TechNY Daily

December 4, 2020
Edition 522

TechNY15 Stock Index: 1,447.34 (+23.79) (record high)

Keeping the NYC Tech Industry Informed and Connected

1. NYC’s Forter, an commerce fraud prevention platform, has raised $125 million in a Series E funding at more than a $1.3 billion valuation. Bessemer Venture Partners and Felix Capital co-led the round and were joined by Capital, NewView Capital, Scale Venture Partners, March Capital Partners and Commerce Ventures. Forter’s platform uses machine learning to detect and prevent fraud in online retail transactions. (www.forter.com) (VentureBeat)

2. NYC’s Tapad, a provider digital identity solutions, has been acquired by Experian. The purchase price was $280 million. In 2016, Tapad was acquired by Norwegian telco Telenor for $360 million. (www.tapad.com) (Ad Exchanger)

3. Jersey City’s AvePoint, a data management platform for the Microsoft cloud, is being acquired by Apex Technology Acquisition, a Nasdaq-traded “SPAC” company formed for the purpose of acquiring a tech company. The deal values the combined companies at $2 billion. AvePoint had raised a total of $290 million from Sixth Street, Goldman Sachs and Summit Partners. (www.avepoint.com) (TechCrunch)

4. Brooklyn’s Minerva Knows, a process sharing platform, has raised $4 million in a seed round financing. Craft Ventures led the round with participation from GGV Capital, alongside previous pre-seed investors Max Ventures, Charge Ventures, Sagehill Capital, Bayes Ventures, New York Venture Partners and CapitalX. The company’s platform empowers users to effortlessly capture and share process knowledge, making screenshots and red arrows obsolete. (www.minervaknows.com) (Press Release)

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5. NYC’s Kustomer, a CRM platform, is being acquired by Facebook. The purchase price is reportedly $1 billion. Kustomer has raised a total of $174 million from investors including Coatue, NYC’s Tiger Global Management, Redpoint, Canaan Partners, Social Leverage, Battery Ventures and Cisco Investments. (www.kustomer.com) (New York Times)

6. NYC’s Loadsmart, a digital platform for freight shippers, has raised $90 million in a Series C funding. BlackRock and Chromo Invest co-led the round and were joined by TFI International, Maersk, Perry Capital and Bramalea Partners. The company’s platform uses AI to analyze hundreds of data sources to automate truckload booking with a goal of maximizing efficiency. (www.loadsmart.com) (TechCrunch)

7. NYC’s Obligo, a platform which enables tenants to rent apartments without a security deposit, has raised $15.5 million in a Series A round. Investors included 83North, 10D, Entrée Capital, and Viola Credit. Obligo’s platform, which was developed in collaboration with Silicon Valley Bank’s New York City FinTech team, is designed to replace the customary residential security deposit with a credit-based model. (www.myobligo.com) (Crowdfund Insider)

8. NYC’s Reposite, a software developer for the travel industry, has raised $2.5 million in a funding round. Liberty City Ventures led the round. The company’s platform provides tour operators and event planners with a central repository of travel vendor information and is working with large organizations such as Madison Square Garden, MoMA, Guggenheim Museum and American Museum of Natural History. (www.reposite.io) (Phocuswire)

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