Crunchbase News takes a look at a few socially conscious startups that have raised funding to take on causes like reducing food waste, better utilizing recycled materials, and feeding the hungry.
San Francisco-based Firefly announced that it is officially launching its car-based advertising platform out of beta. The startup also raised a $21.5 million seed round.
Cambridge, Mass.-based Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech developing medicines based on messenger RNA, raised at least $604 million in its initial stock offering, after pricing shares at $23 each, the midpoint of the projected range. The offering sets an initial market capitalization over $7.5 billion and reportedly ranks as the largest-ever IPO of a development stage biotech company
Aceable, an Austin startup focused on driver education, drove away with $47 million in a Series B round led by Sageview Capital. The financing comes as the edtech space continues to attract high levels of interest.
Weave, a company that sells software to medical verticals that helps handle customer work, announced Thursday that it raised $37.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Lead Edge Capital.