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1. NYC and Paris-based Contentsquare, a customer experience analytics platform, has raised $500 million in a Series E funding. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the round and was joined by iEurazeo, Bpifrance, KKR, Canaan, Highland Europe and BlackRock. The company’s platform analyzes customer behaviors via web, mobile and app interaction and provides recommendations for increasing revenue and engagement. ( (VentureBeat)

2. NYC’s Forter, an e-commerce fraud prevention platform, has raised $300 million in a Series F funding at a $3 billion valuation. NYC’s Tiger Global led the round and was joined by Third Point Ventures, Adage Capital Management, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, March Capital, NewView Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Scale Venture Partners. Forter’s platform uses machine learning to detect and prevent fraud in online retail transactions. ( (TechCrunch)

3. NYC’s AnyClip, a video search and analytics platform, has raised $47 million in a venture funding round. JVP led the round and was joined by La Maison and Bank Mizrahi. AnyClip’s platform combines AI with more standard search tools to provide better video analytics for content providers. ( (TVNewsCheck)

4. NYC’s Solidus Labs, a crypto risk monitoring company, has raised $20 million in a Series A round. Evolution Equity Partners led the round and was joined by Hanaco Ventures, 645 ventures, FTX, Avon Ventures, former CFTC chair Chris Giancarlo and former SEC commissioner Troy Paredes. The company’s surveillance and risk-monitoring software can detect manipulation across cryptocurrency trading platforms. ( (TechCrunch)

5. NYC’s Kinema, a social cinema platform, has raised $2 million in a seed funding. Investors included Kindred Ventures, Lupa System, Galaxy Interactive and I2BF Global Ventures. The company seeks to expand access to engaging film via a network of screening hosts, filmmakers and film goers. Kinema was launched out of NYC startup studio Human Ventures. ( (Hollywood Reporter)

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7. Brooklyn’s Etsy is buying Depop, a UK-based, Gen Z-oriented, secondhand shopping app. The purchase price is $1.6 billion. More than 90 percent of Depop’s users are under 26, while Etsy’s own users are firmly millennial, with a median age for sellers of around 39. Depop’s revenues doubled last year to $70 million, mostly generated from sales commissions.( ( (The Verge)

8. NYC’s Bowery Farming, an indoor vertical farming startup, has raised $300 million in a Series C financing. Fidelity Management & Research Company led the round valuing the company at $2.3 billion with participation by GV (Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, Temasek, Groupe Artémis, Amplo, Gaingels, Chris Paul, Natalie Portman, Chef José Andrés and Justin Timberlake. Bowery, which provides fresh produce sold at more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, leverages computer vision and machine learning to monitor plant growth at its indoor farms. ( (PR Newswire)

9. NYC’s Snappy, a corporate gifting platform, has raised $70 million in a Series C funding. GGV Capital led the round and was joined by 83North, Saban Ventures and Hearst Ventures. The company’s platform has been used by companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, Comcast, and Uber to send more than one million corporate gifts in the last six months. ( (BusinessWire)

10. NYC’s Spokn, a podcasting platform, has raised $4 million in a seed funding. Investors included NEA, Y Combinator, Reach Capital, Funders Club, Liquid2, Share Capital, SOMA Capital, Scribble VC and Hack VC. Spokn’s platform is focused on the use of podcasts for internal corporate communication. ( (TechCrunch)

11. NYC’s Tibles, an NFT marketplace, has raised $1.14 million in a seed funding. Dapper Labs led the round and was joined by Multicoin Capital, CoinFund and Warburg Serres Investments. Tibles pays a licensing fee to brands, which allows the company to create digital collectibles such as trading cards, comic books, stickers or multimedia objects. ( (Forbes)


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