Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter #425

Marc Nathan
15 min readNov 12, 2023

Texas Startup News, Opinion & Events in the Lone StartUP State
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Firefly Aerospace Closes Third Tranche of Series C Round, Reaching Approximately $300 Million of Financing to Date — Link

“CEDAR PARK, Texas, Nov. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Firefly Aerospace, Inc., an end-to-end space transportation company, today announced the closing of another tranche of financing, valuing the company at $1.5 billion pre-money. The round is being led by existing investors including AE Industrial Partners, LP, as well as new investors including Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Firefly has raised approximately $300 million in funding since February 2023.”

Betterleave Secures $2.4M for End-of-Life Care — Link

“Austin-based Betterleave, a pioneering end-of-life care platform, has successfully raised $2.4 million in funding in a round led by Chingona Ventures, with participation from Bread and Butter Ventures, Vitalize VC, Wisdom Ventures Fund, and AARP. With over 30 million Americans involved in caring for adults, the platform’s CEO, Cara McCarty Abbott, emphasizes the company’s commitment to measurable impact while striking a balance between profitability and…

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