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. At the end, we have also listed some of the upcoming events this week that you need to be aware of.
SOLS, a 3D-printing company that prints custom shoe insoles to forge next generation orthotics, has raised $11.1 million in Series B funding from Tenaya Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners and earlier backers Founders Fund and Lux Capital.
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Russ Howard and Bela Musit, who founded High Peaks with Svrluga are also joining Primary Ventures.
Hakka Labs, which creates original content, resources and training events to help software engineers to connect and level up their skills, has raised $500k in seed funding from Azure Capital Partners and Ali Rowghani.
Notation Capital, a new pre-seed fund launched by betawork’s Nicholas Chirls and Alex Lines, has raises an $8 million in funding to focus on startups at the very earliest stages of development.
The new fund is based in Brooklyn.
Mack Weldon makes smart underwear for smart guys – and just raised $4 million in Series A Funding to continue to reinvent men’s basics, and spread the word. Investors include RiverPark Ventures, Bridge Investments and Lyrical Partners, along with existing investors.
Coventure, a NYC-based fund that focuses on early stage startups and who builds software in exchange for equity, has raised $3 million in funding from Great Oaks Venture Capital, Gerson Lehrman Group, and Osage Partners. Thatcher Bell recently joined the team as a partner.
Kobalt, a company whose technology scours payment systems around the world to make sure royalty money ends up where it belongs and refers to itself as ‘the future of music made simple,’ has raised $60 million in new funding from Google Ventures and Michael Dell.
Early stage venture capital firm Pereg Ventures LLC, has completed initial fund raising for Pereg Ventures Fund I.
Pereg’s primary focus is on providing Series A and B funding to ventures delivering innovative market intelligence and analytics solutions for consumer-driven corporations.
Citymaps, a visual social mapping app that gives people a personalized map of places that reflects their lives and preferences, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Acadia Woods Partners, Coatue Management and Nokia Growth Partners.
Coworking space AlleyNYC has raised $16 million in venture funding led by Vandewater Capital Holdings, with participation from Entrepreneur Media.
TrueFacet, platform that sells authenticated pre-owned designer jewelry, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Founders’ Co-Op, Maveron, Social Leverage, Trilogy Equity Partners and individual investors.
Taking a look forward, here are a few events that are coming up this week that should prove to be excellent:
On Monday afternoon, Columbia Technology Ventures hosts Louis P. Berneman, an expert in the field of venture capital and university technology transfer, who will offer insight into the decision-making process for VC firms and shed light on what VC funding can do for your startup – VC101: A Primer on Venture Capital (Morningside) at Columbia University.
On Wednesday evening, WAM Ventures hosts some of the leading women who support women entrepreneurs in the city NYC: Women Game-Changers Lead! at ThoughWorks.
On Friday, 4th Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival starts and this two day extravaganza will feature keynotes, panels, roundtables, workshops, an NYU Venture Showcase (feat. 50+ NYU Startups), and an awesome after party.
On Saturday, join an All-star founder and a VC for brunch as they discuss what it takes to build a successful company in NYC – brunch(work) at Plated.
For a full listing of upcoming events for the NYC startup and tech community, please visit the AlleyWatch NYC Tech and Startup Event Calendar.