The Consumer Roundup #46
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On to today’s update –
EMotorad, an Indian startup that manufactures and sells electric bikes, raised $20 million in a Series B Panthera Growth Partners leading the latest round, along with participation from Alteria Capital, xto10x Technologies and Green Frontier Capital - TechCrunch
Solar Foods, which is working to bring to market their protein product, Solein, which is protein that’s created by feeding microorganisms with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen from the air, raised $8.8 million - Vegconomist
Biomel, the U.K. consumer brand that produces drinks, snack bars and powders focused on gut health, raised $6.9 million from IRIS Ventures - Tech.eu
Mosaic, which is creating a collaborative payments product for creators, raised $20 million Series A round of funding from Volition Capital - TechCrunch
WeRoad, the Milan-based tech company that is is reinventing group travel for millennials, raised $19.8 million Series B led by H14 - Silicon Canals
Hang Media, a fan-celebrity community, raised a $9.2 million Series A led by The Operating Group with participation from Clara Vista Investment Partners, Ratner Ventures, Brown Angel Group - PR Newswire
Intrigue Media, whose flagship media property is ‘International Intrigue’, a daily newsletter that explains the biggest global news stories and why they matter, raised $1.75 million investment round, led by Autumn Road Capital - Intrigue
Relay, the delivery platform for ecommerce businesses that’s “‘Uber-ising’ local parcel delivery”, raised $10 million seed round, led by Project A Ventures of Berlin and Prologis Ventures - TechCrunch