Tech news roundup: Knotel acquires Lemonsqueeze, WeWork to dole out millions in grants

March 16, 2017

Knotel buys Lemonsqueeze

This week, coworking chain Knotel acquired Brooklyn-based startup Lemonsqueeze. Lemonsqueeze is a four-year-old company that helps European startups looking to establish and achieve scale in the United States. [New York Business Journal]


IoT platform Evrythng scores $24.8M Series B

Evrythng, the Internet of Things platform that gives any physical object a ‘digital identity,’ has closed a $24.8 million Series B funding. The round was led by Sway Ventures, with participation from Generation Ventures and Bloc Ventures. [TechCrunch]


Yext files for IPO

Following Snap Inc.’s successful initial public offering last week, New York-based Yext announced that it is filing for an IPO. Yext will join the stock market sometime in April and is planning to raise about $100 million through the IPO. [Built In NYC]


ShopKeep to boost point-of-sale offerings with new acquisition

ShopKeep has acquired startup ChowBOT in an effort to boost its online ordering, payment and delivery options. While deal terms remain undisclosed, ChowBot’s features will provide ShopKeep’s clients (restaurants and bars) with the ability to sync their point-of-sale menu to an individual online order site, where customers can make their order selections, complete payment and select a pickup or delivery option. [New York Business Journal]


Greycroft leads $5.9M round for food delivery startup targeting office workers

Foodsby, a food delivery startup that targets office buildings, raised a $5.9 million round this week, led by New York-based Greycroft Partners. Rally Ventures and Corazon capital also participated in the funding, which Foodsby plans on using to expand into additional cities and ramp up hiring. [New York Business Journal]


WeWork to dole out millions in grants

WeWork, the New York-based coworking titan, is about to give out millions to startups in a series of competitions that will debut later this month in Washington, D.C. The company will commit $20 million to entrepreneurs, artists and non-profits over the next year. [New York Business Journal]

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