BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.02.26 SaaS


KEYWORDS: SaaS, LinkSquares, Teikametrics, Whatfix, Envisage Technologies, Talage, SimScale, Oxx, The Polaris Growth Fund, TransACT Communications, Jump Capital, WorkLife Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Craft Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Eight Roads Ventures,

RECENTLY FUNDED SAAS DEALS

  • LinkSquares, a Boston, MA-based provider a comprehensive AI-powered SaaS contract management and analysis tool, raised $14.5m in Series A financing led by Jump Capital.
  • Pipe, a Los Angeles-based financing platform for SaaS companies, raised $6 million in seed funding. Craft Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Fika Ventures, MaC Ventures, Naval Ravikant, WorkLife Ventures, Liquid2, and The Weekend Fund. 
  • Teikametrics, a Boston, MA-based SaaS provider of AI-powered optimization for brands and sellers on Amazon and Walmart, closed a $15m strategic funding.
  • Whatfix, a San Jose, Calif.-based SaaS platform for digital adoption, raised $32 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital India led the round and was joined by investors including Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, and Cisco Investments.
  • Envisage Technologies, a Bloomington, Indiana-based SaaS provider of public safety training and compliance management systems, received a growth equity investment from Norwest Venture Partners.
  • 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.
  • Huntress, a Ellicott City, Md.-based SaaS managed detection and response (MDR) provider for managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs), raised $18m in Series A funding.
  • 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.
  • TransparentBusiness, a NYC-based provider of a SaaS people management platform, completed its second round of financing.
  • 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.

OTHER SAAS DEAL NEWS

  • Oxx, a London, UK, and Stockholm, Sweden-based focused B2B software investor, raised $133m to back Europe’s most promising SaaS companies from series A and beyond
  • The Polaris Growth Fund made an investment in TransACT Communications, a Lynwood, Wash-based SaaS provider of engagement, compliance and payment solutions for the education market. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

SAAS DEAL PRESS RELEASE

LinkSquares Secures $14.5 Million in New Financing Led by Jump Capital

Best-in-class AI-powered contract management tool will accelerate new functionality for in-house legal

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LinkSquares, provider of the fastest and most comprehensive AI-powered SaaS contract management and analysis tool, today announced it has raised $14.5 million in Series A financing led by Jump Capital. New investor First Ascent Ventures and existing investors MassMutual Ventures and Hyperplane Venture Capital also participated in the round. The company has raised $21.4 million to date, and will use the financing to expand its engineering, sales and product teams, as well as build out its solution portfolio.

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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200226005444/en/LinkSquares-Secures-14.5-Million-New-Financing-Led

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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 PartnersFinancial 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

KKR Closes $1.3 Billion Global Impact Fund, Fund to Invest in Solutions-Oriented Businesses, February 12, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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.

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