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Jeremy Levine: A New York VC Spotlight In the world of venture capitalists, few are more skilled than Jeremy Levine. In addition to being a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, he also sits on the board of 11 companies, including Pinterest and Yelp, has three children and is bilingual. He was one of the first […]
Ever wonder what’s going on inside the mind of Venture Capitalists? Tim Draper and Anna Vital are taking us through the mind of the VC. They have found that Venture Capitalists don’t like to play it safe. Small markets are not interesting to them. Instead, they go after billion-dollar markets where companies can have hyper […]
Susanne Greenfield is an Angel Investor with a great knowledge of corporate finance and private equity. She attended NYU on a merit-based scholarship and during her time, there she was on the Dean’s List every semester, which led to her receiving the Dean’s Honor Key. Greenfield graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU with a double […]
Startups are about as common in this country as… Let’s just say that, these days, it seems that everyone has one. But a startup that turns into an established, successful company is a bit harder to come by. Many startups fail because they lack some of the characteristics that successful startups possess. Some of these […]
Christine Tate is a very active Angel investor, involved early stage investing in the New York area. Tate was educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she received her MBA. She is also a certified internal auditor. She recently finished an eight month stint as CFO of Grand Slam Alley, an organization that invests in companies […]
If your company is stuck in a rut or simply not functioning at the level it should be, it may be time to apply some common approaches in uncommon places. Management Consultant Sarah Joyce (Stanford ’14) illustrates this point in an interesting way, using the Catholic Church as her model. The Church has $170 billion in revenue, serves 1.2 billion customers and employees nearly a million people. In the past few years, the church has lost both revenue and market share at alarming rates, with home markets in the U.S. and Europe being hit the hardest. If we think of the Catholic Church as a business, Joyce says, then we can use four simple steps to come up with a solution to its declining revenue and market shares.
Startup Genome is breaking down the success of startups in Silicon Valley and beyond. Startups based in Silicon Valley are 22% more ‘successful’ than the ones in New York, and 54% more than startups in London. This may be due to the fact that Silicon Valley startups raise 2-3 times more money in the first […]
Jordan Levy is a no-nonsense businessman. He works hard to insure that his investments add value to a company, and that is exactly what they have done for several companies, including Betaworks, Lover.ly, and Synacor. General Partner at SoftBank Capital NY, Levy is also Managing Partner of Seed Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital […]