It’s hard to believe that we are heading into the home stretch of 2021. But before we do, let’s look back at the busy summer that the Version One family had!
Fundraising and Exits
Patch, an API platform for negative emissions, raised a $20M Series A led by Coatue Management with participation from existing investors (Andreessen Horowitz, Pale Blue Dot and us!). You can read more about the announcement and their mission to remove carbon from the atmosphere at giga-tonne scale..
Dapper Labs raised another $250M, putting their valuation at $7.6B. Coatue Management led the round with participation from existing investors (Andreessen Horowitz, GV and us!) and new investors too. TechCrunch covered this latest funding news.
Replay, a browser that records all of the context that developers and engineers need to fix bugs faster, launched out of beta and announced a $5.6M seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Here’s why we’re drawn to Replay.
Lolli, the leading bitcoin rewards company, raised $10M series A led by Acrew Capital. The funding will contribute to hiring, international expansion, and mobile app development; read more about their plans here.
Zenput raised $27M in Series C led by Golub Capital to continue improving its application to automate operations procedures such as food safety tracking, public health standards, and changing market circumstances. SaaS Industry covered the funding news.
Congratulations to Laura Behrens Wu for making Inc’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs of 2021 list (in the “Tackled the Pandemic” category). At the same time, Shippo was honoured on the Cloud 100 list for the very first time.
Ada won Tech Breakthrough’s “Best Overall Conversational Marketing Company” award.
Select Product Updates
Dapper Labs is partnering with the NFL to create NFTs of digital-video highlights from games.
By adding support for Vyper, Tenderly now supports both Solidity and Vyper.
Top Hat acquired Morton Publishing Company, broadening student access to interactive course materials in sciences.
Shippo is now partnered with Canada post.
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