WellSaid Labs Raised $ 10 Million; Lula landed $ 18; Otter secured $ 23 million

Rooted: Rootly is a San Francisco-based startup developing an incident response solution within Slack. Rootly has just raised $ 3.2 million in seed funding. XYZ Venture Capital led the way, along with 8VC, Y Combinator and several individual tech executives. Continue reading

To repeat: Repeat is an LA-based product replenishment service that works with more than 60 CPG companies. Repeat has raised $ 6 million in Series A funding led by Battery Ventures with previous donors Mucker Capital and Harlem Capital. Continue reading

Smile identity: Smile Identity is an ID verification and KYC compliance software provider based in Oakland, California with a focus on Africa. Smile Identity has raised $ 7 million through a Series A financing jointly led by Costanoa Ventures and pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital. Continue reading

WellSaid Labs: WellSaid Labs is a Seattle-based startup whose tools create synthetic language that could be mistaken for reality. WellSaid Labs raised $ 10 million in Series A funding. FUSE led the round, along with previous investors Voyager, Qualcomm Ventures and Good friends. Continue reading

Censia: Censia is a talent intelligence technology company. Censia announced that it has raised $ 15 million in series A funding, headed by Marbruck investments. Continue reading

Lula: Lula is an insurance infrastructure startup based in Miami, Florida. Lula has raised $ 18 million in Series A funding jointly led by Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures, including SoftBank, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Shrug Capital, Bain Capital co-chair and Boston Celtics owners Steve Pagliuca and Andrew Wilkinson of Tiny Capital. Continue reading

Popshop Live: Popshop Live is an LA-based livestream shopping community. Popshop Live has raised $ 20 million in Series A funding on a post-money valuation of $ 100 million, according to TechCrunch. Benchmark led the round, which was attended by TQ Ventures, Mantis VC, Access Industries and SV Angel, as well as previous supporters Floodgate, Abstract Ventures and Long Journey Ventures. Continue reading

otter: Otter is a New York-based childcare marketplace that connects parents in need of childcare with staying home parents. Otter has raised $ 23 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. Other investors in the round include Abstract Ventures, Thrive Capital and former financier Andreessen Horowitz. Continue reading

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