A stealth startup in New York City called Kohort has raised a pretty hefty “seed” round of $3 million from a large group of VCs and angels. IA Ventures led the round. But other investors getting in on the action include RRE Ventures, Countour, FF Venture Capital, and both David Cohen and David Tisch of TechStars (investing personally).
If you have an idea for a startup in New York City, this might just be the summer for you to get that idea off the ground. There is no shortage of startup accelerators, incubators, and other venture programs to help get you started—from TechStars NYC and HackNY to DreamIt and FinTech for financial startups. And there is also NYC SeedStart, which is now taking applications for digital media… → Read More
Big Apple business leaders are at it again—trying to make New York City as sweet a home as can be for tech startups, this time with a 12-week bootcamp-type program, called the FinTech Innovation Lab. The lab is geared for entrepreneurs with skills and concepts that could benefit Wall Street.
According to a statement from the New York City Investment Fund, the U.S. financial services industry… → Read More
Mobile social payments startup Venmo has some interesting backers and a new iPhone app. The Philadelphia-based company closed $1.2 million in seed funding last May led by RRE Ventures. Other investors include betaworks, Lerer Ventures, Founder Collective, as well as angel investors Dustin Moskovitz (Facebook co-founder), Dave Morin (founder of Path, senior platform manager at Facebook) and Sam… → Read More
It doesn’t always have to be the venture capitalists grilling the entrepreneurs – at TechCrunch Disrupt, we’ve disrupted that notion (see what I did there?) and hosted an open-mic session for entrepreneurs to challenge VCs, live and uncensored.
Making buzz happen online is an elusive enterprise, but BuzzFeed is making a business around it. The New York City startup just raised an $8 million series B financing, led by RRE Ventures. Ron Conway (via SV Angel) and Chris Dixon (via Founder Collective) also invested. BuzzFeed previously raised a $3.5 million series A in 2008 from Hearst, Softbank, and Ken Lerer (who all put in more money… → Read More