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AlleyWatch January 2016 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#NYCTech - 2016 is off to an exceptional start for New York city startup financings and it was fueled by some later stage mega deals.Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of January, both in...
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#NYCTech - For millennials, investing is scary. All they hear about is the economic recession of 2008 and how fragile the market is. What they need is a little bit of confidence before confronting this monster. Stash is helping this become a...
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Advice - Does it really take a few flaws to make a great entrepreneur, or are the rest of us just confused about what a perfect business person is all about? In the past I’ve written about the positive attributes of great entrepreneurs, so...
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Videos - Black holes have long been a source of intrigue for astronomers and science fiction writers, but what happens when a star wanders too close to one?
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Apps - //A new study from the University of Chicago found marriages that began online, when compared with those that began through traditional offline venues, were slightly less likely to result in a break up and were found to be happier.
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#NYCTech - A group of entrepreneurs gathered for an exclusive breakfast with entrepreneur, venture capitalist and according to Business Insider, one of the top 100 most influential people in Silicon Valley, Owen Davis. It was a rainy,...
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Advice - Use your knowledge to help your employees grow, not to bring them down.When I started my business several years ago, I found myself trying to control every aspect of the day-to-day. I micromanaged my team, refusing to let them...
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Advice - During Decoded Fashion’s recent New York Summit, mass customization and personalization were recurring themes for both established and emerging brands. Levi’s Chief Merchandising Officer Grant Barth noted that customization is...
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#NYCTech - When you are putting up an ad you have your options. But above all what you want is optimal placement. What is my ad in proximity to? Is it hitting my target audience? With questions like these in mind you can’t just rely on your...
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Advice - Funding for tech startups appears to be going strong, but there's a looming concern that it could be too strong — strong enough that it's already fueled the next tech bubble.Some investors and analysts have been reluctant to...
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Bitcoin - //The price of bitcoin isn't the only thing about the virtual currency that is going through the roof.
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#NYCTech - The Forbes 2016 prediction for women in tech predicted a major change in technology leadership and the workforce. We watched the prediction begin to unfold as NY Tech Meetup (NYTM) and Bloomberg Women in Tech partnered to host the...
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Advice - It would be a shame if growing in your career took you further away from having an up-to-date perspective of what is happening with your product.You can quickly forget what life is like in the trenches. If you want to be an...
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Advice - I want to clear something up. I take issue with this latest post stating Execution Eats Strategy for Lunch.Good strategy is just as important as good execution. To achieve success, one can’t exist without the other.Let me...
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#NYCTech - Blueprint Health, the digital health accelerator based in the city, announced its ninth class for its twelve-week program recently. A total of 10 healthcare companies were vetted and selected to receive $20K in investment for the...
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Advice - As a startup advisor, I see many aspiring entrepreneurs whose primary motivation seems to be to work part time, or get rich quick, or avoid anyone else telling them what to do. Let me assure you, from personal experience, and from...
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Advice - Just because you aren’t in a “startup hub” doesn’t mean your business can’t thrive.As the founder of a Philadelphia-based startup, I’ve fielded the same question countless times as Leadnomics has grown: “Why...

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