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#NYCTech - According to data from our friends at Crunchbase, there were 238 acquisitions of New York companies in 2016. Today, I shine a spotlight on 20 notable 2016 NYC startup acquisitions. I have included the acquiree, the acquirer,...
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Advice - Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me what to do first when starting a business. Let me assure you, there is no absolute right or wrong, but there is real value in doing things in a sequence that minimizes the risks, optimizes your...
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Tech - Virtual Reality goes beyond Entertainment and is a field that anybody with creativity can be part of. That’s right, you don’t necessarily need an extensive background in the Entertainment industry to make a beautiful VR piece. But...
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Lifestyle - I was reading Danny Meyer’s book, “Setting the Table” and found that many of my own views on employees and culture mirror the thoughts he shared in his book. He calls it the “51 percenter principle”, where he views 49...
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings,...
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#NYCTech - People pay hundreds of dollars for sketches of themselves, which generally end up in the garbage or lost in the attic.  The new app Chic Sketch, takes sketching digital and lets you send a picture to a fashion illustratorthat will...
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Lifestyle - Every entrepreneur and business leader waits too long before really working on the legacy that he or she wants to leave to society and their family. They realize too late that they don’t really want to be remembered for how many...
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Lifestyle - Building a company is a lot like raising a child. This is especially true when you get a strong pull from the market. It seems like just yesterday we were in beta testing and now we have global production deployments. The sentiment,...
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Advice - It’s that time of year again to think about change, improvement, and new achievements for your company in 2017. But we know from research that 92% of New Year’s resolutions fail. So you might say, why bother? Instead, perhaps you...
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#NYCTech - Today, we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during 2016, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for...
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Advice - Even in this age of videos and text messages, the quickest way to kill your startup dream with investors, business partners or even customers is embarrassingly poor writing. Being very visible in the startup community, I still get an...
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Advertising - These errors could be trumping your Facebook marketing efforts.There’s no denying that Facebook reach is at an all-time low. According to recent research by reporting firm Locowise, the average organic reach of a brand post is...
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Advice - Everyone knows that if you want to be a good friend, you shouldn’t do all the talking all the time. You have to employ active listening skills that show you care about the other person, too, and have her or his best interest at...
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#NYCTech - Owning a luxury watch is a sign of achievement but how does one decide which timepiece will be the signature piece for today and more importantly, tomorrow. In this era of massive consumer choice, it's extremely easy to develop...
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Advice - Successful entrepreneurs often start with a “random” idea, but they quickly focus their efforts and follow a “system” to organize their startup and maximize the clout of their activities. Too many entrepreneur wannabes never...
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Advertising - Recently, we talked about MVP, and that it is important for MVP to be actually viable.Viability, as we explained, means ability to live. To be viable the product needs to have enough hooks and feedback loops. But even if you...
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#NYCTech - Steve Blank is an icon of entrepreneurship, the founder of the “Lean Startup” movement, and the author of two books, “The Startup Owner’s Manual” and “The Four Steps to Epiphany.” A list of this humble man’s...

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