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.
Booker, an appointment booking platform for businesses, has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by Medina Capital, with participation from First Data, Jump Capital, and Signal Peak, as well as previous backers Bain Capital Ventures, Revolution Ventures and Grotech Ventures.
Booker also enables service business to sell their services online, through their website and a network of partner sites and apps, creating a seamless online booking experience for consumers.
Greenhouse Software, a leading recruiting optimization platform, has raised $13.6 million in Series B funding, led by investor Benchmark, and with additional funding from The Social+Capital Partnership, Felicis Ventures and Resolute Ventures.
Namely, the cloud-based, end-to-end HR, payroll, and benefits platform, has raised $11 million in post Series B venture funding led by Matrix Partners, with participation from earlier backers True Ventures, LererHippeau Ventures, Greenspring Global Partners, and Vayner/RSE.
Atlas Obscura, a site that allows people share images and stories from their travels around the world, highlighting the obscura that most people often miss or overlook, has raised $2 million in seed funding from no less than 19 investors, including New York Times Co., Graham Holding Co., Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, New Atlantic Ventures, Treemark Capital, John Battelle, Henry Blodget, Alexis Ohanian, Scott Belsky, Albert Wenger and Kevin Ryan.
OneDrop, a new, diabetes management platform, has raised $1 million in seed funding from investors Jason Calcanis and other angel backers.
The company’s founder is Jeff Dachis, cofounder of the seminal digital marketing agency Razorfish.
Our friends at the Coalition for Queens and Verizon Wireless hosted the first ever Queens Tech Meetup (QTM) Interactive Edition, an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the innovative technology companies currently thriving in Queens. The event featured local startups and speakers as well as interactive product demos and game-changing technology.
Consumr, an app for ratings and reviews of consumer products, has been acquired by Purch, a digital content company with a portfolio of properties designed to ease complex buying decisions.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Madison Logic, the leading provider of data-driven, full-funnel B2B marketing solutions powered by intent, has acquired the ad platform, BBN. With the acquisition, Madison Logic adds a premier, top-of-funnel media offering to its industry-leading, mid- to bottom-of-funnel data and demand generation offering.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Parse.ly, whose web analytics platform is used by digital publishers looking for audience insights, has been acquired by The New Republic Fund for an amount an undisclosed amount (reportedly in the mid six figures).
Parse.ly had raised around $6.1 million in a Seed and Series A rounds from investors including DreamIt Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Blumberg Capital, ff Venture Capital and FundersClub.
The New Republic Fund, which was formed last fall, is financed entirely by New Republic owner Chris Hughes.
eXelate, a data and technology company that helps digital advertisers better target online advertising, has been acquired by the measurement giant Nielsen. The terms of the deal were undisclosed, although the Wall Street Journal pegged the price at around $200 million.
Jenny Fielding, managing director at R/GA Connected Devices accelerator, powered by Techstars, will be assuming the managing director spot at Barclays Accelerator, which is also powered by Techstars.
More information about the move and the new accelerator is on the Techstars blog.
Applications to be part of the inaugural class are due May 10th.
Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods,has filed to go public.The company has raised $97.3 million from investors including Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures,Index Ventures, and Tiger Global Management.
Taking a look forward, here are a few events that are coming up this week that should prove to be excellent:
Monday evening, our friends at New York Code Design & Academy host their Women in Tech Lecture series. In this installment, you’ll hear from Stacey Ferreira. Stacey is the CEO of Admoar, a leading marketplace for media companies to sell traditional advertising space (radio, TV, billboard, etc.) and management solution for media buyers who are planning national advertising campaigns.
Tuesday morning, come have breakfast and see some great demos – NYC TechBreakfast featuring Eventuosity, Golfswell, TheSquareFoot, Azert at AOL/Huffington Post.
SoulCycle has seemingly become a New York institution and on Wednesday evening, Sarah Lacy, founder of PandoDaily, will interview Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler/ Co-CEOs – PandoMonthly: A Fireside Chat with Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler/ Co-CEOs of SoulCycle at Projective Space.
On Saturday and Sunday, our friend and startup veteran Andrew Weinreich lectures and provides templates for the comprehensive 2-day course, drawing from his extensive experience as a founder of 7 startups with 4 exits – Roadmap to Entrepreneurship at Goodwin Procter.
For a full listing of upcoming events for the NYC startup and tech community, please visit the AlleyWatch NYC Tech and Startup Event Calendar.