Commercial surrogacy is now legal in New York. This opens up a brand new market with routine surrogacy costing anywhere from $100K-$250K per child. These fees cover the attorneys, surrogate agency, cost of in-vitro, and the health insurance and compensation for the surrogate. GoStork is the first marketplace focused on fertility that introduces transparency to the process. The platform features a free database of egg donors, presently numbering 10K+, IVF clinics, and 50+ surrogate agencies. Users can save countless hours by using GoStork for side-by-side comparisons, reviews, detailed cost breakdowns, and more. 1/8 couples experience infertility and the startup, founded in June of 2020, seeks to be the trusted resource to navigate this $36B market. AlleyWatch caught up with Eran Amir to learn about the inspiration for the business, the future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Edith Simchi-Levi, Dr. Gad Levy, Dror Feldheim, and David Ring.
Everything you need to need to know about the largest global startup funding rounds of February 2021; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
All human progress operating in service of bettered humanity is a response to one essential question: how do we evolve current knowledge into revolutionary concepts? In my four decades as an inventor, I have often found my response to this question to be one of medically-directed invention.
Buildings generate 80% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions. Improving energy efficiency isn’t only important to the environment but it also reduces costs, making housing more affordable in the long run. BlocPower is an energy technology startup that combines technology with structured finance solutions to encourage business owners to abandon their existing, obsolete heating and cooling solutions and replace them with sustainable alternatives. The company leverages machine learning to identify the buildings that will benefit the most from energy savings. For building owners, there is no upfront cost and repayment comes directly from energy savings. The company has already retrofitted 1000+ buildings in NYC and is expanding its efforts nationwide with projects in progress in 24 cities.
AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and cofounder Donnel Baird to learn more about the company, how his work with the Obama administration sparked the idea for the business, the company’s future plans, recent round of funding from investors that include American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact (AmFam), AccelR8 and The Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, with participation from Kapor Capital, Elemental Excelerator, CityRock Venture Partners, The Schmidt Family Foundation and Salesforce Ventures.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 3/4/2021 featuring funding details for Section4 and much more.
When I finally exit my startup, am I going to feel that sensation that Tom Brady must feel after he wins Superbowls? Like a ticker-tape parade to my victory, only the ticker tape is made out of $100 bills and my arm falls off from high fiving everyone?
According to the American Pets Product Association, Americans spent $99B on their pets in 2020. With the growing popularity of IoT, Americans also spent ~$10B on wearables last year. Fi, the company behind a proprietary GPS-enabled smart collar for dogs, fuses the two. Aside from tracking location, the collars monitor the movement, activity, and sleep patterns of the dog and the company is increasingly focused on using machine learning to address potential health issues that may arise and be detected from the data it collects. Fi’s Series 2 collar, which has a battery life of 3 months without a charge, retails at $149 and the GPS tracking service is $99/yr. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounder and CEO Jonathan Bensamoun to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the company’s future plans, experience managing its supply chain during the pandemic, and latest round of funding from investors that include Longview Asset Management, Advance Venture Partners (AVP), Gokul Rajaram RRE Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, and Freestyle.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 3/3/2021 featuring funding details for Spark Advisors, Fillogic, and much more.
Everything you need to need to know about the largest US startup funding rounds of February 2021; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
February was the single best month in history for NYC startup funding with $2.4B+ raised by companies that call NYC home.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 3/2/2021 featuring funding details for Looped and much more.