Mastercard will pay $850 million for Ekata, a startup that sells identity verification products. Mastercard said it will incorporate Ekata's technology into its own to "deliver a more comprehensive identity service."
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Chargebee, a startup that helps businesses manage subscription billing and revenue accounting, raised $125 million in a funding round that gave it a $1.4 billion valuation. The company will use the new capital to scale globally.
PureSpectrum, a startup whose online platform allows researchers to connect with millions of panelists around the world to gather sentiment on products and services, raised $17 million in its Series B funding round. The new capital will be used to broaden the company's product offering and target top talent.
Bespoke Financial, a startup that makes loans to businesses in the cannabis industry, raised $8 million in its most recent funding round. With the new capital the company will develop new financing tools for the industry.
Affogata, a startup that helps companies collect data on what customers say about them online, raised $5.5 million in its Series A funding round. Co-founder Sharel Omer said the new capital will be used to fund customer service initiatives, bolster its online visibility and further develop its tooling.
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Oatly Group, a Swedish startup that sells milk made from oats, has filed for an initial public offering in the US. The company hopes to raise $100 million through the sale of American depositary shares, according to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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