Weekly refresh: AlphaSense and BigID have raised huge funds

by Sophie Kalt
July 22, 2019
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BigID raised $50 million in Series C funding to protect consumer information. BigID also announced the launch of a certification program to help professionals stay up to date on cybersecurity and privacy tools. [Built In NYC]

The most recent tech talent report ranked New York City fifth in North America. The city has the second largest pool of workers employed in tech at 264,374. It also produces the most tech degrees of any city in North America. [Built In NYC]

AlphaSense doubles down on its search engine for market intelligence. AlphaSense raised $50 million to continue to build out their AI search engine. With the latest funds they also plan to add to their 200-person team in New York. [Built In NYC]

Capital Rx believes transparency changes everything when it comes to prescriptions. The company raised $12 million to expand their data-driven approach to prescription medications. Prescription pricing can be opaque to employers, but Capital Rx seeks to change that through its partnerships with employers, unions and pharmacies. [Built In NYC]

Wave raises money for an app that syncs with your meditation bolster. Wave raised $5.65 million and launched their guided meditation app and bolster. The company sets itself apart by using unique music composed for its Wave app. Its Wave Bolster not only provides support for your back but vibrates with the music—and provides a visual reminder to meditate in your home. [Built In NYC]

N26 raised a whopping $470 million in its Series D. The FinTech company is headquartered in Berlin but it has a growing New York office. With this funding, N26 says it will triple their workforce and roll out new benefits and features, like bill-splitting. [Press Release]

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