Raise Report: Luxe and Planday score fresh rounds
Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech.
Wednesday, March 29: Havenly secures haul of $5.8 million for online interior design
Havenly, an online interior design service whose contractors can suggest room renovations for $79 a pop, has raised $5.8 million in Series A funding, TechCrunch reported. Binary Capital led the round, which will help Havenly increase staff size and buttress both technological and marketing operations.
Thursday, March 30: Frichti scoops up $13.4 million for food delivery
Frichti, a food delivery service that makes its own dishes and delivers them on demand, has raised $13.4 million in new funding, TechCrunch reported. Idinvest and Alven Capital, along with a few angel investors, supplied the funds. Frichti will use the round to expand marketing efforts and bolster its infrastructure.
Friday, March 31: Planday picks up $14 million to increase shift-based businesses’ efficiency
Planday, a SaaS employee management solution for shift-based businesses like restaurants and gyms, has raised $14 million in Series B funding, according to a press release. Idinvest led the round, which will help Planday expand its U.S. operations and build on its stable position in Europe.
Monday, April 4: Influenster takes in $8 million for product search platform
Influenster, a platform on which users can search for products and rate their quality, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, New York Business Journal reported. Ebates, an “online cashback shopping service,” provided the funds. Influenster will use the round to scale its service. The 40-employee startup receives over 500,000 new reviews per month.
Tuesday, April 5: Virool racks up $12 million for video distribution platform
Virool, which distributes video advertisements for companies around the world, has raised $12 million in Series A funding, according to a press release. Menlo Ventures, Yahoo! Japan, Flint Capital and 500 Startups contributed to the round, which will allow Virool to expand its global reach.
Tuesday, April 5: Meadow bags $2.1 million for marijuana sales software
Meadow, which sells software that helps marijuana dispensaries sell and deliver their products more effectively, has raised $2.1 million in seed funding, VentureBeat reported. The funds will go toward staff growth and product development. David Lee, Justin Kan, Hiten Shah, Slow Ventures, SOMA Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, and Poseidon Asset Management provided the cash.
Thursday, April 7: Luxe reins in $50 million for on-demand valet service
Luxe, which sends staffers to park users’ cars on demand, has raised $50 million in Series B funding, according to a press release. Luxe will put the funding toward growing its valet, operations, product and engineering teams. Hertz Global Holdings led the round.
Joseph Zappa is a Street Fight contributor.
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