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Advice -Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has taken the technology world by storm. Nowadays, all new software companies are SaaS, which simply means they are based in the cloud and have subscription pricing. With the exception of mobile...
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Advice - In late 2013, Aileen Lee wrote a seminal article in TechCrunch where she coined the term “Unicorn” as a “U.S. based software company”. It began in 2003 and was valued at over $1 billion by public and private investors. In the...
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Op-ED -  Today, we take a comical look at some of the happenings in the startup industry through a fictitious letter which may all be too true.Dear investor,Thank you for your recent financing in our startup. I am looking...
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Op-ED - The idea of Donald Trump as president of the United States is past the phenomenon stage. His campaign is no longer a circus sideshow. It is in the center ring – the main event. The proclaimed master of self-promotion has the world...
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Op-ED - With the Chinese stock markets mounting a shaky start to the new year, could it mean dead unicorns in that country's startup scene?In the face of public market volatility over the past year, American venture capitalists from Bill...
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Advice - As a VC, I’ve been worried about the private market bubble for two years. I have a deck on SlideShare, “Are We In A Tech Bubble”, that I update every few months with all the data I find that is relevant to answering that question....
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News - There’s a coming scrum that will involve all the major Internet giants, and the stakes are just being set now. It’s a fight for video footprint; specifically, for off-network video distribution and monetization. And it has heated...
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#NYCTech - Outcome Mind Trap: The natural tendency to focus on a desired outcome, rather than the actions you can take to improve your chances to reach that outcome.Entrepreneurs have different reasons for doing what they do. Some want to...
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Advice - In speaking out against social media, Essena O'Neill shone a spotlight on some of its darker elements and in doing so raised some important questions. If you aren't familiar with the story, the 19 year-old model from the Sunshine...
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Op-ED - The proportion of women working in technology is "disastrous" for the sector, Wikipedia's founder told CNBC. Jimmy Wales criticized the industry, when major tech companies continue to come under fire for the lack of diversity in...
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Advice - I started working on my company, FreshNeck, in 2010, and had been following the NYC tech scene for a year or two before that. So by no means do I have the experience or knowledge of some of my peers, but nor am I jaded as the old man...
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#NYCTech - Everyone knows that the fight for obtaining the best talent – and keeping it – is the most important key to success for everyone from hot startups to companies that supplied Civil War battalions. Yet, companies are constantly...
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Advice - Quantity, quality, and size of early-stage seed financing has recently given rise to speculation about a seed funding bubble. Ex-founders, Hollywood personalities, the rich and the powerful, the smart and the cool, all seem to be...
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#NYCTech - Dublin has just bid farewell to the Web Summit, which will trade black blood pudding and Irish charm for the wood-grilled delights of Lisbon in 2016. But, should New York startups make the trip to Web Summit next year? The Web Summit...
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#NYCTech - For a long time, becoming an entrepreneur seemed like something only a select few could attain. While it’s true that entrepreneurship requires a certain type of personality, no longer do the vast majority of people have to resign...
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Advice - The future is hard to predict and a lot of “experts” regularly get it wrong. However, there are some facts so important and trends so inevitable that leaders would be ill advised to ignore and not try to anticipate.Here are...