From Frank Sinatra to Ryan Adams, Allen Ginsberg to Joan Didion, New York City is famous for the artists it’s been home to and the art it’s inspired. While artists have flocked to New York, Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech entrepreneurship. For many startup founders, Silicon Valley has always been Mecca. Until now.
It was announced yesterday that Lodgify, a startup that allows users to create their own vacation rental sites closed a €600,000 (AU$844,646) seed round led by angel investor Chris Hitchen, who also happens to be a venture partner at Square Peg Capital’s office in Germany, as well as Howzat Partners and Venrex Investment Management.
Last month Startup Daily profiled Nomad Financial, a New York-based financial services firm dedicated to startups, and looked at whether Australia’s startup ecosystem was in need of a similar firm. Australian entrepreneurs Sarah Riegelhuth and Finn Kelly decided there is, in fact, a market for such a firm and launched We Love Numbers.