VC-backed Poshmark names Serena Williams to board

By Iris Dorbian — 5 hours ago

Poshmark, a social commerce platform for retailers and shoppers, has appointed tennis champion and businesswoman Serena Williams to its board of directors. In addition to her winning record as a top tennis player, last year Williams launched her own clothing line, SERENA. Poshmark’s backers include Mayfield, Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Temasek, Inventus Capital, Uncork Capital, Union Grove Venture Partners, Shea Ventures and AngelList.

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BitWealth backs Opiniion

By Iris Dorbian — 7 hours ago

Lindon, Utah-based Opiniion Inc, an automated tool for businesses to collect authentic real-time feedback from customers, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors included BitWealth.

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Clutter rakes in $200 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 10 hours ago

Clutter, a tech-enabled, on-demand storage company, has raised $200 million in Series D funding. SoftBank Vision Fund led the round with participation from Sequoia, Atomico, GV, Fifth Wall and Four Rivers.

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Blockchain security company CipherTrace fetches $15 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 10 hours ago

CipherTrace, a blockchain security company, has raised $15 million in funding. Aspect Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Galaxy Digital, Neotribe Ventures and WestWave Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Aspect’s Mark Kraynak will join CipherTrace’s board of directors.

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ParkHub nets $13 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 11 hours ago

Dallas-based ParkHub, a B2B parking technology provider, has secured $13 million in Series B financing. Arrowroot Capital led the round. As part of the transaction, Kareem El Sawy, a partner at Arrowroot Capital, will join ParkHub’s board of directors.

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JVP wraps up eighth fund at $220 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 11 hours ago

Israeli venture firm Jerusalem Venture Partners has closed its eighth fund at $220 million. JVP VIII’s investors include international insurance companies and endowments from universities and major global corporations. The fund will invest in early through mid-stage technologies.

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BiomX nabs $32 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 11 hours ago

BiomX Ltd, an Israeli microbiome drug discovery company, has raised $32 million in Series B financing. The investors included OrbiMed, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc., Takeda Ventures, Inc., 8VC, MiraeAsset and Seventure Partners.

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Neuspera fetches $26 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 11 hours ago

San Jose, California-based Neuspera Medical Inc, a neuromodulation company, has secured $26 million in Series B funding. The company’s investors include 6 Dimensions Capital, Action Potential Venture Capital, Windham Venture Partners, Delta Capital, LLC and Purple Arch Ventures.

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