Fresh funding gives cat food brand Smalls avenue into retail for the first time
Smalls will open a cat cafe in New York in the fall and continue innovating on its fresh cat food products.
Odyssey Energy Solutions continues quest to electrify developing economies with $5.3M seed
The startup's platform enables the planning, financing, building and operating of distributed renewable energy projects in developing economies.
Regal secures capital to grow its platform for branded calls and texts
Getting prospective customers to answer sales calls and texts can feel like a Sisyphean task. According to a 2020 LinkedIn report, roughly 69% of prospects accepted a call from a new salesperson in th
As companies fight to retain talent, employee-benefits startups might escape cost cuts
How do employee-benefits startups fare when their corporate customers start slashing costs amid a volatile market? We're going to find out if the market continues on the track it's on.
African edtech startup uLesson raises $15M, backed by Nielsen Ventures and Tencent
As many edtech companies benefited from the disruption of the pandemic, attracting wads of cash from investors globally, it did feel like African startups were left out. Well, not anymore: Two-year-ol
Toolio bags $8M in new funding to keep your retail shop fully stocked with the right products
Just as the supply chain side was getting more analytical and sophisticated, the global pandemic disrupted it and gave retailers an insight into just how connected to China they really were.
Tropic picks up $25M to streamline software procurement experiences
The pandemic was a catalyst for showing companies looking to cut costs, just how much they were spending on their software tools.
Butlr Technologies, developing anonymous people sensors, inks $7.9M seed round
New funding boosts Butlr's ability to apply real-time people-sensing technology beyond real estate and retail uses to monitor falls and other movements for active seniors who are aging in place.
PairTree speeds adoption process with an online, self-matching platform and $2.25M seed
Making the choice to adopt, or to find an adopting family, is a legally complex, emotionally taxing, expensive and time-consuming process. PairTree aims to make one part at least considerably easier a
Zolve raises $15 million for its cross-border neobank aimed at global citizens
Tens of thousands of students and professionals move out of India each year to pursue higher education and for work. Even after spending months in a new country, they struggle to get a credit card fro
Mulberry, the warranty service for direct to consumer brands, approaches $10 million ARR
In the two years since Chinedu Eleanya founded Mulberry to be the warranty service for direct to consumer brands, business has boomed. Already riding a shakeup in consumer behavior brought by the em
Medtech assessor Elektra Labs is offering free evaluations of COVID-19 biosensors to doctors
As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to spike and doctors and researchers try to marshal any and all technological resources to help patients, understand the disease and fight off the spread of the
ClassTag raises $5M for parent-teacher communication
Like many working parents, Vlada Lotkina, the founder and CEO of ClassTag, wanted to be more involved in her daughter’s preschool education. A paper notice about an upcoming field trip, squeezed bet
Founder Collective barrels forward, closing its fourth and newest fund with $85 million
Founder Collective, a seed-stage fund formed 11 years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has closed its newest fund with $85 million. Earlier today, we talked with the firm’s general partners R
Grain, a startup built expressly atop of Zoom, has raised $4 million
Whenever a platform breaks out, companies emerge to seize on its reach by building their services or products atop it. It happened with Facebook and Twitter and Slack. Now, it’s happening with Z
Despite winter’s chill, the Northeast’s tech ecosystem is white-hot
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today, we’re digging into a host of data concerning the East Coast venture
No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that
Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the size of the
Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance
GDPR, the European data privacy regulations, have been in effect for more than a year, but it’s still a challenge for companies to comply. Ethyca, a New York City startup, has created a solution
Flume Health is an insurance administrator cutting costs by pre-approving prices and paying on-demand
Cedric Kovacs-Johnson launched Flume Health after watching his own family struggle with payments for his sister’s surgery. “When we looked at who was calling the shots [on prices] it was t
CREXi raises $11 million to bring commercial real estate out of the Dark Ages
Managing, buying and selling commercial real estate is a fairly primitive process. CREXi founder Mike DeGiorgio remembers one experience in 2014 when he was required to fax and mail details about an u