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.
Verifly, the insurance company for drones, has raised $2.7M in Seed funding from Novel TMT Ventures, Steve Hafner, Amol Sarva, Jared Simon, Sam Shank, Blake Krikorian, Social Capital, Graph Ventures, LocalGlobe, Frontline Ventures, Irelandia Aviation and Slow Ventures. Founders Jay Bregman and Eugene Hertz have raised 3 rounds and $4.86M.
Kaltura, the open source video platform, has raised $50M in a Series F round of funding from Goldman Sachs. The company has raised over $166M over 7 rounds of funding.
Viridis Learning, the company matching employers with employees based on skill and knowledge, has raised $3.2M Series A round led by Thayer Ventures with participation Chong Sup Park, Ken Hicks, NVC, Serious Change and Lumina Foundation. This is the third round of funding for founders Felix W Ortiz III and Alex Carstens.
Teckro, the company changing how clinical trials are run, has raised $6M in a Series A round led by Founders Fund with support from Enterprise Ireland. This is the first round for founders Gary Hughes and Jacek Skrzypiec.
Koko, the crowd source platform for cognitive health, has raised $2.5M in Series A funding led by Union Square Ventures and Omidyar Network. This is the company’s first round of funding.
Thrive Global, the new wellness company led by Arianna Huffington, raised $7M in Series A Funding. The investment led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures and included Sean Parker, Andre Iguodala, Isabella Huffington, Gunnar Lovelace, Nick Green, Mohamed El-Erian, Ray Dalio, Joanna Coles, Nicolas Berggruen, Zoe Baird, Blue Pool Capital, Oak Investment Partners, Female Founders Fund, Greycroft Partners and Advancit Capital.
Refinery29, the media company geared toward modern stylish millennial women, has raised $45M in an undisclosed round of funding from Turner Broadcasting and Scripps Networks. The company has now raised $125.4M over 6 rounds.
AHA, the fashion based marketplace, has acquired the online shop Kaufmann-Mercantile with terms of the agreement undisclosed. The acquisition comes after recognition of mutual goals between the two companies.