- AppZen, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AI platform for back office automation, raised $50 million in Series C funding. Coatue Management led the round, and was joined by investors including Redpoint Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
- HackerOne, a San Francisco-based hacker-powered pentest and bug bounty platform, raised $36.4 million in Series D funding. Valor Equity Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Dragoneer Investment Group and EQT Ventures.
- BrightInsight, Inc, a San Jose, Calif.-based online platform for biopharama and medtech, raised $25 million in Series A funding. New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures co-led the round.
- Syte, an Israel-based visual AI technology company, raised $21.5 million in Series B funding. Viola Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Storm Ventures, Commerce Ventures, and Axess Ventures.
- CasaOne, a furniture rental startup, raised $16 million in venture funding at a valuation between $100 million and $150 million, according to The WSJ. Accel led the round, and was joined by investors including WeWork, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc, Freestyle Capital and Array Ventures. Read more.
- Hotel Engine, a Denver, Colo.-based hotel booking and management platform for business travel, raised $16 million in Series A funding. Telescope Partners led the round.
- Exeger, a Sweden-based manufacturer of a carbon positive material that converts light energy to electrical energy, raised $10 million in funding from SoftBank Group Corp.
- Spirable, a London-based provider of personalized video marketing automation, raised 6 million pounds ($7.4 million) in Series A funding. Smedvig Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Frontline Ventures, Downing Ventures and 24 Haymarket.
- RippleMatch, a New York-based job hiring platform, raised $6 million in Series A funding. Investors include G20 Ventures, Accomplice, Bullpen Capital and AlleyCorp.
- Superside, a Palo Alto, California-based design company, raised $3.5 million in funding. Freestyle Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including High Alpha Ventures, Y Combinator and Alliance Ventures.
- Zippity, an Austin, Texas-based onsite car care provider for the workplace, raised $3 million in seed funding. Schooner Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including BP Ventures and LaunchPad Ventures.
- My Intelligence Machines, a Montreal-based provides a SAAS platform for analyzing omics data via different types of artificial intelligence, raised C$2.6 million ($2 million) in seed funding. Investors include Anges Québec, Anges Québec Capital, Desjardins Capital, Consortium MEDTEQ, Real Ventures and StandUp Ventures.
- Emi Labs, an Argentina-based A.I. platform that automates the hiring process for low-skilled jobs, raised $2 million in seed funding. Khosla Ventures led the round.
- Engage Mobilize, a Denver-based cloud-based digital field management, procurement, and electronic ticketing platform built for the oil and gas industry, raised Series A funding of an undisclosed amount. Cottonwood Venture Partners led the round.
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES DEALS
- Specific Diagnostics, a Mountain View, Calif.-based developer of in-vitro diagnostic systems for the detection and identification of microorganisms, raised $12.5 million in funding, from Telegraph Hill Partners.
PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS
- Branford Castle Partners acquired Pulse Veterinary Technologies LLC, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based provider of shock wave therapy devices for the veterinary industry. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Partners Group acquired a majority equity stake in BCR Group, a China-based retail display solution provider. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- JMC Capital Partners acquired PRO-VISION, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based provider of rugged rear vision and video recording systems. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Susquehanna Private Capital made an investment in McNally Industries, a Grantsburg, Wisc.-based precision systems manufacturer to defense and industrial markets. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Saw Mill Capital acquired DPIS Builder Services, a Houston-based provider of outsourced engineering, inspection, energy efficiency, and quality assurance services to single-family homebuilders. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Summit Companies, which is backed by CI Capital Partners, acquired two East Texas-based fire and life safety companies: Southern Supply Company and United Security Services. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Ascensus Specialties, which is backed by Wind Point Partners, agreed to acquire Callery, an Evans City, Penn.-based producer of boranes and specialty alcoholates. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- TA Associates made an investment in MISA Joint Stock Company, a Vietnam-based software provider. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Belcan acquired Lagoni Engineering, a London-based multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and technical services provider focused on the energy industry. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma agreed to acquire a 10% stake in Roivant Sciences, a Switzerland-based drugmaker, for $3 billion.
- Commvault agreed to acquire Hedvig, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based software-defined storage company, for $225 million. Hedvig had raised approximately $52 million from investors including EDBI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, True Ventures and Vertex Ventures.
- Saudi Aramco is reportedly giving lead roles to JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and National Commercial Bank for its IPO set to run by 2020 to 2021, Reuters reports citing sources. Read more.
- Ping Identity, a Denver-based firm focused on digital authentication and security, plans to raise $187 million in an IPO of 12.5 million shares priced between $14 to $16. The firm posted revenue of $201.6 million in 2018 and loss of $12.4 million. Vista Equity Partners, which acquired the firm for $600 million in 2016, backs it. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “PING.” Read more.
- ADC Therapeutics SA, a Switzerland-based biotech focused on antibody therapies for cancer, filed to raise $150 million in an IPO. It posted revenue of $1.1 million and losses of $123.1 million in 2018. Auven Therapeutics and AstraZeneca back the firm. It plans to list on the NYSE as “ADCT.” Read more.
- Datadog, a New York-based SaaS-based analytics and monitoring platform for technology stacks, plans to raise $492 million in an IPO of 24 million shares priced between $14 to $16 apiece. The firm posted $198.1 million in revenue and a loss of $10.8 million in 2018. Index Ventures (20.1% pre-offering), OpenView Venture Partners (16%), and ICONIQ Strategic Partners (11.3%) back the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “DDOG.” Read more.
- Frequency Therapeutics, a Woburn, Mass.-based firm focused on degenerative diseases, filed to raise $100 million in an IPO. It has yet to post a revenue, and posted losses of $19.2 million in 2018. Perceptive Advisors and Taiwania Capital back the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “FREQ.” Read more.
- Dermavant Sciences, a London-based Phase 3 biotech for dermatological diseases, withdrew plans to raise $100 million in an IPO of 7.7 million shares priced between $12 to $14. It has yet to post a revenue, and posted losses of $42.7 million in 2018. Roviant backs the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “DRMT.” Read more.
- Aprea Therapeutics, a Boston-based firm focused on cancer therapies, filed to raise $86 million in an IPO. It has yet to post a revenue, and posted losses of $15.5 million in 2018. Karolinska Development, Versant Venture Management, and 5am Ventures back the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “APRE.” Read more.
- Exagen, a Vista, Calif.-based diagnostic blood test maker focused on lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, now plans to raise $50 million in an IPO of 3.3 million shares priced between $14 to $16 apiece. The firm raised $32.4 million in an IPO and loss of $18.5 million in 2018. The New Mexico State Investment Council (31.5%) and Tullis-Dickerson Capital (25.4%) back the firm. backs the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “XGN.” Read more.
- NJR Midstream, a business of New Jersey Resources, agreed to acquire Houston-based Leaf River Energy Center LLC, a Houston-based provider of natural gas storage and pipeline transportation services, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, for $367.5 million.
FIRMS + FUNDS
- Permira, a London-based private equity firm, is nearing a close of its seventh buyout fund, raising more than €10 billion (about $11 billion). Read more.
- Vista Equity Partners, an Austin, Texas-based private equity and venture capital firm, raised $16 billion for its seventh tech buyout fund. Read more.