It wasn’t all about the beach this past week; there was some actual news to report… 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 for the week ending 9/1 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Seaters, Indegy, Sarafan Tech, Oculogica, and much more…
Indegy, the industrial security platform, has raised $18M in Series B funding from investors that include Vertex Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Shlomo Kramer, O.G. Tech Ventures, Centrica, and Liberty Technology Venture Capital (lead). Founded by Barak Perelman, Ido Trivizki, Mille Gandelsman in 2014, Indegy has now raised a total of $36M in funding over three funding rounds.
Oculogica, the device that monitors eye movements for detection of cranial injuries like concussions, has raised $5M in funding led by Golden Seeds Angels. Founded by Robert Ritlop and Uzma Samadani in 2013, Ocluogica has now raised a total of $7.3M in funding.
According to a recent SEC filing, SummitSync, the platform for measuring and managing participation in and sponsorship of trade events, has raised $4.8M in funding. Founded by Al Torres, John Corrigan, Justin Musterman in 2015, SummitSync has now raised a total of $6.9M in funding. The company is a graduate of the Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program.
According to a recent SEC filing, Sportsrocket (formerly known as Bedrocket Media Ventures, an operating system for the management of sports-related media has raised $4.4M in funding. The company was founded by TV exec Brian Bedol in 2010. The filing lists Ken Lerer of Lerer Hippeau as a director as well as James Pallotta, former Vice Chairman of Tudor Investment. The filing also indicates that there were four participants in the round. With this round, total equity funding for Sportsrocket has surpassed $40M.
Paravel, the direct-to-consumer luggage brand, has raised $3.2M in Seed funding from investors that include 8VC, Fitz Gate Ventures, Shan-Lyn Ma, Allison Williams, David Heath, Jenny Fleiss, Lizzie Tisch, and Jonathan Tisch. Paravel was founded by Indré Rockefeller and Andy Krantz in 2016.
Seaters, the optimization platform for sold out events, has raised $1.83M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. Seaters was founded by Jean-Sebastien Gosuin in 2014. Last year, we covered Seaters’ previous funding round.
Sarafan Tech, the AI-powered platform that identifies clothes in photos and offers affiliate marketing opportunities, has raised $1M in funding led by Admitad Invest. Sarfan Tech was founded by Andrey Korkhov in 2016.