Entries by rmackey@ocaventures.com

GrayMatter Robotics Raises $4.1M Seed Round

Company will use the funds from Stage Venture Partners, Calibrate Ventures, and others to expand rollouts of its robots used for sanding and finishing parts on manufacturing lines NEWS PROVIDED BYGrayMatter Robotics Inc.  Sep 29, 2021, 10:00 ET LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GrayMatter Robotics, creator of smart robotic assistants that help humans more safely and […]

OCA Ventures completes Amplified Sciences’ $1.8M seed round

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Amplified Sciences, a startup life science diagnostic company, announced that its $1.8 million seed round of funding has been completed by Chicago-based OCA Ventures. Amplified Sciences is developing diagnostics to detect debilitating diseases earlier than traditional methods do. Diana Caldwell, CEO and president of Amplified Sciences, said the funding will enable validation of […]

Call center automation startup Balto secures $37M

Balto, a call center automation startup based in St. Louis, Missouri, today announced that it raised $37 million in a series B funding round led by Stripes, with participation from RingCentral Ventures, Sierra Ventures, TIA Ventures, OCA Ventures, Stage Venture Partners, SaaS Venture Capital, Sandalphon Capital, Cultivation Capital, and Atreides Management. The capital brings the […]

Cake Raises $3.7M to Expand End-of-Life Planning Offerings Amidst Growing Demand

Serving more than 30 million people per year, Cake has emerged as world’s largest online platform for end-of-life planning BOSTON, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cake (JoinCake.com), the world’s largest online platform for end-of-life planning and navigating mortality, announced an oversubscribed round of $3.7 million in funding from new investors including AARP, InHealth Ventures (IHV), Two Lanterns, Portfolia’s Aging and Longevity […]

Osso VR raises $27M to train surgeons via simulations

Osso VR has raised $27 million to train doctors and other medical professionals using virtual reality surgery simulations. The San Francisco-based Osso VR said its numerous hospitals have validated its virtual reality surgical training and assessment platform as a training tool for surgeons. GSR Ventures led the second institutional round of funding, with participation from SignalFire, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, OCA […]

Curate Brings In $1.25M Seed For Small Business Sales, Operations Platform

After a year of helping small businesses navigate sales and operations during the global pandemic, Curate has raised a $1.25 million seed to continue developing its modern sales and operations platform for florists, caterers and other creative businesses. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Ryan O’Neil and his wife founded the St. Louis-based company in 2013 after previously owning a […]

Livly and Amenify Announce Partnership to bring Amenities to Multi-Family Buildings Across the U.S.

May 06, 2021, 12:36 ET CHICAGO, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Livly, the leading enterprise-grade resident experience application is partnering with Amenify – the leading tech-enabled amenities company to provide best-in-class software and services to the multi–family industry. Amenify is committed to offering a large variety of amenity services for residential communities nationwide. By partnering with Livly, […]

Votive Health Raises $2.5MM in Funding to Bring Complex Care Home

The health care start-up facilitates payer-provider integration through value-based arrangements to end suffering for people with serious illness. NEWS PROVIDED BY Votive Health, Inc.  Apr 28, 2021, 06:00 ET SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Votive Health announced today its formal launch following a $2.5 million financing led by Flare Capital Partners with Chrysalis Ventures and OCA Ventures as co-investors. Votive Health […]

OneMain Acquires Customer-Focused Financial Wellness Fintech Trim

April 26, 2021 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OneMain Financial, the country’s largest installment lender to hardworking Americans with nonprime credit, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trim, a customer-focused financial wellness fintech. The acquisition of Trim, subject to completion of standard closing conditions, will enhance OneMain’s digital […]