October 31, 2023
League One Volleyball, a professional women's sports league, raised $35 million in a Series B funding round led by Left Lane Capital. The league plans to start playing after the 2024 Paris Olympics and will have six teams in cities including Omaha, Madison, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Houston. Notably, the round included investments from athletes and entertainers such as Lindsey Vonn, Amy Schumer, Jayson Tatum, and Kevin Durant.
Germany-based startup Neura Robotics raised $16 million in funding from InterAlpen Partners. The company has developed a humanoid robot named MAiRA that can interact with humans and perform autonomous and predictive actions. Neura is focused on industries such as manufacturing, hospitality, and elder care, and plans to use the funding to expand into the U.S. market.
Miami-based startup Renco USA raised $18 million in convertible notes for its Lego-like block building system. The company's patented mineral composite, fiber-reinforced blocks can be used to build floors and roofs, replacing traditional materials like steel and concrete. Renco plans to use the funding to build a new manufacturing facility in Florida.
Austin-based startup Scorability raised $11 million in seed funding for its recruiting platform designed for college athletics. The platform uses matching and predictive analytics to help schools find the right fit for student athletes. The goal is to streamline the recruiting process and make it more efficient for both schools and athletes.
Connecticut-based startup iCleanse secured $1 million in credit financing from Enhanced Capital for its Swift UV units. These units provide free phone disinfection in public spaces, such as museums and hotel lobbies, while displaying advertisements for users to watch. The funding will support the company's expansion and further research and development efforts.