CookUnity Got $47M, Orchard Raised $100M, and More NYC Tech News

Here’s what happened last week in NYC tech.
Written by Ashley Bowden
September 13, 2021Updated: September 16, 2021
PHOTO: CookUnity / Facebook

An unusually quiet week in the Big Apple still yielded some new developments from a handful of tech companies. Find out what these companies are funding with last week’s capital raises. This is the Built In NYC weekly refresh.

Jetty pulled in $23MEnabling for renters a subscription-based model to help them pay their rent on time, Jetty handles a customer’s rent on the first day of the month, then allows the renter to pay the sum back near the end of the month. With its new funding led by Citi and Flourish Ventures, the company is investing in launching its financial services product publicly. [TechCrunch]

Eden Health hired its first CPOProviding a way for companies to offer employees digital healthcare services, Eden Health is furthering its growth plans by adding a new chief people officer to its team. In her new position, Chloe Drew, formerly an advisor at Gradient, will be responsible for scaling Eden’s people team, talent acquisition, talent management and DEI strategies. [PR Newswire]

NYC tech quote of the week

“We’re proud to have built a business that gives the consumer unparalleled convenience, certainty and control when buying a home. We’ve had a year of hyper growth, but at Orchard it’s still day one for transforming residential real estate in favor of the customer. This funding will allow Orchard to continue to innovate for our customers and expand geographically to offer our services to millions more homeowners across the country.” —Court Cunningham, Orchard CEO and co-founder

Orchard secured $100MHaving experienced 3x growth in 2020, proptech company Orchard has officially reached unicorn status following its latest raise. Led by Accomplice, the Series D funding round will enable Orchard to expand its reach into four new markets as well as hire new talent to its team. The company’s platform offers users a place to buy and sell real estate. [Built In NYC]

Amagi got $100MSpecializing in building cloud broadcast tech and targeted advertising software, Amagi landed its latest round of funding by way of investors including Accel, Avataar Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners. The capital will help the New Delhi-based company fuel sales expansion, identify potential M&A opportunities and continue R&D for its product pipeline. Amagi also has U.S. offices in NYC and LA. [TechCrunch]

CookUnity pulled in $47MOperating a subscription-based meal delivery platform, CookUnity aims to provide customers with restaurant-quality meals at home. The company has recorded 550 percent growth and currently has 50 chefs on its team. With its Series B funding, led by Insight Partners, CookUnity is planning to fuel national expansion. It’s also aiming to have 150 chefs on its platform by mid-2022. [TechCrunch]

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