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Funding roundup January 1 – January 6: Netskope, SpaceX and more

This weekly feature from Dynamic Business runs down the week’s top funding rounds from Australia and the US. Check out last week’s biggest funding rounds here.

Netskope receives $401 million in new funding

Cloud security unicorn Netskope announced an oversubscribed investment round of $401 million. The partners for this oversubscribed convertible note investment were four of the world’s premier investors. The financing was led by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, with participation from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and CPP Investments. 

SpaceX shooting for $750 million round at $137 billion valuation

SpaceX had a busy 2022 fundraising, and this year will be very similar for the space startup.  CNBC reported that Elon Musk’s rocket and satellite company aims to raise a fresh $750 million round at a $137 billion valuation.  The report cited an email that revealed a16z would likely lead the new funding round. The VC firm also helped Musk in his $44 billion Twitter buyout.

SirionLabs boosts series d round to $110 million with investment from Brookfield growth

SirionLabs, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered contract lifecycle management (CLM), today announced that its Series D funding had reached $110 million due to an investment by Brookfield Growth. Partners Group led the previously announced round with participation from existing investors Sequoia India and Tiger Global. 

Melbourne clothing tech startup Bodd has raised $5 million

Bodd, a Melbourne-based clothing tech startup, has raised $5 million to use its 3D body scanning technology for advanced manufacturing. Candice and Nick Hirons, retail entrepreneurs, led the round announced on Christmas Eve and supported by several family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Tim Allison, executive chairman of Bodd and founding chairman of Virtual Gaming Worlds, is among the investors.

Perspectum Secures $36 Million in Series C Funding 

Perspectum received $36 million in Series C funding. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s product pipeline for multiorgan inflammatory conditions and oncology. In December 2022, they announced a collaboration with Nuance, a Microsoft company. The coverage and established reimbursement codes have accelerated the adoption of LiverMultiScan by several US hospitals.

Poly has raised $4 million in seed funding

Poly, a web-first generative AI company for design assets based in San Francisco, has raised $4 million in seed funding. Felicis, Bloomberg Beta, and NextView Ventures led the round. The funds will be used to train vertically fine-tuned AI models and to hire design and AI talent.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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