Tech news roundup: Amazon opens warehouse in NYC, ALICE acquires GoConcierge and more

September 7, 2017

Amazon completes deal for large Staten Island warehouse

E-commerce giant Amazon is opening up a new compound of warehouses in Staten Island. This is the first fulfillment center the company is building in NYC. It will be 855,000-square-foot in size and will create more than 2,250 jobs. [Press release]

 

ALICE Announces Acquisition of GoConcierge

Hotel operations platform ALICE recently announced it’s acquiring concierge software GoConcierge, a big name in the lodging industry. This comes just days after ALICE announced a $26 million Series B funding round. The acquisition will help further position the company as a leader in the hospitality industry. [Press release]

 

Data startup raises $28M, plans to grow NYC team

Data science platform Dataiku announced a $28 million Series B funding round led by Battery Ventures. The company has seen rapid growth recently — it raised $14 million in a Series A round of funding in October and opened its NYC location in July. The recent funding will help grow the local team. [Built in NYC]

 

Via announces $50M funding — with more on the way

Ridesharing app Via announced a $50 million investment in the form of a strategic partnership with the vans division of Mercedes-Benz to help launch Via in London. According to TechCrunch, the deal is part of a larger funding round totaling $250 million. [Built In NYC]

 

ERA is now accepting applications for Winter 2018 program

The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is now accepting applications for Winter 2018. The four-month program connects entrepreneurs with more than 300 expert investors, technologists, product specialists, marketers across many different industries. The deadline for applications is Nov. 6, and the program begins on Jan. 8. [Press release]

 

New York City to Host First VR / AR Expo

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Emerald Expositions have put together a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) conference in NYC. The three-day event will highlight some of the newest, most innovative technologies in the space. The conference and expo will be hosted at the Jacob Javits Center from Oct. 26-28. [Press release]

 

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