Entrepreneurs seeking funding are able to tilt their chances for funding in their favor when they are able to attract a good caliber lead investor. This signals validation to other potential investors and can introduce a sense of urgency. Today, I take a look at the rate at which a number of New York-based venture […]
With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings, exits, and events. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN […]
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of June. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, location of the startup, investors in the round, and date of funding to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on tech-enabled startups, real estate and biotech companies were excluded.
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 8 NYC startup largest rounds during the first quarter of 2017. I have included some additional information as well such as industry, date of funding, and investors in the round, to further the analysis. For the purposes of this analysis to maintain a focus on […]
ELOQUII, an e-Commerce apparel site designed for fashion-loving women sizes 14-24, has raised approximately $6M in a Series A round of funding led by Greycroft Partners. Other investors who participated in the round include Daher Capital, Bassett Investment Group, Fabrice Grinda, Jose Marin, Western Technology Investment, Ben Sun, and Female Founders Fund. Ellie Wheeler from Greycroft Partners and Anu […]
Not only did ZergNet close their Series A: they’re working with some of the top VCs in town. How did they do it? First, by providing a new way for publishers to grow their sites and monetize their traffic without showing a bunch of terrible sponsored ads. Having publishing partners like Conde Nast, Time, NBC, […]
After graduating from MIT with a B.S. in economics in 2001, Ian Sigalow worked as an associate for Boston Millennia Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in IT. In 2006, Sigalow earned his MBA at Columbia University. While at school, Sigalow founded StrongData Corporation, a smart card company. Sigalow left the company in 2006 to […]
High in the clouds of New York City, a number of early-stage companies pitched to a panel of investors, each startup hoping to make a landing in American markets. Launched in February of 2011, the Global Innovator Program, sets out to help New York Investors tap into worthwhile investments into international start-ups that they would […]
The best way to get a meeting with Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft Partners is if it’s through a warm introduction. If you’re unsure as to what such a thing would entail, don’t worry: it isn’t nearly as daunting as it sounds. All it means is that Wheeler is more likely to see an entrepreneur if […]
With the growing popularity of on-demand services like Uber, Instacart and HandyBook, Button is launching the acquisition and retention platform built for the mobile economy. And the company is poised to help propel these businesses into hyper-growth by helping them to retain their best customers – and attract new ones. They just closed their $2.25 […]
Alan Patricof, Greycroft LCC, explains why he thinks crowdfunding will open up a whole new door for startups.