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Luckin Coffee

$150M / Series B

Luckin Coffee is a Chinese coffee brand and professional coffee service provider.

Categories:

Commerce and Shopping · Food and Beverage · Coffee · Retail

Founders:

Jenny Qian Zhiya

Investors:

CICC, GIC, Dazheng Capital, + 2 more

CloudGenix

$65M / Series C

CloudGenix, is a network provider that helps businesses manage cloud infrastructure.

Categories:

Consumer Electronics · Hardware · Information Technology · Internet Services · Privacy and Security · Software · Computer · Enterprise Software · Internet · Network Hardware · Security

Founders:

Mani Ramasamy, Venkataraman Anand, Navneet Yadav, Kumar Ramachandran

Investors:

CRV, ClearSky, Intel Capital, + 2 more

Pilot

$40M / Series B

Pilot provides bookkeeping services from start to finish for startups and small businesses.

Categories:

Financial Services · Professional Services · Software · Accounting · FinTech · SaaS

Founders:

Jeff Arnold, Jessica McKellar, Waseem Daher

Investors:

Index Ventures (Lead), Stripe (Lead)

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Bankin $23M / Series B
Unqork $22M / Series A Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments
Zapata Computing $21M / Series A Prelude Ventures, LLC, Comcast Ventures
Innovapptive $16M / Series A Tiger Global Management
Phantom Auto $14M / Series A Bessemer Venture Partners
Adverity 11M EUR / Series B Felix Capital
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