At Greenspring we believe in venture capital's ability to propel innovation, job creation and positive societal change. We celebrate those who think differently, take measured risk and challenge perceptions. Here's what's trending in VC this week:

 


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Join us in congratulating Greenspring portfolio company Roblox for successfully completing a direct listing on the NYSE today! We are especially proud of the role Roblox has played in empowering the next generation of female coders through their broader mission of bringing the world together through play by enabling anyone to imagine and create as users explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers. Read more about the Company here.

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We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with Aqua Security, a Boston- and Tel Aviv-based security startup that focuses squarely on securing cloud-native services, by participating in the Company’s $135 million Series E financing round! Read more on the Company’s exciting growth here.

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We are excited to share our participation in portfolio company Hi Marley’s $25 million Series B funding round! Read more about how the Company is modernizing communications in the insurance space by giving carriers a way to “seamlessly” communicate with their policyholders via text here.

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Israeli-based startup Papaya Global, which provides cloud-based payroll and hiring, onboarding and compliance services across 140 countries for organizations that employ full-time, part-time and contract workers outside of their home country, has raised $100 million in recent financing with participation from Greenspring managers Bessemer Venture Partners and Scale Venture Partners. Read more here.

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Jenny Fleiss of Greenspring manager Volition Capital gives a shout-out to her Rent The Runway co-founder, Jennifer Hyman, in honor of #InternationalWomensDay. Check out the great video here.

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Agnikul, manufacturer of orbital-class launch vehicles intended to access both low and high inclination orbits, has raised $12 million in Series A financing with participation from Greenspring manager Mayfield Fund. Read more about the Company and their recent round here.

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Tackle, a startup that provides a go-to-market solution to help B2B software companies establish, operate, and scale sales through the cloud, has raised $35 million in Series B funding co-led by Greenspring manager Bessemer Venture Partners. Read more here.

 

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The demand for data governance, privacy and security tools is growing as more data and more data is shifted to the cloud. Privacera, a data privacy startup, has recently raised $50 million in financing with the help of GA manager Accel to help extend their cloud-based data services. Read more about the startup and its journey so far here.

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Cube, a financial planning & analysis platform, has raised $10 million in Series A financing led by Greenspring manager Mayfield. Read more about the company and the plans for this company here.

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Snyk, an application security developer, raised $300 million in a funding round with participation from GA managers Accel and Boldstart. Read more here.

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#TBT to last week when Rocket Lab announced plans to go public via SPAC. Never would our founder’s grandfather have imagined when he invested in Reaction Motors, which powered the plane that broke the sound barrier, that his grandson’s firm would finance a company that has opened access to space. We are honored to partner with Rocket Lab on their mission to improve life on earth and continue the aerospace investment legacy that gave rise to our firm so many years ago. Space is open for business! Read more here.

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Congratulations to Greenspring manager High Alpha on the successful close of another fund! We are thrilled to be your partner on your journey to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs building B2B SaaS companies! Read more here.

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Congratulations to RV rental marketplace and Greenspring direct investment Outdoorsy on being included on Forbes’ Best 500 American Startup Employers list for the second year in a row! We are proud to partner with a company that values both its company’s mission and its people. Read the full list here.

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We are thrilled to congratulate South Korea-based e-commerce company Coupang, backed by Greenspring managers Altos Ventures and Primary Venture Partners, on their successful public market debut yesterday! More here.

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