Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan identified a lack of resources and community for the 5 million women in America who identify as senior leaders. The duo launched Chief to help women build lines of succession into these leadership positions. AlleyWatch caught up with Carolyn to learn more about the flourishing business (8000+ waitlist) and the company’s transition to offer virtual services in the wake of the pandemic.
While working as a commercial real estate developer, William Sankey was convinced there was a better way to manage complex, multi-million-dollar projects that didn’t involve paper-based workflows, data entry, filing cabinets, and “gut feelings”. He cofounded Northspyre, a cloud intelligence platform that automates workflow and reveals data insights for the CRE industry. AlleyWatch caught up with Sankey to learn more about the company’s product, traction, and recent funding round.
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of May 2020 featuring must-know news including news for Founder Collective, Apeira Capital, and much more.
The promise of big data and machine learning has significant ramifications for treatments in the healthcare industry. However, due to privacy concerns, innovation is often stifled. Thomas Clozel, MD, an assistant professor of oncology, saw this roadblock firsthand and cofounded Owkin – a collaborative platform that allows medical researchers to gain insights from decentralized data without breaching any privacy protocols. Clozel offers some insight into how Owkin is changing the medical research landscape powered by machine learning and algorithms.
Any parent knows that a well-rested baby is a happy baby. Nanit, the smart baby sleep monitoring connected solution, uses data science and analytics to understand an infant’s sleep patterns to optimize sleep. CEO Sarah Dorsett shares more on the company’s product pipeline and recent funding round, which brings Nanit’s total funding raised to $49.6M.
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the first half of May 2020 featuring must-know news including news for Melitas Ventures, Trail Mix Ventures, and much more.
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…
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.
75% of Americans suffer from dehydration. Hydrant cofounders John Sherwin and Jai Jung Kim are on a mission to prevent this with their direct-to-consumer offering that gets hydration checked off your list, first thing in the morning.
Ever wonder how a global pandemic would affect NYC startup funding and venture capital activity? Look no further. Here are the numbers you need to know and predictions to get you through…