Funding & Deal Highlights:
Whoop, a sports performance wearables company backed by the likes of Softbank, Patrick Mahomes, Jack Dorsey raises a $100MM Series E funding gaining unicorn status.
Inflammatix, a molecular diagnostics company from Burlingame, California, received a contract extension of $7.4MM from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, to further develop its point-of-care test and system to diagnose infection by reading the immune system.
Q32 Bio, a company developing biologic therapeutics to restore healthy immune regulation, received a $60MM Series B round from Acorn Bioventures and OrbiMed Advisors.
Cloud and data-related funding and deals
Arable, a pioneer in data solutions for agriculture, has closed a $20MM Series B to help digitize and optimize decisions from seed breeding to food production.
Seattle-based startup Pulumi, an open-source infrastructure for creating, deploying, and managing cloud infrastructure, has raised $37.5 million in Series B funding led by NEA.
Genius Sports Group, a sports data technology company is going public in a $1.5BN deal with a SPAC deal by dMY Technology Acquisition II. It is believed to be the first sport-related SPAC deal with a U.K. company.
Other funding and deals
Cann, a Los Angeles-based purveyor of cannabis-infused social tonics, received an undisclosed investment from a star-studded group of actors, musicians, athletes, and creators.
Transcend, a leader in business optimization for financial firms has closed $10MM in Series A financing.
One-click housing startup Atmos raises another $4MM equity funding from angel investors.
The CEO of Qualtrics, a company for market research, customer satisfaction, and more, is buying a majority stake in the Utah Jazz for $1.6BN.