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“Seed is really hard. You lose way more than you win. You wait the longest for liquidity. You lose influence as larger investors come into the cap table and start throwing their weight around. It is where most people start out. Making angel investments, raising small seed funds. They learn the business and many see better economics higher up in the food chain and head there as soon as they can. If you hit one or two right, you can make a fortune in seed. But those bets take a long time to get liquid. And if you don’t hit one or two right, you end up with a mediocre portfolio."
- Fred Wilson
Deals Zenoti raises $20 million to manage salon and spa bookings (venturebeat.com) Startup developing booking software for the spa and salon industry. Enables customers to pay directly from a mobile app after their appointments and automatically check in when they walk into a storeAppointment scheduling software market anticipated to be worth $360 million by the end of 2024Cloudtalk customer with…

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“I don’t know the future and I may be wrong, but this is what I’m doing with my time and money…" Deals Berlin-based proptech startup Zenhomes raises €13 million for its digital tenant management platform (eu-startups.com) To create an ecosystem of connected, digital platforms bringing together landlords, tenants, and service providers such as craftsmen or real estate agentsTogether, we are creating the first comprehensive digital platform for all parties in the real estate industryRelevant as competition to our startup Sharry Europe
Hungarian Commsignia just received a $11 million investment to make roads more safe and traffic more efficient (eu-startups.com) Market leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) solutions, announced the closing of a $11 million fundraising round led by Karma Ventures (Estonia) and the Samsung Catalyst Fund (US)Improves road safety and traffic efficiency by using remote sensor data from other vehicles, infrastructure cameras and other sources to allow cars to …

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“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”
Deals Webflow Raises $72M Series A, Continuing The Trend Of Outsized Early-Stage Rounds (crunchbase.com) + their story (webflow.com) Gives more people the ability to create powerful websites and applications without having to write codeOver 45,000 customers, including Dell and HelloSign, Webflow says it is profitable and, according to Forbes, has been for two years with annualized revenue of over $20 million
Seattle Startup Remarkably Gets $4.1M to Market Real Estate Software (xconomy.com) Remarkably’s digital tools are designed to help users track leasing, occupancy, revenue, and cash-flow data, among other metrics
Statespace picks up $2.5M to help gamers train (techcrunch.com) Aim Lab is meant to mimic the physical rules of a game to give gamers a practice space where they can improve their skillsAlongside growing Aim Lab, which is on track to soon reach 1 million users, one of the company’s main g…