The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/25/2020


$3.6M – Seed

Wrapbook, the HR management platform for the casting and media production industries, has raised $3.6M in Seed funding from investors that include Uncork Capital, One Planet, NYU Innovation Venture Fund, and Equal Ventures. Wrapbook was founded by Ali Javid, Cameron Woodward, Hesham El Nahhas, and Naysawn Naji in 2018. AlleyWatch first flagged the filing for Wrapbook’s Seed round back in March.

Columbia Business School Executive MBA program


At Columbia Business School, we are more than just business. Our flagship Executive MBA program, EMBA-NY, is designed for high-achieving and motivated professionals, like you, looking for the same rigorous MBA curriculum and network vital to help shape your success – but with a schedule that fits your needs.
With two distinct scheduling options, Saturday or Friday/Saturday, you will have the flexibility to earn and learn, simultaneously. You will apply Saturday’s lessons to Monday’s challenges, and Monday’s results to Friday’s discussions. Prepare to make a greater impact, at the very center of business.


$35M – venture

Socure, the Day Zero identity verification platform, has raised $35M in venture funding from investors that include Sorenson Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Flint Capital, Citi Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, and MVB Financial Corp. Founded by Johnny Ayers and Sunil Madhu in 2012, Socure has now raised a total of $96M in reported equity funding.

Mastercard in NYC


Mastercard has been transforming how people pay and get paid for more than 50 years. Guided by a commitment to innovation, Mastercard helps businesses grow, improves the consumer payments experience, and advances a more inclusive financial system around the globe. Fostering a culture of innovation is critical to success and Mastercard attracts talented people with curious minds and big ideas across eight global tech hubs, including in the heart of NYC. Mastercard is also committed to working with developers and entrepreneurs, enabling advances in the payments ecosystem of the future. Learn more about innovation and life at Mastercard here.

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