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Wallet provider Ledger raises $380M to welcome DeFi ecosystem

from cointelegraph Following a dramatic increase in its revenues in the first quarter, the cryptocurrency security and infrastructure company Ledger completed a new fundraising round led by 10T Holdings. Known for its Ledger Nano S and Nano X hardware wallets, Ledger announced the completion of a $380-million Series C fundraising round, which gave the company a valuation[…]

The Briefing: Zomato Files For IPO, Boundless Bio Raises $105M, And More

From Crunchbase News India’s Zomato Files For IPO Gurgaon, India-based food delivery service Zomato has filed to raise up to $1.1 billion in an initial public offering of shares to list on Indian stock exchanges NSE and BSE. Founded in 2008, Zomato has previously raised at least $2.1 billion in known funding, per Crunchbase data.  Major backers include Ant Group, Tiger[…]

UiPath Shares Climb On First Day Of Trading

From CrunchBase News  Shares of New York-based UiPath rose significantly on the first day of trading Wednesday, hitting $70.72 before eventually settling at $69 at market close. UiPath priced shares at $56 on Tuesday — just above its expected price range of $52 to $54 per share. The pricing allowed the company to raise approximately $1.34 billion[…]

Mergers & Money: Darktrace’s Upcoming IPO Could Light Way For More Cybersecurity Offerings

From Crunchbase News Last year proved there is significant public investor appetite for tech IPOs; from Snowflake to Airbnb to, investors welcomed both consumer- and enterprise-facing innovation. However, the IPO floodgates seemed well boarded when it came to cybersecurity. TELOS and Plurilock were the only venture-backed cybersecurity firms to hit the public market last year. So what might 2021 look like for cyber[…]

Coinbase mints $85.8B valuation in public debut

From PitchBoook  Coinbase‘s long-awaited direct listing on the Nasdaq marked a watershed moment for the crypto industry, which is experiencing a Wall Street welcoming after years outside the financial mainstream. Coinbase was valued at $85.8 billion on a fully diluted basis at Wednesday’s closing price of $328.28 per share, representing the largest-ever direct listing and[…]


TuSimple raises $1.3B+ in first autonomous vehicle IPO

From PitchBook The stock market has welcomed its first self-driving vehicle company: TuSimple crossed the milestone after ringing the bell at the Nasdaq exchange on Thursday. The company raised more than $1.35 billion after selling 33.8 million shares at $40 apiece. The stock ended its first day unchanged from the IPO price, giving TuSimple a fully diluted[…]

Coinbase Floats All Crypto Boats With Wall Street on Notice

From Bloomberg  After Coinbase Global Inc. hit a valuation above $100 billion Wednesday, the question for the broader crypto world is, Who’s next? BlockFi Inc., a crypto-lending startup, and Kraken, a competing exchange with Coinbase, are two U.S. firms in the $2.2 trillion cryptocurrency market that are considering going public. The rise of Bitcoin and other digital[…]


The Zebra Becomes A Unicorn With $150M Series D

From Crunchbase Daily In the complex world of insurance, The Zebra wants to bring simplicity and transparency. The Austin-based company, which operates an insurance comparison site, raised $150 million in Series D funding, led by an unnamed investor. Joining the round were a group of investors, including Weatherford Capital, as well as Accel, which led the company’s $38.5 million Series C last[…]

Here’s Who’s Gone Public in 2021 (So Far)

From Crunchbase Daily In past years, we’ve mostly covered venture-backed tech and tech-ish IPOs in this perennial list of startups going public. Occasionally, a direct listing here and there would make the list, but the vast majority of companies going public were doing so through a traditional IPO. This year looks like it will be a[…]

Crypto startups post record quarter as opportunities abound

From PitchBook   Helmed by CEO Brian Armstrong, Coinbase has become the blockchain sector’s biggest success story and one of its most active investors. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images)   After a yearslong winter for digital currencies, it’s spring fever for blockchain deals. Venture capital investment in cryptocurrency and blockchain startups hit a record $3 billion in[…]