Weekly Refresh: Pipe Raised $6M, Surf Air Acquired BlackBird, and More

by Anna Holmquist
March 2, 2020
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Lucy Goods raised $10M. It aims to make nicotine gum that tastes better, to help people kick the habit. The Series A will fund new products and its expansion. [Built In LA]

Pipe raised $6M. The startup offers financing for SaaS companies. Craft Ventures led the seed funding round. [Crunchbase]

Surf Air Inc. acquired BlackBird Air Inc. The acquisition allowed the shared aviation startup to create Surf Air Mobility Corp. It aims to transform the market for shorter flights (between 50 and 400 miles). [LA Biz]

RepairSmith announced acquisition of CarDash. Founded in 2018, RepairSmith offers a full-service solution for car maintenance and repair that comes to you. With the acquisition, it’ll be able to enhance their product offering. [PR Newswire]

ringDNA acquired Accelerate!’ The AI-powered revenue acceleration platform just acquired the popular Accelerate! sales podcast hosted by Andy Paul. The acquisition will help fuel an expanded output and a new title: Sales Acceleration With Andy Paul. The podcast is available online and on Apple Podcasts. [Press Release]

Google Cloud to sign deal with SADA Systems Inc. SADA’s committed to reselling $500 million of Google Cloud’s services over the next three years. This deal comes as part of Google’s effort to catch up to market leaders Amazon and Microsoft. [Wall Street Journal]

AvantStay secured debt facility. The short-term group travel rental startup is launching a new partnership with Pacific Western Bank with its just-closed long-term debt facility. It also recently announced a $20 million+ Series A funding round. [PR Newswire]

esVolta gained $140M. The startup develops and operates big battery systems that store energy. The credit facility loan will help fund their utility-scale energy storage projects. [Built In LA]

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