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The Briefing: MindTickle Lands $100M, Curbio Raises $25M, And More

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MindTickle lands $100M for sales readiness

MindTickle, a provider of sales readiness tools for businesses, announced that it has raised $100 million in an equity and debt financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund II.

Existing investors, Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan, NewView Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round. The funds will go toward expanding global operations and investing in product innovation.

Founded in 2011, MindTickle previously raised $81 million in venture funding, per Crunchbase data. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has significant operations in Pune, India.

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