AskNicely, a New Zealand-based company that provides customer experience software for service businesses, has raised $32 million in its Series B round. In other pieces of fundraising news, US-based AmazeVR secured $15 million co-led by Partners Investment and Murex Partners, while Australia’s Fertilis raised $1.98 million in a seed round.
AskNicely raises $32m in Series B
AskNicely, a New Zealand-based company that provides customer experience software for service businesses, has raised $32 million in its Series B round, according to an announcement.
The round was led by Five Elms Capital with the participation of existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Blackbird. As part of the funding, Ryan Mandl from Five Elms will join the AskNicely board.
The funding will help AskNicely to lead the next generation of customer experience software for service businesses, bringing better technology to frontline teams.
Founded in 2014, AskNicely connects the dots between employee experience, customer experience, and revenue growth for service businesses.
To date, the company has serviced over 1,300 companies worldwide and has offices in the United States, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
AmazeVR raises $15m
US-based AmazeVR, a virtual reality concert platform founded by former executives of South Korean messaging app Kakao, has raised $15 million in a new funding round co-led by Partners Investment and Murex Partners, per a TechCrunch report.
Other investors participating in this round are Smilegate Investment, Quantum Ventures Korea, ABC Partners, Everrich Group, GS Group’s corporate venture capital firm GS Futures, We Ventures, Base Investment and Dunamu & Partners.
Previous backers Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Mirae Asset Capital, Partners Investment and Timewise Investment also pumped in capital.
AmazeVR has built a platform where artists are closer to fans anywhere at any time through proprietary immersive technologies
AmazeVR has offices in Seoul apart from its headquarters in Los Angeles.
The startup secured $9.5 million in a Series A round in 2019 and another $9.5 million in 2020.
Australia’s Fertilis raises $1.98m seed round
Australia-based Fertilis, which specialises in vitro fertilization (IVF), has raised AU$2.75 million ($1.98 million) in a seed funding round, according to TechCrunch.
The round was led by Horizons Ventures, the venture capital firm of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing and an early investor in Facebook and Spotify.
The funding round will be used to support Fertilis’s ongoing scientific development. The company plans to start clinical trials globally this year and aims to introduce its first commercial product by 2023.
The startup was founded in 2020 by reproductive biologist Jeremy Thompson and serial entrepreneur Martin Gauvin.