BukuKas, whose app offers digital bookkeeping, online payments, and e-commerce services to small businesses in Indonesia, raises $50M Series B

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BukuKas, a startup focused on digitizing Indonesia’s small businesses, has raised $50 million in Series B funding. The round included participation from Gokul Rajaram, the DoorDash executive, and Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chief executive officer of TransferWise. This news comes just four months after BukuKas announced a $10 million Series A led by Sequoia Capital India. […]
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Acquco, a NY-based startup founded by former Amazon employees that buys and scales Amazon third party sellers, raises $160M Series A in debt and equity

There has been a flurry of investments in startups focused on acquiring third-party sellers on Amazon and helping them build their businesses. The latest is Acquco, which aims to stand out from the others in that it was formed by a pair of founders — Raunak Nirmal and Wiley Zhang — who actually worked at […]
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Panaseer, whose platform helps companies correlate data from all available security tools to check assets, control gaps, and more, raises $26M Series B

Panaseer, which takes a data science approach to cybersecurity, has raised $26.5 million in a Series B funding led by AllegisCyber Capital. Existing investors, including Evolution Equity Partners, Notion Capital, AlbionVC, Cisco Investments and Paladin Capital Group, as well as new investor National Grid Partners, also participated. Panaseer has now raised $43 million to date. […]
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UK-based Huma, which uses AI and biomarkers to monitor patients at home and for medical research, raises $130M Series C that it can extend with a $70M debt line

While much of the world eagerly watches to see if the vaccination rollout helps curb and eventually stamp out Covid-19, one of the companies that has been helping to manage the spread of the virus is announcing a big round of funding on the heels for strong demand for its technology. Huma, which combines data […]
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YouTube plans to pay $100M to top creators on YouTube Shorts, its TikTok competitor, through 2022, starting in the next few months in the US and India

YouTube is giving its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, an injection of cash to help it better compete with rivals. The company today introduced the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100 million fund that will pay YouTube Shorts creators for their most viewed and most engaging content over the course of 2021 and 2022. Creators can’t apply […]
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SightCall, an AR-based visual assistance service for field workers, raises $42M Series B and says it has 200+ enterprise clients like Kraft-Heinz, GE Healthcare

Long before Covid-19 precipitated “digital transformation” across the world of work, customer services and support was built to run online and virtually. Yet it too is undergoing an evolution supercharged by technology. Today, a startup called SightCall, which has built an augmented reality platform to help field service teams, the companies they work for, and […]
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Apptopia, which provides competitive intelligence reports in the mobile ecosystem, raises $20M Series C led by ABS Capital Partners

Boston-based Apptopia, a company providing competitive intelligence in the mobile app ecosystem, has closed on $20 million in Series C funding aimed at fueling its expansion beyond the world of mobile apps. The new financing was led by ABS Capital Partners, and follows three consecutive years of 50% year-over-year growth for Apptopia’s business, which has […]
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Engageli, which develops collaborative video-based teaching software, raises $33M Series A, bringing its total raised to $47M+

As schools move more widely into reopening their doors for in-person learning, many educational institutions have also learned a critical lesson in the last year. Having better tools to teach remotely are critical for situations when the physical experience has to be shut down, but even when things are “back to normal”, better tech can […]