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ANDREW ACKERMAN
#NYCTech - Andrew Ackerman is a mentor, entrepreneur and angel investor. In the mid 1990’s, Ackerman worked as a senior consultant and later associate with Booz and Company. After a brief stint as a product manager for Kaplan Test Prep...
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Advice - TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) is the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, with 56 chapters and 15,000 members globally. Our New York chapter, faced with robust local competition from for-profit...
DAVID BEATTY
#NYCTech - Born in Ireland, David Beatty began his career as a headhunter in 1985, before joining IMI Computing in 1989. He was transferred to the United States in 1990. In 1993, he founded Empire Messaging, a company that provides enterprise...
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Advice - ‘Chance favors only the prepared mind.’ – Louis Pasteur. One of the objectives of the companies going through Techstars and other accelerators is to secure financing. Most companies are coming in focusing on accelerating...
VALET ANYWHERE
#NYCTech - Anyone with a car in the city knows what a hassle it can be, when it comes to parking. After running the gamut of parking tickets, car towed (again), and the literal bumps and grind of street parking, Valet Anywhere CEO and cofounder...
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Angel/Seed - Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources. But, in fact, angel investors now fund over sixty times as many companies, according the Center for Venture Research. A new class of...
ed zimmerman
AlleyTalk - Ed Zimmerman could be described as a venture lawyer, angel investor, and a wine lover and connoisseur, - which may help to explain why he’s part of an angel investing group called GrapeArbor. He co-founded GrapeArbor in 2006 in...
barbara corcoran
#NYCTech - Perhaps best known to the general public for her role on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Barbara Corcoran began her business career with a $1000 loan for her real estate startup, The Corcoran Group. Nearly 30 years later, The Corcoran Group...
toan hyunh
#NYCTech - Why do you angel invest? I started out as an entrepreneur—just like you—and learned the hard way that sometimes, VC money is not all that it appears to be. It can make you feel like you gave your shirt, your house, your car,...
mike edelhart
#NYCTech - Mike Edelhart is the lead partner, Social Starts, an early stage investment fund for companies oriented toward building the “Social Construct” and the revolution that the Era of Social Media is bringing. He is also CEO of Tomorrow...
PATHGATHER
#NYCTech - Pathgather is a new approach to enterprise learning that puts employees in control, and who knows what skills are needed to get the job done better than fellow employees? They actually motivate individuals to learn and connect around...
AlleyWatch November 2014 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#NYCTech - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of November, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
ABACUS LABS
#NYCTech - Abacus is a simple, fast way for businesses to reimburse their employees for company expenses. On mobile. In real time. They are re-imagining from the ground up how expense reporting would have worked, if it had been born mobile....
SKYLIGHT
#NYCTech - Show of hands: who thinks that looking for a new apartment in NYC is one of the greatest leisure time activities on the planet? We know. Major pain point and that’s why Skylight just raised a $500k seed round from the likes of...
AlleyWatch October 2014 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#NYCTech - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of October, 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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Advice - In the past few months, almost every discussion I have with founders who recently started their companies start the same way. “We are really excited to have you help us, do you know of any investors that might want to...

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