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.
Teachable, the infrastructure platform that allows you to sell or teach courses from your platform, has raised $4M in Series A funding from investors that include Accomplice and Naval Ravikant. Founded by Ankur Nagpal and Conrad Wadowski in 2013, the company has now raised a total of $12.5M over five funding rounds.
General Assembly, the digital skills education and training provider, has been acquired by Swiss staffing firm Addeco Group. The purchase price of the transaction is $412.5M.
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Honest Buildings, the project management tool for commercial real estate properties, has raised an additional $3.5M in Series B funding from investors that include Oxford Properties Group and DivcoWest. Founded by Garrett Kubiak, James Roberts, and Riggs Kubiak in 2012, Hone Buildings has now raised a total of $42.8M.
Clarity Money, the personal financial management app, has been acquired by Marcus by Goldman Sachs, the personal loan and savings app. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Kadena, the smart contracting platform for the blockchain, has raised a $12M Series B round from investors that include SV Angel, Susquehanna International Group, Asimov Ventures, Devonshire Investors, and Multicoin Capital. Founded by ex JP Morgan Blockchain execs Stuart Popejoy and Will Martino in 2016, Kadena has now raised a total of $14.9M.
Sayspring, the collaborative design software for voice applications that allows designers to create voice-enabled interfaces and talk to interactive prototypes with no coding or deploying required, has been acquired by Adobe. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed
Nic.kl, the pay for what you read news service, has raised $1.2M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. Operating in stealth mode, the filing lists Sumorwuo Zaza (ex Huff Po) as an executive director with Caroline Kassie (Beantalk Labs) and Mark Carter as Directors.
Another stealth startup focused on the renovation space, Lyra, has raised $4.52M in funding according a recent SEC filing. The filing lists Koda Mike Wang (HuffPo, Rent the Runway, Booz & Company) as an executive and director and Timothy Luke Sherwin (cofounder of Casper) as a director.
Parsley Health, the new approach to primary care that takes into account wellness and nutrition in addition to advanced care, has raised $10M in Series A funding from investors that include FirstMark, The Chernin Group, Nat Turner, David Gilboa, Amplo, Trail Mix Ventures, Neil Parikh, and Mark Hyman. Founded by Dr. Robin Berzin in 2016, Parsley Health had previous raised $1.58M in convertible debt.
Guestfriend, the chatbot for restaurant websites founded by Bo Peabody, has raised $5M in funding from investors that include Techstars Ventures, Betaworks, and Primary Venture Partners.
Streaming OTT service fuboTV has raised $75M in Series D funding from investors that include Northzone, Sky, Luminari Capital, 21st Century Fox, Scripps Networks, and AMC Networks. Founded by Alberto Horihuela, David Gandler, and Sung Ho Choi in 2014, FuboTV has now raised a total of $150.6M over six funding rounds.
1Huddle, the employee training platform that uses mobile gaming, has raised $3M in Series A funding from investors that include Newark Venture Partners and NRD Capital. Founded by Sam Caucci in 2015, 1Huddle has now raised a total of $3.6M in funding.
Online tech-enabled office brokerage SquareFoot has raised $7M in Series A funding from investors that include RRE Ventures, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Primary Venture Partners, Triangle Peak Partners, Rosecliff Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Rittenhouse Ventures, Armory Square Ventures, and Elevate Innovation Partners. Founded by Aron Susman, Jonathan Wasserstrum, and Justin Lee in 2010, SquareFoot has now raised a total of $13.4M in funding over five funding rounds.
Shapeways, the consumer #d printing platform, has raised $30M in Series E funding from investors that include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, and INKEF Capital. Founded by Marleen Vogelaar, Peter Weijmarshausen, and Robert Schouwenburg in 2007, Shapeways has now raised a total of $107.5M in fumding over seven funding rounds.