Geeks Of The Valley (GOTV) Newsletter is a weekly newsletter about early-stage ventures. It features the week’s top early-stage startups, founders building in stealth, trends and ideas you need to know, and also Venture Archives - internal snapshots into the way investors think when it comes to assessing a certain industry.
Since we launched this newsletter a year ago, startups dealflow that we featured (aka scouted) have raised their pre-seed / seed and follow-up funding from tier-1 funds:
Multiplier (Singapore) - A global payroll platform that helps companies hire anyone, anywhere. Raised $60m Series B from Tiger Global Management and Sequoia India.
Superblocks (US) - Low-code internal tooling. Raised $37m from Craft Ventures, Spark Capital, and founders of Okta, Airtable, Confluent, Instacart, Firebase, Okta and more.
Gomu (SG) - Developer tools that help build native web3 applications and experiences easily. Raised $5m from Defiance Capital, Coinbase Ventures, and Saison Capital.
Helius (US) - Enables builders to create rich crypto experiences fast. Raised $3.1m seed round from Chapter One Ventures, Solana Ventures and Reciprocal Ventures.
Dopt (US) - Develop better onboarding. Drive more adoption. Raised $5.1m seed from Unusual Ventures and Designer Fund.
Toplyne (India) - GTM orchestration platform for the product-led team. Raised $15m Series A from Tiger Global, Sequoia India, and angel investors from Canva, Vercel, and ZoomInfo.
Logseq (US) - If Wikipedia and Github had a baby. Raised $4.1m seed from Patrick Collison, Sriram Krishnan, Tobias Lütke, Nat Friedman, Craft Ventures, Matrix Partners, Union Square Ventures, Charlie Cheever, etc.
Subject (fka Emile) (US)- MasterClass for High-Schoolers. Raised $29.4m Series A from Owl Ventures, alongside Kleiner Perkins, SoftBank Investment Advisers, and Moving Capital.
Kalder (US) - Unified web3 tooling platform for brands. Backed by 8VC, Amit Kumar (Accel), Irene Wu (LayerZero), Soma Capital and others.
Bits Technology (Sweden) - Automate all layers of open finance. Led by Cherry Ventures.