As a patient in the healthcare system, you’re the customer but more often than not, it does not feel like. Tend is the modern dental studio that brings a customer-centric experience to dentistry, borrowing practices from the hospitality industry. Whether it’s in-person or through a virtual consultation, Tend places an emphasis on reducing the anxiety associated with a visit to the dentist. For example, patients can drift into their favorite Netflix show while undergoing treatments. In addition to routine cleanings, Tend offers teeth whitening, braces, root canals, veneers, and more. Next year, the company, still less than a year old, plans to expand into direct-to-consumer oral health products for its customers. CEO Doug Hudson shares more about the experience of building Tend 150-person team, the company’s geographic expansion plans, and most recent round of funding from investors that include GV, Juxtapose, Redpoint, Tiger Global, Zigg Capital and Good Friends, the fund formed by the founders of allbirds, Harry’s, and Warby Parker.
In today’s content-driven world, businesses continue to rely more on visual storytelling than ever before. Remote work has only accelerated this. Air is the cloud collaboration tool for creative minds that fundamentally changes the way teams approach visual work, making collaboration easier, and eliminating the need to move assets to and from the cloud. CEO and Cofounder Shane Hegde discusses the evolution of Air, product roadmap, and more on the experience of raising a round via Zoom meetings. Backers in this latest round (Series A) include Tiger Global, Lerer Hippeau, Slack Fund, WndrCo, Red Sea Ventures, and Advancit Capital.
We couldn’t say first as Infor, WeWork, and MongoDB attained the uber-mythical decacorn status before UiPath. Infor was acquired, WeWork no one is certain as to what the valuation is, and MongoDB currently trades at $12B+ market cap.
Peter Brodsky was running an engineering team at SoundCloud when he and his cofounders first got the urge to automate some of their job functions. They set out to deliver machine learning to the enterprise, and when looking back at their earliest ambitions, automating data entry really paved the way for Hyperscience, the data automation platform. Peter shares more about the vision for the business, the company’s future plans, and recent $60M Series C round, which was closed in only 6 days in the middle of the pandemic!
NYC Tech News for the week ending 8/10 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for TickPick, LeafLink, Pattern, and much more…