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October 1, 2020
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1. NYC-based co-living startup Common has raised $50 million in a Series D funding. The round was led by Kinnevik with participation from Maveron, 8VC and Norwest Venture Partners. Common, which now has 17,500 units under development in 26 cities, is designing work-and-live buildings that focus on the needs of remote workers. ( (The Real Deal)

2. NYC’s Ionir, a storage and data management platform for the cloud, has raised $11 million in a Series A financing. Jerusalem Venture Partners led the round and was joined by investors including C5 Capital. The company’s products are focused on the open source Kubernetes platform. Ionir is one of the many Israeli startups in NYC. ( (BusinessWire)

3. Stamford’s XFL, a startup football league, is relaunching in 2022. The league shut down during its 2020 season due to the pandemic and filed for bankruptcy a short time later. New ownership of the league includes actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. ( (ESPN)

4. NYC’s HAGS, a social network for high school students, has raised $1 million in a seed round funding. GV (Google Ventures) led the round and was joined by NYC’s BoxGroup. The HAGS app leverages high school networks, prompting users to log into a network for their specific school. ( (TechCrunch)

5. NYC’s Aaptiv, a mobile fitness app, is reportedly exploring a sale of the company. Aaptiv has raised a total of $52 million from investors including Insight Partners, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, NYC’s 14W and Disney. ( (Bloomberg)


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6. NYC’s Attentive, a marketing mobile messaging platform, has raised $230 million in a Series D funding. Coatue led the round at a $2.2 billion valuation and was joined by NYC’s Tiger Global, Wellington Management Company, D1 Capital Partners, Atomico and Sozo Ventures. Companies such as Coach, Urban Outfitters and Jack in the Box use Attentive’s text messaging platform as a channel for businesses to reach consumers. ( (Forbes)

7. NYC’s UiPath, a software robotic process automation platform, is reportedly hiring investment banks to gear up for an initial public offering in 2021. The IPO could value the company as high as $15 billion. UiPath currently generates over $400 million in annual revenue. ( (Reuters).

8. NYC’s BrandTotal, a brand marketing analytics company, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding. INcapital Ventures led the round and was joined by Maor Investments, Glilot Capital Partners, Flint Capital, KDC Media Fund and FJ Labs. The company’s platform provides users with real time competitive intelligence on their competitor’s social media strategy. ( (PR Newswire)

9. Brooklyn’s Conjure (formerly, Mobley), a furniture rental startup, has raised $9 million in a seed funding. The round included $4 million in equity led by Pillar VC and RiverPark Ventures, and $5 million in debt financing led by CoVenture. Conjure offers renters “flexible ownership,” of designer selected furniture whereby at the end of the lease, renters can choose to swap out pieces or purchase them. ( (Crunchbase News)

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