Gloat’s $90M Series D, Hank Debuted With $7M, and More NYC Tech News

A few startups are on mass hiring sprees, aiming to bring on 300 employees.
Written by Miranda Perez
July 5, 2022Updated: July 5, 2022
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Funding is heating up in NYC as the local tech community pulled in huge venture capital rounds last week with plans to invest in mass hiring efforts. Keep reading to see who pulled in fresh funds and which startups are hiring upwards of 300 employees. This is the Built In NYC Weekly Refresh.

Nomad Health raised $105M. Nomad Health, a gig economy platform for healthcare workers, raked in $105 million in debt and equity financing co-led by Adams Street Partners and Icon Ventures. The Nomad Health platform works to connect healthcare workers to flexible job opportunities the same way Uber or Lyft offers work for drivers seeking temporary or part-time employment. With its new capital, Nomad Health is expanding its marketplace to reach more clinicians alongside plans to hire 300 additional employees to grow its current 550-person team. [Built In NYC]

Gloat secured $90M. Artificial intelligence-backed workforce development platform Gloat raised $90 million in a Series D raise led by Generation Investment Management. Through Gloat, organizations can better analyze their employees’ skills. The platform, according to a company statement, helps provide insights for talent decision-making. Some of Gloat’s largest customers are PepsiCo, Nestlé, Mastercard and more. [BusinessWire]

DataArt pulled in $75M. New York-based DataArt, a software engineering platform with a global reach, pulled in $75 million in a minority growth investment from FTV Capital. The platform provides a plethora of services including software development, tech-enabled business design and more. With its new capital, DataArt plans to accelerate the delivery of its product offerings. Additionally, DataArt is hiring for over 300 positions, with a bulk of vacancies in engineering roles. [BusinessWire]

NYC Tech Quote Of The Week

“After 10 years in the tech industry, I saw a clear and solvable bias problem in how products were developed: age. I created Hank because I knew there was an opportunity to innovate for empty nesters who were looking for ways to build their community.” — Brian Park, co-founder and CEO of Hank

Hank debuted its platform. Hank, a platform that connects active adults ages 55 and older, debuted last week with $7 million in seed funding co-led by General Catalyst and Resolute Ventures. With Hank, users can connect over their shared passions and engage in activities, including pickleball, art workshops, coffee meet-ups, skydiving and more. Members can find local events alongside creating their own. With its new capital, the startup plans to fuel national expansion. [PR Newswire]

April secured $30MCo-founded by the former CTO of Waze and a former Deloitte strategist, artificial intelligence-backed tax platform April secured $30 million in a Series A funding round. Through the April platform, taxpayers can fill out their return requests in a fraction of the time thanks to the startup’s partnerships with other fintech companies. With its new capital, April plans to scale its operational capacity for the next tax season. Additional funds will go toward hiring for its product and engineering teams. [Built In NYC]

These 5 companies were highlighted in Built In’s Future 5 feature. New York City is no stranger to tech innovation and startups. As of 2021, the city was home to 10,000 startups. Each quarter Built In’s 11 local tech hubs honor up-and-coming startups who are working on the next big thing. This quarter’s NYC round-up highlighted emerging startups in fintech, software development, healthtech, consumer tech and Web3. [Built In NYC]

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