TechNY Daily

September 9, 2021
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Keeping The NYC Tech Industry Informed

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10 min readSep 9, 2021


1. NYC’s Offchain Labs, a startup working on Ethereum scalability, has raised $120 million in a Series B funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round and was joined by Polychain Capital, Ribbit Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Pantera Capital, Alameda Research and Mark Cuban. The company’s Arbitrum One scalability platform is already being used by 400 developers. ( (Coin Telegraph)

2. Brooklyn’s Quip, an oral care startup, has raised $100 million in a Series B funding. Cowen Sustainable Investments led the round. Quips subscription-based platform for dental products is being used by 7.5 million people. ( (TechCrunch)

3. NYC’s Eight Sleep, a sleep tech company, has raised $86 million in a Series C round, at a valuation near $500 million. Valor Equity Partners led the round with SoftBank, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, General Catalyst former NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez, SF Giant’s Kris Bryant, Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez and comedian Kevin Hart also participating. Eight’s Pod technology can detect your temperature, heartbeat and breathing, and heat or cool a bed accordingly. ( (TechCrunch)

4. NYC’s Urbint, an AI-based platform that predicts threats to critical infrastructure, has raised $60 million in a Series C funding. Energize Ventures led the round with participation by American Electric Power, OGCI Climate Investments, Energy Impact Partners, National Grid Partners, Blue Bear Capital and Salesforce Ventures. The company’s software can make predictions about construction, maintenance, and field operations failures up to a week in advance. ( (VentureBeat)

5. NYC’s Knoetic, a human resources platform, has raised $18 million in a Series A funding. Accel led the round and was joined by Contrary Capital, Pear Ventures and numerous angel investors. The company’s platform combines a social network for Chief People Officers with analytic tools. ( (PR Newswire)


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6. NYC’s Grafana Labs, the company behind open source projects Grafana and Loki, has raised $220 million in a Series C funding which valued the company at $3 billion. Sequoia Capital and Coatue led the round and were joined by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and GIC. The company, which is the commercial arm of the open source projects, connects and monitors data stored in various kinds of databases. ( (GloveNewswire)

7. Google has further pushed back the reopening of its offices (including in NYC) from October 18 to January 10, 2022. Returning employees will need to be vaccinated. (CNBC)

8. Peloton is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with how it publicly reported treadmill injuries. Peloton recalled its Tread treadmills last May after initially pushing back against a Consumer Products Safety Commission recall request. The recall is expected to cost Peloton $165 million in lost revenue. ( (CNN)

9. NYC’s Ideanomics has acquired commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Via Motors. The purchase price was $450 million in Ideanomics stock. Via designs and manufacturers electric vans and trucks for short and middle-mile deliver\iesy. ( ( (TechCrunch)

10. NYC’s Antidote Health, a telemedicine platform, has raised $12 million in a seed funding. Investors included iAngels, Well-Tech Ventures and Flint Capital. For a $29 monthly membership fee, Antidote offers unlimited telemedicine visits with in-network doctors and zero copays on most prescription drugs. ( (MedCity News)

11. NYC’s Shimmer Industries, a platform that automates the design, development and deployment of large-scale lighting projects, has raised $2 million in a seed funding. VoLo Earth Ventures led the round. The company’s platform captures insights that helps building owners and managers cut their energy consumption by up to 85%. ( (PRNewswire)


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