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AI-Driven Grid Resilience firm, Prisma Photonics secures approximately $20 Million
Prisma Photonics, the dynamic, AI-driven startup that monitors large-scale infrastructure, such as power grids, announced today that it raised approximately $20M in a Series C round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, with participation from Elements, a Climatech fund, SE Ventures (Schneider Electric’s venture capital arm), Future Energy Ventures (the venture capital investment and collaboration platform of E.ON), Chione Switzerland, and INcapital.
The investment will accelerate the company’s break into the global power and renewable energy market while supporting its continued growth. This round brings the total funding raised by Prisma Photonics to over $50 million. The company’s earlier investors include Israel Electric Corporation, Israel Natural Gas Lines, and i3 Equity Partners.
WINT announces $35 million Series C funding round
WINT Water Intelligence, the leader in cutting-edge water management and leak-prevention solutions for construction, commercial, residential and industrial applications, has completed a $35 million Series C funding round to drive continued growth and innovation in AI- and IoT-based solutions for managing water and mitigating water damage throughout a building’s lifecycle.
The round was co-led by Inven Capital, a leading European climate tech fund, and global software investor Insight Partners, which also led WINT’s B round. The round was joined by Taronga Ventures, one of the world’s leading real asset technology investors, and other prop-tech and construction-tech investors, providing WINT strategic access to new markets.
⚙️ SPARETECH secures Series A funding led by US-based Insight Partners to fuel international expansion
SPARETECH, the leading data platform for industrial spare parts, raised €10M in a Series A investment round led by New York-based software investor Insight Partners with participation from Headline and existing investors to scale internationally. Founded in 2018 by Martin Weber and Dr. Lukas Biedermann, former Porsche engineers, our solution answers the supply chain crisis with automated spare parts management processes, reducing manufacturers’ downtimes, costs, and CO2 emissions.
Announcing Shift5’s Series B Funding
We announce our $50M Series B round of funding. Insight Partners is leading the round, and we’re thrilled to announce that Nick Sinai, Senior Adviser at Insight will join our board.
At Shift5, our mission is to defend planes, trains, and weapon systems against cyber-physical risks. Insight’s participation is a force multiplier on our work defending this sector of critical infrastructure, and with this capital, we will grow our team, focus on our product, and continue our work defending commercial transportation and defense markets. This funding validates the risk we see emerging in cyber-physical attacks against infrastructure, and validates Shift5’s role leading the market.
Software Defined Automation Fuels Growth Through $10M Seed Round Led by Insight Partners
Software Defined Automation, a leading innovator turning factories into software systems, announced it has raised $10 million in a seed round led by global software investor Insight Partners, with additional investment from Baukunst VC, Fly Ventures, and First Momentum. The funds will be used to scale customer adoption and extend its solution portfolio.
Software Defined Automation revolutionizes factory automation with an Industrial-Control-as-a-Service offering. Industrial-Control-as-a-Service (ICaaS) is centered around cloud-based management of existing PLCs (TechOps), Git-enabled PLC code versioning and collaboration (DevOps), as well as virtualization of PLCs on edge servers (Virtual PLC). In combination, these technologies have the power to break down proprietary silos in control technology stacks and enable API-based modern microservices architecture. This new paradigm transforms the daily lives of automation professionals by bringing remote work, cloud security, resilience, collaboration tools and independence from proprietary automation vendor hardware to the modern factory.
SimScale raises €25M for its SaaS engineering simulation platform from Insight Partners, Draper Esprit, others
David Heiny, co-founder and CEO of SimScale, explains, “Our vision is to make engineering simulation a standard tool in every engineer’s tool kit, and accessible early in the design stage, throughout the entire R&D cycle, and across teams, applications and industries. With hundreds of thousands of users and millions of simulation jobs carried out, we’ve made significant progress towards it in recent years.”
However, Heiny continues, “there are still entire industry sectors that we haven’t started addressing yet, and billions of dollars in CAE market value left untapped. This additional investment allows us to double-down on our strategy and accelerate our pace at which we extend SimScale’s offering.”
Tulip Interfaces Announces $100M Series C Led by Insight Partners to Help Frontline Industries Bring Their Operations to the Cloud
Tulip Interfaces announced today that it has raised $100 million in Series C funding led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm, Insight Partners. New investors Pitango Growth and Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures joined the round, as well as existing investors DMG MORI, NEA, and Vertex Ventures US.
With Series C funding, Tulip plans to expand its international operations to better support its hundreds of global enterprise customers like Terex, Delta Faucet, and Outset Medical; spanning more than 35 countries. Tulip intends to double its headcount, expanding operations in Boston, Munich, and Budapest; and establish a new APAC HQ in early 2022. The company plans to invest in new product features, and further apply AI and data science features to commonly used customer workflows. Tulip will dedicate additional resources towards its growing user community and Frontline Operations Marketplace.
Seeq Announces $50 million Series C Funding Round led by Insight Partners
Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today it has closed a $50 million Series C funding round, led by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners. The round includes participation from existing investors Altira Group, Chevron Technology Ventures, Cisco Investments, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and Second Avenue Partners. This round brings Seeq’s total funding since inception to approximately $115 million.
Seeq’s rapid growth is being fueled in part by its partnerships and commitment to cloud-based computing. Seeq is available in the AWS Marketplace and is an AWS Industrial Competency Partner. On Azure, Seeq has been available in the Azure Marketplace since 2019 and was recently recognized as a 2020 Microsoft Energy Partner of the Year Finalist. In addition to cloud partnerships, Seeq connects to an extensive set of automation vendor data storage platforms for on premise engagements including OSIsoft, Siemens, GE, Honeywell, Emerson Automation Solutions, Inductive Automation, AVEVA, AspenTech, Yokogawa, and others.