This Week in ‘Raises’, Our Roundup of LA Startup Funding News

Molly Wright

Molly Wright is an intern for dot.LA. She previously edited the London School of Economics' student newspaper in the United Kingdom, interned for The Hollywood Reporter and was the blogging editor for UCLA's Daily Bruin.

This Week in ‘Raises’, Our Roundup of LA Startup Funding News
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Raises is dot.LA’s weekly feature highlighting venture capital and startup funding news across the Los Angeles and Southern California tech and startup ecosystem. Please send any fundraising news and scoops to Molly Wright (molly@dotla.com).


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Venture Capital

Satellite radar imaging startup ICEYEraised $136 million in Series D funding led by Seraphim Space.

Adtech firm MNTNraised $119 million in Series D funding co-led by BlackRock and Fidelity.

Fleet management software Platform Scienceraised a $115 million Series C round led by SoftBank.

Protective eyewear startup Stogglesraised $40 million in growth equity led by The Chernin Group.

Healthy soda brand Olipopraised $30 million in Series B funding led by venture capital firm Monogram Partners.

Animation startup Spire Animation Studiosraised $20 million in funding led by Epic Games.

AMASS, which makes botanically-infused spirits and cocktails, raised $15 million in funding backed by investors including Derek Jeter, DJ Tiësto and Michael V. Lewis.

Startup accelerator Launch Houseraised $12 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz general partner Andrew Chen.

Voyage SMS, a text message marketing startup, raised a $10 million funding round led by venture investors RiverPark and YorkIE.

Creator app Sunroomraised $3.6 million in seed funding backed by venture capital firm Blackbird and investors such as Li Jin, Cyan Bannister and Sarah Downey.

Creator Now, an online film school for YouTubers, raised $3 million in seed funding from investors including Upfront Ventures, Casey Neistat and Jack Conte.

Online jewlry retailer Gemistraised $3 million in a seed round led by Entrada Ventures and De Beers Group Ventures.

Publisher and marketing group The Golden State Company raised $2 million, according to an SEC filing.

Digital media marketing startup Greenfly raised $1.5 million, according to an SEC filing.

Funds

Hollywood-based MaC Venture Capital intends to raise up to $200 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing.

Unlock Venture Partners has raised $62 million for a fund focused on seed-stage startups in L.A. and Seattle. Unlock is aiming to close the fund at $75 million.

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