- MasterClass, a San Francisco-based education tech startup, is seeking to raise at a $2.5 billion valuation, per Axios. Fidelity is reportedly leading the deal. Read more.
- Tripledot Studios, a London-based mobile games company, raised $78 million. Eldridge, Access Industries and Lightspeed Venture Partners invested.
- TipRanks, an Israeli-based fintech startup, raised $77 million in Series B funding. Prytek and More Investment House led the round.
- TrueLayer, a London-based fintech platform, raised $70 million in Series D funding. Addition led the round and was joined by investors including Anthemis Group, Connect Ventures, Mouro Capital, Northzone, and Temasek.
- Community, a Los Angeles-based text messaging platform, raised $40 million. Salesforce Ventures was the investor.
- Attensi, a Norway-based corporate training startup, raised $26 million. Investors included Lugard Road Capital, DX Ventures, and Viking Venture. Read more.
- Mercato, a San Diego-based online grocery platform, raised $26 million in Series A funding. Velvet Sea Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Team Europe, Greycroft, and Loeb.nyc. Read more.
- Canvas Medical, a San Francisco-based software platform, raised $17 million in funding. Inspired Capital and IA Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including IRONGREY, Upfront Ventures, and iSeed.
- SnackMagic, a New York-based gift box platform, raised $15 million in Series A funding. Craft Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Luxor Capital
- AmazeVR, a Los Angeles-based VR company, raised $9.5 million. Murex Partners led the round and was joined by investors including We Ventures, Bass Investment, and Dunamu & Partners.
- AND Digital, a London-based tech consultancy, raised £8 million ($11 million) in follow-on funding from BGF.
- dClimate, a New York-based decentralized network for climate data, raised $3.5 million in seed funding. CoinFund led the round and was joined by investors including Multicoin Capital and Republic Labs.
- Volexion, a Chicago-based developer of a graphene coating for lithium-ion batteries, has raised $1.1 million of a $2.2 million tranche of seed funding. Clean Energy Ventures and Energy Foundry led the round.
- Wonder Dynamics, a West Hollywood, Calif.-based visual effects venture using A.I., raised $2.5 million. Investors included Founders Fund, Cyan Banister, Realize Tech Fund, Capital Factory, MaC Venture Capital, and Robert Schwab. Read more.
- Comvest Partners invested in Leixir Dental Group, an India-based operator of dental labs. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- PSG, acquired a majority stake in Nalanda Global, a supplier of risk management software solutions. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- AppHarvest acquired Root AI, a Boston-based agriculture robotics firm, valuing it at around $60 million. Read more.
- RiverGlade Capital acquired H.H. Franchising, a Cincinnati-based home health company, from Linsalata Capital Partners. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Par Technology (NYSE: PAR) acquired Punchh, a San Mateo, Calif.-based loyalty and customer engagement platform, for $500 million. Investors in Punchh included Adams Street Partners and Sapphire Ventures.
- Sole Source Capital acquired Peak-Ryzex, Columbia, Md.-based supply chain services company, from Keystone Capital and Optical Phusion. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- IQ-EQ, backed by AlpInvest Partners and Astorg, acquired Concord Trust Company, a private wealth trust firm. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- JAM Special Opportunity Ventures, an affiliate of Jacobs Asset Management and FINTOP Capital, closed JAM FINTOP Banktech with $150 million.
- KKR, a New York-based firm, named Sasank Chary as a managing director.
- TA Associates, a New York-based investing firm, hired Ritej Bachhawat as a vice president in its Mumbai office.
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