Bandwagon raises $425,000 for its cab-hailing app [Startup Roundup]

Plus: Navy Yard architecture firm Terreform ONE gets a nod from CNN Money.

Bandwagon team photo. (From the Bandwagon Facebook page)

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Who’s getting money?

Weeels, Inc. raised $425,000 on an offered $1.5 million equity-only round, according to an SEC filing. Weeels, Inc. is the name that Bandwagon, the app for hailing cabs (or seats in cabs), is incorporated under. Bandwagon operates out of NYU’s Urban Future Lab. In August, Bandwagon had teamed up with Hailo, but their partner shut down in the U.S. in October.

LifePosts, Inc. raised $485,000 on an offered $600,000 equity-only round, according to an SEC filing. Its only related person listed on the form is Steven Waldman. This may be the same Steven Waldman that founded Beliefnet.com back during the first tech boom and who has remained involved in media.

Gimlet Media (the startup behind the StartUp Podcast) raised $200,000 for a convertible note — in less than three hours — by putting out the word to anyone and everyone that it was looking for investors. We wrote about it yesterday.


Who’s making moves?

Authorea announced an error detection system for academic documents with code built in. We wrote about its version-control approach to academic writing in September.

Yhat released a database for databases, announced to its blog. Or a way to better search through databases. We covered the Park Slope company’s approach to predictive modeling last December.


Who’s getting buzz? 

Navy Yard-based architecture firm, Terreform ONE, got a nod on CNN Money’s list of eight innovations making cities work better, for its idea for making cars that can stack in parking lots.

Huge got a “Made In NY” award for it’s work on NYC.gov. Which is meta.

FreeATM got covered for its improved software for delivering ads, rather than ATM fees, when you withdraw money at the bodega, according to the New York Business Journal. Here’s a map of FreeATM locations and locations to come.

An instructor at Montana Tech is using Bitbanger Labs’ Pixelstick in his photography classes, according to The Montana Standard. The Pixelstick was the record holder for Brooklyn Kickstarters, until the BioLite BaseCamp kicked its pants off.

Companies: Gimlet Media / Authorea / Bitbanger Labs / Bandwagon / Yhat / Huge / New York University
Series: Brooklyn

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