Gridwise closes on $12.7M | Freight Science lands $4M | $10M investment fund in Kalamazoo

Gridwise closes on $12.7M

PITTSBURGH, PA–Gig economy business platform startup Gridwise has closed on a $12.7 million Series A round. The funding was led by Crosslink Capital with participation from Autotech Ventures, Switch Ventures and Massive VC, among others.

Freight Science lands $4M

ST. LOUIS, MO–Startup Freight Science, which developed a data science platform for the trucking industry, has raised $4 million in funding from Nashville-based venture capital firm Fintop Capital. The company plans to add employees and expand its technology.

Minnesota leads states in funding for female-founded companies

MINNESOTA–Female-founded companies account for less than one-fourth of venture funding, but Minnesota comes out on the high end of that. In a recent study, Minnesota led as the state closest to the top for both percentage of funding rounds and total raised.

$10M investment fund in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI–Sleeping Giant Capital, a West Michigan-based investment and growth platform, has closed a $10 million funding round to scale operations, with a focus on empowering women professionals in acquiring and growing businesses. The funding enhances the partnership with Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business.