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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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AlleyTalk - 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...
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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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AlleyTalk - 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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Venture Capital - Google is starting a venture capital arm in Europe, hoping to find the next Skype or Spotify early. When it comes to entrepreneurs and tech innovation, Google believes Europe may be the next frontier. The tech giant will open a $100...
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AlleyTalk - The American public's attitude toward government, especially toward the federal government, recalls a classic scene in Monty Python's "Life of Brian." "What have they ever given us in return?" fulminates John Cleese, playing a...
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Accelerators - Leave it to two guys in the Maker Movement to graduate from the Techstars program just under a month ago, and then announce that they’ve raised a $1.5 million seed round, led by Tribeca Venture Partners and supported by Bertelsmann...
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AlleyTalk - Mark Leschly has over 20 years experience as a venture capitalist investing in the healthcare, media and information technology sectors. Leschly is presently a managing partner with Rho Capital Partners, an investment and venture...
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Advice - Venture capital firms always have a philosophy by which investments are made. This helps investors evaluate the VC fund to understand where their money is going and the types of companies the VC focuses on. Angel investors have...
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AlleyTalk - ZocDoc is the new king of New York start-ups. The company, which lets patients book medical appointments online and from mobile devices, raised more than $150 million, increasing its valuation to about $1.5 billion, based on a...
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AlleyTalk - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of June, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
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AlleyTalk - Laura Hill has made a career out of helping others carving out a career for themselves. That's impressive! With an M.B.A. in finance from the Stern School at New York University, and a B.B.A. in marketing from the McCombs School of...

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