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Advice - Recently, I wrote about domain experience. While having domain experience is not the end all be all for launching a successful startup, it can give you an “unfair advantage," as Mark Suster put it, over those without such...
Gadget Show
Advice - 'Technical entrepreneurs love their technology and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution that highlights this technology. Instead, they need to validate a customer problem and real...
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Advice - Fundraising: Love it or hate it, unless you are independently wealthy, it’s key to the success of your new startup. When done right, it can lead to lucrative partnerships with angel investors and venture capitalists. Luckily, in my...
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Advice - Growing up I admired Michael Jordan. In my opinion, he is the best player in basketball history. At the time he was playing professionally, I never imagined him making mistakes. But recently, I came across a quote where he said,...
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Advice - One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. The alternatives range from giving it away for free, to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will bear (premium pricing). The...
investors mind
Advice -   Have you ever wondered what goes through an investor’s mind when you pitch an idea to them? If the answer is yes, then look no further. There are many things, such as: what the ideal combination of people to work with for an...
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Advice - You’ve heard it before: the vast majority of businesses fail within a few years. Now… let’s think about this for second. Why do smart, hard-working people with good intentions crash and burn? It’s often a combination...
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Advice - Founders note: We will do a story on any NYC Startup that completes this challenge this weekend and documents it on video. You must submit it to us by 10/20. Reach us at dispatch@alleywatch.com.  Here’s a fun weekend experiment...
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Advice - As you may already know, there are two things you need more than anything else when starting a business: capital and a good idea. Whilst coming up with a profitable business concept is a relatively easy thing to do, raising capital...
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Advice - Great entrepreneurs with great businesses frequently find themselves facing Repetitive Investor Pitch Rejection (RIPR) from investors who don’t offer a clear or credible explanation why. This is a serious condition which can be...
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#NYCTech - You have to hand it to the New York investment community: not there’s no shortage of angels. New York is a social town, with panel discussions and presentations every week of the year and chances are, there are always at least one...
Numbers And Finance
Advice - One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. The alternatives range from giving it away for free, to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will bear (premium pricing). The...
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Advice - A trademark is that word, phrase, symbol, logo or design that sets your goods or services apart and distinguishes you from all the rest. The “loud and proud” protection of goodwill being built in a mark serves many valuable...
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Advice - We’ve all been there. There is no lunch to look forward to and going home is hours away, but you can’t keep your eyes open. The afternoon lulls are the worst. They can completely halt progress and throw off the rest of your day....
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Advice - Campaign supporters fork over millions of dollars on rewards-based crowdfunding sites in exchange for goodwill, a trivial reward like a T-shirt or, some say, nothing more than an empty promise. The crowdfunding sector grew to $2.7...
Prepare for an IPO
Advice - The first quarter of 2014 has experienced the largest number of IPOs in the past decade, compared to first-quarter data from previous years. With the JOBS Act in place and an improved economy, the accelerated pace is not expected to...

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