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.
CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN SILICON ALLEY THIS PAST WEEK
CommonBond, the online lending platform for student loans, has announced a $35M Series B funding by Nyca Partners, Vikram Pandit, Tom Kalaris, Tom Glocer, The Social+Capital Partnership, Tribeca Venture Partners and August Capital. The company founded in 2011 by Michael Taormina, David Klein, and Jessup Shean has now raised $195.7M across 5 rounds.
, the tool that is making consumers better investors has raised $4M in a seed funding round. Citi Ventures and Valar Ventures funded this first round for founders Gaspard de Dreuzy, Serge Kreiker and Nathan Richardson.
This week we took a look at all the NYC fundings in the month of August and it was a good month with over $500M in fundings for Silicon Alley startups – The August 2015 NYC Venture Capital and Angel Funding Report
, the company that is reducing your brokerage fees, has completed a $2.8M venture from Collaborative Fund. Founders Eyal Halahmi, Uri Levine, David Weisz and Yoav Zurel have raised a total of $12.3M across 3 rounds.
, which helps you find happier flights, has announced a $3M venture round. Founder Robert Albert has now raised $8.3M over 4 rounds.
, the social fitness platform, has raised $1M in a seed funding from Reaktor POLTE. For founders Trevor Ferguson and Niko Karstikko this is their sitxth round of funding since the company’s founding in 2012.
, the app that makes you a reporter, has announced a $1.2M Seed round from investors Fresco Capital, Social Starts, Laurel Touby, Wavemaker Partners, Jonathan Miller, Ross Levinsohn, Reese Schonfeld and Mike Jones. This is Founder John H. Meyer’s third round of funding for the company since its founding in 2014.
, the company that is producing customizable mapping data and visuals, has raised $23M in a Series B round by Accel Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital and Kibo Ventures. The company founded by Sergio Álvarez-Leiva and Javier de la Torre has now raised a total of $31M across 2 rounds since its founding in 2012.
, the providers of close-loop marketing, have announced a $15.5M Series C round from Intel Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mousse Partners and Fung Capital USA. Founders, Jonathan Opdyke and Vardaan Vasisht, have raised a total of $39M over 5 rounds.
, the antique online marketplace, has raised a Series D $50M round from Insight Venture Partners. Founders Laurence Forcione and Michael Bruno have now raised a total of $167M across 5 rounds since the company’s founding in 2001.
, the provider for marketplace lending, has announced a $30M Series B round by Spark Capital, Thrive Capital, Jon Winkelried, Victory Park Capital, Thomvest Ventures, QED Investors, Nyca Partners, Conversion Capital, John Mack, Tom Glocer and Canaan Partners. Orchard, founded by Matt Burton, Jonathan Kelfer, Angela Ceresnie, David Snitkof, and Phill Rosen has now raised $44.7M across 3 rounds since its founding in 2013.
Unified, the company that gives marketers powerful insights has raised $30M in a Series B round of funding led by iHeartMedia, Advance Publications, Foundry Group, and Upfront Ventures. Additionally, they raised $10M in Debt Financing form Silicon Valley Bank. Foundes Sheldon Owen, Josh Backer and Jason Beckerman have now raised a total of $54M over 3 rounds.
The manufacturing company, Matter.io, has announced a venture of $1.8M from undisclosed investors. Founders Tobe Nwanna, Dylan Reid and Frank Moss have raised a total of $2.8M over 2 rounds.
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 week.
On Tuesday evening join our friends at AlleyBoost as they bring together Brooke Eaton, Director, Digital Media at Brooklyn Nets, Jayne Bussman-Wise, Director, Digital Marketing at New York City Football Club and Kiril Savino, Founder & Chief Product Officer at Game Changer for an evening of discussions around launching a sportstech startup – Alley Boost Sports Tech Panel at The Yard Lincoln Square.
On Wednesday afternoon, 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.
On Wednesday evening, Startup Grind New York is back with its monthly segment. This month, Scott Heiferman cofounder and CEO of Meetup is in the spotlight – Startup Grind New York City Hosts Scott Heiferman (Meetup) at Pivotal Labs.
Also on Wednesday evening, kick off Hispanic Heritage month with NY Latino Tech as they host their our first annual Startup Pitch Competition and a panel featuring investors fromQuotidian Ventures, Lunacap Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, & Thrive Capital – NY Latino Tech Startup Pitch Competition at Tumblr.
On Thursday morning, join Startup OneStop as they host breakfast with venture capitalist Adam Carver of MESA + – Breakfast with An Investor: Adam Carver, Mesa+ at Coworkrs.
On Sunday afternoon, join TOPMBA for the largest MBA event in North America featuring top business schools from around the globe and the wonderful opportunity to network with admissions directors and alumni members from well-known universities. You’ll speak to local and international business schools, attend pre fair panel and presentations, gain free GMAT test tips from GMAC, find out about MBA scholarships and network with Ivy League MBA Alumni members – QS WORLD MBA TOUR at Hilton New York.
ON THE HORIZON:
On September 30th, join YWCA for an evening filled with laughs, food, and drinks as they honor and abuse tech maven, Kelly Hoey all in the name of raising funds for the The YWCA’s Geek Girls Club – Kelly Hoey’s 50th Birthday Roast Benefiting YWCA Of NYC’s Girls Geek Club at Barleycorn
On October 28th and 29th, join Decoded Fashion as they bring together the decision makers and innovators from today’s biggest and most disruptive Fashion, Retail, and technology companies for a 2 day summit featuring in-depth discussions, inspiring keynotes, interactive roundtables, and much more killer content – Decoded Fashion New York Summit 2015 at IAC
For a full listing of upcoming events for the NYC startup and tech community, please visit the AlleyWatch NYC Tech and Startup Event Calendar.