monashees closed its seventh VC fund, a US$150m vehicle, with participation from international endowments, foundations, family offices, funds, and entrepreneurs. Monashees has raised US$430m to date with 55 active portfolio companies, including Loggi, Rappi, Yellow, Grin, Neon, Mandaê and others.
Mexican e-scooter startup Grin raised a US$45.7m Series A and merged with Ride in Brazil. Lukasz Gadowski, Founder of Delivery Hero, led Grin’s Series A, with participation from existing investors Shasta Ventures, DCM, SV Angel, Trinity Ventures, monashees, and Base10 Partners. Grin raised an undisclosed seed round from monashees, Sinai Ventures, Liquid2 Ventures, 500 Startups, Base10 Partners, Y Combinator and others in early 2018, and was part of the YC Spring 2018 cohort.
monashees+, Sinai Ventures, Liquid2 Ventures, 500 Startups, Base10 Partners and others made an undisclosed seed investment in Grin, an e-scooter company that just joined Y Combinator.