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Advice - With the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today cannot afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. At the same time, more...
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#NYCTech -  If you’re a gamer, you likely loathe all of the hardware and software expenses that are associated with the hobby. Be completely platform agnostic and cloud based with LiquidSky, the newly funded startup that converts...
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Advice - Say what?!?Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a success, you need a degree in whatever field you want to work in. No degree, no chance. While that is true for some fields (for example, please do not try to be a...
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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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Inside the Code - Be honest, you’ve considered becoming a web designer.You’ve always fancied yourself a creative at heart, with an eye for good design. You know that a nice looking website has to maintain a certain balance and flow—a wall...
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Inside the Code - There’s no question that learning tech skills can totally transform your career prospects. Tech skills are SUPER in-demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicting more than 135,000 new software development jobs in...
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#NYCTech -  Over the past eight years we have invested directly in more than sixty-five companies. We have also indirectly seeded hundreds more through incubators and other venture funds. We’ve learned many valuable lessons during this period....
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Inside the Code - If you live on planet earth, someone at some point has told you to learn to code. Whether you’re learning to code because you’re up for a big promotion at work, want an entirely new career, want to start freelancing on the side...
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Advice - Many talented founders who have smart business models have a hard time finding a tech cofounder in communities where CTOs are scarce.We've toured the major startup hubs, and have witnessed founders missing exciting opportunities...
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#NYCTech - The cloud for your startup or personal life can probably be easily managed use a number of consumer friendly services that are readily available. Think Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc.  However, what happens when you are in a regulated...
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Advice - I remember the first time I ever really dove into coding a website. I decided I wanted to create a website for a craft business I was running, and got it into my head that I would recreate the look and feel of the website of a...
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Advice - Every single company depends on software, and startups are no exception. Software has gone from being critical to every business, to BEING the business.Software creation is an art, a craft, and a process.Building and...
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Inside the Code -  One of the coolest things about tech skills is that you can learn them from just about anywhere from weekend workshops to online coding bootcamps.What you don’t need is to sit in a classroom for 3-plus hours every week (per...
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Advice - Machine learning can eliminate the need for a lot of programming. These first steps simplify the daunting process of applying it to your business.Even with advances in machine learning (ML) techniques, computing power and...
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AI - I never win raffles, but I finally did recently at the MIT Xconomy in Boston. My prize was a Roomba. These robotic vacuums have been around for years for personal use, but now hotels are using similar devices to not only automate...
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Inside the Code -  A new report finds that business is booming in underground markets for Russian and other hackers, who take aim at both personal and corporate email accounts.