Where have all the seed deals gone? – gpgmail

Sean is the co-founder and managing director of Merus Capital , a Palo-Alto based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments. Before co-founding Merus, he was a principal of corporate development at Google. Before Google, Sean spent more than six years at Microsoft. When it comes to big business, the numbers rarely lie, and the […]

Work Life Ventures raises $5M for debut enterprise SaaS seed fund – gpgmail

Brianne Kimmel had no trouble transitioning from angel investor to general partner. Initially setting out to garner $3 million in capital commitments, Kimmel, in just two weeks’ time, closed on $5 million for her debut venture capital fund Work Life Ventures. The enterprise SaaS-focused vehicle boasts an impressive roster of limited partners, too, including the […]

Pento raises $2.8M seed round for its payroll SaaS – gpgmail

Pento, a Danish startup working on a better payroll experience for companies and employees, has raised $2.8 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Point Nine Capital and Seedcamp, with participation from a number of smaller funds and angel investors, including departing Atomico Partner Mattias Ljungman. The company had previously raised $700,000 from the […]

Uizard scores $2.8M seed round for its app wireframe to prototype dev tool – gpgmail

Uizard, the Copenhagen-based startup that is using “machine intelligence” to quickly turn app sketches into prototypes, has raised $2.8 million in seed funding. The round is led by Nordic VC firm byFounders, with participation from LDV Capital, av8 Ventures, and New York Venture Partners. A number of individuals are also investing, including Scott Kurnit, Julia […]

Endurance events startup Let’s Do This raises seed cash from Serena Williams, Usain Bolt – gpgmail

Let’s Do This is a Y Combinator alumni startup from 2018 which is a marketplace for endurance events, from a 5K fun run to an Ironman triathlon. It has now raised a $5 million seed round, with Serena Williams and Usain Bolt participating. The round was led by Pete Flint (partner at NFX, formerly of […]

Mythic Markets just raised $2 million in seed to build a fractional ownership market for rare collectibles – gpgmail

Mythic Markets, a young, San Francisco-based fractional investing platform for fans, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Slow Ventures, with participation from Third Kind Venture Capital, Global Founders Capital, and others. The company is being led by cofounder and CEO Joseph Mahavuthivanij, who previously spent a couple of years as an associate […]

SpotQA picks up $3.25M seed funding for its automated software testing – gpgmail

SpotQA, a new automated software testing platform that claims to be significantly faster than either manual testing or existing automated QA solutions, has raised $3.25 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Crane Venture Partners, the newly-outed London venture capital firm focusing on “intelligent” enterprise startups. Also participating is Forward Ventures, Downing Ventures and […]

Fitz Frames, with $2.5M in seed funding, wants your kid to have custom glasses – gpgmail

Fitz Frames is today launching out of beta to offer affordable, custom-made glasses for families, and in particular, for children. The company, which has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, was founded by Heidi Hertel is led CEO Gabriel Schlumberger. The company declined to disclose its investors, but shared that it was a mix of […]

SafetyWing raises $3.5M seed to offer medical insurance to ‘digital nomads’ – gpgmail

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May once said “if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere”. And while that sentiment would be considered risible by just about anybody who works in today’s outward-looking technology industry, if you are a digital worker of the world, you may well […]