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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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#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC 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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#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 - When trying to go to a concert or sporting event last minute you either have to pay a lot, or you can go to a sketchy website that you don’t know if you can trust. Rukkus is making this a problem of the past. Rukkus, the ticket...
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Advice - Need a dose of inspiration? These techniques can help you get back on track.When I started my company 12 Labs, I initially struggled. But once I learned how to be productive, I was able to grow my app to 450K+ downloads, a...
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Advice - Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to scale. But what does that really mean? Simply stated, it means that your business has the potential to multiply revenue with minimal...
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 - Investing in "unicorns" – or start-ups valued over $1 billion – has become a "substantially more dangerous and complicated practice", top venture capitalist Bill Gurley warned on recently, highlighting emerging trends...
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Videos -  San Francisco-based venture capital firm Unitus Impact is betting on financial startups not in nearby Silicon Valley, but in far-away Vietnam.
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Advice - Building a brand image is a complex and long process, and it is fraught with various caveats: from copycats to fraud and scam attempts, as your brand becomes more prominent, the illicit attempt to profit from it will become more...
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Advice - I’m a 23 year old female consumer and I’m most definitely not loyal. Disregard any Chris Brown lyrics that jump into your head, I’m referencing the loyalty a retail brand fantasizes about creating with me… and my...

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