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.
PebblePost, the startup optimizing direct mail marketing, raised a $5M Series A round led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Tribeca Venture Partners. Founders Lewis Gersh and Robert Victor have raised $8M total over 3 rounds of funding. Read the full story here – This NYC Startup Just Raised $5M So You Can Access This Segment of Marketing
Bark & Co, the all-in-one healthy pet brand, has raised $60M in a Series C round led by August Capital with participation from Resolute Ventures as well as RRE Ventures. The company has now raised 3 rounds and $75M. In addition to the funding, they have also announced that they will be experimenting with their first pop (pup) up shop, the BarkShop, which will run from June 6-12.
Avanan, the cloud security company, has raised a Series A round of $14.9M led by Greenfield Cities Holdings with participation from StageOne Ventures and Magma. The company has now raised $16.4M over two rounds.
Unacast, the worlds largest proximity marketing network, has raised $5M in a Series A round from Bill Wise, Michael Barrett, Jonah Goodhart, Investinor and Open Ocean Capital. The founders, Thomas Walle Jensen and Kjartan Slette, have raised $6.6 over 2 rounds.
AHA, the online marketplace to find products from independent designers and artisans, opened its first physical store dubbed AHA Front this week in DUMBO.
Everplans, the company that helps you plan for the end of life, raised a Venture round of $3.18M for the company’s fourth round of funding. Founders Abby Schneiderman and Adam Seifer have now raised $9.16M in total.
Mobtly, the content deployment and data analytics company has raised a round of $3M in Debt Financing for the company’s first round of funding.
Grey Jean Technologies, the consumer marketing automation company, raised a $2M Seed round for founders, Craig Alberino and Cosmas Wong’s first round of funding.
Jetty, the insurance company for the urban millennial, has raised a $4M Seed round from Graph Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, BoxGroup, Social Capital, SV Angel and Ribbit Capital. This is the company’s first round of funding.
Propellr, the platform for direct access to alternative investments founded by Todd Lippiatt in 2013 has raised $1.6M in funding via a convertible note.
Teckst, the text messaging platform for customer service for business founded by Matthew Tumbleson and Ji Young Choi in 2014 has raised a $2.5M Seed round. Investors in the round include Kevin Mahaffey, Dan Porter, Adam Press, Zelkova Ventures, Kernel Capital, Gaingels, and Composite Capital Partners. Read the full story here – This NYC Startup Just Raised $2.5M So That You Never Need to Stay on Hold Again