May Mobility raises $111M | Pittsburgh startup wins Google grant

May Mobility raises $111M Series C funding

ANN ARBOR, MI–Autonomous vehicle technology company May Mobility has closed on a $111 million Series C funding round to deploy its programs using the Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS vehicle platform. The company will develop another vehicle design centered around mobility, Toyota’s e-Palette, as they seek to bring forward mobility and MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) solutions.

Email and communications company gets $5.2M in additional funding

OMAHA, NE–Workshop, a platform for distributing and measuring internal email and communications, has raised $5.2 million in additional seed funding. The round was led by McCarthy Capital out of their Emerging Growth strategy. It also included support from a group of prominent Silicon Valley and Midwest venture funds, including Coelius Capital, All Access Fund, Invest Nebraska, and M25. CEO and co-founder Rick Knudtson said, “With the new capital, we’ll double down on our product strategy and work to provide even more robust solutions for internal communications teams across the world.”

Indy AgTech closes on $3.6M

INDIANAPOLIS, IN–Agtech Verility has closed on Series A funding worth $3.5 million, from a round led by Mountain Group Partners of Nashville, TN and a previous investment from Purdue Foundry. Verility has created a platform called Fertile-Eyez that provides fertility analysis products that help livestock producers and breeders accelerate reproductive performance.

Pittsburgh startup recipient of Google grant

PITTSBURGH, PA–A startup in Pittsburgh is the recipient of an investment from Google meant to give Latino businesses a financial boost. The company, called Nixtla, helps data scientists achieve success by having access to state-of-the-art forecasting software, provided by professional developers. The $100,000 grant will go toward gaining more clientele and hiring more staff.