13 fundings; $250M+ invested in NYC startups in the past week. NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/15 featuring news for Heartbeat Health, Lili, and much, much more.
The uncertainty of the pandemic has been difficult for many from a mental and emotional standpoint. Spiritual guidance has prospered in the face of this uncertainty as we flock towards ways to quell anxiety, loneliness, and fear about the future to the point where NYC psychic Betsy LeFae is able to charge $997 for an hour-long virtual reading for those seeking clarity. Sanctuary is a mobile-first platform that makes spiritual guidance more accessible. The app offers a free daily horoscope and premium options for real-time one-on-one text-based readings with astrologers, tarot card readers, and psychics. As the world scrambled to virtual, Sanctuary experienced a 500% increase in users that booked a live reading during the pandemic. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Ross Clark to learn more about the company’s mission to modernize spiritual guidance, traction, strategic plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include BITKRAFT Ventures, KEC Ventures, Greycroft, Azure Capital Partners, Advancit Capital, Gaingels, and Uncommon Denominator.
Over $180M in funding raised! The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/11/2021 featuring funding details for Windmill, Sanctuary, and much more.
The notable startup funding rounds for the week ending 4/3/21 featuring funding details for Stord, Holler, and twenty-five other rounds that you must know about.
The notable startup fundings for the week ending 7/3/20 featuring funding details for Koji, Codefresh, Fivetran, and much much more.