202008 Oct
The Briefing: Thu., Oct. 8
Funding Rounds
202008 Oct

The company most recently raised a $500 million Series G round just last month and is backed by investors including Founders Fund and Spark Capital. Affirm is one of several tech companies to file to go public in recent months, joining high-profile unicorns like Palantir, Snowflake, and Asana. • Datavant raises $40M for open health care database: Datavant, helping life sciences and health care organizations safely connect their data while protecting patient privacy, announced $40 million in Series B funding, bringing its cumulative fundraising to $83 million. The company intends to use funding proceeds to build further brand awareness through increased marketing and to further scale national distribution. • Gitpod raises $3M for native integration with GitLab: Germany-based Gitpod, an open-source developer platform to automate the coding environment for developers, announced $3 million seed funding from Crane Venture Partners, Speedinvest and Vertex Ventures US, as well as a partnership and native integration with GitLab.

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