One of the key underlying factors that led to the economic crisis in 2008 was excessive risk-taking by banks and much of this was facilitated by lack of data, governance, and outdated processes. In the wake of these events, a number of new regulations were introduced and new technologies were born. dv01 is a fintech platform that focuses on providing complete transparency around the structured finance market down to individual loan level detail. AlleyWatch caught up with Founder, CEO, and restaurant owner Perry Rahbar to learn more about the company’s mission to address the fragmentation of data in the financial markets, the recent acquisition of Pragmic, and the company’s latest funding round from investors that include Pivot Investment Partners and AGNC Ventures.
Why don’t Founders feel comfortable sharing their emotions like everyone else? Are we not processing them as normal humans do, or is there some stigma that’s preventing us from sharing all the stuff that’s killing us? What’s the cost of not processing this stuff?
Lessons from venture capitalist Uri Adoni on mastering Israel’s secret rules of chutzpah.
For so many people, the conventional social construct is centered around alcohol, starting in college and continuing through adulthood. For many, this relationship with alcohol leads to alcohol use disorder or simply drinking too much; the consequences of this medical condition ripples into families and affect as many as 100M people in the US alone. Monument is a digital platform and community for the treatment of alcohol use disorder. The tiered subscription service provides members access with resources, access to a dedicated care team of physicians and therapists, and medication if necessary. Since the company’s launch in May of last year, 13,000 members have already signed up. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO, Cofounder, and repeat entrepreneur (cofounded Paintzen acquired by PPG) Mike Russell to learn more on how his personal experience serves as the inspiration for the business, launching and fundraising in the middle of the pandemic, the company’s latest round of funding led by San Francisco-based VMG Catalyst, and much, much more…
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 1/19/2021 featuring funding details for K Health, Brigit, and much more.
A record 219 companies went public through this fundraising vehicle that uses a reverse merger with an existing private business to create a publicly-listed entity. This accounted for more than $73 billion dollars of investment, providing private equity startups a new outlet to raise capital and provide shareholder liquidity.
NYC Tech News for the week ending 1/16 featuring news for Cockroach Labs, Gro Intelligence, Nayya, and much, much more…
The notable startup fundings for the week ending 1/16/21 featuring funding details for NeuroFlow, Jellyfish, and twenty other rounds that you must know about.
COVID has made it easier to sit on the couch and order in without any guilt. But sometimes you want an elevated dining experience not found on Seamless or Uber Eats without having to go out to eat. CookUnity, founded in Brooklyn in 2018, brings gourmet meals from top and rising chefs in the culinary world delivered straight to your door. Structured as a weekly subscription service, the company offers over 300 meal options that start at a very reasonable $10.49 per meal. With the restaurant industry severely disrupted with lockdowns and fighting for survival, the service has been able to provide chefs much needed income, expand their followings, and avoid onerous and debilitating fees of the food delivery apps.
AlleyWatch caught up with Founder and CEO Mateo Marietti to learn more about the company’s progress during the pandemic (the company grew 5x YOY), expansion plans outside of its Brooklyn base to serve new markets, his restaurant picks, and the company’s recent funding from investors that include Fuel Venture Capital, IDC Ventures, Gaingels, Marcos Galperin, Martin Varsavsky, and David Kamenetzky.
Greenhouse, the applicant tracking and job recruitment software, has agreed to sell a majority stake to TPG Growth and related funds. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed but it has been reported that the transaction values the Greenhouse at $820M.
The pandemic has amplified the importance of a robust digital customer service experience. Yet most solutions on the market provide a simple live chat function, which really does not adequately address the needs of today’s modern customers. Glia is a native digital customer service platform that allows consumers to interact with their choice of messaging, video, or even voice. The platform features the ability to collaborate with its CoBrowsing function that allows customers to get the help that they need while jointly navigating sites, eliminating any confusion or uncertainty. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Dan Michaeli to learn more about how the platform enabled its partners to support customers during the lockdown, the company’s expansion plans, and recent funding round led by Insight Partners.