Services

Class clasps $105m in series B round
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has led a round that took the Salesforce Ventures-backed online classroom tool provider's overall funding to more than $160m.
DuoLingo brings in $521m IPO
CapitalG sold $36.3m of shares in an upsized offering for the language learning app developer, which saw its shares rise 36% on their first day.
Droom drives to $200m pre-IPO round
The Beenos, Toyota Tsusho and Digital Garage-backed second-hand car marketplace has secured the first portion of a $200m round at a reported $1.2bn valuation.
Landis houses $165m in series A funding
Roc Nation's Arrive unit participated in a debt and equity round that boosted the home rental-to-mortgage service provider's total financing to $182m.
Kufner nets Nemetschek role
Construction design software producer Nemetschek has hired Tanja Kufner to be its focal point for innovation.
Daily Deal Round Up: July 27, 2021
SAP.io took part in email software provider Sedna's $34m series B round while Byju's picked up BCC-backed learning app developer Toppr in a deal reportedly sized at about $150m.
Rising Stars Q&A – Steve Deutsch, MSVC
Q&A with Steve Deutsch, investment principal, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
PropertyGuru to build $1.35bn reverse merger
The REA Group-backed real estate marketplace is set to carry out a reverse takeover at a $1.35bn valuation almost two years after it withdrew its attempt to float in Australia.

Other News

Byju’s buys Epic for $500m
Rakuten is exiting the online reading platform developer in a $500m acquisition by online education provider Byju’s following $50m in funding.
Analysis: HR tech gains momentum
Our data suggest that valuations in the HR tech space are picking up. Two deals stories from last week confirm the trend.
Daily Deal Round Up: July 23, 2021
Branding services provider Tailor Brands raised $50m in a GoDaddy-led series C round while Orix is set to exit hiring software developer PandoLogic in a $150m acquisition.
VTex veers to $361m IPO
The SoftBank-backed e-commerce services platform developer listed on the New York Stock Exchange, pricing the shares above their range.
Daily Deal Round Up: July 22, 2021
Several corporates backed a $68m series D round for microbiome drug developer Vedanta Biosciences while grooming brand owner Pangaea raised the same amount from investors including Unilever.
SmartRecruiters secures $110m in series E funding
The Salesforce-backed recruitment managemeent software provider was valued at $1.5bn in a round that pushed its overall funding past $200m.

Editor's Picks

Zomato sets out $1.25bn IPO
The Ant Group, Info Edge and Delivery Hero-backed restaurant listings and food delivery app operator is floating in a dual listing, having secured $562m from anchor investors yesterday.
Full Truck Alliance parks itself in public markets
SoftBank, Tencent, Alphabet and Baidu-backed trucking services marketplace Full Truck Alliance has gone public in an offering sized at close to $1.57bn.
Thumbtack drums up $275m
CapitalG helped the domestic services marketplace almost double its valuation to $3.2bn in a round that boosted its total funding to nearly $700m.
Byju’s ties up $340m
The Tencent, Naspers and BCC-backed educational course provider secured the funding at a $16.5bn valuation, adding to $1bn it raised in April.
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