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The Cap Table: 'Bittersweet Symphony'; 'BetterUp Dead', 'Brex-it'

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The Cap Table: 'Bittersweet Symphony'; 'BetterUp Dead', 'Brex-it'
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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Cap Table, your source for venture and startup news without noise.
Last week’s biggest winner in VC funding was Symphony Communication Services, raking in $165mm of Funding.
Meanwhile, Brex, the credit card for startups, eclipses a $2bn valuation, raising another round and continuing it’s breakneck pace and status as one of the newest ‘double unicorns’ in Silicon Valley.
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Funding News 6/03/19-6/10/19
Series Seed
  • Willo raises $ 7,500,000 A revolutionary advance in oral health that automatically empowers everyone to achieve the best at-home clean possible.
  • Edge Case Research raises $ 7,000,000 led by Chris Urmson - ECR works with autonomous vehicle and robotic system and component developers to make their systems and software safer and more reliable.
  • Athena Security raises $ 5,500,000 led by Pathfinder - Address: 248 Addie Roy Rd C101, Austin, TX 78746 | Athena’s mission is to prevent crime through artificial intelligence and computer vision.
  • RealityEngines raises $ 5,250,000 led by Eric Schmidt - RealityEngines is an AI and machine learning research startup.
Series A
  • Sense Photonics raises $ 26,000,000 led by Acadia Woods Partners, Congruent Ventures - Sense Photonics is an RTP, North Carolina based high technology start-up company.
  • Spring Labs raises $ 23,000,000 led by GreatPoint Ventures - The Un-Bureau: A Transformative and Decentralized Infrastructure for Credit and Identity Data
  • Pryon raises $ 20,000,000 led by Rise of the Rest - Pryon is an AI company focused on Augmented Intelligence for the enterprise.
  • Misfits Market raises $ 16,500,000 led by Greenoaks Capital - Misfits Market produce delivered directly to you for up to 50% less than grocery store prices.
  • Fireblocks raises $ 16,000,000 led by Eight Roads Ventures, MState, Tenaya Capital - Fireblocks is a Blockchain security service provider.
  • Modern Fertility raises $ 15,000,000 led by Forerunner Ventures - Modern Fertility is a women’s health company closing the fertility information gap by letting women test key fertility hormones at home. 
  • Artizan Biosciences raises $ 12,000,000. Artizan Biosciences identifies members of the human gut microbiome that lead to chronic inflammatory diseases and address medical needs.
  • Alyce raises $ 11,500,000 led by Manifest Investment Partners - The AI-powered platform that’s redefining direct mail, swag and gifts with its scalable, sustainable, hyper-personalized approach to ABM.
  • Edgewise Networks raises $ 11,000,000 led by .406 Ventures, Accomplice - Edgewise Networks is revolutionizing network security by proactively preventing application compromise and attack progression.
  • Aquabyte raises $ 10,000,000 led by Costanoa Ventures, New Enterprise Associates - Aquabyte builds machine learning camera IOT software to directly solve the world’s food sustainability issues
  • Cypress.io raises $ 9,269,000 led by Bessemer Venture Partners - Front-end testing for anything that runs in a browser. Set up, write, and run tests with error messages to make debugging easy.
  • Hi Marley raises $ 8,700,000 led by True Ventures - Hi Marley is an insurance technology company.
  • IRL App raises $ 8,000,000 led by Goodwater Capital - IRL App is a social planning application that keeps users connected with each other.
Series B
  • Oncologie raises $ 80,000,000 led by Nan Fung Life Sciences, Pivotal bioVenture Partners China - Oncologie is developing next-generation biologics and small molecules.
  • BlackThorn Therapeutics raises $ 76,000,000 led by Biomatics Capital Partners, Polaris Partners, Vertex Ventures HC - BlackThorn Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company
  • Prelude Therapeutics raises $ 60,000,000 led by OrbiMed - Prelude Therapeutics is a privately held biopharmaceutical company
  • Vestaron Corporation raises $ 40,000,000 led by Novo Holdings - Vestaron Corporation produces insecticides for agriculture, animal health, non-crop and commercial pest control applications.
  • Mythic raises $ 30,000,000 led by Valor Equity Partners - Mythic is an AI inference processor company.
  • Purigen Biosystems raises $ 26,400,000 led by Agilent Technologies - Purigen Biosystems develops an isotachophoresis chip for nucleic acid preparation.
  • Sunbit raises $ 26,000,000 led by Zeev Ventures - At Sunbit, we believe that people deserve to get the most out of their hard-earned money, every time.
  • Skupos raises $ 26,000,000 led by Insight Partners - Skupos leverages technology to convert manual processes into data-driven workflows.
  • VidMob raises $ 25,000,000 led by BuildGroup - VidMob is a video content creation network and platform where brands can create digital video ads with expert teams.
  • RapidAPI raises $ 25,000,000 led by M12 - RapidAPI is an API marketplace that aids developers to connect directly to thousands of public APIs.
  • Against Gravity raises $ 24,000,000 led by Index Ventures - Against Gravity Corp. is an augmented and virtual reality software company based in downtown Seattle. 
  • Genome Medical raises $ 23,000,000 led by Echo Health Ventures - Genome Medical is an early-stage company using telemedicine to integrate genomic medicine into everyday health care.
  • Getaway raises $ 22,500,000 led by Starwood Capital Group - Getaway is a wellness hospitality company that offers cabin rentals in natural landscapes.
  • CredSimple raises $ 14,000,000 led by Questa Capital Management - CredSimple is an NCQA certified credentialing and provider data management solution.
  • Sure raises $ 12,500,000 led by W. R. Berkley Corporation - Sure is the newest innovation in personal insurance. We’re launching on-demand insurance worldwide in 2016.
  • CreatorIQ raises $ 12,000,000 led by TVC Capital - CreatorIQ’s Enterprise Creator Cloud is the system of record for global companies to manage & optimize influencer-driven campaigns at scale.
  • BrightPlan raises $ 12,000,000. Everyone deserves an equal chance to achieve their dreams. At BrightPlan, our mission is to help you plan and invest for a brighter future.
  • TESTIM raises $ 10,000,000 led by SignalFire - Testim leverages machine learning for the authoring, execution and maintenance of automated tests.
  • Enlighten raises $ 6,500,000 led by Tuatara Capital - The leading place-based cannabis television network, displayed on screens in dispensaries around the nation.
Series C
  • BetterUp raises $ 103,000,000 led by Lightspeed Venture Partners - BetterUp is a mobile-based leadership development platform used by Fortune 500 companies.
  • Brex raises $ 100,000,000 led by Kleiner Perkins - Brex is the first corporate card for startups, tech, and online brands.
  • Apollo raises $ 22,000,000 led by Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners - Apollo is the GraphQL company. Its Data Graph Platform helps developers, startups, and enterprises get the most out of GraphQL.
  • Neurotrack raises $ 21,000,000 led by Khosla Ventures - Transforming the diagnosis and prevention of memory loss.
  • Helium raises $ 15,000,000 led by Khosla Ventures, Multicoin Capital, Union Square Ventures - The world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network.
Series D
  • Quartet raises $ 60,000,000 led by Centene - Quartet is a technology company improving behavioral health delivery for patients, providers, and payers.
  • SecurityScorecard raises $ 50,000,000 led by Riverwood Capital - SecurityScorecard is a security platform used for predicting and remediating potential security risks.
  • InGeneron raises $ 23,000,000 led by Sanford Health - We enable novel, safe, and evidence-based therapies that unlock the healing potential of each patient’s own regenerative cells.
  • Payveris raises $ 7,000,000 led by Mosaik Partners - Payveris operates a cloud-based digital payment and money transfer platform.
  • Dstillery raises $ 5,900,000 led by NewSpring Capital - Dstillery is the leading custom audience solutions company, building your best audiences with Custom AI models.
Series E+
  • Symphony Communication Services raises $ 165,000,000 led by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Standard Chartered Bank - Leading secure team collaboration platform.
  • Vectra AI raises $ 100,000,000 led by TCV - Vectra is a cybersecurity platform that uses AI to detect attackers in real time and perform conclusive incident investigations.
  • SignalFx raises $ 75,000,000 led by Tiger Global Management - SignalFx is a cloud monitoring platform for infrastructure, microservices, and applications.
  • Alkami Technology raises $ 55,000,000 led by General Atlantic, MissionOG - Alkami Technology develops and delivers digital banking solutions for credit unions and banks.
  • Simulmedia raises $ 29,000,000 led by Union Square Ventures - Simulmedia, a targeted television advertising company, provides fully scaled digital ad targeting platform for linear televisions.
VC News Roundup
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