16 fundings, $520M+ invested in NYC startups, 3 SPAC announcements, 1 IPO, and 1 IPO filing in the past week. NYC Tech News for the week ending 6/26 featuring news for BuzzFeed, Pavilion, Vantage, and much, much more.
The market for VR training is expected to surpass $294B globally by 2030. VR learning to train people is more cost-efficient and effective than training in classrooms and online learning. In a recent PWC study, VR learners completed training 4x faster than classroom learners; VR learners were 4x times more focused than online learners and 1.5x more than classroom learners. Moth+Flame is a specialist in providing immersive VR training for the public and private sectors. The company focuses both on soft and hard skills focusing on things like workforce programs for diversity and inclusion and suicide prevention through conversational and role-play simulations; physical training simulations include pilot training and aircraft maintenance training for military applications. AlleyWatch caught up with Founder and CEO Kevin Cornish to learn more about how is time working with Taylor Swift inspired the business, the company’s strategic plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Bee Partners, First In, Meeting Street Capital, Service Provider Capital, and Spacecadet.
~$70M in new funding announced! The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 6/23/2021 featuring funding details for Moth+Flame, VERO Leasing, and much more.