Motif Ingredients Rebrands to Motif FoodWorks, Raises $27.5 Million to Fuel Animal-Free Ingredients R&D
Ingredients innovation company, Motif Ingredients, today announced it received $27.5 million in funding led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with participation from CPT Capital. The company also revealed a new brand identity and name, Motif FoodWorks, and announced a number of additions to its leadership team. The capital raise, evolution of its brand and expanded team strategically position Motif FoodWorks to fulfill its aspiration to extend the realm of what’s possible with animal-free ingredients.
Mobile shopping leader Wish today announced that the company’s valuation was $11.2 billion post-money following a Series H round of financing led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. With this new investment, Wish’s valuation increased from $8.7 billion following its last funding round in late 2017.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Vittorio Colao has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. Mr. Colao, former Group Chief Executive of international communications company Vodafone Group Plc, will advise General Atlantic and its portfolio companies as the firm continues to execute on its global growth investing strategy.
General Atlantic was included in Inc. magazine’s “50 Best Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs.” Over the past 39 years, General Atlantic’s sole focus has been partnering with entrepreneurs and helping build some of the world’s best growth companies.
Detroit-based StockX Closes $110M Series C Led by DST Global, General Atlantic and GGV Capital; Names e-commerce Veteran Scott Cutler CEO
StockX, the world’s first ‘stock market of things’, has closed on a $110 million Series C funding round from investment firms DST Global, General Atlantic, and GGV Capital. The company also announced today the appointment of Scott Cutler as CEO. Cutler succeeds co-founder Josh Luber, who will continue to serve on the executive leadership team and board of directors. The raise, in which current investors GV and Battery Ventures also participated, represents the largest in Michigan VC history to date and values StockX at over $1 billion.
Blend, a leader in digital lending technology, today announced it has raised $130 million in Series E funding led by Temasek and General Atlantic. Existing investors 8VC, Founders Fund, Greylock Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the round, which brings the company’s total funding to $310 million.
PathAI Secures $60M in Series B Funding Led by General Atlantic and Existing Investor General Catalyst
PathAI, a global provider of artificial intelligence-powered technology for pathology, announced today that it has raised $60 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with strong participation from General Catalyst and other existing investors. The new capital will fuel PathAI’s continued expansion as the company seeks to advance the medical discipline of pathology. General Atlantic Managing Director Dr. Michelle Dipp will be joining PathAI’s board of directors as the company advances its mission of offering faster, safer, and more powerful solutions for the diagnosis and sub-typing of diseases like cancer.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Michael Gosk, former Vice President and Chief Tax Officer at General Electric (“GE”) has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Based in New York, Mr. Gosk will provide expertise and strategic counsel to the firm’s investment team and portfolio companies, with a particular focus on financial operations and tax.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Justin Kotzin has joined the firm as an Operating Partner and Head of Debt Capital Markets. Based in New York, Mr. Kotzin will be part of General Atlantic’s Resources Group, providing expertise and strategic counsel to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies.
Advent International to acquire majority stake in leading third-party hotel operator Aimbridge Hospitality
Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority ownership interest in North America’s leading third-party hotel operator Aimbridge Hospitality from Lee Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm, and General Atlantic, a leader in global growth investing. Aimbridge’s experienced senior management team will continue to lead the company and will retain a meaningful equity stake in the business.