Business News : Allbirds, the maker of comfy, sustainably sourced shoes, closed on US $100 million Series E round of funding, bringing its total to date to more than $200 million.

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Franklin Templeton Investments led the round, which reportedly gives the 4-year-old San Francisco-based company a valuation of $1.7 billion.

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Online photography marketplace Snappr raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Basis Set Ventures.

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The San Francisco-based startup’s platform enables customers to book a professional photographer on demand for everything from business events to weddings.

Collective, developer of an online back-office platform designed for self-employed workers, has raised $8.65 million in its first institutional funding round, which was led by General Catalyst and QED Investors.