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
We are excited to share our participation in the upcoming Pension & Investments Private Markets Virtual Series. The event will take place June 15th through June 17th and will enable asset owners and managers to connect in a meaningful way to address the challenges and uncover the opportunities within private markets. Greenspring General Partner Lindsay Redfield will be participating in the panel What Role Should Private Assets Play in an Institutional Portfolio and the Question of Benchmarking? on June 16th and Greenspring General Partner Hunter Somerville will be participating in the panel Secondary Markets on June 17th. To learn more about the conference and register, click here.
For the first time since in firm history, Greenspring manager Boldstart is hiring an Associate. If you or someone you know is passionate about enterprise software and helping founders achieve their goals, they'd love to hear from you. You can learn more about the role here.
Truebill, a Maryland-based personal finance app, raised $45 million in Series D funding. Greenspring manager Accel led the round and was joined by Greenspring manager Bessemer Venture Partners. Read more ore on the round here.
Alternative investments platform and Greenspring portfolio company Yieldstreet raised $100 million in recent financing. For the last six years, the New York-based start-up has been giving its users access to a category of deals that had previously been reserved for institutional investors. More here.
Innovative shipping startup Shippo has raised $30 million in recent financing with participation from Greenspring manager Bessemer Venture Partners. The Company recently reached 100,000 customers and named a new chief financial officer, Olivier Adler. You can read more here.
Guild Education, which pairs employees with employer-sponsored learning opportunities, has raised $150 million in recent financing with participation from Greenspring managers Bessemer Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. With this fresh infusion of capital, Guild plans to grow its coaching team, expand its learning marketplaces with more short-term certificate opportunities and double down on its outreach with historically Black colleges and universities. More here.
Ganaz, a Seattle-based workforce management platform, raised $7 million in Series A funding from Greenspring manager Bessemer Venture Partners. Read more about the round here.
Bench, a Vancouver-based bookkeeping service for small businesses, raised $60 million in Series C funding with participation from Greenspring manager Altos Ventures. More here.