A Round-Up Of Last Week's Exciting Funding Rounds
As always in the SaaS and aligned Tech space there is a lot to celebrate! Here is Resst’s overview of some exciting funding rounds that took place last week.
Lokalise – $6M in Series A
In their own words: Our goal is to eliminate the hassle of localization by providing tools to automate, integrate, and better manage your translations. Lokalise is a better way for growth-minded businesses to expand their mobile apps, games, software, or digital content into multiple languages.
Founded in 2016 by CEO Nick Ustinov and Co-founder Petr Antropov, this London based start-up has created a localization and translation management platform that is used by over 1500 companies and growing. With the increase in geographically dispersed teams and companies continuing to think global with respect to customer acquisition and the projects they can be a part of, ensuring you can localize quickly and effortlessly is naturally important.
With this in mind, we are certainly interested to see what will be next for the team at Lokalise as they continue to hire remotely across many functions!
Hippo Video - $6M in Series A
In their own words: Hippo Video is a Personalized Video Distribution Platform that helps you easily create personalized videos and distribute them through multiple channels. We are a company that emphasizes on making videos accessible and easy to use.
Founded in 2016 by Karthi Mariappan S, Srinivasan Krishnan and Nilamchand Jain, Hippo Video appears to have had some great wins with an international client list adopting their software. As we all know video emails can allow you to grab your customers’ and prospects’ attention quickly and for early adopters in a way that your competitors don’t.
With the growing popularity in video prospecting the funding that Hippo Video have secured is certainly well timed to take advantage of companies who are looking at adopting video email into their marketing and outbound strategies. It will certainly be interesting to see where they go from here!
Shelf - $6M in Series A
In their own words: Shelf is designed to help declutter and organize your most important content. Everything about Shelf, from our search to our customer support, reflects the passion and drive of our team to build a better way to harness knowledge and make things easy to find and share.
Founded in 2015, this Stamford based startup have just secured a $6M Series A round for their content management platform. Shelf’s MerlinAI powers core technologies and channels which are used in everyday support engagement, with the aim of allowing support teams to get more accurate answers quicker to their customers which in turn decreases tickets and wait times for customers.
With organizations continuously focusing on ensuring that customers get the knowledge and answers they need as quickly and thoroughly as possible, we’ll be keen to see how far Shelf can continue to grow!
AppyWay - $26M in Series B
In their own words: By working so closely with Local Authorities, we realised the huge, untapped potential lying right under all of our feet. The humble kerb, with the power to transform our cities. Right then AppyWay was born. Armed with best-in-class kerbside data, APIs and full stack management systems, we know kerbs are our key to tackling urban issues of modern-day living: congestion, mobility, pollution, even dying high streets.
Appyway was founded in 2013, previously known as AppyParking. This London based startup has now taken their total funding amount to over $40M. Using their technology that tracks live data, local authorities can actively see demand for parking, parking session length and usage from all their designated parking area.
Appyway is another exciting technology that is helping create smarter cities, and we are interested to see how far they can grow as urbanization and population growth increases to put pressure on our cities today.