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Advice - The visibility of Google, Facebook and a few others continues to propagate the myth that the ultimate objective of every entrepreneur should be to take their startups public via an initial public offering at the earliest opportunity....
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#NYCTech - inSparq, the real time platform that allows retailers and brands to discover and market their trending products founded in 2010 by Veronika Sonsev and Richie Hecker has been acquired by Somerville, New Jersey-based Adiant.   Adiant...
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Advice - What’s your exit strategy?I started the company because I want to change the telecom sector. I want it to be a ‘customer first, profit second’-business instead of a “how much money can I get for my shareholders and...
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Advice - With the uptick in the economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough Angel investors and VCs to go around. Thus...
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Advice - If you’re interested in selling your business, here are some things to keep in mind.A couple of questions on Quora about whether there’s a “buyer wanted” listing service for startup owners who want to sell their businesses...
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Advice - The growing trend in early-stage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is to ditch the suits. According to Dealogic, 73% of acquirers utilized a formal investment-banking firm in 2003. By 2013, only 31% of acquirers used a formal...
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#NYCTech - Kairos is a facial recognition software company. IMRSV (Immersive Labs) is an emotion analysis company. The synergies between the two companies certainly weren’t lost on all parties concerned, and now Kairos has acquired IMRSV to...
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Advice - All founders dream of building everlasting public companies that will live on long after they are gone. However, after a few years of struggling and working for free, the idea of being acquired for a nice payday can seem very...
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Exits - Tech companies primed to go public next year saw a surge in mega funding rounds in 2014, as the number of $100 million or more financing deals more than doubled to 50 this year, according to the analytics firm CB Insights.And as...
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings, exits,...
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Advice - The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about regarding a new startup is how it will end, yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is an exit strategy. The answer you give can make or break your...
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Advice - The first quarter of 2014 has experienced the largest number of IPOs in the past decade, compared to first-quarter data from previous years. With the JOBS Act in place and an improved economy, the accelerated pace is not expected to...
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Advice - The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about regarding a new startup is how it will end, yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is an exit strategy. The answer you give can make or break your...
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#NYCTech -Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs are close to a deal to create an instant-messaging service to rival that of Bloomberg LP.
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Exits -Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet retailer behind the biggest initial public offering ever, has opened the floodgates for even more tech IPOs, a venture capitalist told CNBC on Monday."The Alibaba IPO is a watershed moment...
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Advice - With the recent apparent successes of several startups in taking their company public (initial public offering) and raising billions of dollars, I’m hearing a groundswell of enthusiasm from new entrepreneurs to follow in their...