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Startups - So you didn’t want to brave the “snow” that was expected and didn’t make it out last night?  Well you missed a good event.   Haithem Elembaby and the team at StartupMixers held their first speaker series event...
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Made in NY - Today, we sit down with Mark Cooper, a founder of Offerpop, an easy to use social marketing platform.  What does “Made...
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Funding News -  New York-based SideTour has raised a new Series A-1 round of funding worth $2.5 million, pandodaily reported. The round came from existing investors RRE Ventures and Foundry Capital, said CEO Vipin Goyal. According to an SEC filing,...
Pota-Toss New York
Accelerators - One potato, two potato, three potato, tour! There are very few successful games about potatoes, but Pota-Toss World Tour by Saborstudio has proven that with the right team, mentors and an original spin, tossing potatoes can...
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Advertising - Today, we speak with John Snyder, CEO of Grapeshot, a “software technology company using advanced Information Retrieval techniques pioneered at Cambridge University.”  Grapeshot was recently selected as a winner in the Take the...
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Resources - As far as I can tell, there are six stages in almost every startup life cycle. But to get to the last stage — a successful exit — founders have to overcome a lot of hurdles. They must solve a real problem for their customers, scale...
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AlleyTalk - Startups come and go: some of them are spectacular successes, while others are fail equally spectacularly. It can happen anywhere and New York is and was no exception.  Here is our list of some notable – and some colossal -...
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Pulse of the Alley - Today we speak wtith Melchior Schöller, one of the Co-Founders of Poutsch, a startup that facilitates the expression, collection and understanding of opinions. Poutsch recently relocated from Paris to NYC.  What is your take...
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Advice - When we entrepreneurs decide to start a company, we know that more things can go “wrong” than can go “right.” We understand this, and yet we believe that we have what it takes to put “a ding in the universe”, as Steve Jobs...
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Pulse of the Alley -  Today, we speak with Julie Fredrickson, Co-Founder & CEO of playAPI, a platform for creating social games and applications for brands to leverage their social followings. What is your take on the current scene in New...
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Business - Last week, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer informed the company’s employees that they could no longer work from home. Here is an excerpt of the memo:“To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be...
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Mobile - Mobile World Congress is starting this week but there is no reason to travel to Barcelona.  AlleyWatch has you covered. Today we speak with, Bobby Gill, Founder and CEO of Blue Label Labs, a mobile development lab building...
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Pulse of the Alley - Today we speak with Constantin Bjerke, CEO and Founder, of Crane.tv, an online video magazine for contemporary culture.  Constantin was recently selected as a 2013 Venture Fellow by NYCEDC.   What is your take on the current...
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Funding News - Brooklyn-based startup Blue Apron, a weekly subscription service that delivers everything you need to make fresh meals, has recently closed a Series A round, First Round Capital’s Phin Barnes announced on his blog. Blue Apron provides...
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Pulse of the Alley - Today we speak with Lily Liu, Founder & CEO, of PublicStuff, an innovate company that streamlines the process for citizens to make requests to their local governments.  Lily was recently selected as a 2013 NYC Venture Fellow by...
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Mobile - Today we speak with Rameet Chawla, the founder of Fueled, an iPhone application development agency and Fueled Collective, a shared coworking space in NYC. Rameet was recently selected as a NYC Venture Fellow by NYCEDC.  What...