’s New U.S. HQ, Messari Secured $35M, and More NYC Tech News

Catch up on the latest tech news you might have missed last week.

Written by Cassidy Ritter
Published on Sep. 26, 2022’s New U.S. HQ, Messari Secured $35M, and More NYC Tech News’s new U.S. office.’s new U.S. office. | Photo: Nitzan Keynan

Last week’s NYC tech news ranged from new company launches to office openings and more. Several brands also raised fresh capital and plan to hire additional employees. Catch up on the latest with the Built In NYC Weekly Refresh. 

Mojo launched with over $100M in fundingCo-founded by entrepreneur Marc Lore, former baseball player Alex Rodriguez and others, Mojo is a sports betting app that lets fans invest in NFL players. Described as an intersection between DraftKings and Coinbase, Mojo allows users to bet on a player’s career prospects and trade in their stocks on the player at any time. The platform currently only focuses on NFL players but plans to include other athletes in the future. Mojo is also looking to grow its 90-person team. [Built In NYC]

Knoetic raised $36MKnoetic works with chief people officers and managers to help them improve team performance, employee retention and company culture. Led by EQT Ventures, this Series B round will go toward adding new features to Knoetic’s platform and hiring for its team. [Built In NYC]

NYC Tech Quote of the Week

“We are so excited to welcome our employees back to a space that will invite even more collaboration and community for our teams while also continuing to provide the flexibility they need to be successful.” — Mike Lamm,’s vice president of people for North America opened a new U.S. HQIsrael-based’s new U.S. headquarters in Manhattan spans four floors totaling 110,000 square feet. The Work OS platform currently employs 1,500 people across the world, with 250 in New York. The NYC team has room to grow, too, since its new office can seat up to 600 employees. The company is actively hiring. [Built In NYC]

Messari secured $35M. Led by Brevan Howard Digital, Messari will use the Series B funding to grow its team and continue developing new offerings for consumers. Messari provides crypto market intelligence solutions for individuals and enterprises. Two of its newly launched products allow users to compare assets across multiple networks and explore customized data sets. [PR Newswire]

Octane entered the RV marketOctane is a lending platform that helps people buy powersports equipment, like snowmobiles and motorcycles. The company recently entered the recreational vehicle (RV) market, its third new market of the year, following its entrance into the trailers and tractors industries. Octane is currently hiring for various teams. [Octane]

ActionIQ partnered with SnowflakeNew York-based ActionIQ is a customer experience platform that recently partnered with data cloud company Snowflake. Under the partnership, ActionIQ’s HybridCompute technology will integrate with Snowflake Data Cloud to make it easier for teams to manage their customers experiences. With more than 15 open positions across engineering, operations and marketing, ActionIQ is hiring. [PR Newswire]

Tulu added $5M to its Series A roundWith investments from Leonardo DiCaprio-backed VC firm Regeneration.VC, Tulu’s Series A now totals $25 million. The New York-based company provides building tenants with access to various on-demand resources, including appliances, entertainment devices, groceries and more. The fresh funds will be used to build new partnerships with property owners and brands, scale geographically and enhance data capabilities. [NewsDirect]

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