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 […]
This past fall Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir, delivered a talk entitled “Competition is for Losers” at Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development. Thiel’s lecture title sounds confounding. In fact, it subverts some basic social and cultural assumptions: mainly that competition reveals winners and losers. The shared belief is that competition encourages people […]
Tell us about the decision to apply for R/GA Accelerator and how has the experience been thus far? R/GA is great at helping companies build brands that consumers love and have emotional relationships with. This is very important to us, as we build products for consumers who care about the air they breathe every day. Having Techstars’ network […]
The Dublin Web Summit was a veritable who’s who of tech, past and present. And probably future, considering that some 2000+ startups were present. Only time will tell. It’s where the tech world meets and given that, of course they had something to say… “Silicon Valley is white men talking to white men about white […]
We know. We are late with this. With some travel for our team this week, the Alley was unmanned but we are catching you up now. 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 […]
Founders Fund Partner Peter Thiel discusses the shift in venture capitalist behavior.
They each won $100,000 to change the world. Find out how the 2014 Thiel Fellows are planning to do it—all in under 60 seconds.
Seventeen-year-old Thomas Hunt isn’t old enough to vote, but he’s conducting research that may one day cure cancer. Get to know the Thiel Fellow, take a tour of the lab where he’s working to help make history, and find out what inspired him to get involved in cancer research.
With March Madness in full gear, sports fans and enthusiasts start packing bars and clubs around the nation with speculative chatter. Who is the best team? Who is the best player? Our creativity and memory rapidly dives through stats, numbers, and highlight reels of our favorite players and teams. When I was a kid I […]
We’ve all heard the story of how a Harvard sophomore took an idea (or stole, depending on which side of the debate you are on) and turned it into a social networking megalith. That sophomore was none other than Mark Zuckerberg and the megalith, of course, is Facebook. As an entrepreneur, you are not the […]
Investing in startups and being a great angel investor is certainly not an easy task – 9 out of 10 startups fail. For the past 100 years, angels were able to invest through their 1st and 2nd degree connections, or by being a member of an angel group, where the typical check size written varies […]