TechNY Daily

March 10, 2021
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Keeping the NYC Tech Industry Connected and Informed

1. NYC’s NYDIG, a Bitcoin technology and custodial platform for institutions, has raised $200 million in a growth capital round. Investors included Stone Ridge Holdings Group, Morgan Stanley, New York Life, MassMutual, Soros Fund Management, FS Investments, Bessemer Venture Partners and FinTech Collective. The company expects to manage over $25 billion in Bitcoin on behalf of clients in 2021. ( (PR Newswire)

2. NYC’s Splice, a music creation and collaboration platform, has raised $55 million in a Series D funding. Goldman Sachs’ GS Growth led the round and was joined by investors including MUSIC. Splice sells digital tools and music samples to music makers on a $7.99 per month subscription and pays them for uploading their own sounds. Songs featuring Splice samples include Bad Bunny’s Dakiti and Shane Codd’s UK dance hit Get Out My Head. ( (MusicBusiness Worldwide)

3. Brooklyn’s Fi, a smart dog collar startup, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding. Longview Asset Management led the round. Fi’s collar uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to send users a notification when their dog has traveled outside an AI-determined geofenced area. ( (TechCrunch)

4. Brooklyn’s BlocPower, a climate tech startup, has raised $63 million in a Series A round consisting of $8 million in equity funding and $55 million in debt. American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact, AccelR8 and The Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group led the round with participation from Kapor Capital, Elemental Excelerator, CityRock Venture Partners, The Schmidt Family Foundation and Salesforce Ventures. BlocPower offers an innovative financing solution that enables small and medium-sized building owners to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties with no out-of-pocket cost. ( (PR Newswire)

5. NYC’s Fillogic, a logistics as a service platform, has raised $2.5 million in a seed round funding. Food Retail Ventures led the round, and was joined by Jamestown LP, GroundBreak Ventures, Revelry Ventures Partners, XRC Labs, Green Egg Ventures and angel investors. The company’s platform maximizes efficiencies for retailers and freight delivery networks via mall-based micro distribution hubs. ( (PR Web)


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6. NYC’s Oscar Health, a tech-enabled health insurance company, raised $1.5 billion in its Initial Public Offering. The IPO valued the company at $9.5 billion. Oscar had previously raised a total of $1.6 billion from investors including NYC’s Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, Formation 8, CapitalG, Fidelity, Alphabet, Coatue and NYC’s Tiger Global. ( (TechCrunch)

7. NYC’s Codecademy, an online learn to code platform, has raised $40 million in a Series D financing. Owl Ventures led the round with participation from Prosus and NYC’s Union Square Ventures. Codecademy attracted five million new users during the pandemic. ( (EdSurge)

8. NYC’s DigitalOcean, a developer-focused cloud infrastructure platform, has filed to raise $100 million in an Initial Public Offering. DigitalOcean reported $318.4 million in revenue in 2020, up almost 25 percent from 2019. The company has previously raised $456 million from investors including Access Industries and Andreessen Horowitz. ( (Crunchbase News)

9. Paramus’ Nuvolo, a workplace management software platform, has raised $31 million in a Series C funding. Insight Partners led the round and was joined by Revelation Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. The company’s platform enables companies to manage their workplace operations through one unified platform. ( (PR Newswire)

10. NYC’s Looped, a virtual venue streaming platform, has raised $7.7 million in a seed funding round. Will Ventures led the round, and was joined by Rocketship VC, Alpaca VC, Forefront Venture Partners, HOF Capital, Toy Ventures, Intuition Capital, Predictive VC, Ketch Ventures and over 90 angel investors. Since its October 2019 launch, 300,000 people have bought virtual tickets to live chat events featuring the likes of Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Kevin Durant, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original cast of Hamilton. ( (TechCrunch)

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