Fundings & Exits – TechCrunch 14 December 2017

Ginkgo Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion

 Boston biotech startup Ginkgo Bioworks has announced the raise of $275 million in Series D funding to build out its Bioworks3 production facility. The funding comes from previous investors Viking Global, Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Cascade Investment, Bill Gates, as well as new investor, General Atlantic. The company previously raised over $154 million, bringing the total up to… Read More

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Finiata, the finance platform for SMEs, freelancers and the self-employed, bags €18M funding

 Finiata, the finance platform targeting SMEs, freelancers, and the self-employed that was founded by Sebastian Diemer, who previously co-founded credit scoring and loans company Kreditech, appears to be on somewhat of a roll. The company, formerly known as Bezahlt, has picked up €18 million of financing of its own, and already claims 5,000 customers. Read More

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Paddle, the software sales platform founded by a Thiel Fellow, raises $12.5M

 Paddle, a U.K. startup that offers software companies a single platform for the entire software sales process — including trials and licenses, payments, and analytics — has raised $12.5 million in further funding. Read More

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