Daily startup funding digest
Everyday, we monitor funding raised by startups from around the globe. Below are the top startup funding news stories.
Dallas Home Repair Startup Raises $2M for Texas Expansion. Dallas-based startup Fixd is aiming at disrupting the home repair and warranty business with its Fix app. The company announced it has raised $2 million in seed money so it can expand to Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. With its Fixd app, homeowners can find qualified professionals for repairs and installations just by swiping on the screen. It’s a one-stop shop for professionals for air conditioning.
Chicago-based Enterprise IT Startup Raised $2.4 Million. Heretik, a Chicago-based software company, has completed $2.4 million in seed investement financing. The startup plans to use the funding to expand its sales, marketing, and customer success teams, support its key international partnerships, and accelerate its product offering through the Relativity platform. The seed investment was led by Corazon Capital, with participation from Chicago Ventures and Relativity Capital.
Fitt, the fitness startup by former Googlers and Qubit founders raises £2.4m in funding. Fiit, a UK-based fitness startup co-founded by ex-Googlers and founders of data analytics company Qubit, has raised £2.4m in seed investment to launch early next year. Fiit is an online platform that allows subscribers to choose from a large variety of specialist classes taught by some of the world’s top fitness instructors.
Bethesda-based cybersecurity training startup Ataata has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Bethesda, Marylad–based cybersecurity training startup Ataata has raised $3 million in Series A funding, the company announced on Tuesday morning. The funding will be used to speed product development. This round of funding was led by Next Frontier Capital, a venture firm based in Bozeman, Montana. Additional investors included TEDCO, 2M, SaaS Ventures and ARRA Capital
IT startup ManageCore raises $751,000. IT startup ManageCore LLC has raised $751,000 from Brookfield-based private equity firm Blackthorne Partners Ltd. The new financing will be used to enhance sales, marketing and staff.
Carbon to Raise $200M in Series D Funding. Carbon, a Redwood City, California-based digital 3D manufacturing company, held the first closing in a total raise of $200m in Series D funding. The company will use the funding to continue to expand operations and its development efforts as well as its business reach.
China’s Didi Chuxing raises $4 billion more for AI, international expansion and electric vehicles. China’s top ride-hailing company, Didi Chuxing, said it has raised $4 billion in new capital to support international expansion and range of new initiatives.
Nigerian agritech startup Farmcrowdy raised $1 million seed investment round. Farmcrowdy has raised $1 million seed investment round from from Cox Enterprises, Techstars Ventures, Social Capital, Hallett Capital and Right-Side Capital; as well as angel investors Tyler Scriven, Michael Cohn, Josephine Group, FC Agro Allied SPV and Dr. Christof Walter. Farmcrowdy is a digital agritech startup that is revolutionizing the local agriculture sector by connecting small-scale farmers with Nigerian sponsors from locally, from the US and UK who invest in farm cycles.