Supply chain disruptions were up 67% in 2020 and 83% percent of these disruptions were caused by humans somewhere in the many moving parts that need to work in unison, whether at the supplier, trader, bank, or manufacturer end. The pandemic exposed shortcomings that were decades in the making. The importance of how technologies can bring supply chain transparency and flexibility is now at the forefront with unprecedented attention given to visibility and decision-making tools to ensure that our global, interconnected supply chain remains as resilient as it can be. Waybridge is a supply chain management platform focused on raw materials, the core components at the top of the funnel for most supply chains. The platform minimizes the resources spent on previously manual processes and provides a holistic view of shipments, inventory, and even offers alternative suppliers and purchasers so that businesses can be prepared in case of disruption. Waybridge is initially focused on non-ferrous metals with plans to expand into other materials and also increase the capabilities the platform offers to include tracing, sustainability, and trade finance. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and serial entrepreneur Brian O’Kelley (cofounded AppNexus) to learn more about how the business came to fruition, the company’s strategic plans, how recent events have accelerated the digital transformation for supply chain management, and the company’s latest round of funding led by Rucker Park with participation from Craft Ventures and Venrock.
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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 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 5/15/21 featuring funding details for Ethos, Handshake, SightCall, and twenty-eight other rounds that you must know about.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/14/2021 featuring funding details for Waybridge, Bonsai, and much more.
The pandemic has taken an unimaginable toll on the restaurant industry. Over 1000 restaurants have shuttered their doors permanently in NYC. Those in the industry have been forced to adapt and transform to survive. Innovation has come in many forms and virtual restaurants and ghost kitchens have proliferated. Mealco is the platform that allows chefs to quickly launch and manage high-quality virtual restaurants without the upfront costs of operating a physical space. The startup, founded in 2019, operates several kitchens throughout the city and chefs are able to manage delivery-first brands without even stepping foot into a kitchen; everything can be managed via the platform’s backend. Customers are able to order directly from the Mealco consumer platform or on one of their preferred dining apps. AlleyWatch caught up with Founder and CEO Daniel Simon to learn more about how his experience working in restaurants as a student inspired the business, the impact the pandemic has had on the business and industry, the company’s latest round of funding from investors that include Rucker Park Capital, FJLabs, Reshape, 2048.vc, Oceans Ventures, and Jonathan Zabusky.
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 […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 1/27/2021 featuring funding details for Mealco, Talent Hack, and much more.
NYC Tech News for the week ending 10/17 featuring news for Argyle, Playbook, Clair, and much more…
Today, low-income women are three times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than the average woman in the US, and nearly one-third of physicians nationwide aren’t accepting new Medicaid patients. Twentyeight Health is on a mission to provide women with access to affordable sexual and reproductive healthcare. The company’s telemedicine platform, launched in 2018, allows patients to seamlessly consult with physicians online, order 100+ FDA-approved brands of birth control of various types, and delivers within 1-3 business days. AlleyWatch caught up with Twentyeight Health founders (both former Bain consultants) Bruno Van Tuykom and Amy Fan to learn more about how certain segments of the population struggle with access to reliable contraception options, the company’s impressive traction, and recent funding round from investors that include Third Prime, Town Hall Ventures, SteelSky Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, GingerBread Capital, Rucker Park Capital, Predictive VC and strategic angels including Stu Libby, Zoe Barry, and Wan Li Zhu.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/14/2020 featuring funding details for Augury, Calber, and much more.
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of September 2018 featuring must know news from Town Hall Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Lakehouse Ventures, Rucker Park Capital, and Human Ventures.