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Daily funding roundup – February 12th, 2020

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Model9 raised $9M; Hazelcast picks up $28.5M; CybelAngel secured $36M, Headspace closed $93M

Dealroom: Dealroom connects professional investors, corporates, and local governments in order that they might better discover and track nascent tech companies. Dealroom has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Shoe Investments and Knight Venture Capital co-led the round. Read more

Aiera: Aiera is an event intelligence and insights platform. Aiera has raised $7 million in funding. Fin Venture Capital led the round, joined by Macquarie Group, Citi Markets FinTech Investments, and Franklin Templeton. Read more

Bit Fry Game Studios: Bit Fry Game Studios developes arcade-action games. Bit Fry Game Studios has raised $3.5 million from 1Up Ventures and BitKraft Esports Ventures. Read more

Nerdio: Nerdio focuses on Microsoft Azure deployment automation. Nerdio has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by MK Capital. Read more

Model9: Model9 transfers data between mainframe computers and the cloud. Model9 has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Intel Capital led the round, joined by StageOne, North First Ventures, and GlenRock Israel. Read more

Course Hero: Course Hero is an online learning platform. Course Hero has raised $10 million in funding at a $1.1 billion valuation from New View Capital. Read more

PredictHQ: PredictHQ is a data intelligence company that indexes global events in order to help its business customers plan for the future. PredictHQ has raised $22 million in Series B funding led by Sutter Hill Ventures. Read more

Hazelcast: Hazelcast is an open source in-memory computing platform. Hazelcast has raised $28.5 million in new equity and debt funding co-led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG), with participation from C5 Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, and last, Comerica Bank, which provided the growth debt facility. Read more

CybelAngel: CybelAngel is a risk management software. CybelAngel has raised $36 million in Series B funding. Prime Ventures led. the round,  joined by Tempocap, Bpifrance, and Open CNP. Read more

Deep Instinct: Deep Instinct is a cybersecurity startup. Deep Instinct has raised $43 million in Series C funding led by Millennium New Horizons, with participation from Unbound, LG, and Nvidia. Read more

Headspace: Headspace is a digital health platform that provides its users with guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training.  Headspace has raised $93 in Series C funding. The round was led by blisce/, with participation from Waverley Capital and Times Bridge, the global investments and partnerships arm of The Times Group of India. ERisting investors, including the Chernin Group, Spectrum Equity and Advancit Capital, also participated. Read more

If you are interested in being included in our funding roundup, submit your press release or blog post about your financing round to kristin@vator.tv. If you want a longer write-up, please do give us a couple of days heads up. If you’d like to be included in our Today’s Entrepreneur column, please send me your Vator profile.

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Coinbase Custody selected by 21Shares for Bitcoin ETP

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Today we’re proud to announce that 21Shares AG has chosen Coinbase Custody to store its digital assets for its Bitcoin ETP. 21Shares AG is listing its 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (ISIN: CH0454664001 — WKN A2T64E) on the Deutsche Börse’s Xetra electronic venue on Thursday July 2nd 2020. Coinbase Custody will serve as custodian for the underlying assets of their Bitcoin ETP.

21Shares selected Coinbase Custody after reviewing our institutional-grade offline storage solution, which includes world-class security, regulatory compliance and insurance coverage. Coinbase is committed to serving a wide spectrum of institutional clients and we are excited to be the chosen custodian for the 21Shares Bitcoin ETP, Europe’s first physically-backed bitcoin ETP.

Hany Rashwan, CEO at 21Shares AG, says, “21Shares is delighted to bring this historic product to Europe. We are honored to give investors access to the best performing asset class of the last decade and we believe the next ten years as well, through our simple, transparent, and regulated crypto ETP product suite.”

Coinbase Custody is the world’s largest and most trusted crypto custodian. To learn more about Coinbase Custody click here.

Source: https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-custody-selected-by-21shares-for-bitcoin-etp-a1b5dd380694?source=rss—-c114225aeaf7—4

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Compound (COMP) is now available on Coinbase Earn

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Earn COMP while learning how to borrow crypto and earn interest with Compound

Coinbase’s mission is to create an open financial system, where anyone in the world can participate on equal terms from their computer or smartphone. To bring this vision to life, we’ll need to make blockchain technology more accessible, both in the sense of making cryptocurrencies easier to obtain and easier to understand.

Coinbase Earn is a trusted source where customers all around the world can educate themselves about new developments in crypto and earn assets as rewards. Starting today, Coinbase customers can start earning Compound (COMP) by watching lessons and completing quizzes about the Compound protocol and its governance token COMP.

Compound (COMP) is an Ethereum token that governs the autonomous Compound protocol. The protocol allows anyone to borrow and lend Ethereum tokens through a decentralized market. Lenders earn interest on the crypto they supply to the protocol and borrowers pay interest to borrow it.

The ability to earn crypto assets has become an increasingly important function in the crypto ecosystem — alongside buying, staking, voting, and mining — especially when paired with education.

Since the launch of Coinbase Earn in 2018, we’ve announced nine different assets, including 0x, Basic Attention Token, Zcash, Stellar Lumens, EOS, Dai, Tezos, Orchid and now Compound. In less than a year, asset issuers offered over $100M in crypto to distribute to our customers, and we have launched Earn internationally. As we expand globally, millions of people are gaining access to a trusted, secure, and legal bridge to the crypto economy — even if they don’t have a credit card or bank account with which to buy crypto.

Check out all Coinbase Earn campaigns through our homepage or access them directly through the Coinbase mobile app.

You can sign up for a Coinbase account here and download the iOS or Android app to start earning crypto today.

Coinbase receives a servicing fee from the participating asset issuer. Consideration for Coinbase Earn is wholly independent of our digital asset framework for new listings. Click here for our Earn FAQ and terms.

Source: https://blog.coinbase.com/compound-comp-is-now-available-on-coinbase-earn-74cb88acbf78?source=rss—-c114225aeaf7—4

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Compound (COMP) is now available on Coinbase

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Starting today, Coinbase supports Compound (COMP) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store COMP. COMP will be available for customers in all Coinbase-supported regions, with the exception of New York state.

Compound (COMP)
Compound (COMP) is an Ethereum token that governs the Compound protocol. The protocol allows anyone to supply or borrow Ethereum tokens through a decentralized market. Suppliers earn interest on the crypto they supply to the protocol and borrowers pay interest to borrow it.

One of the most common requests we hear from customers is to be able to buy and sell more cryptocurrencies on Coinbase. We published a process for listing assets, designed in part to accelerate the addition of more cryptocurrencies. We are also investing in new tools to help people understand and explore cryptocurrencies. We launched informational asset pages (see COMP here), as well as a new section of the Coinbase website to answer common questions about crypto.

You can sign up for a Coinbase account here to buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store COMP today.

Coinbase owns COMP tokens as a result of a 2018 investment in Compound. Coinbase intends to maintain its investment in Compound for the foreseeable future and maintains internal policies that address the timing of permissible disposition of its digital assets, including COMP tokens.

Source: https://blog.coinbase.com/compound-comp-is-now-available-on-coinbase-de42a317790c?source=rss—-c114225aeaf7—4

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