The Leadsbrew Intel: Issue 4
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California, United States
Industry: Legal Software Development
News: Exclusive: Buzzy legal generative AI startup Harvey taps Sequoia to lead funding round at a $150 million valuation
Insights: Harvey has an impressive resume with OpenAI investing $5 million in Harvey and it also received backing from Google's AI lead Jeff Dean. Harvey harnesses the power of OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language model AI to provide these capabilities to a growing number of law firms. It is currently invite-only, and there are more than 15,000 law firms on the waitlist. Looks like they’re not having trouble finding customers, but there could still be room for improving customer retention, optimizing marketing efforts, etc.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/89566597
Wilmington, DE, USA /Turkey
Industry: Online Audio and Video Media
News: Media Localization Startup Ollang Raises USD 1.5M in Seed Funding
Insights: OLLANG localizes media content with subtitles and dubbing. They currently serve customers in the US, Turkey, South Korea, the UAE, and France. With a team of 28 employees primarily located in these countries, Ollang aims to expand further into Asia and Europe. The company envisions significant growth opportunities in these regions, particularly within the TV and film industry, as well as with creators and e-learning platforms. The presence of over 300 "employees" showcased on LinkedIn signifies the company's growth trajectory and the enthusiasm of freelancers to be associated with it. If you have ideas to help them reach more content creators, consider pitching them.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/17993333
3. CAT Labs
Florida, United States
Industry: Computer and Network Security
News: CAT Labs, a crypto crime-fighting startup led by a former DOJ special agent, raises $4.3 million
Insights: Cat Labs' funding and partnership with the Department of Justice indicates potential in expanding its customer base, making it an opportune time to offer marketing services. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach. The CEO Lilita Infant has mentioned that “CAT Labs aims to be a global leader in crypto forensics and cybersecurity by building the necessary tools to secure the Web3 ecosystem and by partnering and integrating with other brilliant companies in the space such as blockchain analytics, forensics, and security firms that share our mission”.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/89988991
Industry: Software Development
News: Internet-scanning intelligence startup lands $30 million Series A
Insights: The company has recently raised $30 million in a Series A funding round. According to Startup Daily, “The cash is earmarked for expanding and servicing existing contracts, including with the Five Eyes nations – Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, and UK. The intelligence gathering service is also targeting the Asia Pacific region and Europe and looking to move into corporate security and financial intelligence.” It may need marketing services to assist in reaching their target audience and developing a marketing campaign to attract customers.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18135985
Industry: Health Care
News: Canadian virtual care startup Felix raises $18M
Insights: Felix is a Canadian virtual care startup that has recently raised $18m in funding. As reported, “This funding enables Felix to radically expand the amount of patients it serves by launching new, more complex categories of care in addition to new therapeutic services.”
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/felixhealthca/
6. Live Costs
Industry: Software Development
News: Nemetschek Group Invests in Project Cost Control Startup LiveCosts.com
Insights: Livecosts makes it easy for construction companies to track project costs. The investor has mentioned that LiveCosts has the opportunity to explore new markets and expand its portfolio with this funding. They currently have customers in Ireland, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/14797805
San Francisco, California, USA
Industry: Renewable Energy Semiconductor Manufacturing
News: Direct air capture technology startup Noya raises $11M to accelerate transition to carbon negativity
Insights: Noya, a direct air capture startup, has successfully secured $11 million in funding to expedite the journey toward carbon negativity. While their allocation of funds hasn't explicitly mentioned marketing or sales, their search for a Head of Sales & Business Development suggests an inclination toward bringing new business.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/53503031
Missouri, United States
Industry: Medical Equipment Manufacturing
News: SentiAR, startup with holographic technology for heart procedures, raises $8.5M in Series B funding
Insights: Sentiar has recently raised capital in their series-B fundraising round, and intends to use the funds to launch additional partnerships and wider clinical deployments. Could be an interesting opportunity for agencies in the healthcare niche.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/22314311
9. Oshi Health
New York, USA
Industry: Hospitals and Health Care
News: Virtual GI care startup Oshi Health takes up $30M backed by CVS, Takeda venture arms
Insights: Oshi Health has recently raised $30m in funding, offering an opportunity for marketing services to help create awareness of the company's virtual care services aimed at patients, providers, payers, and policymakers.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18445891
10. Silergy Technology
Santa Clara, California, USA
Industry: Semiconductor Manufacturing
News: Tech company leases Santa Clara offices in headquarters expansion
Insights: Silergy Technology's expansion into a larger office and research space in Santa Clara highlights their growth as a semiconductor and analog devices firm. CEO Mike Grimm mentioned that “Silergy’s recent success with global customers in all market segments and all regions is driving the need for rapid expansion of business units, R&D, and sales operations”.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silergy-corp/
11. Third Summit
New York, USA
Industry: Advertising Services
News: Creator economy startup Third Summit raises $4.5 million to expand flagship platform
Insights: Third Summit, a content management system for digital creators, has raised $4.5m in its funding round. Their flagship product is Alteon.io. They have recently expanded to Toronto and aim to collaborate with film and TV productions. Could be a potential prospect for those in the media and entertainment niche.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/40675052
12. Allotrope Energy
Industry: Research Services
News: British energy startup raises $6.7M to make 90-second-recharging battery from tree pulp
Insights: The British energy start-up has raised $6.7m for their tree pulp batteries, offering an opportunity for marketing services to highlight the benefits of the product and target potential partners and investors through customized digital campaigns.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18051835
13. NetBox Labs
New York, USA
Industry: Computer Networking Products
News: Network transformation startup NetBox Labs raises $20M in new funding
Insights: Netbox Labs has recently raised $20m funding to transform the network infrastructure, creating opportunities for marketing services to promote the company's transformational technology to its target audience.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/netboxlabs/
Industry: Appliances, Electrical, and Electronics Manufacturing
News: Battery Startup Gets Renault Order in Hope it Will Spur Funding
Insights: Verkor, a French battery start-up, has received a major order from Renault, which is expected to help it attract more funding. The company plans to build a factory capable of producing batteries for electric vehicles, and has already secured funding from major investors including Schneider Electric and EIT InnoEnergy. This could be an excellent time for Verkor to leverage the positive publicity generated by this news to increase its visibility and attract further investment.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/68686870
Tel Aviv, Israel
Industry: IT Services and IT Consulting
News: Israeli startup to give fans a referee's eye view at the Euroleague final games
Insights: MindFly's technology offers an immersive match experience, allowing fans to get as close to the action as the referees. In addition to basketball, they have already established partnerships with renowned soccer clubs such as Panathinaikos, Fenerbahçe, and Bayern Munich, as well as leading broadcasting companies like T-Mobile and Globo. I thought it would be worth mentioning, as the impressive video angles offered by MindFly may ignite some creative pitch ideas if your agency is involved in the realm of video production.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mindflylive
16. Summer Health
New York, United States
Industry: Hospitals and Health Care
News: Text-Based Pediatric Telemedicine Startup Summer Health Launches Specialty Care
Insights: The pediatric telemedicine startup Summer Health has launched text-based specialty care services. Summer Health is focused on providing accessible and affordable healthcare to families, which could be a key selling point for marketing services to help position the startup as a solution for families looking for convenient and affordable healthcare options. They raised $7.5M in seed funding last year.
Company Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/joinsummerhealth
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