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 News this week including the fundings, exits, and events.
ArtPlace America, the company infusing art and culture into our community, has raised $4M in a Venture from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. This is the company’s first round.
The on-demand fitness providers, Skyfit, announced a Seed round of $500K from investors Itzhak Fisher, Rich Nelson, Pejman Mar Ventures. This Skyfit’s first round of funding.
Tapad, the adtech solution focused on cross platform, has agreed to be acquired by Telenor, the Norweigen telecom operator for $360M. Tapad had previously raised $33.8.M across 4 rounds since its founding in 2010. Tapad CEO Are Traasdahl previously worked at Telenor.
Screen, the company that puts limits to your families screen usage, raised a Seed round of $1.9M. Investors include Peter Hershberg, Maveron, BoxGroup, Novel TMT Ventures, Advancit Capital, Collaborative Fund and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.
The ad targeting company Grapeshot, has raised $8.5M in a Series C round from Albion Ventures, Draper Esprit, IQ Capital Partners. Founders Martin Porter and John Snyder have raised 5 rounds and $22.33M.
Vbout, the marketing automation tool, announced a Seed round. Founders Imad Rajab and Richard Fallah received the funding from Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP).
Our friends at 500 Startups held a full day of programming with the first Diversity in Entrepreneurship Summit in conjunction with Digital Ocean.
Knewton, the adaptive learning provider geared toward K-12 education, has raised a Series F round of $10M. Founder Jose Ferreira has raised $157.25M over 7 rounds.
eSports Hero, the video game tournament platform, has raised a $1M Venture round for founders Christopher Gonsalves and James Heldridge’s second round of funding.