With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of the things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News for the week ending 1/30 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events […]
Dating has become big business since Tinder’s launch in 2013 that made dating easy with the simplicity of a swipe. Bumble recently announced plans to go public at what is expected to be an $8B+ valuation. New entrants are lining up to offer new solutions to people for a chance at love. S’More, a dating app launched by a former Bumble executive, is focused on building real connections between potential matches by taking out the superficiality found in the traditional apps. The majority of the dating apps are designed to focus on pictures on the profile and initial user interactions are driven mostly by physical attraction. On the other hand, S’More fosters conversation and actually getting to know your potential suitor by obscuring photos initially. As the conversation progresses, the photos become unblurred. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Adam Cohen-Aslatei to learn more about the company’s progress since launching, future plans, and latest funding round from investors that include Benson Oak Ventures, WorkPlay Ventures, Gaingels VC, LOUD Capital/Pride Fund, Boston Harbor Angels, SideCar Angels, and a number of individual angel investors.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 1/26/2021 featuring funding details for Rhino, Goalsetter, and four more deals that you need to know about.