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 9/29 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Slice Labs, Maven Clinic, The Infatuation, Pymetrics, Domio, Compass, and much more…
Real estate workflow platform Compass has raised an additional $400M in Series F funding from investors that include IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Fidelity Investments, Softbank Vision Fund, and Qatar Investment Authority on a $4B pre-money valuation. Founded by Ori Allon, Robert Reffkin, and Ugo Di Girolamo in 2012, Compass has now raised a total of $1.2B over nine funding rounds.
Domio, the travel-focused hospitality brand providing lifestyle lodging, has raised $50M in additional funding led by Upper 90. Founded by Adrian Lam and Jay Roberts in 2016, Domio has now raised a total of $54M in funding over four rounds. Earlier this year, AlleyWatch interviewed Jay Roberts and discussed Domio’s unique take on hospitality earlier this year.
Town Hall Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture fund founded by Andy Slavitt, David Whelan, and Trevor Price earlier this year has closed its inaugural fund at $115M according to a recent SEC filing. Town Hall Ventures’ portfolio includes Somatus, Cityblock, Landmark, Torch, Aetion, Strive Health, and Bright Health.
Job matching platform Pymetrics, which uses technology to remove bias in the hiring process, has raised $40M in Series B funding from investors that include Khosla Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Atlantic, Workday Ventures, and Jazz Venture Partners. Founded by Frida E Polli and Julie Yoo in 2013, Pymetrics has now raised $56.6M over seven funding rounds.
Restaurant review platform The Infatuation has raised $30M in funding led by WndrCo. Founded by Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang in 2009, The Infatuation has now raised a total of $33.5M in funding over three rounds.
Women’s family and healthcare platform Maven Clinic has raised $27M in Series B funding from investors that include Sequoia Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital, 8VC, Oak HC/FT, and Spring Mountain Capital. Founded by Katherine Ryder in 2014, Maven Clinic has now raised a total of $42.3M in funding over four rounds.
Slice Labs, the on-demand insurance platform for the on-demand economy, has raised an additional $20M in funding in a Series A extension from investors that include Horizons Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, XL Innovate, Munich Re / HSB Ventures, Veronorte, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Grupo SURA, and The Co-Operators Insurance Group (lead). Founded by Ernest Hursh, Stuart Baserman, and Tim Attia, in 2015, Slice Labs has now raised a total of $35.5M.
According to a recent SEC filing, Cargo, the service that allows rideshare drivers to earn additional income by selling products to riders, has raised an additional $22.5M in funding. Founded by ex-Birchbox employees Jasper Wheeler and Jeff Cripe in 2016, Cargo has now raised a total of $31.2M in funding over five funding rounds.
Online video company Jellysmack, which creates communities through cross-platform experience around video, has raised an additional $14M in Series A funding. Jellysmack was founded as Keli Network in 2016 by Michael Philippe, Robin Sabban, and Swann Maizil and has now raised a total of $16M in funding over two funding rounds.
Resonance, the studio for developing creator-driven fashion brands, has raised $8M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. The filing indicates that $6M of this transaction was a conversion of a convertible note and that there were 15 participants in the round. The total offering amount is for $10M. Resonance was founded by long-time venture capitalist and Founder of Firstmark Capital Lawrence Lenihan and Joseph Ferrara in 2015.
Rally Rd., the alternative investment platform that allows anyone to purchase equity in classical collector cars, has raised $7M in Series A funding from investors that include Upfront Ventures, Anthemis Group, Social Leverage, Nasir “Nas” Jones, WndrCo, Jeff Cruttenden, and Eli Broverman. Founded by Christopher Bruno, Maximilian Niederste-Ostholt, and Rob Petrozzo in 2016, Rally Rd. has now raised a total of $9.9M over two funding rounds.
MouSensor, the early stage biotech startup that building the sensory technology to digitize every single smell on the planet, has raised $3.3M in Seed funding from investors that include New York Ventures, imec.xpand, and Elma Hawkins. MouSensor was founded at Hunter College by Drs. Paul Feinstein and Charlotte D’Hulst in 2016.
Computer vision and deep sensor startup Magik Eye has raised an additional $2.07M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. Magik Eye had previously raised $500K back in the summer of 2016. Feisal Afzal, a managing director at Pound Capital, is listed as a Director in the filing and the filing indicates that there were 8 participants in the round.
Zoe Financial is the marketplace that curates a list of top financial advisors to connect you with. This fintech startup was founded by former JP Morgan Global market strategist Andres Garcia Amaya and has raised $2M in a Seed round.
The Lobby, the marketplace for one-on-one sessions for job seekers with company insiders, has raised $1.2M in funding from investors that include Y Combinator, Social Capital, Ataria Ventures, 37 Angels, Carl Sparks, and Angela Lee. Founded by Deepak Chhugani in 2017, the W18 YC graduate company The Lobby has now raised a total of $1.32M.
According to a recent SEC filing, Vertoe, the short-term solution for luggage storage has raised $940K in additional funding. Vertoe was founded by Neha Kesarwani and Sid Khattri in 2016 and previously raised $100K when it went through Techstars.