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NYC Enteprise Startups Most Capital 2015.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest enterprise startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type...
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Advice - About several weeks ago I had the strangest discussion with a VC who I greatly admire and knows a thing or two about enterprise software. We were talking about business models and what is driving investment choices these days, when we...
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Advice - Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service. After celebrating success at that level, they often find themselves ill-prepared to move to the next stage, for scaling their business...
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#NYCTech - Everyone has a different way of remembering the dozens of passwords you use. Some people have the sticky notes, some have an email draft of all of them, and others just use the same password for everything. Honestly, how safe are any of...
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Advice - Know the Elements of App Success An app is a business. If no one needs what your business has to offer, you’re going to struggle to get customers. If your app doesn’t meet a need of smartphone users, you’re going to struggle to...
Liked Brands on Social Media
Advertising - Last week, research from WPP Plc’s Social@Ogilvy Agency and Survey Monkey was presented at the Cannes Lions Advertising gathering regarding the brands and networks taking the social media world by storm. Lucky for us, Bloomberg...
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Advice - There are almost 2 billion mobile users in the world.  For the first time, mobile usage had recently surpassed desktop usage.  By 2020, it is projected that smartphone usage will grow to 4 billion worldwide (Ian...
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Business - Nothing may say 2015 more than a company that claims it's "the Uber for drones."While the Federal Aviation Administration figures out how to regulate drones, it continues to approve their use. Nearly 400 "exemptions" have been...
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Big Data - How many times do you just click on “agree” for a new service without reading the terms? Do you understand all the privacy features on the various social networks you use? Does that awesome app you just loaded expose your user...
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Business -A seafood wholesaler is sidestepping traditional markets and giving restaurants iPads to order the catch of the day. It may help solve one of the...
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Business - Imagine sitting at home on your tablet looking for a new coffee table for the front room. You open an app, choose the piece of furniture you like, and place it in the room to see how it looks - all on your tablet. This is augmented...
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Advice - I thought I had a golden opportunity lined up. I had the sponsor who was evangelizing my solution internally. I had executive buy-in with the president of the division giving his thumbs up. We had one of their major clients lined up...
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Analytics - The unicorn may as well be the new Silicon Valley mascot.The term, reserved for the rare start-up that reaches a $1 billion valuation, is being thrown around in mainstream media and casual conversation because of the speed at...
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#NYCTech -This month’s NY Enterprise Technology Meetup had some great presentations and demos, all of which demonstrated why the enterprise sector in New York is so hot – and growing. Even though it was my first NYETM in a while (and my...
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Business - Six years following a deep recession, new data has revealed that more American entrepreneurs are launching businesses based on perceived opportunities and a broad optimistic outlook—a group sometimes called opportunity...
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Advertising - If you are an entrepreneur today and are not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. But, contrary to what most people preach, it isn’t entirely free. Most social media outlets don’t...