The anonymity of Cryptocurrency is one of its biggest selling points. Yet at the same time, the same anonymity prevents mainstream adoption from financial institutions due to Know Your Transaction (KYT) concerns. Bringing this gap isChainalysis, a NYC startup launched in 2014, that allows financial institutions and governments all over the world to conduct cryptocurrency […]
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the first half of April featuring must know news including news for IA Capital Group, M3 Ventures, and much more.
Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the month of March nationally, where over $6.4B was invested into startups. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) including […]
Businesses have historically been hesitant to adopt commercial card payments since card payments have transaction fees that are typically paid by the supplier. Boost Payment Solutions, an innovative fintech company, has redefined the rules of commercial card payments and in 2018, the company experienced a 70% increase in its commercial card volume transaction. Boost’s versatile cloud-based […]
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of March featuring must know news including news for Betaworks, Urban Us, and much more.
As AlleyWatch opens up nominations for the 2019 NYC Fintech Influencers feature, we take a look at the 14 largest FinTech startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase. In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type, date of funding, year of founding, […]
Many comforts of home are often overlooked and sacrificed when traveling, but when staying in a new city for an extended amount of time that compromise does not need to be made thanks to Blueground. The company, launched in 2013, offers handpicked properties that are centrally located, fully furnished, and upgraded with the latest amenities and appliances […]
While 50% of alcohol consumption is done at home in the US, less than one percent of alcohol purchases happen online for home delivery. Recognizing this significant gap in the market (a $100B+ industry in the US alone annually) is NYC startup Thirstie. Thirstie has built the industry’s most sophisticated all-in-one turnkey white-label e-commerce platform […]
Currently being used by over 200,000 retailers and over 8,600 brands, JOOR is the leading wholesale platform that connects brands and retailers. Launched in 2010 by Monica Bijoor, JOOR recently closed a $16M Series C round led by ITOCHU with participation from existing investors Canaan Partners and Battery Ventures. Already in 144 countries, JOOR plans to […]