Middesk, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of tools to help B2B companies identify business and regulatory risk in their customer base, raised $4m in seed funding.
Cloudflare (NYSE: NET), an internet security and performance company, made its debut on the public market.
Alera Group, a Deerfield, IL-based independent national insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, acquired Makro Enterprises, a provider of employee benefits and insurance services throughout Las Vegas.
Lacework, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cloud security platform for enterprise innovation, raised $42m in funding.
SocialFlow, a NYC-based social media distribution platform for publishers and media, closed a $3.5M funding round.
CommonGrounds Workplace, a San Diego, CA-based enterprise-grade Workplace-as-a-Service (WaaS) company that collaborates with companies and asset owners needing flexible space solutions and services, raised an additional $40m in Series A funding.
The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has made a non-control investment in Affinitiv, Inc., a portfolio company of CIP Capital, in connection with its acquisition of Loop LLC (AutoLoop).
MoxiWorks, a Seattle, WA-based real estate technology platform, raised growth equity funding from Vector Capital, a private equity firm with more than $4 billion under management that specializes in transformational investments in technology businesses.
Viant, a Foxborough, MA-based global services provider to the medical device industry, acquired Meraqi Medical, a medical device design, development and manufacturing services firm.
Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners L.L.C., a Boston, MA-based affiliate of Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a private equity investment firm with over $45 billion in aggregate capital commitments, closed its fourth fund with $2.0 billion of limited partner commitments.
SmartDrive Systems, Inc., a San Diego, Calif.-based video-based safety telematics and transportation intelligence platform, secured $90m in financing.
Patch Homes, a San Francisco, CA-based real estate finance company, raised $5m in Series A funding.
Shape Security, a Santa Clara, CA ― based maker of a platform for bot and online fraud mitigation for large companies, raised $51m in growth funding.
Fast food giant McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is to acquire Apprente, a Silicon Valley-based voice-based tech startup.
Shift5, Inc., an Arlington, Va.-based cybersecurity company that builds hardware and software products to defend weapon systems, air platforms, and commercial transportation systems, raised $2.5m in funding.