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Advice -  1. You should understand that private equity is a class of investment, and that most early-stage entrepreneurs are better suited for investment from private investors ("angels"), then from professional venture capital...
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Advice - Don’t miss the opportunity to win over the next investor you pitch to. Here are 7 simple ways to stand out from other startups.Have a Real Business in PlaceThe best place to start is by creating a solid business plan that...
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Accelerators - Venture capitalists Sam Altman and Jason Calacanis both wrote posts recently on the topic of startup incubator-hopping. Altman says that participating in more than one startup incubator may actually decrease your chances of...
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Advice -  My General Feelings About Valuation As you know all too well, valuation has many aspects. Investors often talk about the pre-money or post-money valuation of a company at the time they invest. If you get aspects of the percentage of...
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Advice - I start with the premise that running a startup is hard. My favorite business book on running a start up is Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”, which is 282 pages of it’s really effing hard. As a result of it...
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#NYCTech -  When you go to a store you can safely assume a few things: that there is a checkout line and that it will not be hard to find. Online shopping, on the other hand, does not always have these given assumptions and Shoppable is looking...
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Angel/Seed -  Each Angel investor develops their own criteria for how they evaluate a startup for investment...or even whether they will even spend any time referring the firm to others...or advising the firm. The Angel's criteria develops over...
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Funding - In 2011, Dollar Shave Club's founder and CEO Michael Dubin came into my office at Science Inc. to pitch his now-successful razor membership to our team.While the business model was promising, I was not wholly persuaded by the...
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Advice - If you really want to start a business your way without a boss or professional investor hovering over you, then just fund it yourself or through friends and family, and grow it organically. It is more possible to bootstrap today...
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#NYCTech - We’ve all gone through the school system and most of us have suffered through 12 years of math curriculum not enjoying a single moment of it. With seemingly no answer to why we have not changed the way we have taught math, Slate...
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Advice - Most entrepreneurs think in the present. They know they need money now and they go out and raise whatever they can for their current stage of growth.  But, it is critical that entrepreneurs look far enough into the future to know...
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#NYCTech - Finding online articles to help you with your business is pretty easy. The problem is that most of the time you need personalized help to secure  investors, advisors or partners. So where should you go? Try Axial. The all-in-one...
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#NYCTech -  We have done an incredible job at making the internet accessible, easy to use, and fast. Since these basic functions have been met, the next step is to integrate a more aesthetically pleasing web design. B12 is paving the way for...
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#NYCTech -  How often do you have a content or design vision that you really think will boost your startup's sales and soon you realize that you can't execute on this vision because you never learned how to code. It can be an arduous process...
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Investments -  Tech stocks have recouped a good chunk of their early year losses, but the damage in the private market has been done, according to the head of Salesforce Ventures.The revenue multiples investors pay for late-stage software...
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#NYCTech -  Today, I 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...