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David Rose Explains Angel Investing
#NYCTech - David Rose is third generation serial entrepreneur as well as a third generation angel investor. Starting in the late 19th century, his grandfather was angel investor for medical equipment like the first portable kidney dialysis...
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Finance - Mobile payments are set to explode over the next few years and while tech companies might be excited by the profits to come, there is a another group of people also looking forward to the technology — restaurant waiting...
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Bitcoin - The technological innovation behind bitcoin has the potential to empower the existing financial world, not just disrupt banks out of existence as some have foretold, according to a former Wall Street exec."The blockchain is the...
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Advice - Whether you’re looking to raise a round of capital or sell your company, it’s important to understand how to value your company. The best way to value a company is to research comparable transactions in the market. We’ll take a...
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#NYCTech - What if you could buy with your credit card, and not have to pay interest each and every time you do? Yeah, keep dreaming.Or PayItSimple.PayItSimpleallows online and offline merchants to offer their customers interest-free...
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Cool Tech - For investors, finding the right hedge fund can be a lot like dating. Which one matches your goals? Do your personalities connect? Is it worth investing time…and money?Well, one startup is trying to make the process easier by...
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Finance - Good news for those of us who use and store money in the Google Wallet mobile payment service: Our funds are about to get a whole lot more secure. Yahoo Finance is reporting that Google Wallet balances will now be held in...
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#NYCTech - Analysts aren’t always right. In fact, far from it, as many investors well know. That’s why the smart money is on Estimize, a crowdsourced platform for financial estimates, and talk about the wisdom of the crowds: Estimize beats...
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#NYCTech - Money makes the world go ‘round and, the 2015 FinTech Startups Conference brought together forty Silicon Alley game-changers to continue the dialog on revolutionizing how we use it. Here were my favorite, thought-provoking moments...
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Finance - Private technology companies reached enormous valuations last year, leading many to believe a bubble is looming. Private giants now include Uber and Chinese mobile company Xiaomi, whose valuations have eclipsed $40 billion.Look...
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Bitcoin - Apple's entry into mobile payments last week through Apple Pay won't really waver use of bitcoin, investor Cameron Winklevoss told CNBC on Thursday."I don't think they compete. I think Apple Pay is a closed system. You know,...
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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 this week including the fundings,...
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Advice - We spend a lot of time looking at startups that are trying to disrupt the financial services landscape for end-users. These businesses are sexy and headline-grabbing… Everyone loves an underdog.But there is another class of...
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#NYCTech - The New York Tech Meetup was diverse this month. Not just the kind of diversity tech is notorious for not having - women, or people of color- but diverse in variety. There were startups in various phases, from MVP and seed funded to...
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Bitcoin - The nascent industry of bitcoin derivatives recently received a high-profile boost. This past Wednesday, a London-based trading platform called Crypto Facilities officially launched.Former bankers from Goldman Sachs, Morgan...
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Advice - Despite tech savvy and higher levels of education than prior generations, mounting student debt levels are beginning to drag down younger Americans' startup ambitions, according to a new report."Saddled with student loan debt,...