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Ripple Foods Grows With $60 Million Round

BERKELEY — Ripple Foods, a maker of plant-based dairy products made from peas, announced a $60 million Series E funding round led by Rage Capital, Ajax Strategies, and S2G Ventures,  as well as additional key investors including OurCrowd, GV, Prelude Ventures, Euclidean, Fall Line Capital, and Tao Capital Partners. It’s no secret that the plant-based food category […]

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Iron Ox Closes $53 Million Series C

SAN CARLOS — Iron Ox announced that it has closed a $53 million “Series C” funding round, led by new investor Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Iron Ox, which launched autonomous farming in 2018, grows produce in proprietary greenhouses designed from the ground up to mitigate the environmental impacts of agriculture — a data-driven approach backed by plant […]

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Fauna Bio Raises $9 Million Seed Round

EMERYVILLE — Fauna Bio, a biotechnology company leveraging animal genomics to improve human health, has raised $9 million in Seed funding led by LifeForce Capital, with participation from True Ventures, Boom Capital, Pacific 8 Ventures, BioMed Ventures, Vibe Capital and Arcadia Science. Fauna Bio said it will use the new funds to expand its drug discovery platform Convergence […]

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Alpha Medical Lands $24 Million Series B

PALO ALTO — Alpha Medical has completed a $24 million oversubscribed series B round to help seal its leadership position in women’s virtual primary care. Alpha allows women to take control of their healthcare by providing the highest quality medical care in a convenient and affordable online process. Investors in this round include SpringRock Ventures, Margo Georgiadis, […]

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CodeSignal Fuels Up With $50 Million Series C

SAN FRANCISCO — CodeSignal, a technical assessment platform dedicated to helping companies, including Facebook, Roblox, Zoom, Robinhood, and others, make data-driven hiring decisions in tech recruiting, has announced $50 million in Series C funding. This round, which brings CodeSignal’s total funding to $87.5M, was led by Index Ventures, with additional participation from Menlo Ventures, Headline, […]

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Aircover Raises $3 Million Seed Round

SAN MATEO — Aircover, a real-time sales intelligence platform for customer facing teams, has raised a $3 million Seed round of funding. The round was led by Defy Partners, with participation from Firebolt Ventures, Flex Capital, and Ridge Ventures. Additional angel investors include industry veterans in video conferencing, enterprise software, and machine learning. Bob Rosin of Defy Partners […]

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500 Startups Changes Name to 500 Global

SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capital firm 500 Startups is changing its name and announced the closing of a $140 million global flagship fund–the firm’s largest fund to date–bringing assets under management to $1.8 billion. The firm has changed its name to 500 Global and is expanding its investment strategy beyond the accelerator and seed stage. […]