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
Cloud9 developed a solution that harnesses the voice communication talk path for the trading floor of the future – offering more functionality and analytic insight than legacy hardware at a fraction of the cost. COO Jim Miller walks us through how traders have been able to leverage the platform to avoid any disruptions to their workflows during the pandemic and the company’s latest funding round from top-tier financial institutions like Barclay’s, JP Morgan, and UBS.
COVID has brought digital tools to the forefront when it comes to learning and children and a number of challenges that were never expected. ClassTag was prescient in this respect with its digital communication platform that connects educators and parents to ensure that parents are engaged in their child’s education. CEO and Cofounder Vlada Lotkina met her cofounder Jason while they were their children attended the same pre-school to address the challenges they faced as parents of school-age children. ClassTag now has 24K active schools on the platform with 2 million engaged parents. Vlada shares some insight into the journey of scaling the business, the company’s future plans, and latest funding, which brings its total funding raised to $11.6M
Teckst, the enterprise omnichannel real-time messaging platform, has been acquired by SF-based LiveVox. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “LiveVox’s focus on making omnichannel engagement easy for businesses aligns with Teckst’s mission to simplify contextual human-to-human messaging between brands and their customers. Joining Teckst’s mobile messaging functionality with LiveVox’s holistic omnichannel ecosystem will provide […]
In order to be successful in brand marketing, every customer interaction must count and brands now see the best rate of return when engaging consumers through personalized, mobile messages. Attentive is the two-way, messaging platform that is expertly designed to help brands optimize mobile messaging. Attentive uses real-time behavioral data so brands can send the […]
Over 4.2 billion people send mobile messages and most of these mobile messages are sent with the traditional black text and grey bubble. While this generic layout may be fine when chatting with friends, it isn’t effective for brands who need to communicate with consumers via mobile message thus OpenMessage created the first Mobile Message […]
Nominations are now open for AlleyWatch’s 2019 NYC Tech Influencers feature. Know someone amazing who belongs on this list? Nominate them today here. Nominations open until 12/15. Looking to drive targeted response from the NYC Tech community at scale, learn more about partnering with AlleyWatch on this initiative here Customer engagement is all about personalization and in this age […]
How many times have you sent a message or posted in a Facebook group and never received an answer? This is an all too common problem and this is why this NYC startup Blastchat launched. It is the multipurpose chat app that enables users to send and receive mass messages via silent push notifications that expire […]