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Advice - With the recent apparent successes of several startups in taking their company public (initial public offering) and raising billions of dollars, I’m hearing a groundswell of enthusiasm from new entrepreneurs to follow in their...
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Crowdfunding - Many Kickstarter projects reach or exceed their funding goal, ship their product and build the business from there. But for some, the end of that campaign is just the beginning of the true funding process. As more and more...
DIPJAR
#NYCTech - With so many people paying with plastic these days and not getting any change back, the tip jar is often overlooked - and what’s a barista to do? Speaking of change, DipJar is changing all of that. It’s a tip jar and donation box...
CAMPUS JOBS
#NYCTech - Campus Job is an online marketplace for students to find part-time jobs during the school year, and for businesses to find students to hire for short-term work. The site is set up at more than 7,000 post-secondary schools nationwide,...
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Op-ED - Silicon Valley has long prided itself for creating the Pied Pipers of the world, but venture capitalists themselves have been reluctant to disrupt their own industry and the traditional 2/20 model. But just recently, Kent Goldman,...
TheTake
#NYCTech - TheTake is all about giving you instant access to the products and locations in the movies you love. Whether it’s the moment you see a beautiful necklace on screen or days later, when you’re thinking back on how awesome that...
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Advice - Regardless of the strategy you choose – IPO, sell or stay private – the best possible outcome for your company is to “make a dent in the Universe,” as Steve Jobs would say. While Apple was changing the way the world...
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#NYCTech - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of July, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
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#NYCTech - This week, I take a look at the 20 companies that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in New York City this year using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included industry,...
DAGNE DOVER
#NYCTech - Dagne Dover is a practical luxury handbag and accessories brand that solves women’s biggest handbag problem: the fact that your bag quickly becomes a black hole. You know it’s true. Can’t find your keys? Your water bottle...
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Venture Capital - That valuations of some technology start-ups have swelled to billions of dollars has some market observers worried that tech companies could soon approach the frothy levels of 1999 and 2000, which ended when the dot-com bubble finally...
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Exits - Josh Lipton reports many companies are choosing to stay private longer. If they need cash, some are choosing to go to a secondary market.    
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Industry - In the technology world, no question comes up more frequently these days than "Are we in a bubble?" And while it's not up to us at CNBC to answer that question, we do sometimes happen upon little nuggets—data, anecdotes, tweets and...
CORD APP
#NYCTech - Don’t count out voice messaging quite yet. It just needed a bit of updating, and that’s where Cord comes in. Cord makes it easy to send a quick (up to 12 seconds) voice message via one-tap chat that makes texting seem Old...
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AlleyTalk - Jeff Bussgang’s recent article about the lack of women in VC struck a nerve with me as this topic has always been near and dear to my heart so I want to share the story of Barbara Walters and show what it can reveal about the lack...
IEX TRADING
#NYCTech - IEX Trading is an upstart stock trading platform – and the first equity trading venue owned exclusively by a consortium of buy-side investors, including mutual funds, hedge funds, and family offices. The idea: to institutionalize...

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