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Alastair Goldfisher

Mark Sherman of Telstra Ventures found that investing in Springboard in a virtual deal could be done. It just required a lot of phone calls.
Industry Ventures has raised $180m for Industry Ventures Direct II to invest in early- and mid-stage tech companies.
Clearstep Health has raised $1.3min a pre-seed round from RRE Ventures, Newark Venture Partners and OCA Ventures.
As more venture firms become accustomed to virtual pitches, they’re emphasizing reference checks and setting up multiple Zoom calls as a way to verify their investments and better get to know the founders.
San Francisco-based Nurx raises an additional $22.5, in a Series C round from new investors Trustbridge, Comcast Ventures and Wittington Ventures and existing investors.
SMBX, which operates a small business bonds marketplace, has raised $2.5m in seed from Better Ventures, Impact America Fund, Unpopular Ventures and others.
The cybersecurity company, which focuses on data breaches, said it raised $3m in seed funding led by ForgePoint Capital and Prefix Capital.
Payments company Routable has emerged from stealth, announcing it has raised $16m, including a $12m Series A round led by Lee Fixel, as well as Y Combinator, Founders Co-op and Liquid 2 Ventures.
VC is not entirely insulated from the impact of the pandemic and economic slowdown, but it sure feels like it really is business as usual.
The San Francisco company raises $31m in a Series B round led by new investor Telstra Ventures and including Vulcan Capital and SJF Ventures, among others.
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