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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 […]

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Peloton Rides Away With $550 Million Investment

NEW YORK — Peloton, the fitness company offering exercise bikes, treadmills and classes via online streaming, has raised a $550 million Series F financing round. The company will use the funds to expand into more international markets. The investment was led by TCV. Nearly all of Peloton’s existing institutional investors, including Tiger Global, True Ventures, Wellington Management, Fidelity (FMRCo), NBCUniversal, Kleiner […]

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Sycamore Partners Closes $4.75 Billion Fund

NEW YORK — Private equity firm Sycamore Partners says it has closed its third fund, Sycamore Partners III, L.P. (“Fund III”), with $4.75 billion of limited partner capital commitments. Sycamore Partners is based in New York specializing in consumer and retail investments. Sycamore has an investor base of prominent endowments, foundations, funds of funds, family offices, insurance companies, pension plans […]

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Centivo Secures $34 Million

NEW YORK — Centivo, which is developing a new type of health plan for employers, has raised $34 million in Series A funding.  Bain Capital Ventures led the financing round, with additional investments from F-Prime Capital Partners, Maverick Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ingleside Investors, Rand Capital (NASDAQ: RAND), Grand Central Tech Ventures, Oxeon Investments, and several individual investors, including industry […]

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Pipedrive Lands $50 Million

NEW YORK — Pipedrive, a developer of sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, has closed a $50 million Series C round led by new investor Insight Venture Partners and existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners, with additional participation from existing investors Rembrandt Venture Partners and Atomico. Pipedrive plans to use the money to expand research […]

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Men’s Clothing Site Grailed Raises $15 Million

NEW YORK — Grailed, an online marketplace for curated men’s clothing, has closed a $15 million Series A investment round led by Index Ventures, with added participation from Thrive Capital and Simon Ventures. The new investment brings the company’s total funding to about $20 million and will allow the company to enhance the customer experience, […]

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Kustomer Scores $26 Million Funding

NEW YORK — Kustomer, a developer of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, has raised $26 million in a Series B financing round, bringing its total funding to $38.5 million. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from Series A investors Canaan Partners, Boldstart Ventures, and Social Leverage. Cisco Investments also joined as a new strategic investor. […]

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Gotham Greens Blooms With $29 Million

BROOKLYN — Gotham Greens, an operator of urban greenhouses and grower of indoor produce, has closed $29 million in Series C equity funding. The new round brings the company’s total funding until date to $45 million, not including bank debt. Since its launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn to a multi-state indoor farming […]

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Reonomy Secures $30 Million Investment

NEW YORK — Reonomy, a provider of commercial real estate (CRE) data and analytics, has secured $30 million in Series C funding, led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Softbank Capital. Reonomy has now raised $68.4 million in funding to date, and has quickly established itself as one of the […]