Greetings, and welcome to Last Week In Venture, Crunchbase News’s weekly rundown of venture rounds that may have flown under your radar over the past week.
Crunchbase News has covered some of the biggest venture news to hit the wires this week. This includes a supergiant VC round from productivity platform Airtable, $200 million for biopharma company Roivant Sciences, and a whopping $3 billion for shared workspace behemoth WeWork. And we’d be remiss to not mention the $10 billion in tech M&A last weekend (stemming from a buyout of Apptio by Vista Equity Partners, and SAP’s $8 billion deal with Qualtrics which recently filed to go public.) And that’s just a tiny fraction of all the stuff that happened last week.
It’s easy to miss what companies outside the spotlight are contributing to the global startup ecosystem. But that doesn’t mean their stories aren’t worth sharing. Let’s dive into the week that was in venture-land.