TechNY Daily

August 16, 2021
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1. Englewood Cliff’s OwnBackup, a cloud data protection platform, has raised $240 million in a Series E funding at a $3.35 billion valuation. Alkeon Capital and B Capital Group co-led the round and were joined by NYC’s BlackRock Private Equity Partners, NYC’s Tiger Global, NYC’s Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and Vertex Ventures. OwnBackup’s platform is integrated into Salesforce and provides backup, recovery, compare and archive functionality for complex datasets. ( (VentureBeat)

2. WeWork and Saks Fifth Avenue have partnered to convert unneeded retail space into office rentals. The luxury department store will open the first SaksWorks spaces in September in the New York metro area, including at its flagship store on Fifth Avenue. (New York Post)

3. NYC’s Octane Lending, a lending platform for ATV and motorcycle buyers, has raised $52 million in a Series D funding at a $900 million valuation.Progressive Investment Company led the round and was joined by Valar Ventures, Upper90, Contour Venture Partners, Citi Ventures, Third Prime, Parkwood, Gaingels and ALIVE. Octane is an end-to-end buying solution which includes consumer pre-qualification tools, instant full-spectrum financing and digital deal closing. ( (TechCrunch)

4. NYC’s Lunchbox, an ordering platform for restaurants, has acquired NYC’s Spread, a delivery platform for small restaurants. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Spread has more than 1,500 restaurants on its platform. ( (The Spoon)

5. NYC’s CityRow, a “Peloton for rowers” has raised $12 million in a Series A fund. The round was led by JW Asset Management with participation by Sol Global and K2. The company, which sells its own brand of connected rowers, offers classes live in-studio as well as 700 more streamed on-demand. ( (PR Newswire)

6. New Haven’s CoreChain Technologies, a blockchain-based B2B payments network, has raised $1.25 million in a pre-seed funding. Investors included Ulu Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Bloccelerate VC and New Form Capital. The company provides a blockchain-based B2B payments solution to enterprise clients. ( (BusinessWire)


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7. NYC’s YOOBIC, a communication app for frontline teams, has raised $50 million in a Series C funding. Highland Europe led the round and was joined by Felix Capital, NYC’s Insight Partners and BNF Capital. Yoobic‘s platform is used by 300 brands covering 335,000 locations including Lacoste, Peloton, Puma, Vans, Untuckit, Roots and Canada Goose. ( (TechCrunch)

8. NYC’s H1, a “LinkedIn for healthcare,” has acquired Portland, Oregon-based Carevoyance, a marketing platform for medical device sellers. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. H1’s platform provides in-depth profiles of 10 million healthcare professionals worldwide. ( ( (Fierce Healthcare)

9. NYC’s Messari, a crypto market intelligence platform, has closed $21 million in a Series A funding. The round was led by Point72 Ventures with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Uncork Capital, Underscore VC, Alameda Research, Blockchain Ventures, CMS Holdings, Gemini Frontier Fund, Kraken Ventures and Nascent. The company’s analytics tools are used by companies such as Coinbase, Blocktower and Chainalysis. ( (Coin Telegraph)

10. NYC’s Polywork, a professional social network, has raised $13 million in a seed funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round and was joined by Caffeinated Capital, Goldcrest Capital, Bungalow Capital, 20VC Anthony and well-known talent agent Ari Emanuel. Polywork gives users a chance to blend personal and professional profiles to offer a fuller portrait of who they are and what they have to offer. ( (Business Leader)

11. NYC’s Work-Bench, an enterprise technology-focused venture capital firm, has raised $100 million for a new fund — its third. The firm’s investments are focused on NYC-based early stage enterprise technology startups and include Cockroach Labs, Catalyst and FireHydrant. ( (TechCrunch)

12. NYC’s Catch, a benefits platform for independent workers, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding. Crosslink Capital led the round and was joined by Khosla Ventures, Kindred Ventures, Nyca Partners and Urban Innovation Fund. Catch provides an all-in-one platform that takes care of tax withholding, retirement investment, health and dental insurance for independent works. ( (PR Newswire)


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