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#NYCTech - Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article…Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates),...
Erika Mozes
#NYCTech - Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article...Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates),...
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#NYCTech -  The fact that at any given moment there are scores of job seekers looking and so many companies looking to fill positions is testament to the fact that we have not completely figured out the perfect hiring paradigm. So instead of...
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#NYCTech -  Whether you are keeping with your New Years resolutions or not, everyone needs more time at the gym. But when reality catches up and you stop going, it’s almost always due to its inconvenience. With TRN, there is no inconvenience....
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#NYCTech -  Let’s be honest, it’s hard to tip these days when all of your purchases are through your phone or credit card. Without spare change, tipping is just not as personal as it once was. DipJar is bringing us back to how it used to be...
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#NYCTech -  Seriously. Music is one of the world’s biggest draws, and what if there was a search engine dedicated to music alone: a search and discovery platform for music creators, producers, songwriters and artists – and of course music...
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Alley Showdown - Yesterday, we learned that Steve Schlafman, principal at Lerer Ventures was jumping ship to join RRE Ventures at the end of the summer.  According to his Tumblr, Steve will be focused on Series A investments at RRE.  We wish Steve the...
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Alley Showdown - The mayoral race is heating up in NYC with Christine Quinn and Anthony Weiner neck and neck according to recent polls.  The next mayor of the greatest city in the word has big shoes to fill.  Earlier in the week, we covered the...
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Alley Showdown - Hot off of the Tumblr acquisition, Silicon Alley sees another big deal. Just yesterday it was announced that MakerBot was being acquired by Stratasys, representing some significant consolidation in the red hot 3-D printing space.  The...
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Accelerators - Former Managing Director at Techstars NYC, Eugene Chung was shown the door at TechStars just two weeks before Demo Day earlier this week.  Nicole Glaros, who worked alongside Chung, is now steering the ship. Ms. Glaros was a Managing...
yahoo versus tumblr
Alley Showdown - Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr, valued at $1.1 billion, represents the largest venture backed acquisition in New York in history.  This exit will have significant ramifications for the ecosystem in New York for years to come.   The...
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Alley Showdown - Earlier in the week, noted Cupertino fan boy, MG Siegler announced that he had accepted a new role focusing on early stage investment at Google Ventures.   Siegler, a journalist turned VC, spent the last 18 months at Crunch Fund run...
amazon fab comparison
Alley Showdown - So New York based Fab is pivoting again to become the next iteration of Amazon.  The company is reportedly raising another $100 million on a $1 BILLION valuation.  Amazon currently is trading at a $113 billion market cap. Who wins in...
warby parker google glass
Alley Showdown - Both are attacking the ocular space in different ways.  Warby Parker opened its first physical store in Soho last week.  The first batch of early adopters who shelled out $1500 are awaiting the arrival of their Google Glasses this...
Webby Awards vs Shorty Awards
Alley Showdown - The 5th annual Shorty Awards to identify the best in social media were held earlier in the week.  Voting for the 17th annual Webby Awards, which honors “excellence on the internet”, opened up this week as well.  Both are heavily...
Uber_NYC vs HailoNYC
Alley Showdown - 13,000 yellow cabs in NYC according to Wikipedia.  A number of legalities surrounding the use of apps in the space.   Uber completed a small trial last year.  HailoNYC is ready to jump into the market and its launch in NYC is...