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Funding Wrap of the Week | American Startups Funding Roundup | June 17 – June 21

There are a lot of American startups funding deals that are creating buzz around the startup ecosystem. These are the growth-stage and early-stage deals of this week. Let’s talk about the Top 10 Funding deals. 

There are a lot of American startups funding deals that are creating buzz around the startup ecosystem. These are the growth-stage and early-stage deals of this week. Let’s talk about the Top 10 Funding deals. 

The Top 10 American Startups Funding Deals

Waabi

Waabi, a company pioneering generative AI for the physical world, today announced it has raised $200 million (USD) in an oversubscribed Series B round, led by Uber and Khosla Ventures. 

Waabi, founded by AI visionary Raquel Urtasun in 2021, is pioneering generative AI for the physical world, first by applying this technology to overhaul the autonomous trucking industry.

Marea Therapeutics

Marea Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company has secured $190M combined Series A and B Funding. The Series A round was led by Third Rock Ventures and the Series B round was led by Sofinnova Investments and co-led by Forbion, Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund and venBio, with the participation of Alpha Wave Global, Omega Funds, Surveyor Capital and founding investor Third Rock Ventures.

Marea Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company harnessing the latest advances in human genetics to develop first-in-class, next-generation medicines for cardiometabolic diseases. 

Huntress

Huntress, the pioneering force in cybersecurity for small businesses to small enterprises and the Service Providers that support them, announced a significant milestone with the closure of a $150 million Series D funding round led by Kleiner Perkins, Meritech Capital, and existing investor Sapphire Ventures.

Huntress protects and empowers businesses by delivering technology managed by world-class experts at the lowest total cost of ownership at any scale.

Insightec

Insightec, a global healthcare company dedicated to using focused ultrasound to transform patient care has raised $150 million in equity financing.

Insightec is a global healthcare company creating the next generation of patient care by realizing the therapeutic power of focused ultrasound. The company’s Exablate Prime platform focuses sound waves, safely guided by MRI, to provide tremor treatment to patients with medication-refractory essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease.

Semperis

Semperis, a pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience, announced it secured $125 Million in growth financing from J. P. Morgan and Hercules Capital.

For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures the integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. 

Clip

Clip, Mexico’s leading digital payments and commerce enablement platform, today announced that it has secured an investment round of US$100 million from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value (“MSTV”) and from one of the largest, most experienced West-Coast mutual fund managers. 

Clip is the leading commerce and digital payments platform that is empowering businesses in Mexico to interact and transact with its consumers more effectively through innovative technologies, best-in-class customer service, and the ability to accept all payment methods digitally.

Elion Therapeutics

Elion Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the treatment of life-threatening invasive fungal infections (IFIs), has closed a $81 million Series B funding round led by Deerfield Management and the AMR Action Fund. Additional investors include Illinois Ventures.

Elion Therapeutics is a cutting-edge biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the treatment of life-threatening IFIs. Elion was founded on the belief that mechanistic insights enable targeted optimizations of natural products. 

CesiumAstro

CesiumAstro Inc., a leading provider of space communications technology, announced today the closing of a $65 million Series B+ funding round. The round was led by Trousdale Ventures, with matching participation from Development Bank of Japan Inc. and Quanta Computer, Inc. Renowned investors, including Kleiner Perkins, Lavrock Ventures, L3Harris Technologies, InMotion Ventures (JLR’s investment arm), Matter Venture Partners, MESH Ventures, and Assembly Ventures, also joined the round.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Colorado, California, and the United Kingdom, CesiumAstro builds high-throughput, software-defined phased array communication payloads for airborne and space platforms including satellites, missiles, UAVs, and more. 

HeyGen

HeyGen, a platform that uses AI to create videos for businesses, has raised $60 million at a $500 million post-money valuation in a series A fundraising round. With participation from Thrive Capital, BOND, Conviction, Bond Capital, and other investors, Benchmark led the round. Benchmark’s Victor Lazarte has become a member of the board of directors.

HeyGen creates studio-caliber videos with AI-generated voices and avatars with ease. It’s goal is to enable everyone to engage with visual storytelling. Visual content has evolved over the past ten years to become the go-to means for creating, consuming, and remembering information.

Iambic Therapeutics

Iambic Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics using its unique AI-driven discovery platform, announced the closing of an oversubscribed $50 million extension to its Series B financing. 

Founded in 2019 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Iambic Therapeutics is disrupting the therapeutics landscape with its unique AI-driven drug-discovery platform.

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Name the Top American Startups Funding Deals in This Week?

Waabi, Marea Therapeutics, Huntress, Insightec, Semperis, Clip, Elion Therapeutics, CesiumAstro, HeyGen, Iambic Therapeutics, are the Top 10 North American Startups Funding Deals of This Week.

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