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EDITORS NOTE: Today we focus on recent SaaS deals. Here are the keywords for us today: SaaS, SaaSWorks, Rimilia, Talage, Powell Software, EquityBee, Spectrum Equity, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins, KKR Global Impact Fund SCSp,
SAAS DEAL FLOW
- SaaSWorks, a Boston, MA-based company that delivers operational solutions for scaling SaaS businesses, raised $5m in funding. The round was led by Conversion Venture Capital with participation from unnamed SaaS CEOs, CFOs and executives.
- Talage, a Reno, Nevada-based SaaS-based digital insurance platform, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Merus Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Calibrate Ventures, WTI and Hallador Investment Advisors.
- Rimilia, a U.K.-based SaaS-based fintech company, raised $15 million in funding. Investors include Eight – Roads Ventures, Kennet Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank.
- Attentive, a personalized mobile messaging SaaS platform for brands, raised $70 million in Series C funding. Sequoia and IVP co-led the round and were joined by investors including Eniac Ventures and NextView Ventures.
- SimScale, a Germany-based provider of a SaaS application for engineering simulation, today raised €27 million ($29.8 million) in Series C funding. Insight Partners led the round and was joined by investors including Earlybird, Union Square Ventures, June Fund, Vito Ventures, Bayern Kapital, and High-Tech Gründerfonds.
- Powell Software, a digital workplace, and intranet SaaS software provider raised $16 million in funding. Level Equity and Cap Horn co-led the round.
- Partnerize, a U.K.-based SaaS partner automation platform, raised $50 million in funding. Accel-KKR led the round.
FUNDS WE KNOW (KNEW)
- Apax Partners agreed to acquire Cadence Education, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based provider of early childhood education in North America, from Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
- Nova Credit, a cross-border consumer credit reporting startup, raised $50 million in funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round and was joined by investors including Canapi Ventures and existing investors Index Ventures, General Catalyst, Nyca Partners, Sound Ventures, Alex Rodriguez and U2 guitarist the Edge.
- Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, today announced it raised a total of $93 million in its Series C funding round. The round was led by blisce/, with participation from Waverley Capital and Times Bridge – the global investments and partnerships arm of The Times Group of India – and existing investors The Chernin Group, Spectrum Equity, and Advancit Capital. The new funding includes $53 million of equity from participating investors and $40 million of debt capital from Pacific Western Bank.
- EquityBee, a Los Angeles-based startup that helps employees with stock options funding, raised $6.6 million in funding. Group11 led the round and was joined by investors including Battery Ventures and LocalGlobe.
- Snowflake, a San Mateo, Calif.-based cloud-based data warehouse company, raised $479 million at a $12.4 billion valuation. Dragoneer Investment Group led the round and was joined by investors including Salesforce Ventures, Altimeter Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Sutter Hill Ventures.
- Cherre, a New York-based real estate data, and analytics platform, raised $16 million in funding. Intel Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Navitas Capital, Carthona Capital, Zigg Capital, Dreamit Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank.
- Worlds, a Dallas-based spatial AI company spun out of Hypergiant Sensory Sciences, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Align Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Chevron Technology Ventures, PIVA, and Hypergiant Industries.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
- KKR, a New York-based global investment firm, raised $1.3 billion for its KKR Global Impact Fund SCSp.
- Global bank Citi launched a $150m impact fund designed to make equity investments in private sector companies that have a positive impact on society
- Praetorian, an Austin-based cybersecurity company, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Investors include Bill Wood Ventures and McKinsey & Company.
PRESS RELEASE PICKED BY EDITOR
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final closing of KKR Global Impact Fund SCSp (“KKR Global Impact” or the “Fund”), a $1.3 billion fund dedicated to investment opportunities in companies whose core business models provide commercial solutions to an environmental or social challenge.