A home typically represents the single largest asset that individuals or families have. Yet, there has not been much technology devoted to making the management of a home more seamless. Homeownership requires not only financial commitments but a significant investment in time. Humming Homes is on a mission to streamline the experience with technology. It’s an end-to-end home management platform that provides continual access to home service experts, a vetted marketplace of vendors for all home maintenance and renovation needs, as well as a console that provides data-driven insight to get a holistic understanding of your homeownership maintenance needs. The platform is currently servicing “mass-affluent” markets with single-family homes like the Hamptons, Westchester, and Greenwich, with imminent plans for expansion to South Florida, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Austin, Houston. AlleyWatch caught up with Humming Homes CEO and Cofounder Adeel Mallick to learn more about the genesis for the business, the company’s strategic plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include Greycroft, AlleyCorp, Sound Ventures, Thrive Capital, New Valley Ventures (Vector Group LTD.), and Abby Levy.
5 new fundings totaling $50+ including two rounds you will not find anywhere else! The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/14/2021 featuring funding details for Blank Street, Ohi, and much more.
ClassPass, the monthly fitness subscription marketplace that features over 30,000 studios, gyms, and wellness providers, is being acquired by Mindbody, the technology platform that connects wellness providers to consumers and allows providers to manage their businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but it’s an all-stock deal.
3D geospatial models are superior to 2D models when it comes to planning purposes as 3D is able to effectively capture terrain, sites, buildings, vegetation, infrastructure, and landscape elements. These can also be layered with additional data sets for use in presentations, planning, exploration, analysis, and management applications in a dynamic format that can readily adapt to changing conditions. However, building these 3D models has traditionally been expensive and time-consuming. Geopipe is a deep learning-powered engine that creates what the company calls “digital twins” that are constructed from raw sensor data and then combined with data processed through a semantic engine to add further context to create the Metaverse, a “massively multi-use environment that replicates our real world”. The platform is versatile as it can be applied to a variety of use cases including training simulations, city planning, coastal resiliency planning, construction, and even gaming. Geopipe’s models can be integrated into existing workflows that use 3D software or gaming/VR engines and can be accessed for as low as $100/mo for commercial use. AlleyWatch caught up with Geopipe CEO and Cofounder Christopher Mitchell, Ph.D. to learn more about the genesis of the company, future plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Village Global, Matrix Partners, the Alexa Fund, and AME Cloud Ventures.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/13/2021 featuring funding details for Mulberry Technology, Yup, and much more.
There’s been a growing movement towards outcome-based healthcare payments as value-based care moves to the forefront of the discussion on how to contain ballooning healthcare costs. However, implementing true value-based healthcare is a challenge. In order for care teams to be incentivized to understand the full extent of a patient’s condition to provide comprehensive care plans, they need to track various records across disparate sources, introducing a logistical hurdle in terms of workflow. Stellar Health is a point-of-care platform that provides practitioners with an actionable checklist of recommended actions to improve patient outcomes and compliance based on clinical and behavioral data, broken into simple steps. The platform also includes an analytics suite and structured incentive payment program, both of which are designed to meet the needs of payors, providers, and healthcare systems by ensuring that providers are providing optimal care and being compensated for such while payors can rest assured that costs are contained and patient outcomes are optimized. Stellar currently has over 60+ collaborations, covering 300K patients across 20 states. AlleyWatch caught up with Stellar Health Cofounder and CEO Michael Meng to learn more about the future of value-based care, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding from investors that include General Atlantic, Point72 Ventures and Primary Venture Partners.
5 new fundings totaling in excess of $400M! The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/12/2021 featuring funding details for WattBuy, Bond Vet, and much more.
Everything you need to need to know about the largest global startup funding rounds of September 2021; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
This burgeoning Australian Fintech ecosystem is ready to showcase some of the leading Fintech innovators in Australia to the rest of the world. Here are ten-market ready startups that are poised for international expansion.
Robo-advisory investment firms nearly control just shy of a $500B as of 2020. With millennials and Gen Z building significant investable assets, the assets under management are expected to triple by 2025. Betterment is a digital investment adviser that offers its advisory and management services catered towards three segments – retail investors, businesses through 401Ks, and financial advisors. Using algorithms that match appropriate investments to a customer’s short-term and long-term financial needs, the platform is able to offer tax-advantaged investment management for a fraction of the fees charged by traditional investment advisors. The company, founded in 2008, now has $32B AUM across 700,000 clients. AlleyWatch caught up with Betterment CEO Sarah Levy to learn more about the company’s growth, expansion plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Treasury, Kinnevik, Bessemer Venture Partners, Francisco Partners, Menlo Ventures, Anthemis Group, Globespan Capital Partners, Citi Ventures, and The Private Shares Fund, Aflac Ventures, and ID8 Investments.
According to an analysis of Fakespot data, as much as 39% of online reviews and recommendations are fake. With an increasing number of bots, anonymous users, and incentivized reviews, would-be consumers are inundated with often inaccurate and unreliable information. RecSpot is a social recommendation platform that only displays recommendations from friends and trustworthy contacts. Users are able to curate their own personalized list in a centralized destination rather than sending individual messages and going through the disparate experience of visiting dozens of different channels. The company, which just launched, is focused on entertainment at launch, with recommendations focusing on television and film. The company will launch into new verticals including dining, hospitality, shopping, and more. The app is live and available for iOS and Android. AlleyWatch caught up with RecSpot Founder Ian O’Brien to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the company’s strategic roadmap, recent round of funding, and much, much more.