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Boost Your C-Level Job Search: Hidden Job Tips + My Executive Search Tools

For the past few months, I have been focusing on sharing with my executive clients and readers where the money is flowing and what industries and niches are growing. See the latest hidden executive job opportunities from Crunchbase below!

If you are in a passive or active job search and would like to learn how to use LinkedIn or the hidden job market to attract attention and get interviews from any of these companies, I have the tools you need right here:

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Current Hidden Job Opportunities

  • North American startup funding held strong as exits soared in Q3
    Funding to North American startups ticked up slightly in the third quarter of 2020, according to preliminary Crunchbase data, fueled by jumbo late-stage rounds for fintech, health care and transport-focused companies. Exits, meanwhile, were on a tear, with huge IPOs, direct listings and M&A deals.
  • 98point6 lands $115M as telemedicine heats up
    Seattle-based 98point6, a provider of on-demand digital primary care services for patients, raised $118 million in Series E funding led by L Catterton and Activant Capital. The funding news comes about a month after Sam’s Club announced a partnership to offer the 98point6 virtual care platform to its 44 million members.
  • Two foodtech startups raise big rounds
    It was a big day for foodtech funding Wednesday as two companies in the space announced big cash infusions. New York-based LIVEKINDLY Collective, a maker of plant-based alternatives to meat, said it raised $135 million in a venture round led by Blue Horizon. And South San Francisco-based Plenty Unlimited, a vertical farming company, secured $140 million in Series D funding led by the SoftBank Vision Fund.
  • Sonrai nabs $20M for cloud security
    New York-based Sonrai Security, a developer of tools to help pinpoint and eliminate risks associated with identity and data on public cloud platforms, raised $20 million in a Series B round led by Menlo Ventures. The new funding will go to expand research and development, sales and marketing.
  • Calm eyes $150M at $2.2B valuation
    Popular meditation app-maker Calm is reportedly seeking to raise $150 million in fresh funding at a valuation of around $2.2 billion. Founded in 2012, the San Francisco-based company previously raised at least $143 million in known funding from a host of high-profile venture firms.
  • Keep up with the Crunchbase News Briefing
    To keep up on breaking news throughout the day, check out the Crunchbase News Briefing. This continuously updated daily feature on our main news site has summaries of notable funding announcements, IPOs, M&A, and other happenings in the startup world.

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Executive Jobs: Gene Therapy, Online Learning, Hospitality Tech, Delivery Apps

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  • Inside Sutter Hill’s remarkable year
    Venture capital firm Sutter Hill Ventures keeps a very low profile. But this year, it’s been a standout among firms that have seen large exits, with back-to-back IPOs of portfolio companies Snowflake and Sumo Logic. An early bet on Snowflake, in particular, turned out to be one of the most lucrative in VC history.
  • Getaround drives off with $140M
    Peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace Getaround has raised $140 million in a Series E funding round led by PeopleFund. The new financing brings the San Francisco-based company’s total funding to over $540 million.
  • Armory raises $40M to commercialize Spinnaker platform
    Enterprise software company Armory raised a $40 million Series C funding round led by B Capital. The Silicon Valley company is focused on commercializing Spinnaker, an open-source, multi-cloud software delivery platform developed by Netflix and Google.
  • Ori Biotech lands $30M for gene therapy platform
    Life science startup Ori Biotech raised $30 million in a Series A funding round led by Northpond Ventures. The London and Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based company is developing a platform that automates and standardizes manufacturing for cell and gene therapy developers so they can make treatments available more quickly and at a larger scale.
  • Osmind secures $2M for mental health
    Osmind, a developer of software and analytics used in providing healthcare to those with treatment-resistant mental health disorders, raised $2 million in a seed funding round. General Catalyst led the financing for the Mountain View-based company, one of several investments in the mental health space the firm has made this year.
  • Mexican hospitality startup Casai raises $48M
    Mexico-based hospitality startup Casai has landed $48 million in a Series A financing that includes $23 million in equity funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and up to $25 million in debt financing from TriplePoint Capital. The company provides travelers with apartments that include luxury amenities, locally-sourced designs, and high tech features throughout.
  • Menlo Microsystems closes $44M Series B
    Irvine, California-based Menlo Microsystems, a developer of smart electronic switches that offer energy savings, brought in $44 million in a Series B funding round led by 40 North Ventures.
  • Keep up with the Crunchbase News Briefing
    To keep up on breaking news throughout the day, check out the Crunchbase News Briefing. This continuously updated daily feature on our main news site has summaries of notable funding announcements, IPOs, M&A, and other happenings in the startup world.
  • A place for presales: Creating a new sales community
    The presales profession is in higher demand than ever. Yet because it’s a relatively lesser-known and loosely defined sales function, it historically hasn’t had many resources. That is, until James Kaikis and Yuji Higashi set out to create them.

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Executive Hiring Trends: Venture Capital Series C Startups | October 7, 2020

To get reports like these, set up a Google Alert with the topic “venture capital series c funding.” Learn how my clients use this information to create interviews here by going direct using LinkedIn here.

  • The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/6/2020
    AlleyWatch
    The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for … has raised $207M in Series C funding from investors that include BlackRock, Eldridge, … The filing indicates that this round comes from nine investors.
  • Two-wheeler financier CreditWise Capital raises seed funding
    VCCircle
    Two-wheeler financier CreditWise Capital raises seed funding. By … Avlani is also a co-founder of micro-venture capital firm Samyakth Capital, as are … Capital-backed WheelsEMI had raised fresh capital in a flat Series C round.
  • Unqork Scores $207M Series C Financing
    VC News Daily
    Your Source for Venture Capital and Private Equity Financings … no-code platform, today announced it has secured $207 million in Series C funding.

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Executive Hiring Trends: Venture Capital Series C Startups | September 22-23, 2020

To get reports like these, set up a Google Alert with the topic “venture capital series c funding.” Learn how my clients use this information to create interviews here by going direct using LinkedIn here.

  • Medasense raises $18M Series C
    Mass Device
    Medasense raises $18M Series C … Medasense Biometrics announced today that it raised $18 million in a Series C funding round. … $18 million Series C round from Sabadell Asabys venture capital firm (Asabys Partners of Spain), …

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Executive Jobs: Virtual Events, Self-Driving Tech, Pharmaceuticals, CXA

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  • Airtable lands $185M Series D
    Project management software company Airtable has landed $185 million in a Series D funding round, bringing its valuation to $2.5 billion. Thrive Capital led the round for the San Francisco-based company, which aims to make it easier for teams to plan events, projects or product development by keeping track of timelines and workflows.
  • Oracle announces deal for US TikTok operations
    Oracle and TikTok will become business partners in the U.S. under a deal meant to satisfy Trump administration national security concerns around the China-based video-sharing app. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the federal government plans to review the deal this week.
  • nTopology banks $40M for design software
    New York-based nTopology, a developer of software used in design and manufacturing of 3D-printed parts and products, just raised $40 million in a Series C funding round led by Insight Partners. The company says it has seen rapid growth in recent months, with its software currently in use by thousands of engineers on projects in the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer products industries.
  • Brightseed scoops up $27M to find phytonutrients
    Brightseed, developer of an artificial intelligence platform to discover phytonutrients hidden in nature, closed on $27 million in a growth financing round led by Lewis & Clark AgriFood. The financing brings the San Francisco-based company’s total funding to $52 million since its inception in 2017.
  • Hetz Ventures raises $77M for Israeli B2B startups
    Tel Aviv-based Hetz Ventures closed on a $77 million second fund that will invest in Israel-based companies in the B2B enterprise technology space. Crunchbase News sits down with co-founder Judah Taub to discuss hot areas for investment and what partners look for in a fundable startup.
  • Airmeet raises $12M for virtual events
    Airmeet, a 1-year-old virtual events platform based in Bengaluru, India, raised $12 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital India and Redpoint Ventures. The company’s platform features a ballroom-style social lounge with virtual tables for serendipitous encounters and a “speed networking” lobby.
  • Survey: Fintech on the rise amid pandemic
    Eighty percent of Americans now say they can manage their finances without a physical bank branch, according to a new survey commissioned by Plaid. The survey showed that when COVID-19 hit, fintech adoption accelerated and Americans reported using more apps more frequently, and for more financial tasks.
  • Keep up with the Crunchbase News Briefing
    To keep up on breaking news throughout the day, check out the Crunchbase News Briefing. This new and continuously updated daily feature on our main news site has summaries of notable funding announcements, IPOs, M&A, and other happenings in the startup world.
  • Report: Venture funding across U.S. regions
    Following the release of our latest report, The State of Global Venture Funding During COVID-19, we take a deeper dive into the most active venture funding ecosystem in the world: the U.S. We focus on the Southern, Western, Northeastern and Midwestern regions to provide a better understanding of where pockets of opportunity may exist in the second half of 2020.

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Executive Jobs: SaaS, E-Learning, Social CRM, Orthodontics

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  • DNX Ventures closes $315M for B2B fund
    VC investor DNX Ventures closed its third fund, DNX Ventures Fund III, focused on early-stage B2B startups. The Silicon Valley firm plans to invest in seed-plus and Series A rounds for U.S.- and Japan-based startups in sectors including cloud and enterprise software, cybersecurity, fintech and retail tech.
  • Progress to acquire Chef for $220M
    Enterprise software provider Progress announced plans to acquire DevOps company Chef for $220 million in cash. Founded in 2008, Seattle-based Chef previously raised at least $105 million in venture funding.
  • Snowflake sets IPO price range for NYSE debut
    Data cloud warehouse company Snowflake has set a price range of between $75 and $85 per share for its upcoming IPO. If it prices in the middle of that range, the San Mateo-based company would have a valuation of $22.3 billion.
  • BYJU’S raises $500M from Silver Lake
    Online learning unicorn BJYU’S has raised $500 million in a new round that reportedly sets a $10.8 billion valuation for the India-based company. Silver Lake led the financing, which comes as venture and growth investment in the edtech space is hitting historical highs amid skyrocketing demand for distance learning.
  • Truepill lands $75M for at-home testing
    San Mateo-based Truepill closed on $75 million in Series C funding to launch an at-home lab testing network by the end of the year. Founded in 2016, the company has previously been best known for its pharmacy fulfillment services.
  • LightForce secures $14M for 3D braces
    LightForce Orthodontics secured a $14 million Series B funding round of funding to continue developing its customizable 3D-printed braces. Tyche Partners led the financing for the Boston-based company, which uses cloud-based CAD software to predict where teeth will be going to create braces.
  • Keep up with the Crunchbase News Briefing
    To keep up on breaking news throughout the day, check out the Crunchbase News Briefing. This new and continuously updated daily feature on our main news site has summaries of notable funding announcements, IPOs, M&A, and other happenings in the startup world.
  • The monthly rundown: Startups to watch
    In this month’s edition of “The Monthly Rundown: Startups to Watch” series, Crunchbase Sales Manager Shamus Noonan highlights five of the hottest startups you should be thinking about for your next outreach. From quantum computing to phishing attack platforms, Shamus’s August list of top five startups features a variety of companies across industries and geographies.

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Executive Hiring Trends: Venture Capital Series C | August 24-25, 2020

To get reports like these, set up a Google Alert with the topic “venture capital series c funding.” Learn how my clients use this information to create interviews here by going direct using LinkedIn here.

  • The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/24/2020
    AlleyWatch
    The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/24/2020 … The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for … of diagnostic diabetes testing solutions, has raised $34M in Series C funding led by Bayer.
  • Clio Snacks Closes $8M Funding Round After Doubling Growth
    Yahoo Finance
    Clio Snacks Closes $8M Funding Round After Doubling Growth … bar brand secures Series C funding from Alliance Consumer Growth & AF Ventures … AF Ventures, a leading venture capital fund, also participated in the round.
  • RedDoorz CEO chases profitability, sees opportunities for travel companies to IPO
    PhocusWire
    Personally, I want to return our investors’ money and some kind of public event would … We have a good domestic story, there’s a lot of capital available to good … launched in 2015 and late last year, raised Series C funding of $70 million. … TTE • Web In Travel • Inntopia • Retail Travel • Hotel Investment …
  • Dataiku Secures $100M Series D
    Crunchbase News
    Tiger Global Management also made a major investment in the round that also included existing investors Battery Ventures, CapitalG, Dawn Capital, …

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Executive Job Search: Space Technology, Cryptocurrency, Remote Work Tech

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  • Airbnb files confidentially for IPO
    Airbnb is finally going public. The San Francisco-based unicorn announced it has submitted a confidential filing for an initial public offering of undisclosed size. The planned offering, which comes as the pandemic continues to depress travel and hospitality spending, will nonetheless rank as one the largest and most anticipated in years.
  • Lunar tech startup ispace lands $28M
    Japanese space tech startup ispace has raised $28 million in a Series B round led by an Incubate Fund-managed investment vehicle. The new funding will go to develop a commercial lunar landing for ispace’s first mission, planned for 2022, as well as its second mission, which is planned for 2023.
  • Exo raises $40M for ultrasound device
    Redwood City, California-based Exo, a startup developing a handheld ultrasound device, secured $40 million in Series B extension funding. The 5-year-old company is currently pairing its device with workflow apps to give hospitals and clinics better software to speed up imaging during emergencies.
  • BlockFi raises $50M for crypto investors
    BlockFi, a provider of cryptocurrency-focused financial products, including zero-fee trading and interest-bearing accounts, raised $50 million in a Series C round led by Morgan Creek Digital. The new funding is the Jersey City-based company’s third in the past 12 months, and comes just six months after a $30 million Series B round.
  • Yalochat talks up $15M Series B
    Yalochat, a provider of AI-enabled software for online customer communication, landed $15 million in a Series B round led by B Capital Group. The funding follows several quarters of rapid growth for the San Francisco-based company, which has been expanding in Latin America and India.
  • Lifesize buys whiteboarding startup Kaptivo
    Lifesize, a maker of video conferencing software and meeting room devices, announced it has paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Kaptivo, the developer of a camera system that turns whiteboards into digital collaboration tools.
  • Tapping into diverse tech talent
    With COVID-19 causing millions to lose their jobs, and communities of color and Black workers being disproportionately affected by the virus, now is a crucial time to provide more lucrative pathways for underrepresented talent across industries. Learn how companies can play a more active role in the retraining and rehiring process.

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Executive Hiring Trends: Venture Capital Series C | August 12-13, 2020

To get reports like these, set up a Google Alert with the topic “venture capital series c funding.” Learn how my clients use this information to create interviews here by going direct using LinkedIn here.

  • Digital mortgage company Habito completes £35M Series C
    TechCrunch
    The newly disclosed round — comprising an earlier Series C equity raise and a … existing investors including Ribbit Capital, Atomico and Mosaic Ventures. … In a call, Habito founder Daniel Hegarty said the new investment will be …
  • AI audio chip designer raises $35m
    eeNews Europe
    an analog AI audio startup has raised $35 million in Series C funding round after shipping … The company was founded in 2017 and Microsoft, through its M12 venture fund, and Applied Ventures, the VC arm of Applied Materials …

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Executive Job Search: E-Commerce, Mobile Apps, Food Delivery, Branding

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  • Grab eyes another $200M
    Southeast Asian ride-hailing leader Grab is reportedly raising $200 million from South Korea’s Stic Investments in what would rank as the latest of many giant fundraising rounds. The Singapore-based company is among the most richly financed tech startups in the region, having raised more than $10 billion to date, including billions from SoftBank.
  • Microsoft pursues deal for TikTok’s US operations
    Microsoft announced that it is actively pursuing an acquisition of the U.S. operations of short video-sharing app TikTok, following a conversation between CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump. The software giant said it will move quickly to pursue negotiations with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, completing discussions no later than Sept. 15.
  • Apploi acquired Healthgig
    Recruitment platform Apploi has acquired credential management startup Healthgig, Crunchbase News exclusively reports. Founded in 2018, Healthgig provides credential management tools aimed at helping health professionals manage their careers online.
  • Volante closes on $35M for fintech tools
    After nearly two decades of organic profitability, fintech company Volante Technologies raised its first outside investment of $35 million in a growth funding round led by Wavecrest Growth Partners. The New York-headquartered company plans to use the funds to expand its cloud-based payments and financial messaging offerings.
  • Feather lands $30M line for furniture rental
    Furniture rental startup Feather secured a $30 million credit line from Credit Suisse to drive growth into new markets. The three-year-old, New York-based startup makes and rents furniture for urban dwellers.
  • MikMak secures $10M to match brands and retailers
    Online retail marketing and insights provider MikMak raised $10 million in a Series A round. The New York-based startup will use the funding to expand its platform, which helps brands manage their e-commerce strategies by gaining real-time insights across major online retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart, as well as online media.
  • Female founders shine in Latin American fintech
    In Latin America women are stepping up as fintech leaders, with five times as many female-founded companies in the space as the global average. Overall, fintech received 31 percent of the region’s venture capital, and more than 35 percent of Latin American startups in the sector have female founders.
  • Yotpo raises $75M for e-commerce marketing
    Yotpo, operator of a platform for online marketing, has secured $75 million in a Series E round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The New York-based company plans to use the funds to invest in product and engineering, with a goal of hitting $100 million in annual recurring revenue by early next year.
  • Radish snaps up $63M for serial fiction
    Serialized fiction app Radish landed $63.2 million in Series A funding, led by SoftBank Ventures Asia and Kakao Page, to tap into Hollywood’s storytelling community. Currently romance is one of the top genres, but New York- and Seoul-based Radish would like to expand to horror, mystery and thriller.
  • Breezeway lands $8M for property management
    Property management startup Breezeway secured $8 million in a Series A round led by Schooner Capital, Crunchbase News exclusively reports. The Boston-based company operates a platform aimed at making it easier for property managers to oversee cleaning, preparation and maintenance of rentals.
  • ANA Therapeutics secures $5M for COVID-19 treatment
    ANA Therapeutics has raised $5 million in its inaugural funding round and is now one of the first companies to have its COVID-19 treatment go into human clinical trials. Founders launched the Foster City, California-based startup earlier this year to examine whether the anti-inflammatory drug niclosamide has potential to treat COVID-19.
  • Cashdrop snags seed funds for mobile storefronts
    Cashdrop, a startup that helps businesses create and manage an online storefront from a smartphone, has landed $2.7 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Harlem Capital. The Chicago-based company enables users to have online stores up and running in under 15 minutes.

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