Aescape Raised $30M, Maven Clinic Secured $90M, and More NYC Tech News

November 21, 2022
The Aescape team sits on and around a couch for a group photo
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From healthtech and telehealth to a newly launched dating app, news was abundant in NYC last week. Read on to learn about Maven Clinic’s notable Series E round and a soon-to-launch data-driven massage therapy product that will mimic human touch. This is the Built In NYC Weekly Refresh.

Maven Clinic secured $90M. The Series E round led by General Catalyst brought Maven’s valuation to $1.35 billion. Maven offers on-demand virtual care ranging from maternity and fertility to parenting, pediatrics and menopause. The company will use the funds to expand its services to Medicaid patients and grow its team by 20 percent next year. Maven is now hiring for 40 open roles. [Built In NYC]

Aescape raised $30MAescape is developing a fully automated, data-driven massage therapy experience that mimics human touch. Co-led by Valor Siren Ventures and Valor Equity Partners, the Series A funding will help Aescape enhance its AI-powered tech and bring its product to market in late 2023. [Aescape]

Nearly 50 NYC-area companies landed on Deloitte’s 2022 Technology Fast 500 listThe annual list ranks North America’s fastest-growing tech companies based on their fiscal year percentage growth rate between 2018 and 2021. According to the listing, NYC’s fastest-growing tech company was a cybersecurity asset management platform that landed the No. 3 spot nationally. Other local companies on the list include Capital Rx, Audigent and others. [Built In NYC]

NYC Tech Quote of the Week

“Red Points enables companies to bring back revenue and brand equity lost to fraud, and this new funding will help us accelerate the adoption of the technologies that make it happen effectively.” — Laura Urquizu, CEO and president of Red Points

Red Points pulled in $20M. As online fraud and brand abuse continue across the globe, NYC-based Red Points offers brand protection and automatically finds and stops impersonators. Led by IRIS, the fresh capital will go toward strengthening Red Points’ go-to-market plans and innovating its AI-based platform. The company, which has raised $76 million to date, works with more than 1,000 clients and recently became a B Corporation. [Summit Partners] 

La Vette Social Club was featured in Built In’s Future 5 series. Co-founded by Mia Lux and Lauren Zander, La Vette is a dating platform where vetted singles interact through video sessions. Singles can meet in six different settings, including a social lounge and areas focused on wellness, self-growth and mental health. After a beta phase with 200 users, the platform launched last month and is seeking new users. La Vette is backed by a $2 million seed round from Questlove, Hugh Jackman and other investors. [Built In NYC]

Dataiku hired a chief AI strategist. Dataiku helps employees use data to make better decisions every day. The NYC-based company hired Ben Taylor as its new chief AI strategist. Taylor previously worked at DataRobot as its chief AI evangelist and co-founded a deep learning startup that was later acquired by DataRobot. In addition to adding Taylor to the team, Dataiku is actively hiring for its sales and engineering departments. [Dataiku]

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