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.
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Intello, the platform that allows you to effectively track, monitor, and optimize your software spend across organizations that was founded by Barak Kaufman and Shlomo Dalezman, has raised $1.3M in seed funding from investors that include BoxGroup, Tectonic Capital, Kaedan Capital, Blacktop Capital, Emerge, Clark Valberg, Eli Portnoy, and Kathryn Minshew.
Serial Box, the online and mobile publisher of serialized fiction content, has raised $1.65M in seed funding led by Boat Rocker Media.
Bowery, the tech-enabled commercial real estate appraisal platform founded by Cesar Devers, John Meadows, and Noah Isaacs in 2015 has raised $5M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. Investors in previous rounds include Expansion Venture Capital, LeFrak, Corigin Ventures, Camber Creek, and Fika Ventures. This funding brings the total funding raised to $6.8M.
Vettery, the online technology hiring platform, has been acquired by Swiss staffing firm Addeco. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but the transaction is rumored to be in the $100M range. Full story here – NYC Hiring Startup Vettery Acquired by Addeco Group
According to a recent SEC filing, Fever, the events discovery platform, has raised $11.7M in additional funding. Investors in previous rounds include Accel Partners, Eight Roads Ventures, Fidelity Investments, 14W, Jeff Pulver, Solon Ventures, Carsten Boers, and Sergio Ramos. Founded by Bernardo Hernandez and Pep Gomez in 2014, the company has now raised a total of $31M in funding over four rounds.
According to a recent SEC filing, Livepeer, the decentralized live streaming platform built on the blockchain founded by Eric Tang, has raised $3M in funding. The company had previously raised an undisclosed amount from Charge Ventures.
Tunity, the app that lets you hear audio from a muted TV using deep learning and computer vision, has raised $12M in Series A funding from John Mack, MGM Resorts International and Adam Neumann.
Direct-to-consumer beauty brand Glossier has raised $52M in Series C funding from Index Ventures and IVP (Institutional Venture Partners). Founded by Emily Weiss in 2014, Glossier has now raised a total of $86.4M in funding over four funding rounds.
Findable, the centralized resume creator has raised an undisclosed amount in Seed funding from unknown investors.
KitSplit, the rental service for camera equipment, has raised $2.1M in seed funding from investors that include Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, NYU Innovation Venture Fund, HearstLab, 3311 Ventures, and Mike Krieger. This is the first reported round of funding for the company founded by Ken Amarit, Kristina Budelis, and Lisbeth Kaufman in 2015. The company is a past graduate of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program.
Cota Healthcare, the company building healthcare solutions, specifically oncology, has raised $40M in Series C funding led by EW Healthcare Partners, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Boston Millennia Partners, Memorial Sloan – Kettering Cancer Center, IQVIA, Hackensack Meridian Health and ATOC Holdings. Founded by Andrew Pecora, the company has raised $65M over 4 rounds.
Team Labs, a purchasing software that allows companies to provide virtual credit cards to their employees, has raised $4M in a Venture round of funding led by Rick Smith with participation from CoVenture, KEC Ventures, Precursor Ventures and KiwiVenture Partners. This is the company’s second round funding.
Honcker, the car leasing platform similar that connects consumers to dealerships, has raised $23M in Series A funding from IAC. This brings the total funding to $26.6M over two rounds for the startup founded by Amir Lahav, Nathan Hecht, and Zorah Anapolsky.
Kallyope, the biotech firm focused on the gut-brain axis, has raised $66M in Series B funding from investors that include Polaris Partners, Lux Capital, Two Sigma Ventures, The Column Group, Alexandria Venture Investments, Illumina Ventures, and Euclidean Capital. Founded by Charles Zuker and Tom Maniatis, the company has now raised a total of $110M over two rounds since its founding in 2015.