Zoom has been under increased scrutiny for privacy vulnerabilities on the platform as the pandemic has forced an accelerated digital transformation with companies scrambling to integrate remote work solutions. One step in addressing these concerns is the company’s recent acquisition of Keybase, an NYC security startup launched by the cofounders of OkCupid and SparkNotes.
The human immune system is a complex network made up of cells, proteins, and organs that protect your body. Advances in technology have allowed researchers, scientists, and physicians to understand this sophisticated system like never before. Immunai, cofounded by Noah Solomon, leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide a complete profile of the immune system. The company just launched from stealth with a fresh $20M in funding. Noah shares with us how Immunnaii is building the largest database for immunology.
AdvisorEngine, the digital wealth management platform for financial advisors, has been acquired by Franklin Templeton, the global investment management firm founded in New York in 1947. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Another day, and another NYC Tech exit. The third acquisition this week. Facebook nabs GIPHY in a $400M transaction.
Within Health’s telemedicine platform enables patients to easily access preventive radiology screenings after a virtual consultation with a licensed physician. This service has been invaluable to patients and healthcare institutions during the pandemic. Cofounder Craig Calderone shares more about the platform and how Within Health is helping out during COVID-19 by reducing the load on hospitals.
iCapital Network, the platform to connect advisors to alternative investment managers, has agreed to acquire Artivest, the platform that connects investors to alternative investment opportunities.
Managing his family’s pizzerias in Staten Island, Slice CEO and Founder Ilir Sela saw the threat that online food apps and mobile ordering could be for independent pizzerias back in the 2000s. He launched Slice to serve as an all-in-one platform to help local pizzerias compete with the larger pizza brands and food apps by leveraging technology. Fast forward – there are now over 12,000 pizzerias on the platform and Sela just closed a $43M funding led by KKR. Sela discusses the impressive growth of the platform, the absolute best pizza in NYC (he should know), and much more…
As online shopping takes a larger share of retail, the traditional opportunities for retailers to upsell extended protection plans are slowly disappearing. Clyde is an online extended warranty platform that integrates with the checkout process of e-commerce merchants, offering a seamless and integrated experience while adding a bit of margin for the retailer. This is especially important in e-commerce where margins are highly competitive. CEO and Founder Brandon Gell walks us through the business, its future plans, and recent round of funding led by Spark Capital.
Cadence is a cross-market brand that touches the lifestyle, beauty, wellness, fitness, and travel spheres. The mass-market potential comes from the fact that we aren’t asking consumers to change their existing habits: we’re providing a solution that fits into their daily lives. CEO and Cofounder Steph Hon shares how Cadence is taking plastic from beaches and turning into one of the most pragmatic purchases you’ll buy.
Cockroach Labs is taking on the larger cloud incumbents like AWS, Azure, Oracle, and Google Cloud with its geo-distributed SQL database cloud-native service. CEO and Cofounder Spencer Kimball shares some insight on the company’s impressive growth, latest funding round, which brings the total funding raised to $195M, and much more.