Palo Alto-based Uplift Labs gets $3M for remote coaching

Palo Alto-based Uplift Labs, a startup developing a remote sports training and coaching platform that is more true to in-person instruction, raised $3 million in seed funding from existing investors Stadia Ventures and DEEPCORE. The company’s approach features a patented platform performing real-time movement analytics.

Alt, which allows people to buy, sell and store sports cards, officially launched after raising $31 million combined in seed and Series A financing rounds. The platform, which is free to use and offers transaction fees substantially lower than those of other large auction houses, currently is selling cards for between $50 and $100,000-plus. The Series A round was led by Seven Seven Six and includes a slew of other investors.

Health care startup Forward Health has raised $225 million in a Series D round from investors including the Softbank Vision Fund 2, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and singer The Weeknd. The company is building a membership-based health care system that aims to help people be proactive about their health.

Financial services company BlockFi, which provides zero-fee trading and crypto-based interest accounts, announced $350 million in Series D funding, co-led by Bain Capital Ventures, DST Global, Pomp Investments, and Tiger Global, to give the company a $3 billion valuation.

Global venture funding in February continued at a strong pace, tracking at just under $35 billion, or an average of $1.7 billion each working day, according to Crunchbase data. Investors also minted 22 new unicorn startups in February, in sectors spanning crypto, SaaS and security.

[Source : Crunchbase]