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ShopKeep
#NYCTech - Before ShopKeep, POS systems were frustrating and unfriendly to small businesses. Their high costs were irritating, and untimely crashes were unacceptable. But ShopKeep has changed it all. The NYC Startup that changed small businesses...
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Management - The Andreessen Horowitz co-founder's New Yorker profile reveals that talent is the key to his decisions. There's a lot to chew on in the New Yorker's massive profile of Marc Andreessen. It's a fantastic look into the mind of one of...
Five Tips For Making A $1B Company or Unicorn
Venture Capital - The "unicorn,” or a company with a valuation of $1 billion, used to be a mythical being in Europe. Now the region has more of them than ever before. Europe has 40 unicorns, and up from 30 this time last year. Thirteen new names were...
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...
Startup KPIs: Words from the Wise
Business - I recently attended a great panel discussion on Startup Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by The CFO Leadership Council. Chris Hering from NetSuite was the moderator and the speakers were Melissa Stepanis from Silicon Valley...
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Advice - Mark Pearson knows a thing or two about investing. He sold his company Markco Media, which owns MyVoucherCodes, to Monitise last year for up to £55 million ($85.4 million). The original investment back in 2006 was just £300.Now...
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Advice - Dana Mead, a partner for Kleiner, Perking, Caufield & Byers, gave a lecture entitled Understanding Venture Capital, hosted by Stanford Tech Ventures Forum.Dana Mead explains that Venture Capital essentially seeks big ideas...
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#NYCTech - It seems like only a few months ago, we sat down with Namely to discuss their most recent funding round. Well it was and since March of this year, the software platform that is streamlining payroll, benefits, and HR needs for small...
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Funding - Within the past two years, more than 50 new “unicorns” have emerged in the U.S. These unicorns are propped up by venture capitalists and their rapidly expanding funds. While many will evolve into self-sustaining businesses and...
THE 10 LARGEST ROUNDS IN NYC IN MAY 2015.002
#NYCTech - Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest  rounds in NYC during the month of May. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the...
AlleyWatch May 2015 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#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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Venture Capital - Unicorns ... Everyone is hunting them. It's not just the usual suspects—the venture capitalists and private equity firms—but every investor class, including the 8 million accredited investors in the U.S. In their quest for...
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Techs and the City - Aspect Partners, Silicon Valley's first female-led venture capital firm, said Thursday that it has raised $150 million for its initial fund.Aside from just building a successful firm, founders Jennifer Fonstad and Theresia Gouw...
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#NYCTech - Recently, Rubicon Venture Capital hosted a panel discussion entitled “Blurred Lines in Venture Capitalism.” Joshua Siegel, general partner at Rubicon, moderated and panelists included Micah Rosenbloom of Founder Collective;...
AlleyWatch April 2015 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#NYCTech - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of April, 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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Advice - Your browser does not support iframes. "Pockets of exuberance" have popped up in private technology ventures, but most of today's heavily funded startups warrant their valuations, a venture capitalist said on Thursday."For the most...