Another busy week in NYC Tech with no holiday slowdown edition…
With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings, exits, and events.
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SeatGeek, a ticket search engine that enables users to find and purchase tickets for live sports, concert, and theater events (and DreamItNY alum), has raised $35 million in Series B funding, led by Accel Capital. Other investors include athletes Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Shane Battier, and Mike Dunleavy Jr., as well as musician/entrepreneur Nas.
Other investors include Causeway Media (led by Boston Celtics CEO and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck), Melo7 Tech Partners, Stanford University Athletics, and Real Networks founder (and Accel Capital partner) Rob Glaser.
Previous backers Mousse Partners and Thomas Lerhman also participated in the latest round.
This week, we took a look at 30 events that you need to know about if you are in the NYC startup world. You can view it here – 30 NYC Tech and Startup Events You Need to Know About
Our friends at Startup Weekend NYC and OS Fashion held a spirited panel with Uri Winkoff and Liz Bacelar on the topic of pitching fashion companies. One of our newest contributors Sew Heidi was there and covered it. You can read the full story at 4 Pieces of Pitching Advice from 2 Fashion Luminaries
Image credit: Spencer Kohn
The Earnest Research Company, a stealth startup that helps customers understand trends around the consumer economy, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding, led by Greycroft Partners, with Osage Venture Partners, ff Venture Capital, Rincon Venture Partners, and Peak Opportunity Partners participating.
We touched upon on some movers and shakers in the EdTech space this week. You can view it here – 14 People in NYC EdTech That You Need to Know About
Admittedly, a platform that give students access to the tools they need to find and apply to the right colleges for them – and ER Accelerator alumnus – has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from investors, including Quotidian Ventures, RRE Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Joanne Wilson, and Shawn Byers.
Socure, a New York-based identity fraud protection provider whose social biometric solutions offers identity verification and fraud detection in order to protect against identity fraud, has just raised a $4.3 million Series A round from 34 investors. Previous investors include AlphaPrime Ventures and Abundance Partners.
We have a number of initiatives planned for the fall and to 2015 that we are really excited about. We also look forward to learning about all the awesome things that you are doing to shape the ecosystem. Last but not least, please have a great and safe Labor Day!