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Kogniz Pinpoints $10 Million Investment

BERKELEY — Kogniz, developer of a next-generation AI-based computer vision platform, has unveiled a ready-to-deploy gun detection module as part of the latest version of its technology that predicts, detects, and resolves key safety and operational problems. The company is also announcing a $10 million investment led by Ulu Ventures and with participation by super{set} Venture Studio and its […]

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Rents in U.S. Soar 26.6% Since 2019

SANTA CLARA — The U.S. median rental price hit its latest new high of $1,849 per month in May, representing a 26.6% increase since 2019 before the pandemic began, according to the Realtor.com Monthly Rental Report. While May marked the 10th straight month of double-digit annual growth in national rents, the increase was the smallest since September 2021, offering renters […]

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Toyota Sales Down 17.9 Percent in June

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported U.S. sales in June 2022 of 170,155 vehicles, down 17.9 percent on a volume basis and down 21.1 percent on daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus June 2021. June 2022 sales of electrified vehicles totaled 39,965, representing 23.5 percent of total monthly sales. The company continues to have problems manufacturing new vehicles due […]

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PayPal Launches Cash Back Small Business Card

SAN JOSE — PayPal is introducing a new business credit card to better meet the everyday financing needs of small business owners. The PayPal Business Cashback Mastercard, issued by WebBank and powered by the Mastercard network, is the first business credit card offered through PayPal. The card has no annual fee and rewards cardholders with […]

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Visby Medical Says Series E Expands to $135 Million

SAN JOSE — Visby Medical, a medical diagnostic company,  announced that it expanded its over-subscribed Series E financing round to include an additional $35 million for a total of over $135 million raised in the round. The additional investment was led by Lightrock, who joined existing Series E investors including John Doerr, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, ND Capital, Artiman Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, […]

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Front Raises $65 Million Series D

SAN FRANCISCO — Front, a communication hub for building strong customer relationships, has raised $65 million in Series D financing, led by Salesforce Ventures and Battery Ventures and with participation from PagerDuty CEO, Jennifer Tejada. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, Threshold Ventures and Uncork Capital also participated in the financing. This round values Front at $1.7 […]

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Opaque Systems Reels In $22 Million Series A

BERKELEY — Opaque Systems, the pioneers of collaborative analytics and AI for confidential computing, has raised $22 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total financing to $31.6 million. The round was led by Walden Catalyst Partners, with participation from new investors, Storm Ventures and Thomvest Ventures, as well as all existing investors, Intel Capital, Race Capital, The […]

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Eclipse Foods Shines With $40 Million Round

OAKLAND — Eclipse Foods, a maker of sustainable, plant-based dairy products, announced a Series B funding round of over $40 million led by Sozo Ventures with participation from leading funds, including Forerunner Ventures, Initialized Capital, Gaingels, and KBW Ventures. With the latest round of funding, Eclipse has raised over $60 million to date with investors […]

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Vibrant Planet Rakes in $17 Million Seed Round

SAN FRANCISCO — Vibrant Planet, the creator of the OS for forest restoration, has launched with a $17 million seed round led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund, The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust, with participation from Valia Ventures, Earthshot Ventures (a venture fund backed by Emerson Collective, John Doerr, Tom Steyer, Microsoft and others), Elemental […]