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.
Unlockd, the company that is taking advantage of lock-screen advertising, raised $15M in a Series A round from Amit Sharma, Matt Rockman, Gabby Leibovich, Hezi Leibovich, Lachlan Murdoch, Greg Roebuck, Radek Sali, Sam Mostyn, Peter Gammell and PLC Ventures.
TripleCare, the startup that is raising the comfort standards at hospitals, raised $2.5M in a Venture round of funding. Founders Evan Rakowski and David Chess have now raised $4.75M over their two rounds.
GirlsWhoCode, the non profit organization focused on closing the gender gap in technology has announced the launch of a new YouTube series entitled “My Code“. This weekly series is about the experience of learning how to code from the perspective of four female coders. “Teen girls increasingly take their cues about what they want to be from places like YouTube. In fact, 81.9% of US Internet users between the age of 14-17 are on YouTube. That’s a lot of teenage girls. We wanted to fill a gap we saw on YouTube and present relatable and inspiring role models for the next generation of women in technology. I often say that you can’t be what you can’t see. Our goal is to help girls see themselves as coders and, by doing so, start to close the gender gap in technology” said Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of GirlsWho Code.
Happy Any Hour, the service that lets you choose your happy hour, picked up $175K in a Seed funding round. This is founder Jay Reno’s first round. AlleyWatch previously this startup – This NYC Startup Ensures That You Are Happy At Any Hour.
Poncho, the app that brings the weather to your level, raised a Seed round of $2M led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures, with participation from Ore Ventures, Broadway Video Ventures, Betaworks, RRE Ventures, Venture51, Comcast Ventures and Greycroft Partners.
Odyssey, the startup that is sharing millennial voices, has raised $25M in Series B funding from Columbus Nova and Michael Lazerow. Founders Adrian France and B. Evan Burns have now raised $33.15M for their fourth round of funding.
Show-Score, the Rotten Tomatoes for theater, has raised $1.5M in an Angel round of funding from Kevin Ryan, Sean Ryan, Vikram Somaya, Marty Schneider and Michael Fine. This is the company’s first round overall.
Nvstr, an intelligent investing platform founded by Patrick Aber and Bernard George in 2015 has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in the form of a seed round. Investors in the round include Ali Rana, Andy Eow, Evan Wilder, Frank LaRosa, Kan Liu, and Von Lam.