For the 50M+ Americans who act as informal caregivers to an older loved one, the caregiver is often overwhelmed with keeping track of a loved one’s healthcare, finances, and more. Pillar is the digital platform that makes it easier for families to protect and care for their loved ones by organizing and store important information such as medical records, legal documents, and financial accounts – all online. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Michael Bloch to learn more about how COVID-19 forced a pivot, how his own personal experience caring for his mother served as the foundation for the idea, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Kleiner Perkins, Zach Weinberg, Nat Turner (cofounders of Flatiron Health), Adam Nash, Zach Perret, and Will Hockey.
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 fundings for the week ending 9/26/20 featuring funding details for GOAT, Robinhood, Willow, and much much more.
“Investors don’t like hardware, and rowing can be perceived as a niche interest. We had to respond to concerns like ‘what if Peloton copies your content,’ and manage the difficulty of effectively demo-ing our product given that it’s a large piece of hardware and COVID-19 made transporting the rowers a bigger challenge.” Learn more about how Tom Aulet of Ergatta, a connected fitness startup that offers elegantly designed in-home rowing machines with a gamification element, was able to successfully raise $5M for the company during the pandemic from investors that include Greycroft and Techstars.
The busiest week on record for NYC startup activity since the pandemic hit! NYC Tech News for the week ending 7/18 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Medly Pharmacy, Crisp, Ergatta, and much more…
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes 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 fundings for the week ending 7/18/20 featuring funding details for Homee, Crisp, Skydio, and much much more.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/16/2020 featuring funding details for Ergatta, Crisp, and much more.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/2/2020 featuring funding details for Cityblock Health and much more.
The latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the first half of June 2020 featuring must-know news including news for Torch Capital, two new venture firms, and much more
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of May 2020 featuring must-know news including news for Founder Collective, Apeira Capital, and much more.
NYC Tech News for the week ending 3/7 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for mParticle, Brooklinen, Public.com, and much more…