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6SensorLabs Raises a $9.2 million Series A to Expand Its Line of Food Allergy Testers

6SensorLabs, now operating under the consumer-facing Nima brand, announced a 9.2 Million Series A to expand beyond just gluten testing. Nima plans on using the influx of cash to accelerate the development and release of sensors that will detect peanuts and milk, allowing consumers to test food for hidden ingredients that the user could be allergic too.

Halo is Building a Wearable to Make Athletes Better, Stronger, Faster

Halo Neurosciences is building a new category of wearable, one that actively and positively influences physical abilities called transcranial direct current stimulation. Their first wearable, the Halo Sport, is designed to influence a region of the brain they say is involved in sports and fitness learning — thanks to the specific positioning of the electrodes over the motor cortex.

Classroom Communication App ClassDojo Raises $21 million Series B

ClassDojo announced $21 million in a Series B along with 2/3 of schools being active on the platform. ClassDojo connects teachers and parents and helps them communicate consistently about student’s activities, social and behavioral development at school. With the new round, ClassDojo will be expanding their team and product.

Poshmark Raises $25 Million For Its Fashion Resale Marketplace

Poshmark, a community marketplace for fashion where any woman can buy and sell within the app, makes cleaning out your closet sociable. GGV Capital led the $25 million Series D, which goes towards Poshmark's plans to introduce men’s and children’s fashions to its lineup. The team is also looking to introduce home furnishings and expanding beyond the U.S. to Canada, Europe and Australia.

DocSend Raises $8M For Smarter Document Sharing

DocSend makes salespeople more effective by enabling them to track, control, send, and present sales materials with real-time document analytics. The goal - help businesses build stronger relationships by restoring the intimacy of face-to-face conversation to their digital communication.

GreatHorn Raises $2.25 Million For Its Cloud Security Platform

GreatHorn, a six-person cloud security platform focused on stopping phishing attacks, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding led by ff Venture Capital and SoftTech VC, with participation from Techstars Ventures, RRE Ventures, Zelkova Ventures, V1.VC and investor Walter Winshall.

Wholesale Order App Handshake Raises $14M Series B for International Growth

Handshake provides the B2B Commerce platform that helps manufacturers and distributors grow, by powering in-person and online ordering. Sozo Ventures, which focuses on bringing U.S. companies to new countries, led the $14 million round and will help Handshake develop a strategy for expanding into Asia.

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Stephanie Palmeri and Andy McLoughlin both made Partners!

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First, Stephanie: ever since I met her 5 years ago, I have been impressed by her drive, smarts and resourcefulness. Even though I sort of pushed her away initially, we were lucky enough to have Stephanie join us as Senior Associate then Principal – and sponsor 18 investments across Fund III and IV (including Niche [TWTR], Grovo, and ClassDojo), sourcing and supporting several more. Not only has Stephanie developed the fundamental skills that make a great investor (sourcing, board leadership, fundraising, legal), she has supported companies in good times and challenging ones, and become an invaluable contributor to both our SoftTech family and the broader ecosystem. Thanks to her hard work, Stephanie has demonstrated that she has earned the Title and I am very excited to share the good news: Stephanie is now my Partner.

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