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Global Processing Services raises $300M for its API-based payments and embedded finance platform

Embedded finance continues to be a major theme in the world of fintech, with a wide swathe of new financial services companies tapping APIs built by others to power payments and other financial transa

Apeel bites into another $250M funding round, at a $2B valuation, to accelerate fresh food supply chains

Apeel developed a plant-based layer for the surface of fruits and vegetables, that is tasteless and odorless, and keeps moisture in, while letting oxygen out.

Talkdesk’s valuation jumps to $10B with Series D for smart contact centers

Talkdesk uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve customer service for mid-market and enterprise businesses.

Arctic Wolf secures $150M at Series F, tripling its valuation

Arctic Wolf, a managed cybersecurity company that offers “security operations-as-a-concierge” service, has raised $150 million at Series F. This round was led by Viking Global Investors, O

Lightmatter’s photonic AI ambitions light up an $80M B round

AI is fundamental to many products and services today, but its hunger for data and computing cycles is bottomless. Lightmatter plans to leapfrog Moore’s law with its ultra-fast photonic chips sp

Druva raises $147M at a valuation north of $2B as the cloud rush continues

Druva, a software company that sells cloud data backup services, announced today that it has closed a $147 million round of capital. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a group that mana

Ecovative sees a fungal future for fashion, food and foam packaging and has a fresh $60M to make it

Eben Bayer has spent the better part of 14 years proving out the power of the humble mushroom as the world’s truly functional food.  As the chief executive and founder of Ecovative Design, Baye

Color raises $167 million funding at $1.5 billion valuation to expand ‘last mile’ of US health infrastructure

Healthcare startup Color has raised a sizable $167 million in Series D funding round, at a valuation of $1.5 billion post-money, the company announced today. This brings the total raised by Color to $

Agricultural biotech startup Boost Biomes adds a strategic investor in Japan’s Universal Materials Incubator

Boost Biomes, the Y Combinator-backed developer of microbiome-based bio-fungicides and bio-pesticides for agricultural applications, has added $2 million in funding and picked up a new strategic inves

Genomatica’s expanded Aquafil partnership brings biomaterials to more consumer goods

In a deal that has potentially big implications for the sustainability of consumer packaged goods, biomaterial manufacturing technology developer Genomatica and the massive nylon material manufacturer

Iterable, founded by an ex-Twitter engineer, nabs $60M for cross-channel growth marketing tools

A startup that’s built cross-channel growth marketing platform — used by businesses to capture customers across whatever digital media they happen to be using — is today announcing f

Biome Makers closes $4M to assess the quality of the ‘gut bacteria’ of a farm’s soil

The agriculture industry faces huge problems of sustainability. The world’s population is increasing, leading to higher food demand, but this then threatens increasing deforestation, pesticide u

For the next month, the Impossible Whopper will be available at Burger Kings across the country

Starting in one week, the Impossible Foods plant-based Impossible Burger will be available at Burger King restaurants across the country. The world’s second largest fast food chain is rolling ou

Impossible Foods goes to the grocery store

After receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Impossible Foods has cleared the last regulatory hurdle it faced to rolling out in grocery stores. The company is targeting a September

SaaS data protection provider Druva nabs $130M, now at a $1B+ valuation, acquiring CloudLanes

As businesses continue to move more of their computing and data to the cloud, one of the startups that has made a name for itself as a provider of cloud-based solutions to protect and manage those IT

Crowned by Burger King, meat replacement company Impossible Foods raises $300 million

After being crowned by Burger King as the first meat replacement patty to roll out nationally with one of the largest fast food chains, Impossible Foods has raised $300 million in capital. The financi