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The Briefing: OpenSea Hits $13.3B Valuation, Miro Lands $400M, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know.

OpenSea raises $300M, hits $13.3B valuation

New York-based OpenSea closed a $300 million Series C at a $13.3 billion post-money valuation. Paradigm and Coatue led the new round, which included participation from new and existing investors.

Founded in 2017, the company, which serves as a marketplace for crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens, has now raised a total of $427 million, according to Crunchbase.

— Chris Metinko

Miro lands $400M for collaboration tools

Miro, developer of an online collaboration platform popular with remote workforces, announced it raised $400 million in a Series C financing round backed by ICONIQ Growth, Accel, Atlassian, Dragoneer, GIC, Salesforce Ventures1 and TCV.

The round sets a valuation of $17.6 billion for Miro, which says it is currently profitable. The company plans to use the money to invest in product development and global expansion.

Co-headquartered in San Francisco and Amsterdam, the 11-year-old company previously raised around $76 million in known funding, per Crunchbase data.

— Joanna Glasner

Zupee snags $72M

Mumbai-based Zupee, an online gaming platform, reportedly raised $72 million from Nepean Capital as part of a round totaling $102 million. The financing sets a valuation for the company of around $600 million.

— Joanna Glasner

Funding rounds

Growve adds $225M in funding: St. Petersburg, Florida-based brand aggregator Growve raised an additional $205 million in funding after amending and upsizing its existing senior credit facility. The company now has a total borrowing capacity of up to $380 million. In addition, the company announced a $20 million equipment line through Truist.

Money recently has poured into aggregation companies that buy up brands on large marketplaces like Amazon.

— Chris Metinko

DNA Script picks up $200M: Paris-based DNA Script, a developer of DNA synthesis technology for life sciences research, raised $200 million in a Series C funding round backed by a long list of investors including T. Rowe Price and Baillie Gifford. The financing brings total funding to date for the 8-year-old company to $315 million.

— Joanna Glasner

Illustration: Dom Guzman


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