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CONVERSOCIAL
#NYCTech - Let’s do the math: the faster you can address customer service issues, the better. And what’s more immediate than social? That’s the $5 million question, which is how much Conversocial just raised in its latest funding round led...
TRADEBLOCK
AlleyTalk - Need to know something – or everything – about Bitcoin? TradeBlock is pretty much becoming the go-to site for all things bitcoin, and a globally-recognized source of digital currency analysis, covering all industry topics...
POLICY GENIUS
AlleyTalk - Why is buying insurance so frustrating? Not to mention confusing, stressful, and it always seems like it is policy among insurers to sell you on stuff that you don’t particularly need. Pun intended. Enter Policy Genius, a...
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Accelerators -   New York is a fashion town. Actually, it’s a fashion capital in a $1.2 trillion industry. Since it’s also a technology hub and home to many of the major fashion brands and retailers, it was only a matter of time before...
ARABELLA
AlleyTalk -   We hear about the Steve Jobses and Jerry Yangs who first led the charge in the brave new world of tech. Let’s not forget that they didn’t do it alone. What about the people who turned their backs on traditional industry...
BUTTON
AlleyTalk - With the growing popularity of on-demand services like Uber, Instacart and HandyBook, Button is launching the acquisition and retention platform built for the mobile economy. And the company is poised to help propel these businesses...
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AlleyTalk -     How many times have you gone out to eat, all good, and then you waited forever for the waiter to come around with the check? Good news! Cover is a mobile payments startup that allows restaurant patrons to pay...
CROWDTWIST
AlleyTalk - Ask CrowdTwist founder Irving Fain what led StarVest Partners, with investment from earlier backers, including Fairhaven Capital and SoftBank Capital, to write the check, and he gives his team a lot of the credit. Background:...
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AlleyTalk - Alan Patricof, Greycroft, explains why he thinks crowdfunding will open up a whole new door for startups.
TELLER
AlleyTalk - We all take pictures. And share them on social media. We text. We chat. What if we put it all together so that everyone could tell the whole story? And everyone would get the whole story? That’s what telller does. It’s an...
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Accelerators - Leave it to two guys in the Maker Movement to graduate from the Techstars program just under a month ago, and then announce that they’ve raised a $1.5 million seed round, led by Tribeca Venture Partners and supported by Bertelsmann...
TRUSTPILOT
AlleyTalk - Ok, so you’re Trustpilot and you’ve got this huge, highly engaged global community of consumers who want to share their feedback on various products/services. You also have merchants who’ve integrated your platform so that they...
NETCURATE
Advertising - We talk a lot about disruption in this industry, but Netcurate has taken it a step further. With Netcurate, the online magazine has come of age and heads up, purveyors of Social Media and PR: It’s not just about aggregation –...
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Interviews - You know ‘dot-com’ and ‘dot-org’ but over the next few years you could be using more than 1,300 new domain names.  Ramy Inocencio speaks with...
MY COIN SOLUTION
AlleyTalk - We always hear about the Bitcoin risks. It also has its benefits. Major benefits. And My Coin Solution’s solution is to make Bitcoin more understandable and accessible to both merchants and consumers, to help them to make the best...
ONE_MONTH
Accelerators - The company is called One Month, investors include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and the crowdfunding platform WeFunder,...

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