Millions of people use car services, taxis, and ride-sharing apps to get to the airport, and many of these people are parents traveling with kids who need to be in car seats by law. Unless the parent is lugging around a car seat, this poses a specific problem when hopping into the usual car service. […]
People finding rodents and insects in their apartments – especially their first apartment in NYC- is not uncommon or shocking. But what is shocking is that a service like Rentlogic does not already exist. This startup was built on a simple idea: grade apartment buildings the same way that the city grades restaurants based on […]
The urban mobility space is absolutely on fire with recent transactions like Uber’s acquisition of JUMP Bikes, Bird’s $300M recent funding, and Lime’s recent $250M funding. Lyft is now making its foray into the market with its acquisition of Motivate, the company that operates Citi Bike in NYC and bike-sharing services in 7 other markets […]
Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a highly acclaimed series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In the hot seat this time is Zak Schwarzman, Partner at MetaProp, the visionary investment firm that has been instrumental in making PropTech a viable investment vertical. MetaProp currently invests out its […]
Lyft or Uber? You’ve asked yourself this question hundreds of times and you know how annoying it is to open up both apps to compare prices and ETAs. Well now there is an app that does the legwork for you. FairFare, the app comparing available ridesharing apps and recommending the best route for you, takes […]
The Softbank-fueled buying spree continues for NYC companies… JUMP Bikes, the electronic bike sharing company that provides dockless bikes, has been acquired by Uber. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but it has been reported that the transaction valued JUMP Bikes at approximately $200M. “We’re excited to begin our next chapter and to […]
For 10 months out of the year millions of parents reluctantly drive their children to school causing one third of the traffic in your daily commute. With so many parents driving in the same direction, every parent wishes they had a carpool, but don’t necessarily have the tools to make this a reality. Thankfully, GoKid, […]
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