The pandemic has ravaged the travel industry; with travel decimated globally overnight. The industry’s ability to successfully recover will be rooted in the industry’s ability to adapt to new circumstances and adopt new technologies. Reposite, is an all-in-one-workspace tool for travel industry professionals, that’s hoping to accelerate the rebound. At its core, it’s a collaboration tool and marketplace that connects travel agents and event planners to suppliers and centralizes all their interactions from discovery to transactions. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounder Jaime Getto to learn more about how the founding team’s experience at Vettery led to the formation of Reposite, the company’s experience helping a segment reliant on offline interactions transition into digital, and the company’s latest funding round led by Liberty City Ventures.
Techs and the City
After an intense workout, downing a bottle of Gatorade may feel refreshing but it’s not doing your body any favors – a 20 oz bottle of Gatorade has 34g of sugar; effectively negating your workout. As wellness continues to gain popularity and influence fitness, dietary habits, and metabolic health, people are increasingly conscious about healthy alternatives to combat hydration and replenish electrolytes. Cure Hydration is the organic, plant-based hydration powder mix that has 4x the electrolytes of popular sports drinks without the added sugar; the company uses natural, organic coconut water as a base. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Lauren Picasso to learn more about how training for a triathlon inspired the company, the company’s experience distributing to essential stores during the pandemic, recent round of funding from investors that include Lerer Hippeau, M3 Ventures, Litani Ventures, Andy Roddick, Nas, Matthew Dellavedova, Philip Krim, Nick Green, and others.
The behavioral health market is projected to soar, reaching $240B by 2026, and for far too long employers have focused on keeping their employees physically healthy but ignoring mental health conditions. Spring Health has emerged as a pioneer, providing comprehensive employee mental health benefit solutions. The company’s proprietary assessment, “Precision Mental Healthcare”, understands the nuances and symptoms of conditions a person may be experiencing and then matches them to a tailored care plan for treatment. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder April Koh to learn more about how Spring Health breaks down the barriers for delivering mental healthcare to employees, the company’s future plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include Tiger Global. GingerBread Capital, and Operator Partners (the newly-formed fund by Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg), Northzone, Rethink Impact, William K. Warren Foundation, Work-Bench, SemperVirens, Able Partners,True Capital, Kyle Lowry, and Breanna Stewart.
This AI-powered health and telemedicine startup had already raised one of the largest funding rounds in NYC for Q1 of 2020, and K Health is wrapping up the final quarter of 2020 with another impressive funding round. K Health’s medical intelligence platform is entirely free and consulting with a doctor online costs only $19, less than most copays. At its core, the company has built a robust AI-powered database of clinical data points that are used to determine what treatments and diagnoses were used with those with similar symptoms. AlleyWatch caught up with VP of Marketing Danielle Eddleston to learn more about the company’s impressive growth, key partnerships, and latest funding round from investors that include Valor Equity Partners, Marcy Venture Partners, Atreides Management, PICO Venture Partners, 14W, and Max Ventures.
Approximately 75% of in-house legal teams are concerned about overspending on outside counsel when the need arises. Priori is the legal marketplace that changes how in-house teams find, hire, and manage outside counsel by providing access to 1500+ highly vetted attorneys in 700+ practice proficiencies. Priori’s clients, which consist of Fortune 500 companies and scaling tech companies, have saved 60% on average versus relying on traditional legal services. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Basha Rubin to learn more about Priori’s growth, future plans, and recent funding round from investors that include Hearst Corporation, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Jambhala, Tim Steinert, Jules Miller of Mindset Ventures, Mike Suchsland of Bridge Investments, and Orrick’s Legal Technology Fund.
There has been explosive growth in the number of freelancers as a result of the pandemic. Lili, is the all-in-one banking platform along with real-time expense tracking, tax tools, and financial insights that are tailored specifically for the needs of freelancers. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Lilac Bar David to learn more about the pain points of freelancing that Lili addresses, the company’s impressive growth during the pandemic, and recent funding round from investors that include Group 11, AltaIR Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Torch Capital, and Zeev Ventures. This is the company’s second funding this year as the company just raised its seed round in June!
Expectant mothers are so often presented with binary options for childbirth – a heavily medicalized approach in a hospital with an obstetrician or a “natural birth” at home with a midwife, neither of which provides the multidimensional and convenient care that women want. Oula, a modern maternity center, blends the best of both options so women don’t have to choose and weaves technology into the experience to provide safe, convenient, and personalized care. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounders Adrianne Nickerson and Elaine Purcell to learn more about the company’s experience of building a brick and mortar business in the middle of the pandemic and the company’s oversubscribed seed round from investors that include Collaborative Fund. Female Founders Fund, 8VC, and Rock Health.
Shopping for swimwear can be nerve-racking but it doesn’t have to be. Direct-to-consumer brand Andie offers a stylish but functional line of swimwear designed for women, by women that takes the headache out of shopping for the perfect beach or poolside attire. CEO Melanie Travis walks us through the company’s expansion, impressive traction, and recent funding round from investors that include City Rock Venture Partners, Trail Mix Ventures, and Sonostar Ventures.
The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation for countless industries. In fintech, digital institutions are faced with the quandary to buy or build. Alloy is a SaaS platform and integrated API that makes that decision easier with its robust offering that offloads the process of identity verification for neobanks, scaling fintech startups, platform banks, and others. This is critical not only for onboarding but also on an ongoing basis. Cofounder and Chief Revenue Officer Laura Spiekerman shares more on the genesis of Alloy, the company’s experience working with its partners during the pandemic, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Canapi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Avid Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Primary Venture Partners, and Eniac Ventures.
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“OffLimits is run by a team of creatives who don’t fit into any one market. We represent countercultures: punk rockers, K-Pop stans, skaters, kids, adults, artists, and anyone who loves cereal. We’re on a mission to build a community of like-minded people who question the status quo and challenge the way things are.” CEO and Founder Emily Elyse Miller discusses launching a counter-culture cereal brand that she contends addresses a culture rooted in racism, sexual repression, misogyny, and bad ingredients.