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Slope takes in first capital with visions of being ‘Stripe for global B2B payments’

The company is growing at an incredible pace — 15 times in gross merchandise volume in just the last 30 days.

Make no bones about it, Fuzzy expands reach into pet care market with capital infusion

Pet item sales topped $100 billion in 2020, driven by the 48 million dogs and cats that were adopted over the past three years.

Cubbo aims to be Latin America’s next e-commerce fulfillment leader

Cubbo touts itself as the only company that can take an order up to 5 p.m and get it out in Mexico City the same day.

Deliverr bags another giant round as it works to move inventory closer to customers

E-commerce fulfillment is certainly having a moment.

Food tech company Amara gobbles up $12M for its nutrient-dense infant products

This year, Amara produced its Yogurt Smoothie Melts, which CEO Jessica Sturzenegger touts as “the only melt-in-mouth snacks for babies and toddlers without any added sugar.”

Zuma takes in fresh capital to convert your next apartment tenant lead into a contract

Given its product market fit in real estate, Zuma now aims to implement its business model into other industries with sales teams, like healthcare, automotive, insurance, education and fashion.

Helaina’s latest round brings it closer to market with human milk-equivalent baby formula

Helaina is tapping into a precision fermentation process that programs yeast cells and teaches them to become manufacturing hubs to develop almost identical proteins found in human milk.

For those who want to turn travel into dollars, Fora can help start your next career

Fora is one of the latest startups seeing venture capital attraction to push more of the travel industry into the digital age and tapping into the creator economy.

Gravitiq throws its hat into crowded e-commerce aggregator ring

The company was co-founded by a group that includes doctors and a lawyer, all who know what it takes to build a healthcare brand because they did it with their own brand in 2016.

Chiper aims to ease inventory burdens for Latin American corner stores

Mom-and-pop corner store owners in Latin America manage relationships with over 100 different suppliers, often traveling long distances to pick up inventory and aren’t able to regularly restock.

Cross-selling startup Carro secures $20M to connect brands with each other, influencers

Carro enables brand partnerships to sell each other’s products without having to purchase inventory or manage logistics and returns.

Elude secures additional funding as it aims to improve travel booking experience

Elude launched on iOS, but has plans to launch a web version and Android version in the coming months.

Settle bags $60M to simplify bill payments for e-commerce

Settle extends payment terms for a customers’ vendors, paying them with Settle's money so the company can pay them back 30 to 120 days later.

Customer data startup Hightouch grabs third funding round in 12 months

Accelerated inbound attention had investors reaching out to both the company and its customers though Hightouch was not fundraising.

LiveOak Venture Partners takes in $210M aimed at Texas entrepreneurs

The firm touts this fund as “the largest institutional Texas-focused, early-stage venture fund in the past decade” at a time when funding to companies within the state is at an all-time high.

Gooder Foods brings in $6.4M to offer its take on a more grown up mac n’ cheese

Macaroni and cheese is still advertised specifically to children, despite the fact that 59% of adults eat at least one noodle dish each week.

Gift-giving mobile app Goody nabs more capital to scale in time for the holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, and just in September and October, the volume of gifts sent grew by 615%.

AARP, T. Rowe Price, QED kick off community to target $8.3T 50-plus market

Prior to the global pandemic, technology for older folks was a nice to have, but now is “an absolute necessity to live your best life,” according to AARP's Andy Miller.

Aplazo takes in $27M to increase adoption of BNPL in Mexico

Since its seed round, Aplazo grew its total processing volume more than eight times and in less than a year has partnered with over 1,000 merchants.

Foody cooks up marketplace for culinary creators

Husband-and-wife co-founders Daniel and Brenna Stitzel have developed a way for foodies to monetize their culinary creations.
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