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 NYC startup news, fundings, exits, and events.
letgo, the mobile classified apps, has announced a $100M Series A round. The company was founded by Alec Oxenford, the founder of the OLX classifieds platform. The round was funded by Naspers.
Kanvas Labs, who provided an easy way to express creativity, has been acquired by AOL for an undisclosed amount. Over 5 rounds, founders George Otsubo, Greg Bildson, and Vic Singh raised $3.4M in funding.
NewsCred, the company dedicated to better marketing, has announced a Growth Equity round of $42M with participation by FTV Capital, FirstMark Capital, InterWest Partners and Mayfield Fund. For CEO, Shafqat Islam, he has now raised a total nearing $90M in funding.
Exosome Diagnostics, the company that develops diagnostics for disease monitoring has announced a $17.6M Series B funding by Forbion Capital Partners, NGN Capital, Arcus Ventures, Tiger Global Management and CD Ventures. CEO James McCullough has now raised a total of $44.7M over 4 rounds.
The financial technology firm, Quovo, has announced $4.75M led by Fintech Collective and followed with multiple Angel investors. Lowell Putnam’s company has now raised nearly $10M.
Boom Shakala, a fantasy gaming platform that allows users to compete in real time, has announced at $1.3M Seed round. The site, still in beta, was founded be Assaf Einat and Stephen Murphy in December of 2014.
The summer event lull is over. It’s time to get back in gear and shake the rust off of your networking skills (just don’t wear white)…
Here’s our curated list of a few NYC startup events for this first full week of September 2015.
Kick of the week right on Tuesday evening when our friends at Entrepreneurs Roundtable host an another evening of startup pitches with feedback from angel investor extraordinaire Brian Cohen of New York Angels and New York Venture Partners. Brian was recently named as one of the “25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know” by some publication called AlleyWatch – Entrepreneurs Roundtable 86 at Microsoft.
On Thursday evening, learn what it takes to start, build, and grow a venture backed company from OkMyOutfit, OfferPop, MINR, Glide, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and RebelMouse – #FundingJourney: From Inception to Institutional Funding and Beyond at WeWork Chelsea.
It’s that time of year again and Fashion Week is fast approaching. Join Startup Weekend as it hosts its second annual NYC Global Fashion Battle hackathon starting on Friday evening – Startup Weekend NYC Global Fashion Battle at Initiative Media.
ON THE HORIZON:
On September 16th, join SendGrid for an afternoon of user engagement, product innovations and email strategy best practices. Learn how some of the fast-growing companies tackle the ever-growing challenges of transactional and marketing email engagement – Email Matters at 404 NYC.
For a full listing of upcoming events for the NYC startup and tech community, please visit the AlleyWatch NYC Tech and Startup Event Calendar.