Melbourne-based Linktree Raises USD 10.7 Mn in Series A funding Led by Insight Partners and AirTree Ventures

The startup will deploy the fresh capital to expand in international markets, including global team growth, and evolve its product and functionality in new ways to deliver valuable user experiences

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Linktree, a tech platform that can connects a user’s followers to her entire online ecosystem, said on Monday it has raised USD 10.7 million in Series A funding round led by Insight Partners and AirTree Ventures.

Founded in 2016 by Alex Zaccaria, Anthony Zaccaria, and Nick Humphreys, Linktree allows users to build a microsite that houses their digital ecosystem. The free bio link tool is used by over 8 million users globally, which includes big brands, celebrities and regular content creators.

“In the same way Shopify and Stripe simplify the internet economy for eCommerce and enable other businesses to make

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AiDash Secures $6M in Series A Funding, Led by Benhamou Global Ventures and National Grid Partners

Funding accelerates AiDash towards rapid global expansion as it empowers utility and energy industries with satellite-powered operations & maintenance

AiDash, a San Francisco Bay Area-based leading satellite analytics company, today announced that it has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and National Grid Partners (NGP). At a time when wildfires, hurricanes, pipeline leaks and power outages have proved catastrophic to the utility and energy industries, AiDash is helping them mitigate these problems and be resilient using satellite data and AI at scale. The funding will be used to boost product innovation, hire new talent and further plans for global expansion.

AiDash uses high-resolution multispectral satellite imagery coupled with Artificial Intelligence to transform operations and maintenance (O&M) activities like Vegetation Management, Remote Monitoring & Survey and Disaster and Disruptions Management for global utility and energy customers. The company is already working with

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Hyperscience Raises $80 Mn In Series D Round Led By Tiger Global

The capital infusion comes just few months after it raised $60 million in Series C round

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Hyperscience, an automation technology company on Monday announced that it has raised $80 million in a Series D round led by Tiger Global along with the participation of BOND – a global technology investment. Apart from these, Bessemer Venture Partners  and other existing investors too participated in the investment round, bringing the total funding to $190 million.

The capital infusion comes just after four months of it raising $60 million in Series C round.

The company will utilize the fresh funds to accelerate the development of the Hyperscience Platform, including data validation and unstructured data processing, as well as to build out the partner and channel ecosystem. The company will also significantly grow its

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How Two Failures Led To A $3.2 Billion Deal With Twilio

This week Twilio announced a $3.2 acquisition of Segment. On the news, Twilio shares jumped by about 7% to $328–bringing the market cap to a hefty $41 billion. 

Segment is one of the top players in the CDP (customer data platform) market. It’s technology makes it easy and secure to collect, unify and route customer data. By doing this, a company can build apps to create compelling user experiences. Consider that Segment has over 20,000 customers, which include Intuit, Google, VMware and Levi’s. 

“For years now, we’ve been seeing the proliferation of channels and applications, and more broadly, the deluge

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