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Rael, a feminine care start-up, raised $17.5 million in Series A financing, led by Mirae Asset and GS Retail Fund. The online retailer sells period products made from organic cotton and beauty products specifically made for women who are menstruating. Rael has raised $20.4 million to date.

Intel Capital led a $16 million Series B round in Overwolf, an Israeli gaming and services platform.

Smart city start-up Quantela received a $10 million investment from Digital Alpha. The company developed an artificial intelligence platform to process data for urban infrastructure applications.

Opternative, a company that makes eye care tech, closed $9 million in new funding, led by Trust Ventures and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

A company trying to build home robots beyond the automatic vacuum raised $11 million in new financing. Trifo, based in Santa Clara, California, developed a system for sensing and perceiving that allows in-home robots to communicate more effectively with humans. The company’s backers include Walden International and Samsung Ventures.

San Antonio-based Plus One Robotics closed an $8.3 million Series A round, led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and with participation from Zebra Technologies. The company develops computer vision software for supply chain automation robots.

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