Tech news roundup: Capsule raises $20M, Knotel signs deals to expand and more

May 18, 2017

Capsule raises $20M from Thrive Capital

Capsule, a New York-based pharmacy delivery startup, raised $20 million this week. Thrive Capital led the round, with participation from Sound Ventures and Virgin Group. [TechCrunch]

Rocketrip launches data program to help close tech gender gap

Rocketrip, a startup that helps companies reduce travel costs, unveiled a program targeted toward helping female high school students start on a path to becoming full-stack business intelligence analysts. The program is free and will teach high school girls data and business analytics skills that prepare them for a future in tech or other data-focused careers. [New York Business Journal]


Justworks partners with JazzHR

Justworks, the benefits, payroll and HR support platform, announced this week that it is partnering with JazzHR, an applicant tracking system, to offer a streamlined and complete solution for small businesses’ human resources challenges. The partnership further extends Justworks’ ability to be a single resource for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their companies quickly and with the right talent. [Press Release]


Knotel signs deals to expand across Manhattan and Brooklyn

Office space provider Knotel signed deals this week to take on an additional 93,000 square feet across five properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The deals, which include leases and management agreements, expand the startup’s footprint in New York to around 250,000 square feet. [The Real Deal]


Snap Inc., Interpublic and R/GA name companies for new marketing tech venture studio

Agency R/GA is launching its latest venture studio program with holding company Interpublic and Snap Inc., which will focus on mobile marketing tech. This week, the studio announced its eight participating companies, which run the gamut from video creation to consumption, data, analytics, commerce, machine learning and personalization. The program will be hosted at R/GA’s New York Office. [Fast Company]


Chicago-based Raise Marketplace to open Chelsea offices

Raise Marketplace, a four-year-old online platform for buying and selling gift cards, is set to open its first NYC office. The company signed a 6,933-square-foot lease at 155 W. 23rd St. [Commercial Observer]

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