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.
Modern Meadow, the Brooklyn startup that is bioengineering leather, has raised a $40M Series B round led by Horizons Ventures and Iconiq Capital with participation from ARTIS Ventures and Temasek Holdings.
Dreamit Ventures Application deadline is July 6th – Learn more about what differentiates Dreamit from other accelerator programs – An Inside Glimpse At How Business Development at an Accelerator Works
We took a look at the largest funding rounds in NYC from the month of June – These are the 10 NYC Startups That Raised the Most Amount of Capital in June
Crowded.com, the online marketplace for verified on demand and hourly workers, has raised a $3.3M seed round led by Takolan Ventures with participation from Hudson Ventures, ARC Angel Fund, and Gambit Ventures.
Flip, the online market place for leases, has raised a $1.2M seed round from investors that include BBG Ventures, v1 vc, Techstars Ventures, Joanne Wilson, Scott Belsky, and others.
AYR, an online marketplace for women’s clothing, has raised a $5.5M Venture round. Investors were not disclosed.
Laguardia Community College has received a $3.9M federal grant to train at-risk, disadvantaged youth for tech jobs. The grant is a part of TechHire, a $150 million White House and US Department of Labor initiative to train interested individuals in coding, software development, systems management, and other in-demand high-tech specialty areas.
Black Girls Code, the non-profit seeking to increase diversity within the tech ecosystem has established a new headquarters in Google’s NYC offices.
Edison Partners, the venture capital firm, is announcing open office hours for the community. They will host open office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays during the second week of every month. If you are working on a tech company and interested in gaining feedback from a growth equity firm, looking for product guidance to get you to the next step, or simply want to practice your pitch as you ramp to get financing, you may now sign up in advance to meet with one of Edison’s partners for a 30-minute session. To take advantage of this opportunity click here
WeShelter, the leading non-profit platform powering civic engagement to end homelessness, announced a new initiative with Roomi, the New York-based real estate startup creating a peer-to-peer marketplace for finding shared housing. For every listing created on the site, Roomi will donate $5 to WeShelter, providing funding to local non-profits that work with the homeless.