WeMaintain calls £26m Series B funding
WeMaintain, the lift and escalator maintenance firm based in Paris and London, has raised €30m (£26m) in Series B funding. Red River West, BPIFrance Digital Ventures and Swiss Immo Lab all participated with Series A backer Eurazeo coming in again. The raise follows WeMaintain’s acquisition of fire alarm solutions company Shokly helping WeMaintain to roll out internationally.
Floward arranges £20m Series B round
Flower and gift delivery service Floward has raised £19.8m in a Series B funding round led by Saudi Arabian venture capital firm STV alongside fellow Saudi VC Impact46. Floward currently operates in 20 cities spanning across six countries including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and most recently the UK.
Hiber loads £11m Series A round
EQT Ventures has led a $15m (£11m) Series A funding round for Hiber AB, a platform which enables people without coding skills to create interactive 3D experiences. This brings Hiber’s total funding to almost $20m, which it will use to grow its social entertainment network Hiber. New investor CMT Digital participated in the round alongside existing investors Luminar Ventures, Bumble Ventures, Konvoy Ventures and Sybo.
VividQ raises further £11m seed round
Deep technology company VividQ, a software and IP developer for holography, has announced a seed extension round of £11m. To date, the Cambridge headquartered business has secured over £17m in funding. The latest investment was led by UTokyo IPC, the venture investment arm for the University of Tokyo, which was joined by Foresight Williams Technology, a joint collaboration between Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering; Japanese Miyako Capital; Austrian APEX Ventures; and Silicon Valley’s R42 Group.
Virti gets top marks with £7m seed round
Digital training platform Virti has raised $10m (£7.3m) in a Series A funding round. The round was led by deeptech investors IQ Capital and joined by other investors Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The funding will enable Virti to expand overseas and continue its research and development.
Thursday swipes right on £3m investment
Online dating app Thursday has raised £2.5m from investors including Monzo founder Tom Blomfield. Thursday is an app that is only active for 24 hours a week, which encourages users to match, chat and swap numbers to go on a date that Thursday evening.
The firm set out to raise £1.25m, which it did within four days and closed the £2.5m fundraising round with £2.5m within five days.
Boundless breaks free with £2m
Digital HR platform Boundless, designed for remote workers, has raised €2.5 (£2.1m) in seed funding, co-led by Ada Ventures and FYRFLY. Its clients include tech start-up Stark, cloud computing business Transparity and publicly traded media company Next15.
Thymia closes £780,000 seed round
Depression assessment and monitoring platform Thymia has raised a $1.1m (£780,000) in pre-seed to scale its platform. Kodori AG and Calm/Storm co-led the round, which was also joined by Form Ventures and included backing from Entrepreneur First.
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