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#NYCTech - Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old boys network – or that success in...
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#NYCTech - Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old boys network – or that success in...
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Advice -  Having a baby is a big deal. Having a baby while running a startup is an even bigger deal. When going through pregnancy, I learned some lessons that were applicable to both my journey as a new mother and as a startup founder. Here...
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Advice - After spending much of our engagement diving into data and testing many new business ideas, my husband and co-founder, Danny Boice, and I finally decided to pull the trigger on our on-demand private investigator startup during our...
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#NYCTech -  Today, I take an updated look at the numbers behind female-founded companies and their respective place in the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem in New York and compare the progress from my original piece on this topic from the Fall...
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#NYCTech -  Today, I take a look at the 10 startups in NYC that have raised the most amount of equity funding since their launches that have at least one woman on the founding team, using some data from our friends at CrunchBase. I have...
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News -  The Linkedin #techtalksdiversity conversation has thrown up many great perspectives and solutions. There are three topics that I keep coming back to personally as I think about diversity in tech:1.Tech's bigger issues are...
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Advice -  When I started the Enterprise Sales Meetup, I mostly focused on just getting people to come. Sales people are certainly networkers by the nature of the job, but they also do not like to waste time frivolously. As they say, time is...
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Advice -  I am a young entrepreneur, a YouTube vlogger and a beauty addict by nature. I started a business from scratch and have seen it grow over the last 5 years. We are now a team of 14 women based all over the world. If you had told me a...
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Techs and the City -  There is no room for wallflowers in the business ballroom. He who leads will win — but what about she who leads? When it comes to the leadership dance, are we destined to follow while men dictate the pace? Until recently, women...
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#NYCTech - Everyone remembers a negative experiences with an onlin shopping experience, and there’s hasn't been a real mechanism to prevent sites that are riddled with consistent bad experiences from receiving traffic. As consumers, how can...
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AlleyTalk -  Angel investor Adam Quinton talks with Liz Kofman of Unitive about hiring, bias, and one surprising conclusion.Adam Quinton is a former investment banker, current Adjunct Professor at Columbia, and angel investor. We are thrilled...
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#NYCTech -  This generation of children, the future of our country and world, will be the first where coding is a proficiency test. At the intersection of this trend is Codapillar, the platform that teaches student from middle...
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#NYCTech - Investing your own money can be intimidating without the knowledge and guidance of how to invest properly. So rather than just throwing you in to the deep end of the pool, Trigger Finance is providing you with a platform to...
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#NYCTech -  With most predictions showing smart TV is the future of television, people are beginning to make the switch and love it. But what does this mean for the huge industry of TV ads? While most companies aren’t think that far ahead,...
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Advice - I am a female CEO — apparently a rare breed these days. Even rarer perhaps is my leadership team, which is 50 percent women, and that of the 31 people on staff at my financial technologies startup, 50 percent are women. That said,...