Data Future Lab this month: A $38.5M raise and the fastest-growing companies 🚀

Future Labs
3 min readMay 6, 2021


Next Round, this week. Don’t miss it

The deadline looms for this year’s applications to our incubator program for seed to Series A startups. Some of the support on offer:

  • Access to NYU resources
  • Affordable desk space in Downtown Brooklyn
  • Gold-standard partner benefits, including legal hours, cloud credits, and more
  • Eligibility to apply for tax-free status under START-UP NY
  • A community of startups including Pryon (on CB Insights’ AI 100), Koffie Labs (raised 4.5M led by Anthemis & Lerer Hippeau), Numina (analyzed 1.3M trips as part of the Brooklyn Greenway study last year), and an alumni network including startups such as CB Insights, Spruce, and Wunderkind.

If you’re growing an early-stage startup in NYC, apply by Sunday, May 9.

Cybersecurity demo day

Earlier this year, we partnered with SOSA and the Government of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service on the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) On Cybersecurity, Privacy & Compliance. On May 19, meet the seven standout startups who immersed themselves (virtually) in New York’s ecosystem. Register here.

Opportunities at other Future Labs

  • For veteran-led startups: The Veterans Future Lab is accepting applications for Apex, its no-cost, equity-free incubator for pre-seed ventures led by veterans and military spouses. Apply now or share with a founder who fits.
  • For cleantech startups or community-based orgs: Apply to Urban Future Lab’s Urban Prize Competition for a chance to win a combined $160K worth of prizes.

Start-up Callout


The Official Cyber Security Summit | May 6

Hear from security experts from around the globe, including Next Round grad Avanan on the future of cloud security.

#NotaPitch by Brooklyn Bridge Ventures | May 11

At the regular event, BBV’s Charlie O’Donnell offers feedback and advice to founders looking for the investor perspective.

WSJ’s The Future Of Everything | May 11–13

Revolutionary minds — think Ray Dalio, Tope Awotona (founder, Calendly), Whitney Wolfe Herd (founder, Bumble) — explore ideas forming what comes next.

Top Tips for a Successful Pitch | May 13

Insights from partners and VCs from Eniac Ventures, Halogen Ventures, FC Ventures, Antler, Candou Ventures, and Mighty Capital.

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