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And Now For Something A Little Different

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We’ve covered hundreds of venture rounds here at Crunchbase News. Big rounds, small rounds, odd rounds, and everything in between.

Today, however, we have something different for you. Namely that Crunchbase, the company behind Crunchbase News, has raised a pile of new money. $30 million to be exact. OMERS Ventures led the round, and Crunchbase has raised a known total of $56.5 million to date.

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Astute observers of Crunchbase will recall that the company last raised a round in early 2017. Back in March of that year, Crunchbase raised an $18 million Series B led by Mayfield. (That’s why we’ve added dozens of disclosures to our coverage of Lyft in the ensuing years; it shares Mayfield as an investor with Crunchbase.) Before that, Crunchbase raised a $6.5 million Series A led by Emergence (hence our Zoom disclosures, as we share an investor with that particular unicorn as well).

This round is pretty meaningful to me, which is why I’m writing about it from amongst the Crunchbase News team. I was hired on the News crew back in early 2017. That means I’ve had the pleasure of being here from our late Series A all the way through this new round. And now here we are, writing about the home team this far into the journey. 

It’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled writing, but now you know what’s going on over here as well.

Illustration: Li-Anne Dias.

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