TechNY Daily

March 19, 2021
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Keeping the NYC Tech Industry Connected and Informed

1. NYC’s Olo, an online ordering and delivery platform for restaurants, has raised $450 million in an initial public offering. The company had previously raised $81 million from investors including the Raine Group, RRE Ventures and NYC’s Tiger Global Management. Olo’s technology enables restaurant chains like Shake Shack to integrate third-party delivery services into their own point-of-sale systems. ( (CNBC)

2. NYC’s Paige, a startup focused on using AI to detect cancer, has raised $125 million in a Series C funding. Investors included KKR, Casdin Capital,and Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Paige’s platform uses computer vision to help pathologists review biopsy slides. The company is a spin out from NYC’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ( (BusinessWire)

3. NYC’s Boxed, an online bulk retailer, is in talks to go public via a merger with Seven Oaks Acquisition, a SPAC. The deal would value Boxed at over $1 billion. ( (Yahoo Finance)

4. Brooklyn’s Fridge No More a hyperlocal, 15 minute grocery delivery startup, has raised $15.4 million in a Series A financing. The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from Altair Capital. The company currently serves the Williamsburg, Park Slope and Gowanus neighborhoods in Brooklyn. ( (The Spoon Tech)

5. NYC’s Gatsby, a stock trading mobile app, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding. Investors included Techstars Ventures, Beta Bridge Capital and indivdual investors via a SeedInvest campaign. The company hopes to have more than 100,000 accounts by year’s end. ( (TechCrunch)


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6. Jersey City’s BlockFi, a crypto-asset management platform, has raised $350 million in a Series D funding valuing the company at $3 billion. Bain Capital Ventures, DST Global, Pomp Investments and NYC’s Tiger Global led the round and were joined by Susquehanna Government Products, Bracket Capital, Paradigm, Valar Ventures and Morgan Creek Digital. The company’s wealth management platform offers products such as interest bearing cryptocurrency accounts. ( (TechCrunch)

7. NYC’s Centrical, an employee engagement and performance measuring platform, has raised $32 million in a Series C funding. Intel Capital and Jerusalem Venture Partners led the round and were joined by C4 Ventures, Citi Ventures, Aleph, CE Ventures, La Maison Compagnie d’Investissment and 2B Angels. Centrical’s platform is designed to allow companies to train and measure performance of remote employees. ( (VentureBeat)

8. NYC’s Wrapbook, a payroll platform for the entertainment industry, has raised $27 million in a Series A funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round and was joined by Equal Ventures, Uncork Capital, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo and Michael Ovitz. The company’s platform simplifies the payroll process for TV, film and commercial productions. ( (TechCrunch)

9. NYC’s Via has acquired San Francisco-based Remix, a mapping software startup. The purchase price was $100 million in cash and equity. Remix works with 350+ local governments in 22 countries to design city transportation systems. ( ( (PR Newswire)

10. NYC’s Cube, a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) platform, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding. Mayfield led the round and was joined by Bonfire Ventures and Operator Collective. Cube’s platform automates manual FP&A processes such as data collection, transformation and modeling. ( (PR Newswire)

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