5 new deals; $35M in funding including deals for a hormone health company, an alternative asset intelligence platform, and a startup from two former WeWork data execs.
Live shopping e-commerce sales have had a meteoric surge since 2019 in China, where sales went from $62B to $300B last year. The entire global industry is expected to approach $500B this year but only a small fraction ($11B) comes from the United States. A new wave of companies are looking to capitalize on an expected increase in interest in the West. Buywith is a live shopping infrastructure platform that lets brands and retailers integrate live shopping experiences on their sites without any code integration or downloads. The platform replicates the experiential aspect of in-store shopping while creating engagement, attention, brand identity, and an unprecedented distribution opportunity with massive audiences. For consumers, they are able to participate in a social, fun, and convenient experience, while easily accessing all the information they need to make a purchasing decision. Buywith offers brands a self-service marketplace to choose talent to host their live shopping experiences. Early users of the platform include Walmart, Estee Lauder, and Steve Madden. AlleyWatch caught up with buywith CEO and Cofounder Adi Ronen Almagor to learn more about the business, the company’s strategic plans, recent round of funding, and much, much more…
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/24/2022 featuring funding details for Parallel Learning, Zowie, and much more.
One of the biggest challenges associated with NFT marketplaces is long and complicated signup processes that require verifications and integrations in order for collectors and creators to get up and running. A number of new marketplaces are promising to simplify and streamline the experience. Bubblehouse is a social NFT marketplace that allows users to immediately transact without complicated wallet integrations. Users automatically get a wallet and can pay for transactions using their credit card or existing crypto without having to worry about conversions. Creators can mint NFTs with a few clicks. Creations can also be timed to limited editions tied to offline events, bridging the metaverse with the real world; this has been popular with the company’s partnerships in the hospitality and fashion industries. Currently, Bubblehouse NFTs can be transacted in ETH or Polygon, with the latter resulting in significant energy savings and therefore reduced fees. At the platform’s core is its social discovery function, where collectors can see NFTs owned by celebrities, athletes, influencers, and also their friends as well as display their own portfolios publicly. AlleyWatch caught up with Bubblehouse Cofounder Rohan Sinha to learn more about the business, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $13M, and much, much more…
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/23/2022 featuring funding details for Enertiv, Agent, and much more.
16 new deals and $327M+ invested into NYC startups for the week. NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/21 featuring news for Kolkata Chai, Narmi, Fetcher, 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 5/21/22 featuring funding details for Perennial, Unit, Akuity, and thirteen other rounds representing $1.15B in new funding that you need to know about.
The future of media and journalism is at a crossroads. The adaption of media to embrace a digital reality has had a profound effect on the industry, allowing independent journalists and creators to build massive scale for the first time. However, with these enhanced distribution opportunities, these same digital avenues have also led to a surge in misinformation. Building the skillset and perspective to embrace this new paradigm is something that needs to start at a young age. Pressto is a media education and facilitation platform for students to allow them to develop the critical skills needed to assess, build, and distribute media through project-based learning. Students, K-12, are able to publish their own digital publications, Zines, and through the guided experience build writing skills, audience development capabilities, critical thinking acumen, and literacy of the media landscape using cognitive behavioral science. The platform is currently accepting new students on its waitlist and is actively piloting at several schools with launch slated for the summer. AlleyWatch caught up with Pressto Founder Daniel Stedman to learn more about the business, the company’s strategic plans, recent round of funding, and much, much more…
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/20/2022 featuring funding details for Peek, BenWick, and much more.
What if onboarding customer data was astonishingly easy? All of the inconsistent data coming from your customers is fundamentally inputted by humans. A data onboarding solution allows you to accept files just as they are from all of your customers and deliver on a world-class customer experience.
5 new deals; $90M in new funding including a deal that’s previously unreported. The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/19/2022 featuring funding details for Fetcher, Sweet Chick, and much more.