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VC Daily : Question: How Are Startup Founders -2-

09/10/2021 | 10:07am EDT

Mammoth Biosciences Inc., a Brisbane, Calif.-based startup using genome-editing technology to tackle problems in industries such as healthcare and biodefense, grabbed a $150 million Series D round. Redmile Group led the investment, which included participation from Foresite Capital, Senator Investment Group, Sixth Street, Greenspring Associates, Mayfield, Decheng Capital, NFX and Plum Alley Investments.

MNT-Halan, a Cairo-based lender to the unbanked, secured about $120 million in funding from investors including Apis Partners, Development Partners International, Lorax Capital Partners, Middle East Venture Partners and Endeavor Catalyst.

Attralus Inc., a South San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of transformative medicines to treat patients with systemic amyloidosis, completed a $116 million Series B round. Lead investor Logos Capital was joined by Janus Henderson Investors, Redmile Group, Samsara BioCapital, Sarissa Capital Management, Surveyor Capital, Vivo Capital and venBio in the funding. Jake Bauer along with Alexander Denner, chief investment officer of Sarissa Capital Management, will join the board.

Beauty Pie, a luxury beauty-product membership club, closed a $100 million Series B round. Index Ventures and Insight Partners co-led the funding, which included participation from Balderton Capital and General Catalyst.

Lexeo Therapeutics Inc., a New York-based gene-therapy startup, landed $100 million in Series D funding. D1 Capital Partners and Eventide Asset Management led the round, which included contributions from Longitude Capital, Omega Funds, Lundbeckfonden Ventures, PBM Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments and others.

Orchard, a New York-based home buying and selling startup, snagged $100 million in Series D funding, at a valuation of over $1 billion. Accomplice led the round, which saw participation from FirstMark Capital, Revolution, Juxtapose and others.

Affinity, a San Francisco-based relationship intelligence platform for dealmakers, secured $80 million in Series C financing. Lead investor Menlo Ventures was joined by Advance Venture Partners, Sprints Capital, Pear Ventures, Sway Ventures, MassMutual Ventures and others in the round.

SingleStore, a San Francisco-based database services provider, fetched an $80 million Series F round. Insight Partners led the funding, which saw additional participation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Khosla Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, Glynn Capital and GV.

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Around the Web

Google's answer to overheated job market: demanding proof of rival offers (The Information)

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09-10-21 1006ET

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