YEC members have achieved a lot in the past month, from raising significant investment in seed rounds to ranking on prestigious industry lists. And they haven’t gone unrecognized for their hard work. Below, we highlight seven members and their big news.
Botkeeper Raises $4.5M
YEC member Enrico Palmerino's company botkeeper recently brought in a seed investment round led by Ignition Partners. botkeeper is the first automated bookkeeping solution. Palmerino told GlobeNewswire, "Using AI and ML, botkeeper can eliminate the inefficiencies, complexities, and prohibitive costs inherent in traditional accounting processes and tasks."
Read more about the investment here.
WiseWar Issues a New Patent
YEC member Gerald Wilmink's company WiseWear was issued a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for tactile messaging from a wearable device. WiseWear utilizes this patented technology to keep customers safe and secure during distressful times. Their bracelets alert your emergency contacts with a text message after just three taps to the Bluetooth-connected device and drop a pin to your GPS location.
You can learn more about the patent here.
Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Sunpower by Venture Solar Among the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America"
Alex Yackery's company Venture Solar was ranked No. 126 in Entrepreneur's 2017 360 list, which identifies 360 small businesses each year that are mastering the art and science of growing a business. Venture Home Solar installs solar energy panels in NYC. They offer installation, financing and affordable leasing option to residential customers.
Says Yackery: “We are very honored to be recognized for our work by Entrepreneur. Being on the Entrepreneur 360 list is a testament to the great team we’ve built, the hard work we’ve put in over the years and the flourishing solar market in New York City.”
Socialfix Media Awarded the 2018 Tri-State Corporate Culture Award by CEO Report
YEC member Terry Tateossian's company Socialfix Media was awarded the 2018 Tri-State Corporate Culture Award by CEO Report (formally SmartCEO). The Corporate Culture Awards celebrates 24 of the Tri-State's top companies who foster a positive workplace culture. Winners are selected by an independent committee of local business owners based on metrics that translate to employee and client satisfaction and happiness.
Socialfix is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Central New Jersey with offices in New York and San Francisco. They specialize in custom website design, development, branding, strategy, SEO, SMM, app development and video production. As a local and bi-coastal full-service agency, they believe it is crucial to understand clients’ core mission and strategic positioning in order to deliver an engaging and powerful web presence.
Read more about the award here.
Furnishare Raises $2M
YEC member Alpay Koralturk's company Furnishare raised $2M in a seed funding round in January. Big investors included Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Correlation Ventures and Max Ventures. Furnishare is an e-commerce platform that helps you buy and sell local furniture to fellow New Yorkers, while doing the heavy lifting of moving the furniture in and out of your apartment. The company offers high-quality furniture due to the high turnover rate of people in the city and provides a large marketplace of buyers for your old furniture.
Says Koralturk: "getting to talk to some of the top investors out there and hearing them evaluating our process was exhilarating. I view fundraising as a great opportunity to collect feedback. Of course, the goal is to close the round, but the reality is that a significant majority of the people you talk to won’t invest. But they can provide very valuable feedback, so you have to make sure you’re at least walking away with that."
Read more about the funding round here.
MeetEdgar Named One of the Most Entrepreneurial Companies in America
YEC member Laura Roeder's social media marketing automation tool, MeetEdgar, was named one of the most entrepreneurial companies in America by Entrepreneur magazine. Says Roeder, "We're proud to be celebrating our first year ranked on the Entrepreneur Magazine 360 list."
Take a look at the full list here.
Tinybeans Grows Beyond 2M Users
Tinybeans, led by YEC member Eddie Geller, is pleased to announce that the company has surpassed two million parents and family members who now capture and enjoy their children's life stories. The digital platform uses first-party milestone data to give parents and their families the big picture of their children’s lives.
Says Geller: “Growing beyond 2 million users is an exciting accomplishment as it further validates the opportunity in the space and represents the achievement of a fantastic milestone for the company."
Read more about the achievement here.
These are just a handful of YEC members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team.