July 17-July 22 funding roundup: Futurerent, ChemCloud, and more

– presents the main startup fundraisers this week:


How much: $9 million

Speakers: Led by OIF Ventures, with other investors including BridgeLane, Mulpha International, iPartners, MFO Investments and Second Century Ventures.

Futurerent gives real estate investors up to $100,000 in upfront rent within two business days. Using the platform, real estate investors request over $2 million in advance rent each month to help fund deposits on additional properties, renovations and general withdrawals.

mx51 (B-series)

How much: $32.5 million

Speakers: Major existing investors including Mastercard, Acorn Capital, Commencer Capital, Rampersand and Artesian participated in the latest financing.

mx51 enables banks, acquirers and merchants to stay ahead of rapidly evolving payment technologies.


How much: AU$1.2 million

Speakers: Led by Dovetail, and including other investors such as Startmate

ChemCloud digitizes the chemical industry supply chain by making it easier for operators to find, buy and sell chemical raw materials. The startup will use the funds to further develop the digital platform while strengthening the team by hiring in sales and customer success.

Contentsquare (F-series)

How much: $600 million

Speakers: Led by Sixth Street Growth, which joins new and existing investors Bpifrance, Canaan, Eurazeo, Highland Europe, KKR, LionTree, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock.

Contentsquare will use the capital to increase investments in innovation, both organically. Through mergers and acquisitions, support long-term growth in key markets, expand into new territories, and have greater impact in areas where it can make a difference, including digital accessibility, privacy and security. sustainability.

Australian biotech incubator CUREator announces first round of funding to support life science breakthroughs

CUREator, Australia’s national biotechnology incubator, has announced that it will invest $17.4 million in initiatives addressing global health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The incubator encourages and accelerates the development of Australian biotech technologies, having supported 23 initiatives in six states and territories.

The oversubscription of the first round of the three-year incubator highlights the shortfall and demand for seed funding and research translation support to nurture the next generation of Australian biomedical discoveries.

The CUREator team is also organizing a national tour to meet researchers and life science start-ups interested in applying. More information, dates and registration can be found here.


How much: $5 million

Speakers: The starting round includes Crush Ventures. The round also includes strategic angels such as Paul Yook, Deborah Dugan, CEO of Beyond Type 1 and former CEO of Product (RED) and The Recording Academy of Music; Spencer Baim, Chief Brand Officer at Kinship, former CCO of VICE Media; Ernie Pomeranz, former CFO of Moderna; Jason Ve, Head of Comics/Brand Partnerships at 88rising; and Gene Salomon, partner at leading entertainment law firm Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

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