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Accelerators - A question I often get as an adviser is whether or not to join a business incubator or accelerator as a way to move forward faster and smarter and increase the odds of business success. The simple answer is always yes, but like any...
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#NYCTech -  In a day and age where customer reviews can make or break a company, companies have bent over backwards for their customers in all directions; but at the top of the totem pole of customer service lies Sprinklr. The Customer Experience...
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Advice -  Don’t assume that all investors are the same just because their money is always the same color. Every entrepreneur should do the same due diligence on a potential investor that smart investors do on their startups. Check their track...
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#NYCTech -  Getting a quote for a mortgage, whether it is for your first or refinancing your fifth house is not simple. Forgetting all the paper work and obnoxious phone calls you’ll have to make, you wont even know if you are getting the best...
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Funding -  As you have found out, investing usually follows trends, many of which we are experiencing right now. If something is hot or seems to be working, why not follow it?Delivery of everything Pre-packaged food (delivered...
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#NYCTech -  With the advent of modern medicine, we have all the tools and knowledge to make fertility experiences as seamless as possible. But at the moment is there an all in one solution that addresses this market? With Progyny, there is. The...
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Advice -  One of the worst things that can happen to a CEO of an early-stage company is to be in the state of perpetual fundraising.Here is how you can tell that it may be happening to you:You have been fundraising for a while You...
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Funding -  Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in the US this year using some data from our friends at Crunchbase (as of 7/1/16).   In addition to dollar amount, I have included...
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Funding -  Venture capital (VC) funding is booming, and it has been since 2012. Yet it is not without its problems – it has often received criticism for its excessive investment in companies that failed to solve real issues.These critiques...
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#NYCTech -  There’s a brand new accelerator in town, and you need to know all about it. entreprenYOURS has an unique model: every participating company receives equity in their fellow cohort member’s startups. The program was started by...
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#NYCTech -  This week, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in New York City this year using some data from our friends at Crunchbase (as of 7/1/16).   In addition to dollar amount, I have...
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Funding -  Wall Street banks are horning in on a tried-and-true Silicon Valley business.And they're doing it at a crucial time.Investors and executives say Silicon Valley fundraising for startups is stalling, right at a time when many...
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#NYCTech -  Design is subjective and preferences vary from person to person.  However, one thing we can agree on is that there has been a wide variability in the tools that are used to design and manage the process which is often arduous....
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Advice -  Even though the color of their money is always green, all startup investors are not the same. Struggling entrepreneurs are often so happy to get a funding offer that they neglect the recommended reverse due diligence on the investors....
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#NYCTech -  This week, we take a look at the state of venture capital and early stage funding in NYC and nationally over the last 17 quarters from the 2nd quarter of 2012 through the second quarter of 2016. Analyzing some publicly available data...
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#NYCTech -    With Big Data, humans have the greatest advantage in understanding consumers than ever before. But just because the data exists does no mean you know how to use it. That’s why we have Grey Jean Technologies, the company that...