Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech.
Wednesday, August 30: Appier Picks Up $33 Million for AI-Powered Business Intelligence
Singapore’s Economic Development Board, Japan’s SoftBank Group, South Korea’s LINE Corporation, and Hong Kong-based AMTD Group participated in the round, Reuters reported. Appier’s product leverages AI technology to help enterprises make data-driven decisions. The company will use its latest capital infusion to recruit top talent and develop its product.
Wednesday, August 30: AdWerx Locks Down $4.3 Million to Conquer New Verticals
Grotech Ventures led the round, TechCrunch reported. AdWerx is an advertising technology firm that specializes in real estate. Going forward, it is looking to expand into other industries, offering its digital advertising technology to other enterprise clients.
Friday, September 1: Strikingly Raises $6 Million to Fuel Switch to Mobile
Infinity Venture Capital Fund, Innovation Works, Y Combinator, TEEC Angel, and CAS Holdings contributed to the round, NewsCenter.io reported. Strikingly helps businesses develop websites “in minutes” and specializes in mobile-friendly sites. The company is putting its new funds toward courting additional customers and adding features to its product.
Monday, September 4: GetAccept Secures $1.6 Million to Help Businesses Close Deals
Angel investors joined Amino Capital and Y Combinator in supporting the round, TechCrunch reported. GetAccept’s technology allows businesses to track digital documents circulated to potential partners in order to close deals. The seed funding will help GetAccept stake a claim to a market with a couple of tangential competitors such as DocuSign and Attach.
Tuesday, September 5: MapR Scores $56 Million for Data Intelligence Platform
Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round, Forbes reported. MapR’s platform helps companies process, draw insights from, and act on massive data hauls. The company will put the funds toward global expansion and efforts to become profitable.
Wednesday, September 6: Turo Rakes In $92 Million for Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals
Daimler and SK Holdings led the Series D round, Quartz reported. Turo is a peer-to-peer car rental service. Along with the funding from Daimler, Turo will acquire one of Daimler’s properties, Croove, a German company that offers a platform similar to Turo’s.
Wednesday, September 6: Dataiku Snaps Up $28 Million for Big Data Processing
Battery Ventures led the round, VentureBeat reported. Dataiku will use the funding to ramp up marketing efforts and grow its staff. Dataiku offers a platform that helps businesses digest huge amounts of data so that data scientists and non-engineers alike can capitalize on data collection.
Joseph Zappa is Street Fight’s news editor.
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