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Advice - Over time, merger or acquisition opportunities may present themselves as growth opportunities for your business. As discussed in the past, M&A can be very distracting to an early-stage business still trying to optimize their...
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#NYCTech - In the well-connected world we live in, there are still a few barriers holding us back from true global connectedness. One of these barriers, the language barrier, holds back expansion and cooperation with other markets that would...
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Advice -  Venture Capitalist and Silicon Valley veteran Tim Draper has a message for most startups: Don't go public yet."I think going public now is not the greatest thing in the world for an entrepreneur, unless the company is worth about...
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Advice - Some in the venture community see the fact that there have been only a handful of tech IPO’s in the last six months as the harbinger of doom.  If there are no public exits, they can’t harvest gains from their “winners” and...
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#NYCTech -  As people get pickier about whose blogs they are reading, elite bloggers have risen to the top. But the two aspects of this industry, the connecting of the best bloggers in one area and the presentation of the content have remained...
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Advice -  This happens to every founder at some point. You realize building your business is harder than you expected. You have been working for a few years without finding breakaway growth. The team is tired and losing some of their passion,...
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Advice - In the old days, every entrepreneur dreamed of easily taking their startup public, and making it big. Today the rate of startups going public (IPO – Initial Public Offering) is up from the dead zone, but is still less than half...
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#NYCTech -  It is very rare when it is absolutely clear who will win a given sports matchup. The fact that we never know who is going to win is what makes it exciting to watch and even more exciting to wager on games. numberFire, the premier tool...
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#NYCTech -  1010data, the Big Data analytics platform has just been acquired by Advance/Newhouse for $500M. Already providing service to over 750 of the biggest retail and manufacturing companies, the acquisition will provide 1010data the...
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#NYCTech - No one likes being held back by what the newspaper decides to report on. People want interesting and inspiring videos and stories to show them what happened. ViralNova, the web's go-to site for powerful stories, news, and cat...
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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...