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Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of April. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further...
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AlleyTalk - One of the greatest parts about America is our free market and the ability to try to make money however works. Making it as a free lancer, if you can do it, is an incredible thing; you have the freedom, you are doing something you...
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Advice - As we go into this New Year, I wanted to round up four problems you may face as a company leader in 2016 and offer my solutions to those problems. Whether you’re a small start up or a Fortune 500, these four pieces of advice have...
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Advice - You think you know your messaging—but do you really?Is your messaging consistent across every piece of marketing collateral you produce?Do you talk about your messaging with every recruit you interview?Does your...
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Cool Tech -  Just north of London, one of the world's most unusual aircraft is taking shape. Hybrid Air Vehicles is trying to bring gas-filled blimps back into style with the launch of its Airlander 10. When will we see blimps...
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Advice - In June of 2010, something really extraordinary happened in the world of Philanthropy. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet began recruiting for what is known as “The Giving Pledge.”As many of you know, the giving pledge is a...
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Bitcoin - Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he's the inventor of the digital currency bitcoin.Wright told the BBC that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the shadowy creator of the cryptocurrency, in a move that could end the years-long...
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Management - Truly awesome products speak for themselves. They have some magic quality to them. They feel just right.When you have to tell people that your product is great, there is something off.A great product is not an exercise in...
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Tech - Our global population is devouring food in record numbers, depleting valuable resources at alarming rates. The romantic vision of a family farm is more of a postcard of our nostalgic past. Today, agriculture is big business that relies...
AlleyWatch April 2016 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of April, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
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AlleyTalk - It’s not uncommon to feel a little jealous after a nice newsfeed scrolling session on virtually any social media platform. From pants to shoes to blouses to suits you may have the impulse to self loathe when instead you should check...
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Advice - Getting investors on your side starts with a very simple formula, and it has nothing to do with financial projections.There’s no better time to be an entrepreneur than right now. Not only is there a low barrier to entry...
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Lifestyle - Certain cinematic moments are enshrined in our memory. Who can forget Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) in "A Few Good Men" ("[Y]ou want me on that wall, you need me on that wall")? Or Alec Baldwin in "Glengarry Glen Ross" ("Coffee's for...
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Mobile -  Checking your smartphone or tablet before bed is common practice, but the so-called "blue light" from the bright display may be impacting your quality of sleep. Here's one explanation why...
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#NYCTech - Ad-blocking. Algorithm changes. Augmented reality. The marketing universe is riddled with buzzwords and hyperbole, which shouldn’t be so surprising – after all, this is an industry of storytellers. For all of the excitement that...
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#NYCTech - Every night, an estimated 20 percent of all tickets to Broadway shows go unsold. Enter TodayTix, a new mobile application that's trying to fill those empty seats by selling more tickets to last-minute buyers.Founded by two former...
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Advice - Traditional business intelligence and data mining software do a very good job of showing you where you’ve been. By contrast, predictive analytics use data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you...

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