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#UrbanCompass Is NY’s Hottest VC Investment

#UrbanCompass Is NY's Hottest VC Investment

Even before its launch, investors are lining up to fund Urban Compass. The NY-based company received $8 million in seed money from Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs, Thrive Capital, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenaul and Cyrus Massoumi, CEO of ZocDoc. According to TechCrunch, not a lot is known about [Full Story…]

Appssavvy Raises $7.1 Million in New Round of Funding

Appssavvy Raises $7.1 Million in New Round of Funding

Appssavvy, an NY-based online ad startup, has raised a total of $7.1 million in its latest funding round from AOL Ventures and previous backers such as The New York Times, and About.com founder Scott Kurnit. The company describes its venture as an "adtivity" platform, in that it steers clear away [Full Story…]

Clickable, Backed By AmEx, Raises 12 Million in Funding

Clickable, Backed By AmEx, Raises 12 Million in Funding

NY startup Clickable has raised 12 million in its latest round. Taking part in the round was American Express, Union Square Ventures, Founders Fund and FirstMark Capital. AmEx has been using the platform to provide social marketing services and white-label searching to small businesses. According [Full Story…]

Enterprise Tech: Here’s How I Think About Buying From Your Startup (#enttech)

Enterprise Tech: Here’s How I Think About Buying From Your Startup (#enttech)

By Lauren Keyson Senior corporate executives from finance, media and healthcare were on hand to discuss their considerations for purchasing from a startup at the Enterprise Tech Innovation event held earlier this week across from Bryant Park. The premise for this Meetup was that there are an [Full Story…]

Google Wallet Opens with NY Merchants

Google Wallet Opens with NY Merchants

Google Wallet made its public debut on Android smartphones this week. When swiped, phones use a short-range wireless communication technology--near-field communication--to relay information to the merchant. Bits reports that the service requires a Sprint Nexus S 4G phone with built-in NFC technology [Full Story…]

AMEX Facebook App Helps 9/11 Volunteers Contribute

AMEX Facebook App Helps 9/11 Volunteers Contribute

Today  American Express tagged its 2 million+ Facebook fans as part of the launch of its "I Will Volunteer" app to gain support for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate 9/11. The new app allows users to search and sign up for local volunteer opportunities, and then share it on [Full Story…]

Foursquare Introduces Amex Partnership Today

Foursquare Introduces Amex Partnership Today

Today, NY-based Foursquare plans to introduce its largest partnership to date: a national deal with American Express. The new partnership will give discounts to cardholders when they check in at certain shops or restaurants and, although Foursquare will not receive any revenue from the deal, aims to [Full Story…]

Payfone Raises $19 Million in Funding

Payfone Raises $19 Million in Funding

New York based Payfone, a provider of mobile payments platform, announced yesterday that they raised $19 million in funding led by American Express. They plan to use funds for additional development, and to support expansion across North America, Latin America, Asian, Europe, the Middle East and [Full Story…]

Amex Launches “Serve” Digital Payment Platform

Amex Launches "Serve" Digital Payment Platform

According to Digital Media Wire, American Express this week introduced Serve, a new digital platform that allows users to "spend, send and receive money". American Express is waiving fees on the service for the first six month, after which the company will collect "60 cents per load and a 2.9% fee [Full Story…]

Fashion Week: Twitter Launches Fashion Week Site

Fashion Week: Twitter Launches Fashion Week Site

With NY Fashion Week underway, Twitter launched a microsite, sponsored by American Express, to help fashionistas and others keep up with news from the runway and backstage. Twitter partnered with some celebrities, publications and retailers to make this happen including @WomensWearDaily, @Bergdorfs [Full Story…]