As a business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Yet I still too often hear the question, “Can you give me a really sure-fire idea for starting my own business?” My standard answer is that ideas are a […]
A legacy platform refers to an old method or outdated computing system that may continue to impact the organization due to its important, historic role in managing and setting up business operations, causing an organization to constantly play catch-up and be very slow to integrate with the latest technologies. OpenFin, through its pioneering operating system […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/16/2019 featuring funding details for TodayTix, OpenFin, and much more.
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the first half of May featuring must know news including news for Tremendous View Capital, Bedrock Capital, and much more.
As of the writing of this post, Bitcoin is the top performing “asset class” of 2019 YTD, up 89% YTD. Bitcoin is up 22% in just the past week. And everyone wants to know why. The Markets Swing Between Bubbles And Crashes I have a word I use to describe the tendency of markets to become […]
I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers. Maybe it’s time to look harder at the mantra of a new breed of gurus and successful entrepreneurs, including Steve Blank and Eric Ries, called “nail […]
Restaurant reservation and management platform Resy, which calls itself the largest private reservation service in the US, is being acquired by American Express. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “American Express is a brand that we have admired and sought to partner with from our inception. There are myriad points of synergy between Resy […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/15/2019 featuring funding details for Feather, Trumid Financial, and much more.
Just because you found your next dream home, doesn’t mean that your old couch has to make the move with you. Furniture subscription startup Feather, which launched in 2017, declutters peoples’ lives through its flexible model that gives people access to high-quality furniture at a low monthly price. Customers can buy, add, swap, or return furniture when […]
I recently met a business where the owner made 100% of her decisions based on how it impacts the immediate cash flow of the business. And I mean every decision! Whether it was hiring business professionals like accountants or lawyers that were advising the business. Or, making marketing decisions based on what drove revenues this […]
Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the month of April nationally, where over $8.2B was invested into startups. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) including […]