With so much going on in the city’s thriving startup 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.
Behalf, the alternative short term financing startup, has announced a $119M Series B round. The financing was led by MissionOG. Also participating in the round were Maverick Ventures, IsraelCapital, Victory Park Capital,Sequoia Capital, and Spark. The company has now raised $129M across 2 rounds since its founding in 2011.
Congratulations to our friends at Boldstart Ventures which has announced the closet of its latest fund. This is the third fund for the enterprise-focused venture capital firm and the size of the fund is $20M. The Boldstart portfolio includes Indiegogo, SocialRank, tapfwd, GoInstant (acquired by Salesforce), Divide (acquired by Google), and Rapportive (acquired by LinkedIn).
ShopKeep, the iPad centric point of sale solution for retailers , has announced a $60M Series D round. The round was led by Activant Capital. This additional injection of capital brings the total funding for shopkeep to $97.2M across four rounds since its founding in 2008.
Tictail, the community oriented discovery site for independent products has announced a $22M Series B. Investors in the financing include Acton Capital Partners, Thrive Capital, Balderton Capital, and Creandum. The company has raised $32.6M across 5 rounds since its founding in 2012.
Jun Group, the adtech platform focused on video and branded content has announced a $28M Series A round. The round was financed by Bridge Bank, Halyard Capital, and Western Technology Investment. The company has raised $33M since its founding in 2005.
BioLite, the socially focused alternative energy provider for rural and underdeveloped articles has announced a $5M Series B round. The round was led by Acumen. Also, participating were Clif White Road Investments, Disruptive Innovation Fund, and RRE Ventures The company also announced that Deutsche Bank and USAID-U.S. Agency for International Development provided additional debt financing and a grant respectively.
GoButler, the personal concierage app has announced an $8M Series A round. The investors in this round of finanincing include Ashton Kutcher, BoxGroup, Cherry Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Global Founders Capital, Lakestar, Slow Ventures, and Sound Ventures
Yarly, the professional photo management platform, announced that it was acquired by Legacy Republic, a similar service focused on photo preservation. Yarly was founded in 2012 by Allison Strouse who will be joining the Legacy Republic team as an executive adviser.
Here’s our curated list of a few NYC startup events that are coming up this week for your immediate reading pleasure…
On Monday evening, join AppNexus as they host the inaugural leadership speaker series with Rodney Mayers, the SVP of Commercial at comScore – AppNexus Leadership Series: Rodney Mayers at AppNexus.
On Tuesday evening, join StartupMound as they host a Conversation with The Father of Angel Investing – David Rose – Startupmound’s Pitch Series 9 Ft David Rose of the NY Angels, Gust & Digital.NYC at the The Harlem Garage.
Summer is almost over and the latest batch from NYU’s Summer LaunchPad are graduating. On Wednesday afternoon, check out the 9 companies that have completed the 10 week program – NYU Summer Launchpad 2015 Venture Showcase at Kimmel Center.
On Wednesday evening, Startup Grind New York l is back with its monthly segment. This month, Evan Frank of onefinestay is in the spotlight – Startup Grind New York City Hosts Evan Frank (onefinestay) at Pivotal Labs.
On Thursday afternoon, join Funding Post as it hosts it annual summer conference featuring the who’s is who of the New York investment scene – NYC Summer VC & Angel Conference at La Marina.
On Thursday evening, join AlleyNYC for VC Insider: The Ins & Outs of Raising Money with VCs with Vanessa Pestritto of the New York Angels, Andrea Hippeau of Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Jay Levy of Zelkova Ventures
For a full listing of upcoming events for the NYC startup and tech community, please visit the AlleyWatch NYC Tech and Startup Event Calendar.