Weekly Refresh: Microsoft’s Bethesda Buy, Pure Watercraft Got $23M, and More

by Anna Holmquist
September 28, 2020
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Attunely raised $9M. The company created AI-powered software that helps credit and financial institutions manage their customer experience. It’ll use the funds to expand its team. [Built In Seattle]

Microsoft acquired Bethesda and its sister companies. The deal closed for $7.5 billion in cash. Bethesda is the popular developer of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises. The video game holding company that they acquired is called ZeniMax Media. [Built In Seattle]

Pure Watercraft secured $23.4M. The company created electric marine propulsion solutions. L37 led the Series A round. [PRNewswire]

Nori gained $4M. The sustainability startup helps companies and individuals buy carbon credits through a blockchain-backed marketplace. Placeholder, North Island Ventures, Tenacious Ventures and more contributed to the funding. [Built In Seattle]

WhyLabs launched with $4M. The startup aims to help people understand how AI works. Madrona Venture Group, Bezos Expeditions, Defy Partners and Ascend VC contributed to the funding. [Built In Seattle]

Cloud Paper raised $3M. Multiple celebrities have backed the bamboo-based toilet paper startup, including Ashton Kutcher and Gwyneth Paltrow. Greycroft led the seed round. [Built In Seattle]

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