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Brazilian fintech infrastructure company Dock closes on $110M in funding, now valued at over $1.5B

If there’s one area that has thus far felt insulated from the global venture downturn, it’s infrastructure. Companies that offer banking as a service and help other businesses offer their own financial services and products in particular continue to rake in the dollars. The latest such company in Latin America is São Paulo-based Dock, which […]

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Japan’s Zeals raises $38.8M to scale its chat commerce platform

Zeals, a Tokyo-based startup that lets businesses communicate with their customers via its chat application, said Thursday it has secured $27.2 million (3.5 billion yen) in equity and $11.6 million (1.5 billion yen) in debt. The latest round brings its total funding raised to $41.4 million, the company said without disclosing its valuation. JIC Venture […]

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Nexite raises $67M for its new approach to tagging and tracking merchandise in physical stores

When it comes to commerce innovation, physical retail often feels like it gets the short end of the development stick against newer, faster-growing, more quantifiable (and still far from perfect) digital channels. But physical retail is far from disappearing altogether, and today a company that’s built a solution very specifically targeted at improving data around […]

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SirionLabs lands $85M to inject contract management with automation

Contract lifecycle management (CLM), the method of managing a contract from initiation through award, compliance and renewal, can be costly for companies. World Commerce and Contracting estimates the average cost of a simple contract at $6,900, rising to more than $49,000 for more complex agreements. The opportunity is often worth the investment, but without close […]

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Ava sets the example for universal live captioning and raises $10M to keep building

When we last checked in with AI-powered captioning service Ava, they had just raised a seed round and it was six months into a pandemic that would reshape how we all work together. Eighteen months later they have investors banging on their door following huge growth, and aim to keep showing the tech industry how […]

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Ghanaian agtech Farmerline to use new funding to strengthen its infrastructure, help farmers create wealth

A McKinsey and Co. study suggests that while sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to increase (even triple) its agricultural output and overall contribution to the economy, the sector remains untapped largely due to lack of access to quality farm inputs, up to par infrastructure like warehousing and market. This is in an economy that derives […]

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Playbook, where ‘Pinterest meets Dropbox’ for designers, closes on $18M in funding

Playbook, a startup that describes itself as a “creative file manager for designers” where “Pinterest meets Dropbox,” has raised $18 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures. CEO Jessica Ko was inspired to start the company after her experiences as a designer at Google and Opendoor. She realized that her […]

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Gravity Sketch draws $33M for a platform to design, collaborate on and produce 3D objects

Platforms like Figma have changed the game when it comes to how creatives and other stakeholders in the production and product team conceive and iterate around two-dimensional designs. Now, a company called Gravity Sketch has taken that concept into 3D, leveraging tools like virtual reality headsets to let designers and others dive into and better […]

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China’s work automation startup Laiye raises $160M, acquires France’s Mindsay

An ambitious Chinese startup wants a slice of the flourishing global work automation market. Laiye, a Beijing-based company that provides a one-stop platform for automating office tasks of varying degrees of complexity, just picked up $160 million from a Series C funding round to expand globally. Guanchun Wang, Laiye’s founder and CEO, saw the “value […]

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As post-COVID food distribution digitizes, Cerve raises $2M for wholesaler platform

As we found during the pandemic, food and beverage distribution is critical, but most food wholesalers’ sales remain manually operated. Post-COVID, food wholesalers are fast digitizing their operations, but many still rely on legacy backend systems. Addressing this, Cerve, a Sweden-based food tech startup, has raised a $2 million seed round for its infrastructure platform […]

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