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Aurora Solar acquires $ 250 million

Aurora Solar, a startup that uses aerial photography to evaluate solar installation projects, has reportedly raised $ 250 million in Series C funding to expand its platform.

Coatue led the financing with the participation of previous donors ICONIQ, Energize Ventures and Fifth Wall. Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, the company offers software for planning solar projects and presents its tools as a more cost-effective option compared to other methods.

– Joanna Glasner


Zip buys Twisto, Spotti: Zip, a Sydney-based online payment technology provider, announced that it has acquired Prague-based Twisto, a provider of buy-it-now offers for online consumer purchases, and Spotii, a Dubai-based new purchase of instant pay Later, take over.

– Joanna Glasner

Invoca buys AI Call Tracker DialogTech: Invoca, based in Santa Barbara, California, acquired DialogTech, based in Chicago, an AI-powered call tracking and analytics solution. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Invoca is a conversation intelligence platform that collects data from call activity. With this acquisition, Invoca is now pursuing sales in excess of $ 100 million. The company has more than 2,000 customers and more than 300 employees.

– Chris Metinko

Financing rounds

Fireflies Raises $ 14 Million For Meeting Notes: San Francisco-based Fireflies, an AI-enabled tool that records, transcribes, and searchable meeting notes, has reportedly raised $ 14 million in a Series A round led by Khosla Ventures.

– Joanna Glasner

Fintech and e-commerce

Stavvy banks $ 40M: Boston-based fintech Stavvy announced more than $ 40 million in Series A funding led by Morningside Technology Ventures. Stavvy develops platforms to manage security risks and eliminate fragmentation as well as increase speed, efficiency and transparency in lending and banking transactions. The company intends to use the new funds to expand its team.

Beacons brings in $ 6M: Beacons, a mobile website building platform, announced a $ 6 million seed funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The new capital will enable the San Francisco-based company to accelerate product development and discontinuation. Beacons works with brands to create personalized websites that promote content to direct followers across multiple social platforms via a single URL.

– Christine Hall

Health care

AcuityMD raises $ 7 million: AcuityMD, a Boston-based platform for commercializing and improving medical devices with data, claims it has closed a $ 7 million funding round led by Benchmark.

Docbot inks $ 4M: Docbot, an artificial intelligence technology company focused on gastrointestinal disease detection, raised $ 4 million in the Series A Round led by Khosla Ventures. The Irvine, Calif., Company said the new funding will advance its clinical trials to gain approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.

– Christine Hall


Riiid Raises $ 175 Million for AI in Education: Based in South Korea clothes helps students build skills with a personalized AI tutor who offers one-on-one tuition. SoftBank Vision Fund led the way and was the only investor. The company is expanding in the United States, South America, Asia and the Middle East, working with education providers Chaplain, ConnecME, Grupo INICIE and Casa Grande. This funding round brings the total to $ 248 million per Crunchbase data since its inception in 2014.

– Gené Teare

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