rafer: I’m a big fan of startups actually existing – not only becoming important enough to customers or users that you start to exist, but ALSO being important enough to your VCs that you continue to exist when things suck. If things are great, super, but I don’t build my plans around upmarkets. The trick […]
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in New York during the month of July. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, investors in the round, and date of funding to further the analysis for the state of venture capital in NYC. As expected, July […]
Entrepreneurs seeking funding are able to tilt their chances for funding in their favor when they are able to attract a good caliber lead investor. This signals validation to other potential investors and can introduce a sense of urgency. Today, I take a look at the rate at which a number of New York-based venture […]
Whether we are glued to the TV for a 10 second Olympic race, watching an episode of the Amazing Race, or joining the millions who view each and every Nascar race, it is quite evident that humans love the thrill associated with racing. As we embrace speed in all shapes and sizes, it is time to welcome a new kind of race;
Life is short, and it’s often not worth taking a chance on missing life’s most precious moments. If you are looking to safeguard these important moments, then SURE is for you. SURE, the company that has created episodic insurance, introduces instant mobile insurance that helps you insure a much needed vacation, your wedding, or just […]
We’ve entered an era of mass customization when it comes to virtually everything but what happens when it comes to your daily vitamins. Enter Care/of, the personalized daily vitamin delivery service that sends a monthly supply to your door based on your own personal needs and physiology. The startup, launched in November of 2016, promises […]
Another strong month in NYC for startup funding with total funding with over $700M in funding announced in NYC alone. Notable late stage fundings for Casper, Freshly, ClassPass, and Cadre nearly drove over half of the total funding for the month in the city.
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in New York during the month of June. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, investors in the round, and date of funding to further the analysis for the state of venture capital in NYC. It was an […]
Jeffrey Silverman and David Arcara were kind enough to provide an entertaining view of their partnership dynamic, building a firm that captures the best elements of both angel and venture investing, how the Laconia thesis leverages its LP base for entrepreneurs, and much more.
Today we chat with Fady Yacoub, Cofounder and Managing Partner at HOF Capital, a NYC-based venture capital firm focused on bringing transformative technologies to a global stage.