Tech funding: Byju’s, Roposo, InVision, Quali, Plaid, Robotiq

Tech funding: Byju’s, Roposo, WaveOptics, InVision, Quali, Plaid, Robotiq, AppOnboard, Aria Systems, TechSee, Microsoft, MachineMetrics, among others, have announced their latest funding rounds.


U.S.-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus raised $40 million in a private funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and with a strategic investment from the Alibaba Group.


Tokopedia, a technology company in Indonesia, has secured $1.1 billion in its latest financing round — led by the SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba Group with participation by Softbank Ventures Korea and other existing investors.

Online education tech start-up Byju’s has raised Rs 2,100 crore from internet giant Naspers and Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) Investment Board. With this fund raise, Byju’s has mopped up in excess of $258 million from a clutch of investors, including Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Verlinvest, IFC and Aarin Capital.


Indian video-entertainment app, Roposo – TV By The People, has secured $10 million in its latest round of funding led by existing investors Tiger Global Management and Bertelsmann India Investments (BII). Including this round, Roposo has raised a total of $31 million to date.


WaveOptics, a manufacturer of diffractive waveguides for use in Augmented Reality (AR) wearables, has raised $26 million from existing shareholders and new investors — led by Octopus Ventures, and supported by other existing shareholders including IP Group, Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Gobi Partners, as well as new investors Goertek and Optimas Capital Partners.

InVision, a digital product design platform, has raised $115 million in Series F funding – led by Spark Capital and joined by Goldman Sachs and existing investors Battery Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global Management, FirstMark, and Geodesic Capital. Its total funding reached $350 million.


Quali, a provider of environments-as-a-service for cloud and DevOps automation, has raised $22.5 million Series-C funding round led by venture firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) and with participation from existing and new investors.


Fintech startup Plaid has raised $250 million in its latest funding round led by one of Silicon Valley’s top investors, Mary Meeker.


4iQ, a provider of intelligence for the identity theft protection vendors, closed $18 million in Series B funding, led by C5 Capital and with participation by ForgePoint Capital, Adara Ventures, and Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV).


Robotiq, a provider of software for collaborative-robotics market, has raised $31 million in funding from global investment firm Battery Ventures.

AppOnboard, a mobile app demo and analytics platform for developers, has raised $15 million in its Series B from a group led by Breakaway Growth Fund. New investors include Tiller Partners & Rainier Partners, and existing investors include Manta Ray Ventures, Runa Capital, Korea Investment Partners, Mirae Asset Management, MTGx, Troy Capital Partners, and 500 Startups.

Aria Systems

Aria Systems has raised $30 million from existing investors and Runway Capital.

TechSee, a provider of AI-powered visual customer engagement, has closed $16 million Series B funding round — led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation of existing investors including Planven Investments, OurCrowd, Comdata Group and Salesforce Ventures.


Microsoft venture fund M12, in partnership with EQT Ventures and SVB Financial Group will offer $2 million each in venture funding to two winners of the Female Founders Competition: Acerta and Mental Canvas.


MachineMetrics, which equips factories with the digital tools to increase productivity and win more business, has raised $11.3 million in Series A financing – led by Tola Capital with participation from existing investors Hyperplane Venture Capital, Long River Ventures, Mass Ventures, Hub Angels and Firebolt Ventures.

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