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The Consumer Roundup #36
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I hope you all had a great weekend. If you were in Philly last week at Expo East and came by our coffee meetup – thank you!!!! Everyone seemed to have a good time – I had a blast. HUGE shoutout to David and his team at Capriccio Café and Bar for letting us rent out the place and hosting. If you’re looking for a venue in Philly to host a coffee meetup or happy hour, David was a pleasure to work with and it’s a great spot. Keep an ear out as we will probably be doing something similar at Expo West 👀. If you want to get involved in future coffee meetups, let me know.
📆 Speaking of coffee meetups – if you’re in LA – we’re hosting another one this Wednesday (9/27) as part of our monthly meetups. Would love to see you there!
On to the consumer fundraising update.
Curve, a British-based finance super app that connects all your debit and credit cards, raised $70.99 million Series C from Britannia, IDC Ventures, Cercano Management, Cohen Circle, and Outward VC - Tech Funding News
Bold, the healthy aging exercise platform targeting seniors, raised a $17 million Series A led by Rethink Impact, with participation from Samsung Next and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) Bio + Health, Khosla Ventures, GingerBread Capital, and Primetime Partners - Yahoo! Finance
Pahdo Labs, the gaming company that is creating an anime-style role-playing game and UGC platform, raised $15 million led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Pear VC, BoxGroup, Long Journey Ventures, Neo, and Global Founders Capital - Venture Beat
GamePhilos, the gaming studio that is creating the free-to-play Age of Dino, raised $8 million seed round led by Xterio, Animoca Ventures, SevenX Ventures and Chain Hill Capital with participation from Hashkey Capital, Sanctor Capital, Game7, Bas1s, GSR and GSG Ventures - Venture Beat
Mindtrip, a generative AI startup that is creating a new way for consumers book and plan travel, raised a $7 million seed round led by Costanoa Ventures - Globe Newswire
Spectarium, the Finnish gaming studio that’s developing its first cross-platform action RPG, Myths, raised $5.3 million led by Bitkraft Ventures with participation from Delphi Digital and Framework Ventures participated - Venture Beat
Estate Media, the real estate-focused media company co-founded by Josh Flagg – host of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing, raised $1.65 million led by Adam Weitsman with participation from Rich Antoniello, Austin Rief, Brian Goldsmith and Chris Heller - Hollywood Reporter
eCommerce Enablement & Retail Tech
AMP, the end-to-end eCommerce that acquires and incubates eCommerce technology companies, raised $18.5 million Series A from Jungle Ventures, Openspace Ventures and a couple of Singaporean-based VCs – FinTech Global
Buyandship, a cross border eCommerce platform that enables consumers to shop for any product globally, raised a $10 million Series B led by Cool Japan Fund - Retail Insights
LesserEvil, the organic popcorn maker, raised an undisclosed amount from Aria Growth Partners - Just Food
Rev Gum, the caffeinated chewing gum that has zero sugar, raised a $6 million series A led by YETI Capital with participation from the founders of Drunk Elephant, Lance Armstrong and Walter Robb - PR Newswire
Solo Coffee, the U.K.-based RTD coffee brand, raised an undisclosed amount from Kliro Capital Partners - World Coffee Portal
Funds Raising Funds
Unfold Ventures, the consumer venture capital firm founded by Shamez Kanji, Suzanne Agnello, and Scott Norton, debuts with a $300 million fund - Bloomberg
Humble Growth, the consumer private equity firm founded by Andrew Abraham, Nick Giannuzzi, and Peter Rahal, debuts with $312 million fund - American Entrepreneurship