The open enrollment period for Medicare started on Friday, October 15th and will continue through early December. For the 60M+ Americans, this is a critial period where they can make changes to and add/drop coverage. For most Americans, navigating the 24,000+ options available is a difficult and arduous process without help. Chapter is a Medicare advisory platform that uses a blend of technology and a trained team of advisors to decipher all plans at a microscopic level, ensuring that members are able to enroll in the plans that are best suited for their needs based on cost and coverage. Typically, Medicare advisors are incentivized by insurance companies to enroll members and naturally, these advisors steer members towards plans that offer the best compensation; often creating a misalignment. Chapter’s advisors are all full-time employees that are not compensated directly based on commissions. Combining this dynamic with plan data that Chapter’s technology generates, members are confident that are receiving unbiased and impartial recommendations. AlleyWatch caught up with Chapter CEO and Cofounder Cobi Blumenfeld-Gantz to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the company’s future plans, and latest round of funding from Narya Capital, Susa Ventures, Maverick Ventures, XYZ Venture Capital, Core Innovation Capital, and Health2047 Capital Partners.
20 new startup deals totaling $660M+ in new funding for NYC startups last week. NYC Tech News for the week ending 9/25 featuring news for Broker Genius, Chapter, Dash, and much, much more.
$130M in new funding! The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 9/21/2021 featuring funding details for Pager, Bilt Rewards, and much more.
Every single one of these companies raised more than $250M in the last few months and all are hiring aggressively. Everything you need to need to know about the largest US startup funding rounds of Q2 2021; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes us on a trip across various ecosystems in the US, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable startup funding rounds for the week ending 6/5/21 featuring funding details for Gong, Shippo, LeoLabs, and twenty-three other rounds that you must know about.
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes us on a trip across various ecosystems in the US, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable startup funding rounds for the week ending 5/29/21 featuring funding details for CLub Feast, FarEye, Axle, LifeQ, and twenty-eight other rounds that you must know about.
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes us on a trip across various ecosystems in the US, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable startup funding rounds for the week ending 5/8/21 featuring funding details for HoneyBook, Genies, Bitski, and twenty-five other rounds that you must know about.
The pandemic has accelerated the digital shift in many industries and healthcare has been a primary beneficiary. While the rise in telehealth comes top of mind, there have been a number of innovative IoT technologies that have been deployed during the pandemic to keep patients safer and care continuously like remote tracking of insulin levels and pacemakers or non-surgical robotics used for contactless disinfection. This has led to an increase in the number of connected devices being deployed in the field and ultimately these devices need to be secure. Cylera is a comprehensive cybersecurity and intelligent platform focused on IoT in the healthcare industry. The company focuses on asset management, risk analysis, and threat detection so that healthcare organizations can be safeguarded against any vulnerabilities as the adoption of devices increases. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Timur Ozekcin to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the state of the healthcare IoT market, and the company’s recent funding from Concord Health Partners and Maverick Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Two Sigma Ventures, Dreamit Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Red Bear Angels, and Samsung NEXT.
$8.8B raised by NYC startups in Q1 in the single-best quarter in NYC history. Here are some of the leading startups that are scaling fast and attracting new capital.
The pandemic and the massive transition to video-conferencing solutions have made the world flat but what happens when there are language barriers? KUDO is a video-conferencing platform that provides real-time language interpretation for live meetings and conferences. Attendees can listen and speak in their native languages, while expert interpreters translate so that everyone else in the audience is able to participate and understand. The platform currently supports 100+ languages and experiences a 3500% increase in demand since the lockdown began. The company has recently launched an on-demand marketplace for conference interpreters as the world opens up and enters a new era of hybrid meetings. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounder and CEO Fardad Zabetian to learn more about the company’s impressive progress since we spoke after the company’s seed round last June, future strategic plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Felicis Ventures, Maverick Ventures, Elephant VC, FJ Labs, Global Founders Capital, and Bill Ackman.
$560M+ invested in NYC startups in the past week; three acquisitions, consolidation in the ad tech space continues, and one IPO. NYC Tech News for the week ending 4/3 featuring news forÊHoller, Ethic, and much, much more.