NYC tech startups raised more than $741M in September. Here are the top 5 rounds

by Liz Warren
September 29, 2017

September was another big month for NYC tech startups, and all industries saw some love. Companies in fintech, healthcare, recruitment and more announced major fundings — one as valuable as $250 million. Check out which startups raised the most this month.

 

 

5. mParticle, $35M, Sept. 20

Investors: Social Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Harmony Partners

Bio: mParticle is the company behind the customer data platform that marketers use to gather information and customize it accordingly.

News: After launching a new offering, partnering with Snapchat and expanding to Europe, mParticle raised $35 million in Series C funding. Led by Harmony Partners with participation from existing investors, the investment will be used to further grow its platform and team.

 

 

 

4. Playbuzz, $35M, Sept. 27

Investors: Oded Vardi, Firstime Venture Capital, Carmel Ventures, 83North, Saban Ventures, The Walt Disney Company, Viola Growth

Bio: Playbuzz is a platform that allows publishers to tell their stories.

News: The company raised $35 million in Series D funding led by Viola Growth, with participation from existing investors including Disney, Saban Ventures, 83North, Carmel Ventures, Firstime and angel investor Oded Vardi. The investment will be used to help the company grow globally.

 

 

 

3. Updater, $45M, Sept. 7

Bio: Updater is the company that’s streamlining the moving process and putting it on one platform.

News: The company raised $45 million in funding, bringing their total amount raised to $100 million. It also acquired two software providers for moving and storage companies nationwide, which helps merge the front-end and back-end of the industry.

 

 

 

2. Braavo Capital, $70M, Sept. 13

Investor: Mark 2 Capital

Bio: Braavo Capital provides financing for apps by using data and AI.

News: Led by Mark 2 Capital, the company raised $70 million in debt and equity financing. The investment will go toward scaling the company and expanding its customer base.

 

 

 

1. Via, $250M, Sept. 4

Investor: Daimler

Bio: Via is the rideshare app that gives users a flat rate.

News: The company raised a total of $250 million in funding from Daimler, the vans division of Mercedes-Benz. Along with the funding, the company has partnered with Daimler to launch services in London and expand its presence throughout Europe.

 

 

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