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VC family: Madison McIlwain follows her father’s footsteps, and carves out her own tech interests

McIlwain is the daughter of Matt McIlwain, a managing director at Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group. Growing up in Seattle, she considers herself fortunate to have learned from the longtime tech investor — and she valued enough of what her dad said that she followed him into the field.

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Pawlicy Advisor Secures $6.5 Million in Series A Funding to Address the Growing Financial Insecurity of Pet Owners During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pawlicy Advisor, the leading pet insurance marketplace, announced today it has raised a $6.5 million Series A funding round led by Rho Capital Partners and existing investor Defy Partners. The round also included significant investment from Slow Ventures. This brings the company’s total funds raised to $8 million to date.

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Time-Critical Logistics Company Airspace Raises $38 Million

Airspace — a technology platform revolutionizing time-critical logistics — announced recently that it closed a $38 million Series C round of funding

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The Briefing: 23andMe Going Public Via SPAC, Klobuchar Proposes Sweeping Changes To Antitrust Enforcement, BigChange Lands $102M, And More

Meanwhile, GajiGesa, founded in 2020 and based in Jakarta, raised $2.5 million in seed funding to expand its financial wellness platform for workers in Indonesia. Defy.vc and Quest Ventures co-led the round and were joined by a group that included GK Plug and Play and Next Billion Ventures.

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GajiGesa, a fintech startup serving underbanked Indonesian workers, raises $2.5 million seed round

About 66% of Indonesia’s 260 million population is “unbanked,” which means they don’t have a bank account and limited access to financial services like loans. Agrawal and Malinowska decided to launch GajiGesa in Indonesia because Malinowska worked with many unbanked workers while at LenddoEFL.

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