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Pragma is a backend toolkit for gaming companies, so game developers can focus on games

These days, most of the games developed need to be social, multi-platform and extensible, but there are only a few developers with the expertise to bring those toolsets to the profusion of new games that crop up every year. Well...

Mobile banking app Empower Finance just closed a $20 million Series A round

Another afternoon, another round of funding for a mobile banking app. This time, it’s Empower Finance, a San Francisco-based company that’s headed up by former Sequoia Capital partner Warren Hogarth and which just closed on $20 million in Series...

Netlify nabs $53M Series C as micro services approach to web development grows

Netlify, the startup that wants to kill the web server and change the way developers build websites, announced a $53 million Series C today. EQT Ventures Fund led the round with contributions from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner...

Rebranding as Anagram, software for out-of-network billing for healthcare providers raises $9.1 million

As it rebrands from Patch to Anagram, the healthcare billing platform making it easier for providers to accept out-of-network patients, has raised $9.1 million in new financing. The round was led by ManchesterStory, with participation from Care Credit, a Synchrony solution, Waterline...

Sonantic scores €2.3M funding to bring ‘human-quality’ artificial voices to games

Sonantic, a U.K. startup that has developed “human-quality” artificial voice technology for the games and entertainment industry, has raised €2.3 million in funding. Leading the round is EQT Ventures, with participation from existing backers, including Entrepreneur First (EF), AME...

Cyan Banister leaves Founders Fund for Long Journey Ventures

Cyan Banister is leaving Founders Fund to become a member of a new early-stage investment and operations-focused firm called Long Journey Ventures. The move, first reported by Axios, brings Banister back to their early-stage roots as an investor after years...

Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney says adios altogether to the company amid layoffs

Last week, the Business of Fashion broke the news that co-founder and CEO Tyler Haney was stepping down from her role as CEO of the activewear label Outdoor Voices, citing slowing growth for the company and reporting that mismanagement...

Dahmakan, a Malaysian “full-stack” food delivery startup, raises $18 million Series B

Dahmakan, a full-stack food delivery startup based in Malaysia, announced today that it has closed a $18 million Series B. Investors include Rakuten Capital, White Star Capital, JAFCO Asia and GEC-KIP Fund, along with participation from South Korean food...

Fifth Wall Ventures’s new $100 million “retail” fund aims to back online brands that need real world space

Fifth Wall Ventures, a four-year-old, the L.A.-based, real-estate focused venture firm, has just closed a $100 million vehicle called that it’s calling its “retail fund.” The vehicle comes hot on the heels of a $212 million debut fund that...

UPDATE: Los Angeles-based CREXi raises $30 million for its online real estate marketplace

Los Angeles is one of the most desirable locations for commercial real estate in the United States, so it’s little wonder that there’s something of a boom in investments in technology companies servicing the market coming from the region. It’s...
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