Deliveroo, the U.K.-based food delivery startup, has raised another $100 million, its third investment round of the year. The company will use the latest funds to expand its business into Asia. The round was led by DST Global and Greenoaks Capital. “We want to bring Deliveroo to as many people as possible,” William Shu, chief executive officer and co-founder, said on Bloomberg TV. “We want to work with the best restaurants in your local neighborhood and get that food to you in about half an hour. That’s our global view on what the customer wants.” Index Ventures, Accel partners and Hummingbird Ventures also took part in the Series D round.
Atom, the U.K.’s first mobile-only bank, has raised $68.2 million from Spain’s BBVA, which will take a 29.5% stake in the startup. Atom was the first mobile-only bank to be granted a license by the Prudential Regulation Authority of the Bank of England in June and aims to introduce new digital service to the banking industry. “In the 18 months since the founding team came together, Atom has now raised over £135m. This is a wonderful endorsement from investors to the compelling business case that the team has put together, and is a powerful signal to the regulators and most importantly for UK consumers. Now with BBVA as our strategic partner we really do feel that the sky is the limit for Atom,” Anthony Thomson, Atom’s Chairman said.
Marketing platform Placester has closed a $27 million funding round. The company has now raised a total of $50 million after previously raising funds in April 2015. New Enterprise Associates and Romulus Capital, bot previous investors, participated in the round. “Enterprise sales tools and marketing software have become critical to the success of any business, and before we introduced the Placester marketing platform, real estate professionals did not have access to the quality and depth of this technology in their industry,” said Matt Barba, CEO, Placester. “Placester’s relentless growth comes from the real need for enterprise-level brokers and individual agents to develop deeper relationships with their customers online. With this round of funding, we’re investing heavily in growing our engineering team to make our platform even better.”
Shiftgig, a mobile jobs marketplace, has completed a $22 million Series B round of financing. Renren led the round, with participation from Chicago Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, GGV Capital, Garland Capital Group, KGC Capital, Pritzker Group, Wicklow Capital, and individual investors Fabrice Grinda and Match.com CEO Sam Yagan. The company’s marketplace allows users to be connected with short term work on a mobile device. Shiftgig will use the new funds to open in new cities across North America. “The future of work is changing” said Eddie Lou, cofounder and CEO at Shiftgig. “People want to work on their own schedules and not just by driving a car. Likewise, today’s businesses require smarter options to optimize their labor force to meet their growing or seasonal business needs. With Shiftgig as the technology bridge between businesses and part-time workers, we are excited to fulfill our mission of connecting millions of workers to millions of shifts.”