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AlleyTalk - Edwin Goodman has been a successful entrepreneur nearly all his life, spotting talent early on in major companies like Apple or Staples, and it all started within the family. His business career began at Bergdorf Goodman, the renowned...
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AlleyTalk - While one entrepreneur might differ from the next, there is one thing they all have in common: the need for capital. With no shortage of Venture Capitalists and Angels, how do you know whether or not you are working with a winner? Over...
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AlleyTalk - Alan Patricof, Greycroft, explains why he thinks crowdfunding will open up a whole new door for startups.
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Advice - Entrepreneurs looking for investor funding often fail to realize that all money comes with strings. For example, if you have watched the Shark Tank TV series, you probably noticed that the Sharks always ask the entrepreneurs for their...
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Venture Capital - Google is starting a venture capital arm in Europe, hoping to find the next Skype or Spotify early. When it comes to entrepreneurs and tech innovation, Google believes Europe may be the next frontier. The tech giant will open a $100...
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AlleyTalk - The American public's attitude toward government, especially toward the federal government, recalls a classic scene in Monty Python's "Life of Brian." "What have they ever given us in return?" fulminates John Cleese, playing a...
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AlleyTalk - Mark Leschly has over 20 years experience as a venture capitalist investing in the healthcare, media and information technology sectors. Leschly is presently a managing partner with Rho Capital Partners, an investment and venture...
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AlleyTalk - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of June, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
DAN CIPORIN
AlleyTalk - Most successful venture capitalists don’t have a familiarity with living in a teak stilt house in remote Thailand, but then again Dan Ciporin isn’t your average VC. Ciporin’s experience in the remote rice paddies of the world...
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Advice - Charlie O’Donnell wrote a short blog post of the economics of his fund and no surprise, it was representative of how a typical VC fund operates. But since my fund is far from being typical, I would like to share with you the weird,...
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AlleyTalk - The thing about bubbles—by the time they start bursting, it's usually too late. But for now, most venture capitalists see little worry about that, and remain bullish on funding for start-ups and they continue to justify sky-high,...
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AlleyTalk - With venture capitalists pumping nearly $10 million into deals in the first quarter, it's hard to imagine VCs becoming obsolete anytime soon. That's the highest total since the second quarter of 2001, according to research firm CB...
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AlleyTalk - From Day One, Gil Beyda has been engaged in the field of technology and has been nothing but successful. He began with a BS in computer science from the California State University at Northridge, and before even completing his...
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AlleyTalk - In early April, the partners at Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark traveled to China for a week of schmoozing with top executives at the country's biggest technology companies, including e-retailer Alibaba, search engine Baidu,...
PETER SOBILOFF
AlleyTalk - Peter Sobiloff joined Insight Venture Partners in 1998 as Managing Director, bringing 20 years of operational experience in executive leadership positions, sales management and worldwide operations to the firm. Before joining Insight,...
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AlleyTalk -   Companies' venture funds poured more money into venture-backed start-ups in the last quarter than they have since the dot-com era. While in other circumstances that might be a worrisome sign, now it might actually be a positive...

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