Weekly refresh: Fundings you missed and The Helm’s new e-commerce platform

July 1, 2019
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The Helm launched an e-commerce platform with plans to invest in women. The venture capital firm’s store features curated collections from 80 launch partners founded by and for women. A portion of the sales on the site goes toward the Helm’s next VC fund, supporting women-led companies. [Built In NYC]

Crowdfunding platform Republic acquired SheWorx. SheWorx strives to close the funding gap by holding event series for female entrepreneurs. The new acquisition will give SheWorx access to Republic’s services, including crowdfunding and a VC arm. [Press release]

Button raised $30 million to incorporate commerce into mobile apps. The company, whose technology makes it easier to integrate different mobile apps with each other, plans to get its team to 200 people by the end of the year [Built In NYC]

Ocrolus raised $24 million to read financial documents with AI. With the new funds, Ocrolus looks to expand its product’s functionality and launch some new tools as well. [Built In NYC]

Sustainable direct-to-consumer jewelry company raised $13 million. AUrate has gained a massive following among influencers and celebrities with its trendy and simple jewelry. The funding will help AUrate grow its data science team and retail space presence. [Built In NYC]

Climb Credit plans to address student debt with its newest raise. Climb Credit raised $9.8 million to expand its offerings, which matches up potential students with partner schools that are likely to provide a return on tuition payments invested. [Built In NYC]

Co-working space for therapists raised $8 million. Alma Health has one location in Midtown Manhattan and provides space for therapists to meet with their clients, as well as additional services. The funding will be used to expand subscriptions. [Built In NYC]

Squire’s software makes barbershop owners’ jobs easier, and they just raised $8 million. Squire is a one-stop-shop for barbers, handling appointment bookings and managing payroll. With the fresh funding, Squire is planning to hire more employees and increase its market presence. [Built In NYC]

Skubana raised $5.4 million to help e-commerce companies. After an order comes in, Skubana handles everything from finding the most cost-effective shipping method to managing businesses’ inventory. The funding will allow the company to hire and expand. [Built In NYC]

Baboon to raise $2.9 million in capital for its line of sleek travel products. Baboon’s technical bags are meant for “everyday adventures,” and they are fashionable, too. The first round of funding will go toward expanding its product line and scaling the company. [Built In NYC]

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