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Semgrep (formerly r2c) lands $53M investment to grow code security platform

Ideally, when it comes to building secure applications, it’s best to check the code as it moves through the development process, so that vulnerabilities can be found before it gets into production.

Believer, a new approach to gaming, raises $55M from Lightspeed, a16z and more

Gaming is at a crossroads these days: A decades-old business that has had remarkable staying power banked around classic concepts is now engaged in a battle royale with innovations in areas like mixed

As tensions build, Silicon Valley’s Chinese affiliates invest in sensitive space tech

Chinese subsidiaries of U.S. venture capital firms invest in technology that could be sensitive to national security.

Typeface emerges from stealth with $65M to bring generative AI to the enterprise

Typeface, a startup developing an AI-powered dashboard for drafting marketing copy and images, emerged from stealth this week with $65 million in venture equity backing from Lightspeed Venture Partner

Cloud security startup Wiz, now valued at $10B, raises $300M

Cybersecurity continues to be a major area for investment among businesses — and VCs. While a decline from the previous year, venture capital funding in the cybersecurity sector totaled $18.5 bi

Oligo raises $28M to secure open source libraries at runtime

Oligo Security, a Tel Aviv-based startup that focuses on runtime application security and observability to detect and prevent open source vulnerabilities, is coming out of stealth today and announcing

Meet Beek, a startup bringing audiobooks to LatAm with big-name backing

Growing up in Mexico City, Pamela Valdes says she was a bullied child who was inspired by stories her parents told of other bullied individuals, such as Bill Gates, who went on to be very successful.

Select Star closes $15M round to add context to disparate data

Select Star, a startup providing data discovery, lineage and governance tools to mostly enterprise organizations, today announced that it raised $15 million in a Series A round led by Lightspeed Ventu

A lot of fintechs ‘have to fix their business models,’ say VCs who invest in fintech

In recent years, working for, or banking with, a traditional financial institution was decidedly uncool. Far cooler was working for or banking with one of the many fintech startups that seemed to thum

Ngrok, a service to help devs deploy sites, services and apps, raises $50M

Ask Alan Shreve why he founded Ngrok, a service that helps developers share sites and apps running on their local machines or servers, and he’ll tell you it was to solve a tough-to-grok (pun ful

Archive lands $15M as more clothing brands ‘get serious about resale’

After deploying peer-to-peer resale models, Archive created a warehouse management system for easier resale of inventory that was returned, damaged or exchanged online.

Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing

A lot of things might spring to mind when you hear “fashion,” but taking care of the planet generally isn’t on that list. Smartex just raised a couple of bolts’ worth of cash,

GlobalFair secures new cash to simplify procuring construction materials

The construction materials market is fragmented, according to GlobalFair CEO Shaily Garg, because it involves layers of both supply chain and logistics complexities. In a 2021 survey for the National

Fidu wants to be a full-stack solution for LatAm private schools

Nicolás Giménez, the co-founder of Argentina-based startup Fidu, has convinced over 1,000 schools across the Latin America region to place their operations in the hands of a scrappy edtech startup.

Trendsi secures $25M to help sellers and manufacturers predict demand

In the traditional business-to-business world, sellers often don’t know how much of a product they should order. Even at well-run companies, anywhere from 20% to 30% of inventory is either dead (i.e

Renowned founder Brian Lee and Derek Jeter have a new sports card biz with a digital bent

L.A.-based entrepreneur Brian Lee, who previously co-founded and ran The Honest Company, and LegalZoom, has launched a new sports card collecting platform that’s likely to make a

Lightspeed Venture Partners has hired podcasting guru Michael Mignano as a partner

Michael Mignano has joined the consumer practice of the sprawling venture firm Lightspeed Venture Partners, after previously co-founding the podcasting platform Anchor and then leading Spotify’s

Fintech startup Alloy leans on fraud prevention to land new $1.55B valuation

When Alloy was founded in 2015, its mission was to help banks and fintechs make better identity and risk decisions using its single API service and SaaS offering.  Since that time, the startup has ev

How fintech startups are navigating the extension-round rush

We asked eight fintech investors: How popular are extension rounds proving? Are you seeing more companies opt to raise extensions rather than new rounds compared to, say, 2021 and 2020?

Richard Branson backs Lightyear as UK stock trading platform launches into Europe

Lightyear, a U.K. fintech startup that promises consumers commission-free trading on U.S. and European stocks, is officially extending into Europe from today. To power the expansion, which will see Li
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