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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...
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#NYCTech - Joshua Ruch has over 30 years of experience in private equity and is currently the Managing Partner at Rho Capital Partners and Rho Ventures, which he co-founded in 1981. He also serves on the Investment Committee of Rho Fund...
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AlleyTalk - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  We are introducing this new column to keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this...
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...
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Crowdfunding - Indiegogo is aiming to be a big player in equity crowdfunding—if the regulations ever get finalized. "I think there is a massive market to be had if equity crowdfunding ever happens," said Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo. "We are...
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Advice - If you’ve gotten far enough in building your  business to think about raising investment, then you’ve worked very hard and survived some near-death experiences. It’s been a tough road and you should be proud of the progress...
JACK MYERS
#NYCTech - Jack Myers is a media economist and chairman of Media Advisory Group. More than 250 media, advertising, marketing, entertainment and financial services companies subscribe to the weekly Jack Myers Media Business Report. Myers speaks...
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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...
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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#NYCTech - Edwin Goodman has been a successful entrepreneur nearly all his life, spotting talent early on in major companies like Apple or Staples, and it all started within the family. His business career began at Bergdorf Goodman, the renowned...
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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...
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AlleyTalk - While one entrepreneur might differ from the next, there is one thing they all have in common: the need for capital. With no shortage of Venture Capitalists and Angels, how do you know whether or not you are working with a winner? Over...
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.
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#NYCTech - Robin Chan is an active angel investor specializing in such areas as social media, mobile and gaming. Chan is currently the founder and CEO of Time Machine Ventures. A global entrepreneur and recognized by Forbes as one of “Nine...
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Advice - Entrepreneurs looking for investor funding often fail to realize that all money comes with strings. For example, if you have watched the Shark Tank TV series, you probably noticed that the Sharks always ask the entrepreneurs for their...

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