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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Ryan Peterson, CEO of Flexport, backed by Greenspring managers MaC Venture Capital, Felicis Ventures, Founders Fund and Bloomberg Beta, recently published a children's book about the ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal, teaching kids about the global logistics of container shipping. All proceeds will go toward Flexport.org's humanitarian logistics programs for COVID-19 relief in India. In 2020 Flexport delivered 425 million units of personal protective equipment and other relief items to frontline healthcare workers on five continents. Learn more here. #VCforGood

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Applications open May 10th for Baltimore’s Techstars Equitech Accelerator. This accelerator is for startups from any sector that are grounded in the values of diversity, led by founders from underestimated communities, or developing technologies that increase access and equity across society. Learn more here.

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Misfits Market, an online grocer app that sells produce at discounted prices, has raised $200 million in Series C funding co-led by Greenspring manager Accel. More here.

 

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Productboard, a customer-centric software product management platform, has raised $72 million in Series C funding with participation from Greenspring manager Bessemer Venture Partners. Learn more here.

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NYC-based cybersecurity startup HYPR has raised $35 million in Series C financing with participation from Greenspring manager Boldstart Ventures. Read more here.

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Placer.ai, a location data analytics startup, has raised $50 million in Series B funding led by Greenspring manager Aleph. Learn more here.

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Cloud dental software startup CareStack has raised $22.5 million in funding with participation from Greenspring manager Accel. Learn more about how the Company plans to expand their operations and employee count here.

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Current, a mobile banking startup, has raised $220 million in Series D funding with participation from Greenspring manager Foundation Capital. Learn more about the Company’s rapid growth and their plans here.

 

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Logixboard, a customer experience software based in Seattle, has raised $13 million in funding with participation from Greenspring manager Redpoint Ventures. Read more about the round here.

 

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SaaS monitoring app AppOmni has raised $40 million in funding with participation from Greenspring manager Scale Venture Partners. Read more here.

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TravelPerk, a business travel booking service, recently raised $160 million in funding with participation from Greenspring manager Felix Capital. Read more here.

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Continuous Orchestration platform Opsera has raised $15 million in funding with participation from Greenspring manager Felicis Ventures. Read more about the Company and the round here.

1609990893826Software developer Laiye has raised $50 million in funding with participation from Greenspring manager Lightspeed Venture Partners. More here.

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