TechNY Daily

January 24, 2022
Edition 671

Keeping Our 50,000 NYC Tech Industry Readers Informed and Connected

1. NYC’s Peloton saw its stock rise nearly 12% last Friday after the company said it is resetting its production levels and considering layoffs in order to make its business more “flexible.” The company has already halted production of its Bike+ and will not build any until June, and will take a six week hiatus in the manufacturing of its Tread treadmill. ( (CNBC)

2. Jersey City’s, an intelligent software platform for life sciences, has raised $100 million in a Series C funding. Alkeon Capital Management led the round and was joined by Silverton Partners, NYC’s Insight Partners, Pacific Western Bank, and Colorcon Ventures. Throughout 2020 and 2021, Apprentice’s platform helped drug makers keep production on-track and transition their facilities to produce mRNA vaccines. ( (PR Newswire)

3. NYC’s Hammerhead, a cycling technology company and Karoo 2 cycling computer maker, has been acquired by Chicago’s SRAM, a manufacturer of high performance bicycle parts. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hammerhead had previously raised a total of $14.4 million from investors including NYC’s Primary Venture Partners, Next Ventures, KB Partners, Drummond Road Capital and Courtside Ventures. ( ( (Cycling News)

4. NYC’s Chatdesk, a customer experience app developer, has raised $7 million in a Series A funding. Cultivation Capital led the round and was joined by NYC’s Harlem Capital, Serena Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Stormbreaker and Fika Ventures. Chatdesk’s chat software connects across multiple platforms including social media, email and SMS, to make customer support ticket backing a smoother process. ( (AfroTech News)

5. Princeton’s 2048 Ventures has raised $67 million for a new fund, its second.2048 Ventures focuses on pre-seed investments and has invested in over 200 startups. (


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6. NYC’s Lukka, a crypto portfolio management platform for financial institutions, has raised $110 million in a Series E funding at a $1.3 billion valuation. The round was led by Marshall Wace and joined by Miami International Holdings, Summer Capital, SiriusPoint, Soros Fund Management, Liberty City Ventures, S&P Global and Lukka is focused on developing institutional-grade crypto asset software and data products for financial institutions. ( (BusinessWire)

7. NYC’s Pinwheel, an income verification platform for fintech companies, has raised $50 million in a Series B round at a $500 million valuation. GGV Capital led the round with participation from AMEX Ventures, Indeed, Kraken Ventures, Franklin Templeton, Coatue, First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures and TQ Ventures. Pinwheel’s API for payroll data handles everything from income and employee verification to easily switching and managing direct deposit. ( (TechCrunch)

8. Brooklyn’s BlocPower, a climate technology developer, has raised $30
million in a venture funding round. Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund was the sole investor. BlocPower has retrofitted more than 1,200 buildings in disadvantaged communities in New York City, with projects underway in 26 cities, including Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Oakland. ( (Press Release)

9. NYC’s Runwise. a platform that combines software and wireless hardware to control heating in commercial buildings, has raised $11 million in a venture funding round. Investors included Initialized Capital, Susa Ventures, Notation Capital and NextView. 300,000 people live and work in the 4,000 buildings utilizing Runwise. ( (TechCrunch)

10. NYC’s April, a platform that simplifies the tax filing process, has raised $10 million in a seed funding. The round was led by Team8 with participation from NYCA Partners, Bolt by QED, Treasury, Euclidean Capital, iAngels and the founders of NYC’s Betterment and Lemonade. April integrates tax preparation into broader financial wellness. ( (PR Newswire)

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