In-car payments app ryd receives €10 million via bp ventures

Car payments

ryd, the flagship product from Bavarian IoT specialist ThinxNet, has received a €10 million investment from bp ventures. The payment solution can be used for fuel purchases, EV charging, and even car washing either via an app or smart car integrations. The investment is meant to assist ryd with entries into new European markets.

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Helping sales teams close more deals, bao raises €2.5 million in seed funding

Bao AI

Conversational intelligence platform bao (be-as-one) has raised €2.5 million in a seed round. The Munich-based service aims to help sales teams engage prospects in better conversations, resulting in higher conversions and more closed deals. The firm has raised €3.5 million to date. Founded in 2017, bao  uses speech recognition technologies to lead sales reps through calls by analysing conversations in real-time.

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Kaia Health grabs $75M on surging interest in its virtual therapies for chronic pain and COPD

Kaia health

New York headquartered Kaia Health, which offers AI-assisted digital therapies via a mobile app for chronic pain related to musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), has raised a $75 million Series C. The round was led by an unnamed leading growth equity fund with support from existing investors, including Optum Ventures, Eurazeo, 3VC, Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital, Symphony Ventures (golfer Rory McIlroy’s investment vehicle), and A Round Capital.

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