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#NYCTech - Ever try to buy a mattress? There seems to be an overwhelming lack of transparency in the process with confusing and constantly changing pricing based on sales quotas, the weather, the salesperson, day of the week, and any other...
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Advice - If you’re interested in selling your business, here are some things to keep in mind.A couple of questions on Quora about whether there’s a “buyer wanted” listing service for startup owners who want to sell their businesses...
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Advice - The growing trend in early-stage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is to ditch the suits. According to Dealogic, 73% of acquirers utilized a formal investment-banking firm in 2003. By 2013, only 31% of acquirers used a formal...
HONEST BUILDINGS
#NYCTech - That’s what happens when you build the first centralized collaboration and workflow solution that’s basically the first – and only – complete solution that enables real estate owners and developers to manage and analyze...
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Funding - Within the past two years, more than 50 new “unicorns” have emerged in the U.S. These unicorns are propped up by venture capitalists and their rapidly expanding funds. While many will evolve into self-sustaining businesses and...
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Advice - I have been working with several founders recently on their fundraising decks. Having had to do some intense thinking around the subject, what investor side advice do I have to share? For founders on this journey, here are three...
THE 10 LARGEST ROUNDS IN NYC IN MAY 2015.002
#NYCTech - Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest  rounds in NYC during the month of May. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the...
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Accelerators - So you decided that an accelerator is appropriate and helpful to your company. You read 10 Reasons to Join (or not to join) an accelerator post and decided to go for it. Filled out the application, researched different kinds of...
AlleyWatch May 2015 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#NYCTech - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of May, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 - Day 2
AlleyTalk -Public markets are doing a good job of valuing technology companies, but the same cannot be said for private investors, closely watched venture capitalist Fred Wilson said recently.The big problem: Startups can get much better...
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Funding - Let’s take a look back at startup funding in 2014 in terms of region, industry, source and more.As we head into the New Year, it’s time to look back at the major players and milestones in startup funding. In 2014 startup...
BLUE APRON
#NYCTech - First, we’re going to show off a bit. Earlier this year, when AlleyWatch released our list of 15 NYC Startup Founders to Watch For in 2015 (in no particular order), Blue Apron Cofounder & CEO Matt Salzberg made the list, of...
JUKELY
#NYCTech - It all started with Jukely, a service to market concerts, allowing people to search and discover new artists in their area and purchase tickets. Then it evolved into Jukely Unlimited, a concert subscription service that’s changing...
Trustpilot
#NYCTech - This is where trust, customer engagement and considering all sides of the equation pays off.Big time.Trustpilot is the platform for a huge, highly engaged global community of consumers who want to share their feedback on...
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#NYCTech -  First, the details. Ten companies. Three months. $40K in funding. And seven of the companies have women founders. This time around, they’re taking on everything from home renovations to financing home re-developers; audience...
PayItSimple
#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...