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Alumni Spotlight

Sprinklr, Founded by Ragy Thomas (MBA ’03) Plans Center in Hyderabad

Sprinklr founded by Ragy Thomas (MBA ’03) has just announced its plans to set up a development center in Hyderbad with approximately 200 IT professionals and are expected to ramp up the head count to 1,000 in the next three to five years. Sprinklr is a platform that develops SaaS customer experience management (CXM). 

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Alumni Spotlight

SteelSky Ventures, Founded by Maria Velissaris (MBA ’09) Raises $72M for Inaugural Fund 

Congratulations to SteelSky Ventures on its latest $72M fundraising round! SteelSky Ventures, founded by Maria Velissaris (MBA ’09) invests across the spectrum of women’s health indicators and care modalities. With this latest round, SteelSky is now the world’s largest venture capital fund focused exclusively on improving access, care, and outcomes in women’s health.

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Alumni Spotlight

NYU Startup, Esusu, Officially Becomes a Unicorn!

Esusu, a fintech platform founded by NYU alumni Abbey Wemimo (MPA ’16) and Samir Goel (BS ’16), is officially a unicorn. The company raised a $130M Series B round, giving them a $1B valuation and making them one of the very few black-owned unicorns in the U.S. and globally. Abbey was a 2016 Entrepreneurs Challenge finalist when he competed with a prior idea. 

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Alumni Spotlight

Better.com Raises $500 Million

Better.com, an online mortgage startup, founded by Vishal Garg (BS ’98) has just raised $500 million in their latest fundraising round with an investment from Softbank. The company is now valued at $6 billion.

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Alumni Spotlight

NYU Startup, Cresilion, Raises $38.5 Million

Joe Landolina (Tandon MS ’14) and Isaac Miller (Stern BS ’12) co-founded Cresilon, creators of a plant-based gel that promotes hemostatis, just raised $38.5 million in a Series A-3 financings. The team won the 2011 Entrepreneurs Challenge Tech Venture Competition.

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