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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Mediamorph, the leading cross-platform Media and Entertainment (M&E) data management and analytics firm whose software helps film studies, TV networks and video service provides measure, manage and optimize their digital distribution, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by new strategic investor Liberty Global Ventures, with previous investor Smedvig Capital also participating in the round.
The company expects to close the Series B round with the participation of one to two additional investors in the near future.
This week, we took a look at some of the amazing NYC people that are redefining the fintech space in NYC. You can see the full article here – 21 People in the New York FinTech Scene You Need to Know About
Techstars New York Managing Director Alex Iskold and Director KJ Singh announced that they are now accepting applications for the next Techstars. The deadline is October 19th, and the class will kick-off mid January, finishing off with Demo Day in April. To date, Techstars has completed five programs in NYC, and graduated over 60 companies including Contently, Timehop, Crowdtwist, Moveline, Lua, ClassPass, Plated, Placemeter, TriggerMail, Tutum, and MakersKit.
We also ran into this guy at New York Tech Meetup. He had a busy week in tech, appointing the first ever CTO for the city and a Founder Director for the Tech Talent Pipeline.
Our friends at Janine Just, Inc., in collaboration with others, hosted the first ever TechStyle Lounge for Fashion Week. You can read all about our coverage here – TechStyle Lounge: Where Fashion and NYC Tech Met and Took a Load Off
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Dagne Dover designs, produces and sells chic handbags and accessories with extreme internal functionality. Need a 15″ laptop sleeve? A place to put your water bottle so it won’t tip over and ruin everything inside your bag? Dagne’s got your back. With a place for iPads, notebooks, metrocards, keys, wallets and more — Dagne Dover solves women’s biggest handbag problems.
And that’s what it takes to bag $1.25 Million.
Ever wonder which startups in the city have raised the most capital? Look no further… The 25 Most Funded Startups in NYC
CartoDB, a company that allows you to create amazing, easy to read maps in seconds from you data (and make sense of your location data), has raised $7 million in Series A funding, led by Earlybird Venture Capital, with Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K participating. The company was launched out of Vizzuality in 2012.
Our office at Cowork|rs is now home to the cutest dog in the entire NYC startup and tech ecosystem. Meet, Bee, the princess of Silicon Alley! She isn’t much of a “watch” dog but needless to say we fell in love at first sight.
The Dodo, an online media company and community for animal lovers, has raised $4.68 million in Series A funding led by Discovery, with participation from previous investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures, Sterling Equities and Bruce Wilpon.
TheTake just raised its first round of venture financing – a cool $2 million – to allow shoppers to buy (almost) anything they’ve seen on screen in a feature film, or film trailer. The investment came from a number of strategic and financial investors including the media investment and film financing group Demarest Films and former NBC Entertainment Co-Chairman and current Electus Chairman Ben Silverman.