VC funding: Cyemptive, PolyAI, Ceros, Socure, Cloudflare

Several technology companies announced their latest funding rounds from Venture Capital firms.
VC funding investments

Cyemptive Technologies

Cyemptive Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity technology, closed a Series A financing round of $3.5 million from private investors. The company plans to deploy the funding to accelerate the introduction of its cybersecurity product suite for businesses and government entities.


MegazoneCloud, a cloud solutions and managed service provider in Korea, has raised $45 million from financial institutions including Korean National Pension Service, Korea Development Bank, Korea Investment Holdings, KB Financial Group, and Nau IB Capital’s growth capital fund.


Impact announced a $75 million investment led by Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners. Existing investor Silversmith Capital Partners also participated in this investment.

Earth Science Analytics

Earth Science Analytics, a Norwegian Artificial Intelligence petroleum geoscience software provider, has raised a series A funding from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV).


PolyAI, a platform for artificial intelligence, announced $12 million in Series A funding — led by Point72 Ventures and included investments from Sands Capital Ventures, Amadeus Capital Partners, Passion Capital, and Entrepreneur First. This follows an earlier $2.4 million seed round, led by Amadeus Capital Partners and Passion Capital.


Jargon has raised $1.8 million in venture pre-seed financing – led by Ubiquity Ventures and Crosslink Capital with participation from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, iRobot and others.


Eargo, a consumer health tech company, announced a Series D funding round of more than $52 million from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, Nan Fung Life Sciences, Maveron and new investor Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Pie Insurance

Pie Insurance, an insur-tech start-up, raised $45 million in Series B funding round from SVB Capital, Sirius Group, Greycroft, Moxley Holdings, Aspect Ventures, and Elefund. Pie has raised $61 million to date.


Trustpilot has raised $55 million in a Series E equity investment round — led by Sunley House Capital Management, an affiliate of global private equity firm Advent International, with participation from existing shareholders Vitruvian Partners, Draper Esprit, Index Ventures, Northzone and Seed Capital.


Scytale announced $5 million in investment from new investors Bain Capital Ventures, TechOperators, and Work-Bench. Bessemer Venture Partners also participated, having led the company’s last $3 million investment.


Tasso has completed a $6.1 million financing round led by Vertical Venture Partners, with participation from Techstars and Cedars-Sinai.


Functionize, a provider of software testing solution, closed a Series-A investment of $16 million led by Canvas Ventures.


Ceros has raised $14 million in Series C funding led by Greenspring Associates. The round included participation from existing investors Grotech Ventures, CNF Investments, Sigma Prime Ventures, StarVest Partners, Greycroft and Silicon Valley Bank.


Socure, a provider of identity verification and fraud prevention services, has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Scale Venture Partners. Previous investors participating in the round include Commerce Ventures, Flint Capital, Two Sigma Ventures and Synchrony, as well as new investor Sorenson Capital. Socure raised $57.5 million to date.


ThunderCore raised $50 million from Pantera, Huobi Capital, MetaStable, ZhenFund, Electric Capital, Arrington XRP Capital, FBG, Hashed, Kinetic, SV Angel.

Rightway Healthcare

Rightway Healthcare, a healthcare platform, has raised $8.0 million from new and existing investors, consisting of strategic family offices.

Cequence Security

Cequence Security, a provider of application security solutions, has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Dell Technologies Capital with additional participation from Shasta Ventures. Cequence Security raised $30 million to date.


Presto, a front-office software platform for the hospitality industry, announced $30 million in growth funding led by Recruit Holdings and Romulus Capital with participation from I2BF Global Ventures, EG Capital and Brainchild Holdings.


HR platform Sapling has raised $4 million in seed financing led by Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Gradient Ventures, with participation from Tuesday Capital.


Landit raised $13 million in a Series A funding round led by WeWork and backed by investors including NEA, Valo Ventures, Workday Ventures, Gingerbread Capital and current venture and seed funders.

Solidus Labs

Solidus Labs, a provider of a machine learning-powered trade surveillance platform tailored for digital assets, raised a $3 million seed round of financing led by Hanaco Ventures. Additional participants in the round include Global Founders Capital, as well as angel investors and Wall Street veterans David Krell and Norman Sorensen.


Lytics, a customer data platform for marketers, raised $35 million Series C investment round — led by JMI Equity, with participation from current investors Comcast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital.

Sharpen Technologies

Sharpen Technologies, a developer of cloud contact center platform, has secured $15 million in capital growth funding. Investors include Allos Ventures LLC, Cultivation Capital, Elevate Ventures, Jupiter Peak LLC, Collina Ventures, IU PhV, F&M Investment Office LLC, and Lightchain LLC, the family office of Rodger Riney, founder and former CEO of Scottrade.


Cloudflare has raised $150 million in its latest round of funding, led by Franklin Templeton. Cloudflare last raised funding in 2014, closing a round of $110 million. To date, Cloudflare has raised more than $330 million from investors including New Enterprise Associates, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Pelion Venture Partners, Greenspring Associates, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), Microsoft, Baidu, Qualcomm, and Fidelity.

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