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Today we highlight future unicorns and next post will focus on the important exits!

• Inpria, a Corvallis, Ore.-based provider of high-resolution photoresists, raised $23.5 million in funding. Samsung Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including ALIADApplied Ventures, Intel Capital and JSR Corp.

• Stellapps Technologies Pvt, an India-based dairy IoT company, raised Series A funding of an undisclosed amount. Investors include Blume Ventures, Venture Highway, and Binny Bansal.

• Darktrace, a U.K.-based cybersecurity startup that uses artificial intelligence to identify and block digital attacks, raised $75 million in Series D funding at a post-money valuation of $825 million. Insight Venture Partners led the round. Existing investors including Summit Partners, KKR, and TenEleven Ventures participated. Read more at Fortune.

• Movilea Brazil-based mobile content and commerce platform developer, raised $53 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include Naspers and Innova Capital. 

• HyTrust, Inc, a Mountain View, Calif.-based workload security provider, raised $36 million in funding. Advance Venture Partners led the round.

• Advanced Microgrid Solutions, a San Francisco-based provider of distributed energy resources and energy storage assets, raised more than $34 million in Series B funding. Energy Impact PartnersSouthern Company and DBL Partners led the round, and were joined by investors including GE VenturesAGL Energy Limited, and Macquarie Capital.

• Lastline, a Redwood City, Calif.-based malware protection platform developer, raised $28.5 million in Series C funding. Thomvest Ventures led the round.

• Allurion Technologies, a Wellesley, Mass.-based developer of an intragastric balloon for weight loss, raised $27 million in Series C funding. Romulus Capital led the round, and was joined by Cogepa Investments and IDO Investments.

• NewLeaf Symbiotics, a St. Louis, Mo.-based agricultural biotech company, raised $24 million in Series C funding. Monsanto Growth Ventures and Otter Capital led the round, and were joined by Lewis & Clark VenturesRockport CapitalPangaea Ventures and Open Prairie Ventures.

• AutoLotto, a San Francisco-based mobile lottery ticket management service, raised $17 million in Series A funding. Investors include Jason PortBruce Gibney and Ben Narasin, and Aurum Partners.

• Ephesoft Inc, a Laguna Hills, Calif.-based developer of document capture and analytics solutions, raised $15 million in Series A funding. Mercato Partnersled the round.

• Intuition Robotics, an Israel-based developer of social companion technologies, raised $14 million in Series A funding. The Toyota Research Institute led the round. Other investors include OurCrowdiRobotManiv MobilityTerra Venture Partners, and Bloomberg Beta.

• Engage3, a competitive intelligence and consumer engagement company with offices in Davis, Calif. and Scottsdale, Ariz., raised $12 million in Series B funding. Kayne NewRoad Ventures Fund II led the round, and was joined by Pereg VenturesMoneta Ventures and Dale Carlsen.

• CellTrak Technologies, a Schaumburg, Ill.-based provider of care delivery management solutions, raised over $11 million in funding. Investors include Boathouse Capital and MK Capital.

• Buoyant, a San Francisco-based developer of open source software for cloud-native applications, raised $10.5 million in Series A funding. Benchmark Capital led the round, and was joined by Twitter AngelsA Capital VenturesData CollectiveFuel CapitalSV Angel, and the Webb Investment Network.

• Yamibuy, a City of Industry, Calif.-based e-commerce site for Asian snacks, beauty products, health supplements and home appliances, raised $10 million in Series A funding. GGV Capital led the round, and was joined by New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc and K2VC.

• Agricool, a France-based company that grows food products in shipping containers, raised $9.1 million (€8 million) in funding round from Jacques-Antoine GranjonThibault ElziereHenri Seydoux and Daphni, according to TechCrunch. Read more.

• Velan Studios, a Troy, N.Y.-based game studio, raised $7 million in funding from Velan Ventures, according to VentureBeat.

• Telestax, an Austin, Texas-based provider of real-time communications, raised $4.7 million in funding. LiveOak Venture Partners led the round.

• Universal Beauty Group, a France-based provider of natural beauty products, raised 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million) in funding from Audacia.

• Gencove, a New York-based genome sequencing technology developer, raised $1 million in seed funding. Investors include Third Kind Venture CapitalVersion One VenturesRefactor Capital, and SV Angel.

• Evy Tea, a Boston, Mass.-based maker of all-natural cold brew teas, raised $1 million in seed funding. Notudis Ventures and Campitor Investments co-led the round. The funding was raised on CircleUp.

• Dashu Finance, a China-based small and micro-loan startup, raised $118 million in Series C funding. PAG and Primavera Capital led the round, and were joined by Sequoia Capital China and China Everbright Limited.

• Stiletto Manufacturing, a Columbia, N.C.-based boat maker, raised $12.5 million in Series A funding. Capital Nexus LLC led the round.

• Josh.ai, a Denver-based maker of a voice activated home automation system, raised $11 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. The investors were not named.

• Choice Peta Stamford, Conn.-based pet retailer, raised $2.7 million in funding from Petros Partners.

• Cargo Systems Inc.a New York City-based rideshare retail service, raised $1.75 million in funding from Techstars Ventures, Rosecliff VenturesFontinalis Partners, and Detroit Venture Partners.

• Matcherino, a Seattle-based eSports crowdfunding platform, raised $1.5 million in funding. Investors include Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, and Seven Peaks Ventures.

• Vidcode, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based video coding platform, raised $1.5 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include ZhenFundRethink Education, NYU VenturesCoVentureEvan Korth SyndicateStephano KimCherry Ventures, and BrainPOPRead more.

• Locum’s Nest, a U.K.-based platform that connects NHS hospitals with temporary healthcare professionals, raised 1.1 million pounds ($1.4 million) in funding. Albion Capital led the round.

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