15 new startup deals representing just shy of $500M in new funding for NYC startups last week. NYC Tech News for the week ending 10/16 featuring news for Yup, Blank Street, Troop, and much, much more.
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes us on a trip across various ecosystems in the US, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable startup funding rounds for the week ending 10/16/21 featuring funding details for Karat, Grin, Groove, Plume Design, and fourteen other rounds that you need to know about.
The pandemic led to the rapid acceleration in the adoption of telehealth services. In February of this year, there were 38x more outpatient virtual visits compared to February of 2020. Now the landscape is poised to expand on the earliest iterations and specialized care is one of the primary avenues. Oshi Health is a virtual-first care platform targeted for those with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Users of the platform have access to a suite of professionals including licensed gastroenterologists, practitioners, mental health professionals, dieticians, and health coaches. Under the unified care plan, patients that require in-person services are connected with a network of pre-vetted providers. Those with newly diagnosed chronic conditions can work hand-in-hand with experts to understand the impact of triggering behaviors in real-time; something that’s just not possible when you need to schedule an appointment and see someone in person. Oshi works directly with employers and health plans to offer their services to employees and members, ultimately leading to long-term savings and improved patient outcomes. AlleyWatch caught up with Oshi Health CEO Sam Holliday to learn more about how Oshi is bringing much-needed care to those with GI conditions, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Flare Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Frist Cressey Ventures, CVS Health Ventures, Takeda Digital Ventures, Jonathan Bush, Nat Turner, Zach Weinberg, Eric M. Stone, and Russell Glass.
News on 7 funds including 3 new funds. Investors and would-be investors are jumping in with new fundraises in this red-hot market. This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the first half of October 2021 featuring must-know news including news for Addition, Flybridge, Dash Fund, and more.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/15/2021 featuring funding details for Sayge, Purestream Trading Technologies, and much more. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
In this column, Lerer Hippeau’s Naya Frazier dive into technologies and industries that are exciting, going deep into change drivers and stakeholders while exploring investment trends and opportunities through an early-stage lens.
A home typically represents the single largest asset that individuals or families have. Yet, there has not been much technology devoted to making the management of a home more seamless. Homeownership requires not only financial commitments but a significant investment in time. Humming Homes is on a mission to streamline the experience with technology. It’s an end-to-end home management platform that provides continual access to home service experts, a vetted marketplace of vendors for all home maintenance and renovation needs, as well as a console that provides data-driven insight to get a holistic understanding of your homeownership maintenance needs. The platform is currently servicing “mass-affluent” markets with single-family homes like the Hamptons, Westchester, and Greenwich, with imminent plans for expansion to South Florida, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Austin, Houston. AlleyWatch caught up with Humming Homes CEO and Cofounder Adeel Mallick to learn more about the genesis for the business, the company’s strategic plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include Greycroft, AlleyCorp, Sound Ventures, Thrive Capital, New Valley Ventures (Vector Group LTD.), and Abby Levy.
5 new fundings totaling $50+ including two rounds you will not find anywhere else! The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/14/2021 featuring funding details for Blank Street, Ohi, and much more.
“All kinds of automation are great, BUT a city is about satisfying the quality of life of its residents before everything. Integrated dashboards with AI and robots, and tech-supported decision makings are a life-long technical dream of all generations of urban professionals, engineers, architects, but most of the people would agree that there would not be worse governance than the one of scientist government. For the simple reason that humans are sensitive entities more than rational ones, highly unpredictable and so far never completely understood by any science.”
ClassPass, the monthly fitness subscription marketplace that features over 30,000 studios, gyms, and wellness providers, is being acquired by Mindbody, the technology platform that connects wellness providers to consumers and allows providers to manage their businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but it’s an all-stock deal.
3D geospatial models are superior to 2D models when it comes to planning purposes as 3D is able to effectively capture terrain, sites, buildings, vegetation, infrastructure, and landscape elements. These can also be layered with additional data sets for use in presentations, planning, exploration, analysis, and management applications in a dynamic format that can readily adapt to changing conditions. However, building these 3D models has traditionally been expensive and time-consuming. Geopipe is a deep learning-powered engine that creates what the company calls “digital twins” that are constructed from raw sensor data and then combined with data processed through a semantic engine to add further context to create the Metaverse, a “massively multi-use environment that replicates our real world”. The platform is versatile as it can be applied to a variety of use cases including training simulations, city planning, coastal resiliency planning, construction, and even gaming. Geopipe’s models can be integrated into existing workflows that use 3D software or gaming/VR engines and can be accessed for as low as $100/mo for commercial use. AlleyWatch caught up with Geopipe CEO and Cofounder Christopher Mitchell, Ph.D. to learn more about the genesis of the company, future plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Village Global, Matrix Partners, the Alexa Fund, and AME Cloud Ventures.