Raise Report: New Funding for Stripe, Gett, OpenDoor
Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech.
Wednesday, November 23: Apptopia Locks Down $2.7 Million for App Analytics
Sound Ventures, Mark Cuban, 500 Startups, and several other VC firms provided the seed funding, VentureBeat reported. Apptopia’s clients who rely on Apptopia for its app marketplace analytics include industry giants such as Google and Facebook.
Wednesday, November 23: Wynd Rakes In $31.7 Million for Retail Platform
Wynd, which offers a point-of-sale solution for restaurants and other stores, will use the funding to grow its staff, enter new markets, and build offices in the United Kingdom and Dubai, TechCrunch reported. Sodexo Ventures, Orange Digital Ventures, and Bpifrance participated in the round.
Friday, November 25: Stripe Reins In $150 Million for Online Payment Platform
Stripe, a platform for any organization conducting business online, will use the funding to explore new markets and products, Business Insider reported. CapitalG and General Catalyst led the round, which elevates Stripe’s valuation to about $9 billion.
Wednesday, November 30: Ride-Hailing Service Gett Scores $100 Million Loan to Sustain Growth
Gett will use the capital to cement its standing in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, and Russia, where it already operates, and expand to new markets, Bloomberg reported. Sberbank PJSC provided the loan.
Wednesday, November 30: Civis Analytics Picks up $22 Million for Data-Driven Strategies
Drive Capital led the round, the Chicago Tribune reported. The company, which initially conducted data science work primarily for political and media organizations but has expanded to work with more conventionally business-oriented clients, will use the funding to grow its staff and develop its product.
Thursday, December 1: OpenDoor Secures $210 Million for Online Real Estate Marketplace
OpenDoor takes houses off the hands of homeowners looking to sell and tries to sell those properties off for a profit. Armed with this funding, which likely boosted its valuation beyond the $1 billion mark, OpenDoor will look to expand across the country, Forbes reported. Norwest Venture Partners led the round.
Thursday, December 1: Dashbot Lands $2 Milion for Bot Analytics
With businesses big and small turning to chatbots to attract and maintain customers’ attention, Dashbot is trying to become “the Google analytics for bots,” VentureBeat reported. The round of seed funding was led by ff Venture Capital. Dashbot will use the cash to develop its product and expand its team.
Joseph Zappa is Street Fight’s news editor.
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