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Fivetran, Newest Unicorn

"Fivetran announced on Tuesday that it raised $100 million in a Series C funding round from Silicon Valley investment heavyweights Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst and previous investors CEAS Investments and Matrix Partners. The funding values Fivetran at $1.2 billion."

CEAS companies making headlines.

SOLO FUNDS

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"SoLo Funds is building an alternative to predatory lending through a new type of peer-to-peer lending in which strangers fund strangers asking for short-term personal loans for immediate needs...The platform is now powered by a $10 million Series A round."

APARTMENT LIST

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"Apartment List, the marketplace on a mission to deliver each renter a home they love, today announced their $50 million Series D round led by Janus Henderson Investors. This investment caps off a year in which Apartment List achieved profitability and accelerated revenue growth. The capital raise more than doubles the company's valuation from the previous funding round."

PLUS ONE ROBOTICS

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Plus One Robotics partners with Fedex: "Nearly every company across every industry is looking for new ways to minimize human contact, cut costs and address the labor crunch in repetitive and dangerous jobs. WSJ explores why many are looking to robots as the solution for all three." 

DATAMINR

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"Dataminr Ranked Number 176 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™... Recognized as one of the world’s leading AI businesses, Dataminr enables faster response, more effective risk mitigation strategies, and stronger crisis management for public and private sector organizations spanning global corporations, first responders, NGOs, and newsrooms."

ZECOPS

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"ZecOps’ secret sauce is a proprietary tech stack that enables automated detection, analysis, and response to cyberattacks on endpoints and servers. Specifically, it exploits mistakes made by attackers to pinpoint affected machines and generate threat intelligence."