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 2/9 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Aetion, Rebag, Little Spoon, and much more…
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Spotify acquires two NYC startups last week – Spotify Acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor as it Embarks on a Podcasting Buying Spree
HiberCell, the biotech company focused on preventing relapse and metastasis of cancer by focusing on dormant tumors, has raised $60.8M in funding from investors that include ARCH Venture Partners, Hillhouse Capital Group, Celgene, 6 Dimensions Capital, and Life Sciences Fund Amsterdam.
Aetion, the healthcare analytics platform for value-based care, has raised $27M in funding as an extension of its Series B round. Check out the full details in our exclusive interview with Carolyn Magill of Aetion.In this
In the latest installment of Inside the Mind of a NYC VC we sat down with Graham Brown, Partner at Lerer Hippeau
Luxury handbag marketplace Rebag has raised $25M in Series C funding. For full details check out AlleyWatch’s exclusive interview with Rebag CEO Charles Gorra on Rebag’s Series C funding
Jetty, the platform for rental insurance, announced a $25M Series B funding round from investors that include Khosla Ventures, Valar Ventures, and Ribbit Capital. The company founded in 2015 by Michael Rudoy and Luke Cohler has now raised $40.5M in funding over three reported equity rounds.
We ran the numbers on every single NYC startup funding round for January in the AlleyWatch January 2019 New York Venture Capital Funding Report
Extend Fertility, the egg freezing service, has raised $15M in Series A funding from Regal Healthcare Capital Partners. Extend Fertility was founded by Joshua Klein in 2015.
Axon Therapies, the makers of device that uses neuromodulation to treat heart failure, has raised $7.5M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. The filing indicates that the total offering is for $15M and there were ten participants in this close. Axon was founded by Howard R. Levin and Mark Gelfand in 2014 and had previously raised $1.3M in funding in 2017.
The SaaS solution, Zoovu, enhances brands customer experience through services like Chatbots, Voice assistants, and product surveys. Zoovu raised $14M in Series B funding led by Target Global and including participation from Beringea.
Baby food startup Little Spoon has raised $7M in funding from investors that include Justin Mateen, Interplay Ventures, Kairos, SoGal Ventures, Sean Rad, 49ers Enterprises, Vaultier7, and Kyle O’Brien. Little Spoon was founded by Angela Vranich, Ben Lewis, Lisa Barnett, and Michelle Muller in 2016 and previously raised an unreported amount of funding in a Pre-seed round in 2017.
By Humankind, the brand that provides all-natural personal care products with plastic free packaging to reduce single-use plastic consumption, has raised $4M in Seed funding from investors that include SV Angel, Lerer Hippeau, Great Oaks Venture Capital, BoxGroup, Red Sea Ventures, Adobe Systems, Tom Chapman, and Elizabeth Cutler. By Humankind was founded by Brian Bushell (cofounder and past CEO of Baked by Melissa) in 2018.
Perksy, the consumer insights and market research platform focused on the mobile generation, has raised $4M Seed in funding from investors that include Founder Collective, Bain Capital Ventures, Sinai Ventures, MDC Ventures, GingerBread Capital, and Torch Capital. Founded by Nadia Genevieve Masri in 2015, Persky has now raised a total of $4.5M in reported equity funding over two rounds.
The decentralized platform Embleema allows patients to share their medical data directly to researchers and get compensated for it. This three-year-old startup founded by Alexis Normand, Nicolas Schmidt, and Robert Chu has raised $3.7M in a Series A round from investors that include Techstars and Pharmagest.
CookUnity, the platform that delivers home-cooked meals from chefs, has raised an additional $3.16M in funding according to a recent SEC filing. The filing indicates that there were twenty-one investors in the round. Cookunity was founded by Lucia Cisilotto, Mateo Marietti, and Matias Serebrinsky in 2015 and had previously raised $1.4M in funding from across three rounds from investors that include AngelPad, Matias de Tezanos, Invariantes Fund, Stella Maris Partners, Howard Yeh, Jose Vargas, Rohit Dsouza, and Alberto Gross.
According to a recent SEC filing, Pushkin, the podcasting startup founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, has raised $2.3M in funding. The filing indicates that there were thirteen participants in the round and lists Michael Lynton, the Chairman of Snap and former CEO of Sony Entertainment as a Director.
Contract management platform Outlaw has raised $2M in Seed funding from investors that include Bowery Capital, Kevin Mahaffey, Quiet Capital, TJ Mahony, Builders, and Jim Kim. Founded by Dan Dalzotto and Evan Schneyer in 2017 in 2017, Brooklyn-based Outlaw has now raised a total of $2.5M in funding over two rounds.