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#NYCTech -  A hot topic in the world of personal finance is how to get millennials to effectively manage their finances. Millenials have been distrustful of the traditional banks and live their lives completely in the digital age. At the crux of...
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#NYCTech -  The on-demand industry is booming as employers are using a distributed workforce that they do not have to provide traditional benefits for. These workers then are responsible for their own insurance needs.  It was only a matter of...
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#NYCTech -  If the whole point of contact lenses is that they are supposed to be more convenient than eyeglasses, then why is the process of securing them such a nuisance in this day and age? Simple Contacts is simply simplifying the process of...
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#NYCTech -  When looking into contact lenses as an option, people are surprised at how expensive they can be. Until now, companies could charge you want they want given that sight is a necessity and you very few alternatives. Thankfully, Hubble...
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#NYCTech - Ever since our culture started putting such an emphasis on finding non-animal protein, we’ve discovered and re-appreciated some of earth’s greatest foods. But while we’ve relearned to love almonds and avocados, we’ve missed...
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Advice -  David Rose is third generation serial entrepreneur as well as a third generation angel investor. Starting in the late 19th century, his grandfather was angel investor for medical equipment like the first portable kidney...
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#NYCTech -  The skill requirements needed to successfully run a software company are immense and you likely don't have all the skills you'd like as an early stage startup between the hundreds of applications you are using to...
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#NYCTech - As the current market stands, electric toothbrushes are dominated by a few major companies that can charge whatever they want for an oscillating brushing utensil without many subsititutes. Employing the razor blade model that cuts...
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#NYCTech -  With the need for heightened cybersecurity, many companies have devised incredibly complex systems to stop hackers but have overlooked the more obvious. Simply put, if I know who you are, I can recognize your features and can...
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#NYCTech - As Cautious Outlook Persists, Early-stage Startups Compete for VC Dollars Turns out, the VC cooling trend we noted in our Q2 NYC Seed Deal Report is a bit chillier than anticipated. The venture industry has been slower to reset from...
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#NYCTech -  Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and early stage funding in NYC and nationally over the last three years on a quarterly basis. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down...
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#NYCTech -  Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of September, 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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#NYCTech -  Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC during the month of September. Total capital raised in September by New York startups exceeded $950M! I have included some additional...
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#NYCTech - In this day and age of endless fragmentation in communication and information, every company should think about using some type of intra-company communication service; the only problem is that not every company has the resources to...
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#NYCTech -  Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of August, 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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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...