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Darktrace shares soar in London IPO
Shares of British cybersecurity company Darktrace surged in first-day trading in London Friday, with the stock up as much as 43 percent in initial trades.
The Cambridge, U.K.-based company priced shares for its offering before trading commenced at a valuation of around $2.4 billion.
Founded in 2013, Darktrace uses AI to detect and respond to threats in companies’ IT systems. Previously, the company raised at least $230.5 million in known funding, per Crunchbase data.
— Joanna Glasner
Mux raises $105M for video streaming: Video platform Mux has raised a $105 million Series D, bringing its valuation above the $1 billion mark. Mux’s technology helps developers build live and and on-demand video streams, something that became more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic with many people staying home. The round, which was led by Coatue, brings Mux’s total funding to $175 million.
PortalOne picks up $15M for hybrid gaming: PortalOne, a startup developing what it describes as “hybrid games,” combining gaming and TV, raised $15 million in a seed round backed by a long list of investors, including Founders Fund, Atari, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, and Coatue Mangement. Founded in 2018, the company, which operates offices in Oslo, is looking to popularize a new category of entertainment that mixes games with live shows that are embedded directly inside the games.
OnLume Surgical raises $7M Series A: Madison, Wisconsin-based OnLume Surgical, a medical device company developing novel imaging systems for use during surgery, announced the completion of its Series A funding to assist its plans for a commercial launch.
— Joanna Glasner
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