Approximately 75% of in-house legal teams are concerned about overspending on outside counsel when the need arises. Priori is the legal marketplace that changes how in-house teams find, hire, and manage outside counsel by providing access to 1500+ highly vetted attorneys in 700+ practice proficiencies. Priori’s clients, which consist of Fortune 500 companies and scaling tech companies, have saved 60% on average versus relying on traditional legal services. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Basha Rubin to learn more about Priori’s growth, future plans, and recent funding round from investors that include Hearst Corporation, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Jambhala, Tim Steinert, Jules Miller of Mindset Ventures, Mike Suchsland of Bridge Investments, and Orrick’s Legal Technology Fund.
The importance of agile supply chains has never before been more important as companies need to adjust quickly to respond to market volatility, economic uncertainty, and shifts in consumer behavior. Gooten is an e-commerce supply chain platform for the on-demand manufacturing of printed items that allows merchants to quickly route and fulfill orders from over 45 global manufacturers seamlessly. This is done through a simple API that allows e-commerce stores to turn images into print-ready files, verify addresses, list products, optimize shipping, and more. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO Brian Rainey to learn more about Gooten, the impact it’s making in expanding online commerce, and the company’s future plans.
Rally is the five-year-old startup that democratizes the ownership of highly-coveted collectibles. This alternative investment platform lets anyone buy/sell ownership stakes in rare items like the 1937 Heisman Trophy (valued at $460K) or a Mike Trout Rookie Autograph Card (valued at $225K). Traditionally these types of investments have been only available to the ultra-wealthy. The […]
Conducto is one of the newest tools that’s being used by engineers to automate workflows and simplify complex CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) and data pipelines. Conducto’s pipeline toolkit allows engineers to define their pipeline in Python instead of a configuration language, is easy to visualize as a pipeline scale with more tasks with the use of a tree structure, and is also easy to debug. For companies, adopting CI/CD enables them to reduce costs, innovate faster, experiment more, and improve the quality, security, and deployment of their software. The company’s technology is battle-tested as it was used by hundreds of traders at the cofounders’ previous company. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Jonathan Marcus to learn about the technology, the company’s launch, and recent funding round.
Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Newsletters – the number of disparate platforms that we are engaging with to consume new content seems never-ending. River, a content discovery platform, encompasses all mediums to organize everything people are talking about online into bite-sized, shareable stories in real-time. River ensures that its community is fully anonymous, allowing users to discover new information and different perspectives than they may normally be exposed to through their own networks. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Jeremy Fisher to learn more about the team behind River, the company’s future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, Box Group, Scooter Braun, Josh Kushner, and Raised in Space.
Since launching in 2018, real-time market research platform Suzy has been making strides in introducing technology to a traditionally fragmented, slow, and expensive industry. Suzy’s advanced research tools enable brands to make data-driven decisions with quality consumer insight in an agile offering. Presently, over 200 brands including Johnson & Johnson, Chipotle, and Citibank partner with Suzy to capture their customer insights and 500M+ consumer research responses have been recorded on its platform. The company is on pace to do $20M in ARR this year. AlleyWatch caught up with President Avi Savar to learn more about the market research industry, Suzy’s growth plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Rho Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Triangle Peak Partners, and Foundry Group.
Gary Hoberman spent decades in the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies as a technology leader: CIO at MetLife, MD at Citi and years on Wall Street building technology solutions to business challenges. He kept running into the same barrier. Traditional software development methods – using custom code and accepting all the costs, complexities and delays that come with it – were stifling the business. This led him to found Unqork, the no-code application development platform for building enterprise solutions. Hoberman shares more about the impressive growth in the popularity of no-code platforms, expanding Unqork’s team by 150 in the midst of the pandemic, and the company’s recent $207M funding round from investors that include BlackRock, Eldridge, Fin Venture Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, Sunley House Capital Management, CapitalG, Goldman Sachs, Broadridge Financial Solutions, and Aquiline Technology Growth.
Lunchbox, cofounded by Nabeel Alamgir, helps restaurants develop digital ordering experiences on their own websites and apps, reducing the reliance on third-party platforms that charge debilitating commissions at a time when restaurants are struggling for survival. Alamgir walks us through Lunchbox and how it plans to use this recent funding to scale its team, provide more products that will level the playing field for restaurants, and the company’s recent funding (at a reported $100M valuation) from investors that include Coatue, Tom Colicchio, Scott Belsky, Michael Vaughn, Robert Early, Bryan Ciambella, and Reshma Saujani.
There has been explosive growth in the number of freelancers as a result of the pandemic. Lili, is the all-in-one banking platform along with real-time expense tracking, tax tools, and financial insights that are tailored specifically for the needs of freelancers. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Lilac Bar David to learn more about the pain points of freelancing that Lili addresses, the company’s impressive growth during the pandemic, and recent funding round from investors that include Group 11, AltaIR Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Torch Capital, and Zeev Ventures. This is the company’s second funding this year as the company just raised its seed round in June!
Sports are meant to bring fans together but the pandemic has made our love of sports more isolating with fans now forced to turn to technology platforms to share their passion. Flick, founded by the founders of Fanduel, is the mobile chat and engagement platform built exclusively for sports fans. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounder, CEO, and repeat entrepreneur Nigel Eccles to learn how his experience cofounding FanDuel inspired him to build Flick, the company’s experience raising virtually during the pandemic, and recent funding round from investors that include AlleyCorp, Bullpen Capital, Everblue Management, Amity Ventures, and Courtside Ventures
The pandemic has led to a profound increase in online consumer spending online with an increase of 52% or $466B between March-September. Yet for startup employees, the uncertainty of the economy can be worrisome. E-commerce transaction marketing platform firm Rokt raised an unexpected Series D round to provide some liquidity to its employees to serve as reassurance and support its growth. Rokt powers the “AHA-moment” of many large online merchants like Ticketmaster, Fanatics, GoDaddy, and Staples and offers seamless add-on purchases from both the merchant and its own marketplace. In less than a year, Rokt’s valuation has increased by 42% to $450M+, the company is on track to expand its headcount from 260 to 400 by the end of 2021, and the company’s weekly revenue averages $2-3M per week, back to pre-pandemic levels. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Bruce Buchanan to discuss learn more about the motivation for this funding round, Rokt’s plans to expand into new verticals and markets, and the company’s impressive traction. The company has now raised a total of $162M in funding from investors that include Square Peg Capital, Moelis Australia Asset Management, Time Inc., TDM Growth Partners, Lachlan Murdoch, Greg Roebuck, and John Ho.