- QuintoAndar, a Brazil-based real estate technology developer, raised $250 million in Series D funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion. SoftBank led the round, and was joined by investors including Dragoneer, General Atlantic and Kaszek.
- Nextdoor, Inc, a San Francisco-based neighborhood social network, raised $170 million in funding. Investors include Bond, Riverwood Capital, Benchmark, Tiger Global Management and Kleiner Perkins.
- Volocopter, a Germany-based air taxi firm, raised 50 million euros ($55 million) in funding. Geely Holding led the round. Read more.
- Group Nine Media, a New York-based video publisher on mobile, raised $50 million in funding. Investors include Discovery Inc and Axel Springer SE.
- IceKredit, a China-based credit evaluation institution for small and micro big data-focused businesses, raised $47 million in funding. Investors include Frees Fund, Yunqi Partners, China Creation Ventures and Youzu Interactive.
- Spendesk, a Paris-based spend management platform for small to mid-sized businesses, raised $38 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round.
- Canndescent, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based cultivator of cannabis, raised $27.5 million in Series C funding. Green Acre Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Carnegie Arch Capital, Senterra, LLC., Altitude Investment Management, JW Asset Management and a multinational beer company from Asia.
- Vim, a San Francisco-based healthcare technology company, raised $24 million in Series B funding. Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions.
- Volta, a San Francisco-based developer of electric vehicle charging networks, today raised $20 million in follow-on to its Series C funding round, bringing the total Series C round to $100 million.
- Strong Roots, an Ireland-based frozen food business, raised $18.3 million in Series A funding. Goode Partners led the round.
- YASA, a U.K.-based manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers for hybrid and pure electric vehicles, raised £18 million ($22 million) in funding. Investors include Parkwalk Advisors, Universal Partners Oxford Sciences Innovation, and Inovia Capital.
- Earnest Research, a New York-based provider of data analytics products for measuring the consumer economy, raised $15 million in Series B funding. Pivot Investment Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Greycroft, Osage and Bonfire Ventures.
- Numerated, a Boston-based bank technology company, raised $15 million in Series B funding. Patriot Financial Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Venrock, FINTOP Capital, and Hyperplane.
- CasperLabs, an open source blockchain platform, raised $14.5 million in Series A funding. Acuitas Group Holdings led the round, and was joined by investors including Arrington XRP Capital, Consensus Capital, Axiom Holdings Group, Digital Strategies, MW Partners, Blockchange Ventures, Hashkey Capital, and Distributed Global.
- Drivetime, a Tempe, Ariz-based developer of interactive voice games for drivers, raised $11 million in Series A financing. Makers Fund led the round.
- Zestful, a Denver-based company enabling companies to offer a customizable employee perk program, raised $5 million in seed funding. Thrive Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Box Group, Y Combinator, Matchstick Ventures, Third Kind Capital, and Shrug Capital.
- Fitplan Technologies, a Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles-based mobile fitness platform, raised $4.5 million in funding. Corazon Capital and Sam Yagan led the round, and were joined by investors including Alex Rodriguez, Lerer Hippeau, Bullpen Capital and Advancit Capital.
- ClearAccessIP, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of IP management solutions, raised $3.7 million in funding. Investors include Alpana Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Founder’s X and Bill Tai.
- Cyware Labs, a New York City-based threat intelligence sharing and cyber fusion product-based security company, raised $3 million in seed funding. Investors include Emerald Development Managers.
- RHYTHM AI Ltd, a U.K.-based company focused on the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, raised £2.15 million ($2.6 million) in seed funding. Rinkelberg Capital led the round.
- Kenmei Technologies, a Spain-based specialized company working on mobile network intelligence and automation, raised 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in seed funding. Investors include GoHub Ventures and R2 Seed Investments.
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES DEALS
- Platelet BioGenesis Inc, a Cambridge, Mass.-based biotechnology company, raised more than $26 million in a Series A funding. Ziff Capital Partners and Qiming Venture Partners USA co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Nest.Bio Ventures and eCoast Angels.
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PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS
- Tailwind Capital acquired Ventiv Technology, Inc, an Atlanta-based software provider of integrated risk management solutions. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Opus Agency, a portfolio company of Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Tencue Productions Inc, a Berkeley, Calif.-based creative and communications agency. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Southern Land Company and GTIS Partners LP acquired Auric Symphony Park, a Las Vegas-based multifamily development site. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Spine & Sport Physical Therapy, a portfolio company of Great Point Partners, acquired Wisdom Physical Therapy, an El Centro, Calif.-based physical therapy provider. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- PEAK6 acquired Electronic Transaction Clearing Inc, a Los Angeles-based custodian and clearing provider for the institutional and professional trading marketplace. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- iQ Student Accommodation, a London-based student housing firm, is reportedly close to hiring bankers for an IPO. Read more.
- PropertyGuru Group, a Singaporean online realtor backed by TPG Capital and KKR, is planning an Australian IPO that could raise up to A$400 million ($275 million) this year, Reuters reports, citing sources. Read more.
- Home Co., an Australian retail property owner, is seeking to raise $300 million in an initial public offering in Australia. Read more.
- 10x Genomics, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based maker of instruments for analyzing biological information, plans to raise up to $333 million in an initial public offering of 9 million shares priced between $36 to $38 apiece. It posted revenue of $146.3 million and loss of $112.5 million in 2018. Foresite Capital, Venrock, Paladin Capital, and Fidelity back the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “TXG.” Red more.
- BioNTech, a German-based firm focused on cancer therapies, filed to raise $100 million in an IPO. It posted a revenue of 127.6 million euros ($140.8 million), and posted losses of $47.7 million ($52.6 million) in 2018. The Strüngmann family (50%) backs the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “BNTX.” Read more.
- Topsports International Holdings, is gauging investor interest in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. Hillhouse Capital Group backs the firm. Read more.
- Shopify agreed to acquire 6 River Systems Inc, a Waltham, Mass.-based provider of collaborative warehouse fulfillment solutions. The deal is valued at about $450 million. 6 River Systems had raised approximately $46 million in venture funding from investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, and Eclipse Ventures.
- Advent International agreed to acquire a majority interest in DFM Foods Ltd, an India-based provider of packaged snack foods. Sellers include WestBridge Capital.
- The Riverside Company sold RE Panels S.A, the parent company of EPCO and TECSEDO, to THI Investments. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- GED Capital sold Nekicesa, a Spain-based converter of folding cartons supplying the pharmaceutical end-market, to Essentra. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- RDX, which is backed by Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, acquired Navisite LLC, an Andover, Mass.-based provider of managed cloud services, from Charter Communications. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
FIRMS + FUNDS
- Lovell Minnick Partners, a Radnor, Penn.-based private equity firm raised $1.28 billion for its fifth fund, Partners V LP.
- Foundation Capital, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm, raised $350 million for its ninth fund.
- Link Ventures, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm, raised more than $100 million for its Link Ventures 2 fund.
- 4BIO Capital, a London-based private equity and venture capital firm, raised more than $50 million for its second venture fund.
- Jump Capital promoted Yelena Shkolnik to principal.
- Alison Ryu has joined Able Partners as a managing director.