SOUTHEAST FUNDING & TECH NEWS: WEEK OF DEC 7 – hypepotamus.com

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We’re ending the week with all the funding, acquisition, and Southeast startup news you require to know:

  • Atlanta, Georgia: As call volume increases in the wake of the pandemic, CallRail announced it raised an additional $56 million from existing investors Sageview Capital and Leaders Fund. We have more here.
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: 3D printing and construction robotics startup Branch Technology has raised a $11 million round, led by EquipmentShare. We have all the latest here.
  • Durham, North Carolina: AdTech company Kevel, recently rebranded from Adzerk, announced it raised $11 million Series A. Atlanta-based Fulcrum Equity led the round. Learn more here.
  • Nashville, Tennessee: Teaming, a performance management platform to build better teams, announced it has raised $1.7 million in angel investing.
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Collab Capital, a fund dedicated to shrink the racial wealth gap, announced it has made its second investment. Their investment in Music Tech Work, a startup behind rightsholder.io, is a music copyright research platform with an expansive library that connects those who want to license music with the rights holders that can grant them a license. The undisclosed investment amount from Collab Capital will help the platform grow its database, expand its team, and onboard initial customers
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Mini City, a software providing cost-saving solutions to government agencies and nonprofits working to reduce homelessness, announced it raised its first round of outside instiutional funding from SCADpro Fund.

-Two TechOperator portfolio companies are joining forces. Springbot announced it has acquired Atlanta-based Matcha, a startup focused on content marketing and blog content for e-commerce companies.

– LaunchTN has officially named Van Tucker as president and CEO, a position she previously held on an interim basis. Tucker will help LaunchTN continue its mission to cultivate a robust startup ecosystem across the state.

-Alpharetta-based SaaS company CoreView has announced a triple Georgia Tech grad as its new CEO. You can read more about Shawn Lankton here.

-In an Atlanta-centric merger, Springbot has acquired Matcha, a content marketing platform designed to help e-commerce brands create strong blog content.

MuckerLab, the unique accelerator portion of Mucker Capital, is accepting applications for their 2021 equity-based accelerator program. Now in its 10th year, MuckerLabs partners with 12-15 companies each year. The application deadline is December 31 and can be found here.

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