VCs invested over $655M in NYC startups in October

by Taylor Majewski
November 1, 2016

Keeping stride with September’s strong month of funding, New York tech companies received another large influx of venture capital dollars in October. New York tech companies raised over $655 million, surpassing last month’s fundings by over $113 million. Here's a look back at the top five rounds from this month.

 

5. ContentSquare, $20 million, October 19

Investors: Highland Europe

Bio: ContentSquare is an experience optimization platform for online and mobile businesses. The company helps brands measure content performance, using artificial intelligence to provide data-driven insights into visitor behaviors, engagement and consumer decisions.

News: The company plans on using the new capital for global expansion and attracting new talent.

 
 

4. Clarifai, $30 million, October 25

Investors:  Menlo Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and Osage University Partners.

Bio: Clarifai is a visual recognition AI company that helps businesses integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning into their apps.

News: The company will use the new capital to grow their engineering and business teams, as well as hire additional researchers.

 

3. Cloud9 Technologies, $30 million, October 12

Investors: JPMorgan Chase & Co., ICAP, Barclays and Point72 Ventures

Bio: Cloud9 Technologies provides a voice analytics and workflow solution for financial firms. The cloud-based communication platform allows traders to place trades and communicate with the back office.

News: The company plans on using this new funding to expand so it can offer its product to investment banks as well as move into new markets.

 

2. Payoneer, $180 million, October 5

Investors: Technology Crossover Ventures and Susquehanna Growth Equity

Bio: Payoneer’s digital platform helps businesses send and receive money overseas.

News: The company plans on using the new funding to double its product development and technical staff.

 

1. WeWork, $260 million, October 12

Investors: Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels

Bio: WeWork is a coworking staple in New York City. The company started as an eco-friendly coworking experiment in Brooklyn, and has since morphed into one of the most popular places to work for entrepreneurs across the country and the world.

News: WeWork’s latest $260 million funding closes its Series F round, which was in part raised in March with a $430 million funding. In total, WeWork has now raised $1.7 billion in private capital and is valued at $16.9 billion. The latest funding will be used to fuel the company’s global expansion, specifically into Asia.

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