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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...
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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...