Digital creator platforms raise big rounds

In a bid to make freelancing pay better, two startups have raised large rounds to build up marketplaces for digital creators. Patreon, a platform that offers a paid membership program for creators, announced a $60 million Series D. And Substack, a startup that makes it easy to start a paid newsletter, sealed up a $15.3 million Series A.

100 Thieves takes off with $35M

The esports boom is rolling along this summer as 100 Thieves, a popular esports team, closed a $35 million Series B round led by Artist Capital Management. The financing brings total funding for the three-year-old, Los Angeles company to around $60 million.

Three tech IPOs are on deck this week

Three tech companies are poised to make their U.S public market debuts this week: Phreesia, a provider of patient intake software, Medallia, the customer experience SaaS company, and DouYou, a China-based game streaming outlet. Crunchbase News takes a look at how their respective numbers line up.

Wave raises $5.6M for guided meditation

Wave, a startup working on a subscription-based meditation app and pillow, just raised $5.65 million in seed funding. The funding comes as more startups in the meditation space are scaling up with sizable rounds.

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TC Sessions: Enterprise, September 5

At TC Sessions: Enterprise (Sept 5) in San Francisco, you’ll discover everything from what the huge conglomerates are looking for in startups they acquire to how machine learning will change the face of this category. Plus, you’ll hear from the biggest names in enterprise like SAP, Atlassian, Google, VMware, AI Fund, Box, Capital One, and more. Today is the last day to get your 2-for-1 tickets.

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