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Kelpi, a sustainable materials innovation company harnessing the properties of seaweed to create compostable, marine-safe, low-carbon bioplastic packaging, raised £3M from Science Creates Ventures, Green Angel Syndicate, One Planet Capital, Bristol Private Equity Club.
Kelpi has just been announced as a finalist in the prestigious TOM FORD Plastic Innovation Prize, which confirms Kelpi as one of the top 8 bioplastics innovators in the world.
CaPow, a perpetual power sourcing solution company that provides continuous power for automated robotic, raised $7.5M from IL Ventures, Mobilion VC, Payton Planar Magnetics, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures, Mobilitech Capital, and Mr. Ray Nissan.
Betty, a real money online casino and casual mobile gaming company, raised $5M from Karlani Capital, CEAS Investments, Courtside Ventures, Gaingels, OCA Ventures, Subversive Capital, and 305 Ventures.
Ottometric, a software focuseD on automating and streamlining the validation and training processes for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, raised $4.9M from Rally Ventures, Goodyear Ventures, Proeza Ventures, Automotive Ventures, Trucks VC, Reinforced Ventures and Investor Collaborative.
Comun, a company that provides Latino immigrants access to traditional financial services including a checking account connected to a physical and virtual debit card, direct deposits for payroll and free ATM withdrawals and deposits without requiring a social security number, raised $4.5M from Costanoa Ventures, South Park Commons and FJ Labs.
Stakeholder Labs, a platform that helps companies measure and increase retail investor engagement, raised $4.2M from Seven Seven Six, Greycroft, Elefund, Caffeinated Capital, Plug and Play Tech Center, Witz Ventures, 1Flourish Capital, and FinSight Ventures.
Suite Studios, a cloud-based platform that empowers creative teams to take control of their post-production workflows, raised $3.5M from Bonfire Ventures and Range Ventures.
BiPER Therapeutics, a preclinical biotechnology company developing a pipeline of small molecules targeting the global metabolism of cancer, raised €1.25M from WiSeed and Bpifrance,.
Quino Energy, a startup commercializing water-based organic flow battery technology licensed from Harvard University, raised $1.25M from Energy Revolution Ventures and Doral Energy Tech Ventures.
Curie.bio, a new venture capital, raised $520M from GV, ARCH Venture Partners and a16z, to invest in therapeutics companies.
Curie.bio will invest $5M to $7M in pre-series A therapeutics companies, with the goal of helping them reach a series A financing round, acquisition and/or partnership.
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