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Advice -  Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually...
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Advice -  I had lunch with a friend a few weeks ago and we were talking about some of the companies we were seeing in the market and how our portfolios were doing. Generally when this happens you break out in hyperboles and...
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#NYCTech -  This week, we take a look at the state of venture capital and early stage funding in NYC and nationally over the last 16 quarters from the 2nd quarter of 2012 through the first quarter of 2016. Analyzing some publicly available data...
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#NYCTech -  If you are truly determined to increase branding, you need that social reach number up. The way to do this is not so easy. Playbuzz makes it easier. The Playbuzz platform, specializing in shareable quizzes, slideshows,...
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#NYCTech -   Nobody hates soup. You can get annoyed that your soup takes a while to prepare and you can’t treat your soup like your energy drinks, but nobody hates soup. So why not try the nutritious soup drink, Gazpacho that will cool your...
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#NYCTech -  Wealth management companies are sprouting up left and right and it could be hard to pick out the good ones. But let me give you a hint. When a company has gathered $1.5B in assets and has created over 30,000 accounts that could be all...
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Finance -  Mutual fund giants aren't just interested in putting money to work in publicly traded companies. Increasingly, they also want to own a piece of red-hot start-ups. Tech news site Re/code reported that Fidelity Investments is now...
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Funding -  If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? A lot of smart people ask themselves that question, especially as they struggle to keep up with the bills and worry about an inadequately funded retirement. In my work, consulting with...
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Advice -  There’s no question that biotech is a growing field with vast technological potential. But investors looking to improve their business growth strategies would also do well to pay attention. Biotech is an international industry, and...
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#NYCTech -  Small business loans are still the backbone of business in this country.  In the SBA market alone, there is over $50M in new loans funded daily according to a recent Entrepreneur article.  Despite the popularity of the small...
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Advice -  When early stage investors conduct their due diligence we all have our own set of criteria and benchmarks, some objective. Many not!  This can be rather frustrating for founders because a lot of the dialog with investors, as a...
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#NYCTech -  Reliable energy sources is still a problem for a significant portion of the global population. According to the World Bank, 1.1 billion people still do not have access to energy electricity while another 2.9 billion people use solid...
David Rose Explains Angel Investing
#NYCTech -  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 dialysis...
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#NYCTech -  Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of May, 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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Investments -  Investors concerned about whether tech is in a bubble now that the Nasdaq has reached 2000 levels need to factor in the impact of inflation, Scott Nolan, the Founders Fund partner, said on recently.On Friday, the Nasdaq closed...
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#NYCTech -  This is how you swipe your favorite brands – and it’s all legal. In fact, it’s revolutionary, and we’ll explain:Spring is a mobile marketplace where customers shop directly within the app from a curated community of...