We went to so many events that we did very little tangible work this week 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.
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio unveiled Digital.NYC, a first-of-its-kind online hub that features all tech, all the time. After all, this is the city that never sleeps, with a tech community that’s always buzzing. AlleyWatch is pleased to be one of the content providers for the first public private partnership of this scope and kind alongside many great companies. You can read all about the initiative here – Digital.NYC Launches and the New York Tech Community Just Got Easier to Navigate
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator had their Demo Day on Tuesday and it was a packed house at IAC as Class #7 showed their stuff. You can read all about the presenting companies here – The 10 NYC Startups That Rocked ER Accelerator Demo Day
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This week, we touched on some movers and shakers in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency world in NYC. See the full article here – 14 NYC People in Bitcoin You Must Know
Kelly Hoey joined the board of directors of startup accelerator, Tampa Bay WaVE. Entrepreneurship is everywhere, and spreading, and turning to NYC for leadership and guidance.
Two digital divas kicked off Advertising Week and @iabMIXX: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Katie Couric, Global Anchor at Yahoo News, got things started at the Crowne Plaza by interviewing each other.
Appboy, an optimization company specializing marketing automation for apps, has raised $15 million Series B round led by InterWest Partners, with participation from earlier investor Marketo.
TechWeek took over Soho with two days full of excellent discussions and panels. Our founder was named one of the top 100 most influential people in NYC Tech in the TechWeek100.
Datorama, a company whose marketing analytics platform easily combines every marketing channel and data source to generate enhanced insights, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Marker and previous investors Innovation Endeavors and Cedar Fund. The platform is used by advertisers and ad agencies.
TriggerMail, an email service for marketing managers that sends marketing emails based on meaningful triggers, instead of just sending bland reminders and coupons, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from several other investors. The company is a TechStarsNYC alum.
Food52, a crowdsourced cooking and commerce site (they recently launched Provisions, their ecommerce portal), has raised $6 million in Series A-1 funding led by investor Alex Zubillaga, with participation from several other investors, including Scripps Network Interactive, Walden Venture Capital, BDMI, Vocap Investment Partners, Thomas Lehrman, Robin Klein, Joanne Wilson, and Gary Vaynerchuk.
Privcap Media, a digital communications company a digital media platform serving the global institutional real estate investment market and specializing in deep-dive reports and “talk-show” style video interviews and panel discussions across a range of topics essential to market participants, has raised $1.3 million in second-round seed funding from the private equity firm Noson Lawen Partners.
MediaRadar, an ad sales intelligence service created to help publishers in all formats to improve sales and client management, has raised $6.7 million from investors, including Bain Capital Ventures. The company was founded by Todd Krizelman, who cofounded TheGlobe.com in the ‘90s with his Cornell University classmate, Stephan Paternot.
MoviePass, a subscription-based service that sells monthly passes to movie theaters (about $30/month), has raised $2.2 million in Series A funding led by former Facebook executive Chris Kelly and Structure Capital, along with previous investors AOL Ventures, True Ventures, Lambert Media, Moxie Pictures. And do the math: movie theater ticket prices being what they are in New York, yes, it’s a subscription that’s worth the price of admission.
Now it’ll be even easier to get your parcels delivered, even if you don’t have a doorman. Parcel, the off-hours service that delivers your packages when you’re actually home, has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by Liberty City Ventures. Great Oaks Venture Capital, TechStars founder David Cohen, Galvanize, among others.
The service is Manhattan-only right now, but they’re launching in a Brooklyn very soon.