Aggregate statistics for all NYC funding deals by stage of funding (Early, Series A, Series B, and Late) including mention of notable rounds for June 2020.
Despite the pandemic halting sports, fans have a new outlet with ThriveFantasy when the action resumes. This daily fantasy sports platform democratizes fantasy sports and is designed for the casual user who wants to be more engaged with sports. Rather than drafting a traditional fantasy lineup, users can pick over/unders from the top tier athletes […]
For the majority, traditional weight loss programs don’t work long-term. The weight loss industry has been focusing on the number on the scale, but the science tells us it’s more complicated. Calibrate, backed by $5.1M Seed round led by Forerunner Ventures, addresses metabolic change to bring sustainable results for the 175M Americans that are overweight. Isabelle Kenyon shares more about the science behind weight loss and the company’s future plans.
Playbook is a mobile marketplace enabling top fitness instructors to turn their iPhone content into a subscription income. Instructors can create content (workouts, programs, challenges, nutrition, etc) on their terms. Consumers get access to a world of instructors for a single cost. CEO Jeff Krahel shares more about empowering fitness instructors to build their businesses without depending on studios.
CEO and Cofounder Ben Labra discusses the evolution of Gesture, the on-demand app to send the perfect, thoughtful gift for any occasion.
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
With more than 60 million freelancers in the US and the belief that an increasing number of businesses will rely on freelance workers in the post-pandemic era, shares of Upwork rose a staggering 49.3% in May. Lili is the banking and financial services app that helps freelancers better manage their work and personal finances. work and personal accounts in one centralized platform, AlleyWatch caught up with serial entrepreneur Lilac Bar David to learn more about how Lili is playing a role in shaping the future of work, the company’s recent funding round, and how the app saves freelancers up to 60 hours and $1.7K per annum.
A look at actionable advice for startup founders from active NYC Seed-stage investors on navigating the fundraising challenges of COVID-19 with Melody Koh (NextView Ventures), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective), Eliot Durbin (Boldstart Ventures) , Graham Brown (Lerer Hippeau), and Hadley Harris (Eniac Ventures).
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.