Company News

June 28, 2021

The Raise Round III Startups

We recently launched Mercury Raise Round III, and we’re pleased that it’s been our biggest round yet. 

  • 1,200+ startups applied (up 62% from the last round).
  • 50 companies hand-picked for the round by our selection board. 
  • 350+ investor-founder introductions, with even more on the way.
  • 15 countries represented, from Pakistan to Lithuania to Kenya.

We’re excited about the momentum so far, and to continue building out more useful events and resources for our Raise founders.


We're also excited about what the startups in this batch are working on. Without further ado...

Meet the Raise Round III startups

Airwaive - Marketplace - San Francisco, California

Airwaive is an online marketplace connecting wireless carriers with property owners for the site acquisition and management of 5G small cells.


Akute Health - B2B/Healthcare - Texas

Akute Health is a medical record system and tech stack for DTC & virtual-first healthcare startups.


Avenify - Fintech - New York

Avenify is private financing for nursing students, enabling them to pay for school with ISAs and get a job once they graduate.


Beaker Health - Education/Healthcare tech - Austin, Texas

Beaker Health is where healthcare professionals can become influencers in their field by providing continuing education.


BetterYou - Artificial Intelligence/B2B - St. Paul, Minnesota

BetterYou is a wellness tool that automatically logs how employees spend time to help them improve their social, physical, and mental health.


Billdr - Construction/Marketplace - Montreal, Quebec

Billdr is a vertically-integrated home renovation marketplace that is reinventing how people plan and manage their renovation projects.


Bloompay Inc. - Fintech - California

Bloompay is a payments and savings app that lets anyone in the world send, receive and save in dollars.


Byte - Food - Pakistan

Byte is building on-demand food delivery from cloud kitchens in Pakistan.


Deft - Ecommerce - Los Angeles, California

Deft is Google Shopping meets Wirecutter, where you can find, research, and buy products across all e-commerce sites.


Devbook - Dev tools - Prague, Czech Republic

Devbook is a search engine for developers that reduces context-switching and can be accessed right from the code editor.


Docket Legal - B2B - Seattle, Washington

Docket helps legal teams triage requests, collaborate across the enterprise, track data, and generate analytics. 


Drift Bio - B2B/Biotech - Remote

Drift Bio makes fast, easy to use software to democratize genomic sequencing.


Duelchat - Augmented reality - San Francisco, California

Duelchat is the Discord of AR/VR: the communication platform of the future, connecting AR and VR headsets to billions of mobile phones.


Dwellito - Construction - Oakland, California & Phoenix, Arizona

Dwellito is a modular home marketplace that helps you find, compare, and purchase a prefab modular home.


FutureFit AI - B2B/Edtech - NYC, New York & Toronto, Ontario  

FutureFit AI provides an AI-powered tool for job seekers that acts as a 'GPS for your Career'.


Get on board - Human Resources - USA & LatAm

Get on Board helps HR speed up remote recruiting and reduce sourcing costs.


Hedado - Consumer/Marketplace - Los Angeles, California

Hedado is the future of personal philanthropy: recurring monthly giving, nonprofit discovery, receipt management, and impact assessment.


ImaliPay - Fintech - Nairobi, Kenya

ImaliPay is an embedded financial platform offering services to African gig economy platforms and workers through a single API.


Kanbee - Consumer/Fintech - Pacifica, California

Kanbee is a PFM app that automates your budget and pays you at the same time.


Kitch - Marketplace - New York City, New York

Kitch is a managed marketplace connecting underutilized commercial kitchens with food businesses.


Kiwi Biosciences - Consumer/Biotech - Boston, Massachusetts

Kiwi Biosciences is a biotech company innovating gut relief solutions like the world’s first enzyme supplement to break down FODMAPs. 


LÜK - Marketplace/B2B - Los Angeles, California

LÜK is the fastest way to discover, book and pay professional talent in the advertising and entertainment industries.


Maslo - Fitness/Education - San Francisco, California

Maslo is helping people run half marathons in 30 days by packaging everything they need to accomplish their goal in one experience.


MVX - Transportation - Lagos, Nigeria

MVX makes freight shipping easier for companies of any size in Africa by bringing the whole booking and deployment process online.


Naologic Inc - B2B - New York

Naologic is a completely visual, no-code platform that helps SMBs build custom marketing, sales, operations, HR, training, and purchasing apps. 


Ndovu - Fintech - Kenya

Ndovu is Wealthfront for Africa: a micro investment platform that provides easy access to financial markets.


Ola Financial Technologies - Fintech - Miami, Florida

OLA helps consumers in LATAM grow their wealth with financial products that enable them to learn, invest, and save. 


Peachy Pay, Inc. - Fintech/Healthcare - Los Angeles

Peachy helps healthcare providers get paid faster by making patient payments quicker, easier, and more affordable. 


Privoce, Inc. - Social - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Privoce is Shopify meets social media, allowing you to compose and share a social media platform based on your cloud.


Puma - Dev Tools/Crypto - San Francisco, California

Puma is a mobile Web3 browser that enables seamless payments for creators, app and game developers, and charities of your choice.


Pyoneer - Artificial intelligence/B2B - Munich, Germany

Pyoneer provides AI-powered, self-serve customer feedback analytics enabling companies to deliver better customer experiences in real-time. 


QisstPay - Fintech - Pakistan

QisstPay is Pakistan's first Buy Now, Pay Later platform providing interest-free installments for both eCommerce and in-store transactions.


QVALON - B2B - USA

QVALON is a mobile solution for managing retail operational processes, streamlining workflows between the head office and retail stores, and boosting efficiency with task management, inspections, collaboration, and analytics.


Revela, Inc. - Consumer/Biotech - Boston, Massachusetts

Revela is bringing the most advanced biotechnology to consumer health goods.


Sonar, Inc. - Social - San Francisco, California 

Sonar is Minecraft meets Discord, blurring the lines between gaming and social networks.


SPLEET, INC. - Real estate - Nigeria

Spleet is a proptech solution democratizing access to rental housing in Africa.


Superadmin - Dev tools - San Francisco, California

Superadmin is a no-code visual testing and design spec automation platform. 


Turing College - Education - Lithuania 

Turing College is an online data science school suitable for all levels of expertise.


Vectorly - Artificial Intelligence/media - San Francisco, California

Vectorly uses AI to upscale video content and allows viewers to stream low resolution video and watch it in high definition.


Via.Delivery - B2B/Transportation - Singapore

Via.Delivery enables pure-play e-commerce to cut shipping costs by 80% compared to traditional carriers.


Viable - B2B - Remote

Viable helps businesses get answers to their customer and product questions quickly and easily using AI. 


Warp - Fintech - Mexico

Warp is building bank accounts and payment methods to kill cash usage and make micro-transactions possible in Mexico.


Wellnest - Consumer - Remote

Wellnest is a mobile app that creates a digital world for your well-being where you can journal, meditate, explore – all with your avatar.


Windsor - Artificial Intelligence/B2B - San Francisco, California

Windsor is tackling the future of personalized synthetic media.


Winona Inc - Consumer/healthcare - Delaware

Winona is a digitally native, fully verticalized health platform focused on fighting aging and menopause.


Stealth Fintech Company - USA 

Stealth fintech company working on a new form of checkout experience.


Stealth RegTech Company - Lagos, Nigeria


Ready to Raise?

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If you have any feedback about Raise, or have ideas for other programs you’d like to see, please send us a message to [email protected]. We always love to chat.


Thanks,


The Mercury Team