Software Alternatives & Reviews
  1. Celebrating Imgur's Next Chapter - Album on Imgur

    imgur.com - Now, we’re opening the next page of Imgur’s journey. We’ve been acquired by MediaLab! MediaLab, based in Santa Monica, CA, is a company that owns great internet brands like Whisper, Kik, WorldStarHipHop, Amino, Genius and others. They’re a team of technologists, product managers, designers, and community builders who geek out over building cool stuff for large scale audiences.

    💰 Acquisition

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    MediaLab
  2. Sep 26
  3. London’s Dice raises $122M at a $400M valuation for its intelligent event discovery and booking platform

    techcrunch.com - Dice focuses these days mostly on live music, and in the peak of the pandemic, as everyone was locked down, it rejigged its business model to focus on live streaming: now with some 6,400 live streamed events and thousands more in-person events under its belt, to appeal to a wider audience with a wider range of needs, it is expanding around a multi-modal strategy, providing options to discover and attend/buy tickets to both streamed and in-person live events.

    💰 Series C

    $122M

    $400M

    SoftBank Vision Fund
  4. Sep 22
  5. Inventory optimization startup Flieber bags $12M, aims to help retailers avoid out-of-stock, overstock moments

    techcrunch.com - The New York-based company announced Wednesday $12 million in Series A financing to continue developing its inventory optimization platform that uses analytics and machine learning to give multi-channel brands a leg up when it comes to determining what the ideal stock level would be across all of the sales channels and inventory locations.

    💰 Series A

    $12M

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    GGV Capital
  6. Sep 21
  7. Business Canvas, a Korea-based document management SaaS company, closes $2.5M seed round

    techcrunch.com - The seed round will be used for accelerating product development and the global launch of an open beta for its AI-powered document management platform. The company opened an office in Santa Clara, California this year to spur its global expansion.

    🌱 Seed

    $2.5M

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    Mirae Asset Venture Investment
  8. Sep 20
  9. Flippa.com, the go-to global marketplace to buy and sell online businesses, gets a AU$15M funding

    medium.com - Flippa was founded in Melbourne in 2009 by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz. If their names sound familiar, they are serial marketplace entrepreneurs, having also founded Sitepoint.com, and 99designs, a former Accel company. Long before our investment, Flippa invented this form of digital commerce, and amazingly has built a clear leadership position in this category, completely bootstrapped.

    💰 Series A

    $10.9M

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    OneVentures
  10. Sep 17
  11. Ketch raises another $20M as demand grows for its privacy data control platform

    techcrunch.com - In 2020, Ketch introduced its data control platform for programmatic privacy, governance and security. The platform automates data control and consent management so that consumers’ privacy preferences are honored and implemented.

    💰 Series A

    $20M

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    Acrew Capital
  12. Sep 15
  13. News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion

    techcrunch.com - Founded in 2012 in Japan, the company launched to the U.S. in 2014 and expanded its local news footprint early last year. While the app’s content team includes former journalists, machine learning is used to pick which articles are shown to readers to personalize their experience. However, one of the app’s key differentiators is how it works to pop users’ “filter bubbles” through its “News From All Sides” feature, which allows its users to access news from across a range of political perspectives.

    💰 Series F

    $230M

    $2B

    Princeville Capital
  14. Sep 14
  15. Canva raises $200 million at a $40 billion valuation

    techcrunch.com - This round solidifies Canva as one of the most valuable private software companies out there, and it also propels the Australian tech scene forward. Co-founder and CEO Melanie Perkins and her team started working on Canva in 2012, and launched the product in 2013. The premise behind it was relatively simple, but the technology itself… not so much.

    💰 Series G

    $200M

    $40B

    T. Rowe Price
  16. Sep 13
  17. GrubMarket gobbles up $120M at a $1B+ pre-money valuation to take on the food supply chain

    techcrunch.com - GrubMarket got its start several years ago as one of many companies looking to provide a more efficient farm-to-table service. Tapping into a growing consumer interest in higher quality, and more traceable food, it saw an opportunity to build a platform to link up producers to the consumers, restaurants and grocery stores that were buying their products.

    💰 Series E

    $120M

    $1B

    Liberty Street Funds
  18. Sep 09
  19. Wisetack closes on $45M to bring ‘buy now, pay later’ to in-person services

    techcrunch.com - In a nutshell, the San Francisco-based startup helps in-person businesses offer financing to consumers. Wisetack is not the first company to do this, but what makes it different, according to co-founder and CEO Bobby Tzekin, is that it actually embeds financing options into software platforms that businesses have already built out and are using in their operations.

    💰 Series B

    $45M

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    Insight Partners
  20. Sep 08
  21. Notion Acquires Hyderabad-Based Automate.io; Sets Up India Base

    inc42.com - Automate.io will continue to operate independently after the acquisition, led by founder Ashok Reddy Gudibandla With the acquisition, Notion now has operations in Dublin, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, and Hyderabad Automate.io offers a workflow automation platform and an integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) product

    💰 Acquisition

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    Notion
  22. Sep 07
  23. Virtual meeting platform Vowel raises $13.5M, aims to cure meeting fatigue

    techcrunch.com - Vowel is launching a meeting operating system with tools like real-time transcription; integrated agendas, notes and action items; meeting analytics; and searchable, on-demand recordings of meetings. The company has a freemium business model and will also be rolling out a business plan this fall for $16 per user per month. Extra features will include advanced integrations, security and admin controls.

    💰 Series A

    $13.5M

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    Lobby Capital
  24. Sep 05
  25. Food sharing app OLIO raises $43M Series B, as the world switches on to the food waste crisis

    techcrunch.com - The brainchild of Clarke, a farmer’s daughter who couldn’t stand seeing food go to waste, OLIO now has over five million users of the app who have shared 25 million portions of food (equivalent to taking 75 million car miles off the road) and three million non-food items, all saved from the garbage dump. Half of all food added to the app is requested within 21 minutes of posting, says the company.

    💰 Series B

    $43M

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    VNV Global
  26. Sep 03
  27. Barbershop technology startup theCut sharpens its platform with new $4.5M round

    techcrunch.com - The app also enables barbers, perhaps for the first time, to have a list of clients and keep notes and photos of hair styles, as well as track visits and spending. By providing payments, barbers can also leverage digital trends to provide additional services and extras to bring in more revenue. On the customer side, there is a search function with barber profile, photos of their work, ratings and reviews, a list of service offerings and pricing.

    💰 Series A

    $4.5M

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    Nextgen Venture Partners
  28. Customer experience startup Clootrack raises $4M, helps brands see through their customers’ eyes

    techcrunch.com - Clootrack is a real-time customer experience analytics platform that helps brands understand why customers stay or churn. Shameel Abdulla and Subbakrishna Rao, who both come from IT backgrounds, founded the company in 2017 after meeting years prior at Jiffstore, Abdulla’s second company that was acquired in 2015.

    💰 Series A

    $4M

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    Inventus Capital India
  29. Sep 02
  30. Insurify, a ‘virtual insurance agent,’ raises $100M Series B

    techcrunch.com - Insurify has built a machine learning-based virtual insurance agent that integrates with more than 100 carriers to digitize — and personalize — the insurance shopping experience. There are others in the insurtech space, but none that we know of currently tackling home, auto and life insurance. For example, Jerry, which has raised capital twice this year, is focused mostly on auto insurance, although it does have a home product.

    💰 Series B

    $100M

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    Motive Partners
  31. Jeeves raises $57m for expense management platform

    www.finextra.com - The round was led by CRV with participation from Tencent, Silicon Valley Bank, Alkeon Capital Management, Soros Fund Management and angels including basketball star Kevin Durant and Monzo founder Tom Blomfield. Jeeves has built an all-in-one expense management platform for startups in global markets, providing underwriting, 30 days of credit in local currency and the payment rails for any business spend across countries and currencies.

    💰 Series B

    $57M

    $500M

    CRV
  32. Callin, David Sacks’ ‘social podcasting’ app, launches and announces a $12M Series A round

    techcrunch.com - As live audio becomes more and more popular, co-founders David Sacks (former COO of PayPal and CEO of Yammer) and Axel Ericsson sought to combine social audio and podcasting into one seamless app. The resulting app Callin launches today on iOS with an announcement of $12 million in Series A funding co-led by Sequoia, Goldcrest, and Craft Ventures, where Sacks is a founder and partner.

    💰 Series A

    $12M

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    Sequoia Capital
  33. Sep 01
  34. General Catalyst, Abstract back Wanderlog’s $1.5M round for collaborative travel

    techcrunch.com - Twin brothers Harry Yu and Peter Xu grew up traveling all over, an aspect of their lives that continued even into their careers. What they didn’t enjoy was figuring out all the logistics, which has become more difficult during the pandemic: vacations that could be taken quickly now require more planning and even reservations.

    🌱 Seed

    $1.5M

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    General Catalyst
  35. Aug 31
  36. Octane banks $2M for flexible billing software

    techcrunch.com - Software billing startup Octane announced Tuesday that it raised $2 million on a post-money valuation of $10 million to advance its pay-as-you-go billing software.

    💰 Series B

    $2M

    $10M

    Basis Set Ventures
  37. Aug 27
  38. Discourse Announces $20m Series A Investment by Pace Capital and First Round Capital

    blog.discourse.org - It’s been quite a journey since our seed foundation in 2012 and the launch of Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Incorporated. In that time, the company has grown from 4 to 54 people, from $0 to over $10 million per year in revenue, and from 0 to 31,000 Discourse instances. You might say we’re a ten year overnight success.

    💰 Series A

    $20M

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    Pace Capital
  39. Aug 04
  40. Employee Healthcare Platform Onsurity Raises $16 Mn In Series A Round

    www.entrepreneur.com - Onsurity, a monthly employee health benefits platform for SMBs and startups, has announced on Wednesday to have raised $16 million in a Series A round of funding led by leading fintech investor Quona Capital, alongside existing investors like Nexus Venture Partners. The round also saw participation from healthcare entrepreneur Vivek Garipalli of Clover Healthcare.

    💰 Series A

    $16M

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    Quona Capital
  41. May 28
  42. Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind Networks, Adding AI-Driven Marketing Automation to Integrated Mortgage Technology Ecosystem

    www.prnewswire.com - Close More Loans & Build your Pipeline with Surefire CRM. Enterprise Marketing Automation & Compliance, Award Winning Content, Email, Text, Phone & Print

    💰 Acquisition

    $250M

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    Black Knight