The Funding Warrior provides information on venture capital/private equity and startup funding. The Funding Warrior is a weekly news feature that runs down this week’s leading funding stories. Here’s a list of top startup funding stories:
Swish.ai (formerly DeepCoding.ai), a Tel Aviv, Israel-based hyperautomation platform for IT service management (ITSM) workflows, this week announced that it has raised $13 million in a Series A round led by Dell Technologies Capital with participation from Skywell Capital Partners, Samsung Next, and existing investors StageOne Ventures and AxessVentures.
According to VentureBeat, enterprise ITSM is one of the most labor-intensive and costly IT functions, and this latest investment led by Dell Technologies Capital will fuel the company’s mission to reinvent the enterprise ITSM experience through hyperautomation technologies. The fresh capital will also be used to expand the company’s workforce and to support product development and go-to-market efforts.
MegaFans, a Road Town, Virgin Islands-based mobile esports marketing company, announced that it has successfully raised $500,000 in Pre-Seed and Seed funding. The round was led by Alphabit and Launchpool Labs. The esports startup intends to use the fresh funds to support expansion programs.
Seeded Network, a Majuro, Marshall Islands-based project incubator and defi platform, has secured $1.25 million in fresh funding. The company’s financial backers included Rainbow Three, Solar Eco Fund, x21, Kangaroo Capital, Top 7 ICO, Athena Ventures, GoldenShovel, Sunshine Dragon, HG Ventures, ZBS Capital, Mandy ICO Research, Bitcoin Addict, and Dust Ventures.
Mosaic Foods, a Brooklin New York-based plant-based eating startup, this week announced that it has raised $6 million in Seed funding. Gather Ventures led this funding round, with some participation from Greycroft and Alleycorp. The US startup intends to use the new capital to expand its core direct-to-consumer business, adding new product lines.
Gelatex, a Tallinn, Estonia-based startup that focuses on cell-cultured meat production, this week announced that it has received €1.2 million in seed funding. Change Ventures and Crosslight Partners led this funding event. The additional capital will be used to advance its development efforts.
Zenity, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup that develops governance and cybersecurity technology platforms for Low-Code/No-Code applications, has raised $5 million in a seed funding round. Vertex Ventures and UpWest led this latest funding round, with some participation from former executives and tech veterans: Gerhard Eschelbeck (former CISO of Google) and Tom Fisher (former CIO of SuccessFactors).
Blockade Games, a New York City-based blockchain video game developer, has raised $5 million in a seed extension round, pushing its valuation at $23 million. Animoca Brands and Digital led this latest financing round, with some participation from Drew Austin from Redbeard Ventures, Roham Gharegozlou from Dapper Labs, Meltem Demirors from Coinshares, Flamingo DAO, Keith Grossman from TIME, Galaxy Interactive.
TabTrader, an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based cryptocurrency trading mobile platform, has raised $5.8 million in a Series A funding round, led by BitMEX Ventures. Other backers include Hashkey Capital, Artesian Venture Partners, SOSV, Spartan Capital, and SGH Capital.
Vauban, a London, UK-based platform that provides venture capital fund managers with everything they need to raise a fund and invest capital quickly, has raised £4.7 million in funding round. Pentech and Outward led this funding round, with some participation from 7percent Ventures, and MJ Hudson. Other backers include: angel investors Nested CEO Matt Robinson, Grabayo founder Will Neale, ComplyAdvantage CEO Charles Delingpole, Augmentum Fintech’s Perry Blacher, and Axiom’s Al Giles.
Dream Sports, a Mumbai, India-based sports tech startup, secured $840 million in funding at a whopping $8 Billion valuation. Falcon Edge, DST Global, D1 Capital, RedBird Capital, and Tiger Global led this latest funding round, with some participation from TPG and Footpath Venture.
Mindspace, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup that provides flex office spaces, has raised $72 million in fresh funding. This latest financing round was led by More Provident Funds, Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd., Arkin Holdings, Shalom Meckenzie, with some participation from Yoav Harlap, Kobi Rogovin, and Globalworth.