruths in Russia
👩‍⚕️ How policy affects SV’s healthtech startups
🧪 AI developed lethal chemicals in hours
🎢 The growing appeal of a slow-and-steady economy

Since last week, PrivCo has added:
 
1,240 Companies |  267 Funding Activities | 160 M&A Deals
 

Funding & Deal Highlights:
 

Redefine Meat raises $135MM from Hanaco Ventures

Plant-Based • Equity • Rehovot, Israel
 

Getir raises $768MM from Mubadala Investment Company

Grocery Logistics • Round E • Istanbul, Turkey
 

EveryoneSocial raises $13MM from Epic Ventures

PaaS • Equity • Salt Lake City, UT
 

Volta Labs raises $20MM from Maverick Ventures

Biotechnology • Round A • Cambridge, MA
 

Dorian raises $14MM from The Raine Group

Games • Round A • Walnut, CA
 

Wisedocs raises $4.1MM from Ripple Ventures

Insurtech • Seed • Toronto, Canada
 

Deepcell raises $73MM from Koch Disruptive Technologies

Biopharmaceuticals • Round B • Menlo Park, CA
 

Todyl raises $28MM from Anthos Capital

Cyber Security • Round A • New York, NY
 

Canopy Care raises $13MM from GSR Ventures

Digital Health • Round A • New York, NY
 

Novel Capital raises $115MM 

Venture Capital • Debt and Equity • Overland Park, Kansas
 

iUNU raises $24MM from Lewis & Clark AgriFood

AgTech • Round B • Seattle, WA
 

Optimism PBC raises $150MM from a16z

Blockchain • Round B • New York, NY
 

Policygenius raises $125MM from KKR

Life Insurance • Round E • New York, NY
 

Cresta raises $80MM from Tiger Global Management

SaaS • Round C • San Francisco, CA
 

Amazon acquires MGM Studios for $8.5BN

Media • Acquisition • Beverly Hills, CA
 

24 Hour Home Care acquires Bright Moon Care Services 

Health Care • Acquisition • El Segundo, CA

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