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Catawiki raises $182M

Catawiki, an online catalogue and auction site for collectibles, has raised 150 million euros ($182 million) in a fresh round of growth funding.

Permira led the financing for the Netherlands-based company, with participation from existing backer Accel. Catawiki plans to use the funds to invest in technology, marketing and hiring more experts across Europe. The investment will also provide liquidity for a number of early investors and employees.

Founded in 2008, Catawiki currently counts over 10 million monthly unique users, concentrated in Europe. The company employs more than 240 in-house experts who specialize in collectables, art, design, jewelry, watches, classic cars, and vet items in its catalogue.

Public offerings

  • Airbnb plans to boost IPO range: Airbnb plans to boost the proposed price range of its initial public offering amid high demand for shares, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal  citing unnamed sources. At the planned new share price range of between $56 and $60 a share (up from $44 to$50 initially), Airbnb would have an initial valuation of up to $42 billion.

Funding rounds

  • Exclaimer lands $133M for email signatures:  U.K.-based Exclaimer, provider of an email signature management platform, raised £100 million ($133 million) in a round of funding led by Insight Partners.
  • Fetch Rewards bags $80M for consumer loyalty app: Fetch Rewards, a Madison, Wisconsin-based consumer-loyalty and retail-rewards app, announced $80 million in Series C funding in a round led by ICONIQ Growth.
  • Shippit lands $22M for retailer fulfillment: Australian e-commerce and logistics technology company Shippit raised $22 million in a Series B equity round led by Tiger Global.
  • HealthMatch inks $18M for clinical trial matching platform: Australian healthtech startup HealthMatch has raised $18 million in a round led by Square Peg Capital.

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