Among the highlights this past week - Cue's $15.5 million raise for its unique, self-health care tracker, Neighborly's $25 million raise for its platform to democratize the municipal bond market, and Japan-based Farmnote's $4.6 million raise for its IoT devices to track the health of livestock. Also, Naval Ravikant of Angel Co. took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York today Wednesday to announce a new syndicate vehicle called "Angel Funds."
Among the highlights this past week - Farmecco received $600K to help modernize farmers P&L in Australia, Hamburg-based Kreditech, a competitor to Lenddo and LendUp, received $110 million, and Uber rival Go-Jek, based in Indonesia, received $1.2 billion in new funding.
A recent study suggests that your life expectancy in the U.S. varies increasingly by where you live, arguing for a need for better policy prescriptions to improve job opportunities, education and health care across the nation.
Sustainable feedstock maker Calysta, AltSchool and Bonsai AI were among this past week's notable investing deals. Calysta received $40 million in Series D for its innovative food technology that promises to eliminate the need for two increasingly scarce resources in our planet – water and agricultural land – for production of fish feed for the aquaculture industry.