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LendingFront Loan Software Raises $4 Million

NEW YORK — LendingFront, a provider of small business lending software provider, has raised a $4 million Series A funding round led by Information Venture Partners with participation from Newark Venture Partners, Revel Partners, Contour Venture Partners and existing investors Struck Capital, ValueStream Ventures and Las Olas VC. The funding will be used to help […]

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Updata Partners Leads $22 Million Round in Piano

NEW YORK — Piano, a service that helps digital media companies monetize their brands, has raised a $22M Series B funding round, led by Updata Partners of Washington, DC. The Piano platform is comprised of an integrated suite of intelligent business tools and includes a subscription commerce engine (Piano VX), a customer experience toolkit (Piano Composer), […]

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Bill and Melinda Gates Trust Invests $85 Million in Schrodinger

NEW YORK – Schrödinger, a privately held company working on new drug discovery through advanced molecular simulations, has closed an $85 million financing to support continued growth and innovation of its computational platform and expansion of its drug discovery pipeline. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund co-led the […]

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KKR to Invest $1 Billion in Aircraft Leasing

NEW YORK & SEATTLE — Investment firm KKR and Altavair AirFinance, a leader in commercial aviation finance, have agreed to form a venture for leased commercial aircraft. KKR will make a $1 billion capital commitment primarily from its credit and infrastructure funds, which may be supplemented with additional commitments over time, to acquire commercial aircraft […]

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RapidSOS Secures $30 Million Series B

NEW YORK — RapidSOS has secured a $30 million Series B funding round to expand its advanced emergency technology platform. The funding was led by Playground Global, with participation from Highland Capital Partners, M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), Two Sigma Ventures, Forte Ventures, The Westly Group, CSAA IG, and notable individuals including three former FCC Chairmen and Ralph de la Vega – former […]

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Kettlebell Kitchen Delivers $26.7 Million Investment

NEW YORK — Healthy food delivery service Kettlebell Kitchen has closed on a $26.7 million Series B growth equity round of financing led by North Castle Partners, a Greenwich-based private equity firm focused on consumer businesses that promote healthy, active and sustainable living. Kettlebell Kitchen is a nationwide provider of healthy prepared meals and custom […]

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Danny Meyer Invests $20 Million in Goldbelly

NEW YORK — Goldbelly, an online food marketplace that connects iconic regional and local food providers to consumers around the country, has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), the fund formed by legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Existing investors Intel Capital, 500 Startups and 645 Ventures […]

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Launchmetrics Lands $50 Million Investment

NEW YORK — Launchmetrics, a developer of technology to measure marketing campaigns and social media influencers, has closed a $50 million investment from Bpifrance, Seventure, Cipio Partners and Famille C (Famille Courtin-Clarins). The company plans to use the funding to expand global reach, accelerate product growth and innovation, as well as hire additional sales & […]

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Knewton Ready to Expand With $25 Million

NEW YORK — Knewton, a developer of educational software for college students, has closed its latest financing round, which includes up to $25 million in capital. Knewton plans to use the funding to expand Alta, the company’s adaptive learning courseware for higher education, which made its U.S. debut in January 2018. The financing round was led by […]