Tech roundup: Kim Kardashian invests in local app, NYC dominates Deloitte's Fast 500 and more

November 16, 2017
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Kim Kardashian invests in NYC-based shopping app

Celebrity entrepreneur and mega brand ambassador Kim Kardashian West invested in ScreenShop, an app created by NYC-based Craze. The app is described as a Shazam for fashion, and allows users to screenshot an outfit, upload it to the app and choose from a number of similar products. [BuzzFeed News]


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55 NYC companies made Deloitte's Technology Fast 500

Fifty-five NYC-based businesses made Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, an annual report ranking the country’s fastest-growing tech companies. The ranking is based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. [Deloitte]


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Roomi raises $11M Series A funding round

Shared housing marketplace Roomi raised $11 million in Series A funding, bringing its total amount raised to $17 million. Atami Capital led the round, which will be used help the company expand to new markets. Roomi currently has about 1 million registered users and 250,000 listings. [Press release]


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Meural raises $5M in Series A Funding

Meural announced a $5 million funding round and an expansion of its product Meural Canvas — a digital frame that uses technology to display artwork. Corigin Ventures led the round, which will be used to add more artists to its library. [FinSMEs]


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Justworks extends customer service hours to support entrepreneurs

HR solution Justworks announced it will offer 24/7 support for entrepreneurs from its NYC-based customer service team. The hours were extended to reflect the work habits of entrepreneurs, which often includes late nights and weekends. [Press release]

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Billie launches to distribute female products without pink tax

Subscription-based startup Billie launched to provide women with high-quality shaving products without having to pay the “pink tax” — a coin termed for the upcharge typically applied to products intended for women. The NYC-based company also donates one percent of its revenue to women’s causes throughout the world. [Mashable]

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