Alfred Raised $125M, Emplifi Became a Unicorn, and More NYC Tech News

Here’s what you may have missed in the world of NYC tech.

Written by Delilah Alvarado
Published on Mar. 14, 2022
Alfred Raised $125M, Emplifi Became a Unicorn, and More NYC Tech News
Photo: Emplifi / Facebook
Photo: Emplifi / Facebook

The New York tech scene is booming with news, some of which includes companies responding to the conflict in Ukraine. Keep reading to find out more. This is the Built In NYC weekly refresh.

Chili Piper is helping Ukrainian refugees. Chili Piper’s global nonprofit arm, Citizens of our Planet plans to raise $1 million to provide necessities for refugees, establish shelters and pay for busses to evacuate Ukrainian. Chili Piper has also created a relocation document for refugees, which provides information on applying for asylum, entering new countries and more. Chili Piper has also partnered with NGOs in Ukraine to help refugees. Chili Piper was co-founded by Romanian native Alina Vandenberghe, who grew up under a communist dictatorship. [Built In NYC]

Alfred raised $125M. In addition to the recent financing round, Alfred acquired RKW Residential, a property management firm. Alfred provides an app for building management and resident services, such as cleaning. Of the $125 million funding, $75 million will be dedicated to future acquisitions and the rest is for “initial closing.” The acquisition will allow Alfred’s offerings to expand into RKW’s network across cities like Miami and Atlanta, among others. [Built In NYC]

Emplifi received an investment from Sixth Street. Emplifi helps businesses with their customer experience by combining marketing, customer care and commerce through its CX platform. Emplifi received a growth equity investment that was led by Sixth Street. This grew Emplifi’s valuation to over $1 billion. [Business Wire]

NYC TECH QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“This round was not unlike our previous rounds, as investors have been clear in that they see our long-term value regardless of short-term market trends. This round is another proof point of our longevity and long-term growth opportunity. We see an unlimited amount of potential growth ahead of us this year.” — Dean Sysman, CEO and co-founder of Axonius

Axonius raised $200M. Cybersecurity unicorn Axonius offers an asset management platform that also provides security solutions. The company raised $200 million in a Series E round that brought its valuation up to $2.6 billion. The Series E round will allow the company to expand into Asia and Latin America. The company is also continuing its hiring efforts, hoping to add on 150 new employees. [Built In NYC]

These NYC companies made the best startup employers list. Its no surprise that several NYC companies made Forbes list of the best startup employers. Local companies on the list include Cityblock Health, Industrious, B12, Petal and Suzy. [Built In NYC]

Sourcemap landed a $10M Series A. Supply chain issues have been a major pain throughout the pandemic and have only gotten worse as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. NYC-based supply chain mapping company Sourcemap talked to Built In on how to tackle the problem. [Built In NYC]  

Creatively gained $8M. Creatively makes it easy for creatives — think freelancers and content creators — to find jobs. The company received $8 million from Rich Kleiman and Kevin Durant’s venture firm, Thirty Five Ventures. The recent funding will go toward marketing efforts, hiring initiatives and launching its payment feature CreativelyPay. [Built In NYC]

Hopscotch gained $6.1M. Hopscotch provides a B2B payment platform for freelancers and small businesses. Hopscotch raised a $6.1 million seed extension round that will be used to expand its team and launch its platform, which is currently in beta mode. Hopscotch is also currently hiring for several positions. [Built In NYC]

Maverick Medical AI got $5M. Maverick Medical AI converts data from patient charts into medical codes, streamlining the work for healthcare staff. Maverick Medical AI raised a $5 million seed round that will go toward research and development as well as adding to its team. [Built In NYC]

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