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#NYCTech - Seemingly, there is a new crop of startup accelerator programs popping up weekly. Most provide the same benefits – an initial investment in return for a slice of equity, office space for the duration of the program, mentorship...
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#NYCTech -  Do you remember watching Schoolhouse Rock and learning something in an entertaining and enjoyable way?  If you are wondering why no one is bringing this immersive style of learning back, you should know that Flocabulary is on it....
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Advice - One of the biggest myths I have found in the entrepreneur community is that every startup needs one or more outside investors for credibility and success, and perhaps is even entitled to at least one. They don’t realize that...
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#NYCTech -  Investing, innovation and economic growth were the focal points of this year's Silicon Dragon, which took place on recently at the NASDAQ building in Times Square.The event focused on the benefits of US entrepreneurs, VCs and...
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Advice - TL; DR Only serial founders with strong domain knowledge and track records and traction get funded quickly. For most founders raising a seed round is a lot more work, but there is a method to the madness.We often write here...
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#NYCTech - With roots as a consulting company, Nuxeo pivoted to a rich content management platform focused on document management, digital asset management, or case management. Today, we chat with CEO Eric Barroca to get the inside scoop...
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Advice -  In Red Rocket’s Definitive Checklist for Startup Success, we detailed the many things that startup investors are looking for before making an investment. But, I didn’t really talk about the potential red flags investors are...
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#NYCTech -  The are times that everyone needs someone to talk to. Whether you need professional help or you feel like you are overburdening your friends, having a professional to help sort out your goals and how you want to progress in life is...
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Venture Capital -  In an extremely rare move for a venture capital (VC) firm, Draper Esprit went public on the London Stock Exchange Wednesday, raising some £103 million ($146.1 million) - and giving retail investors access to investing in high-tech...
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#NYCTech -  With all of the politics surrounding healthcare it is refreshing when a company comes along looking to truly revolutionize the world of health care. Virtual Health, the health management platform that is priming us for ‘value based...
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Advice -  I have been writing about how to raise venture capital for years. But I got a very unexpected question the other day: what exactly is venture capital? I just assumed everyone understood what venture capital actually was. For those...
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#NYCTech -  People have been drinking alcohol for centuries and while we’ve been good at mixing and developing new drinks, when it comes to the streamlining and distributing, we haven’t clicked the update button in a long while. Developed by...
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Drones -  Clearly drones are flying into mainstream. There was a torrent of news stories last week surrounding the launch of the DJI Phantom 4, and several WSJ articles talked about how drone investments have not delivered to their full...
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#NYCTech -  8 FashionTech startup companies presented at New York Fashion Tech Lab's "Demo Day" at the Time Inc. recently. NYFTL was cofounded in 2014 by Springboard Enterprises and the Partnership Fund for New York City. This cohort of the...
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Advice - You’ve heard the age-old adage, “Taking money from a VC is like getting married.” It’s true. The average company exit—whether it is through an acquisition or an IPO—will occur within 8 years of starting a company. Based...
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Advice -  Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually...