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 […]
Don’t charge the hill until you are “ready.” This probably seems obvious to military types, but I see entrepreneurs violating this rule all the time. They approach key potential investors way too early, trying to talk their way up the hill, with no supporting business plan, and before they have a support team around them. […]
The college admissions process is a stressful time for parents and children, and while there is no shortage of services and people offering up their expertise to guide students/parents through it, most of these services come with a big, price tag as evidenced by the recent college admissions scandal that rocked the headlines. An alternative […]
The latest venture capital seed and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/14/2019 featuring funding details for Skylark, Pixm, and much more.
The shock ripped through the industry, on almost every social media platform techies were bemoaning the loss of Anki. As a former robo-toy maker, I read the epitaph months earlier in the title of Lara Sorokanich’s Medium post, “Anki’s AI Robot Is a Delightful (and Expensive) Desk Toy.” When asked this week to comment, I could […]
With Lyft’s and Uber’s recent IPOs and the pending IPOs of Silicon Valley unicorns like Airbnb, Pinterest, and Slack, the world shines a light on the mythical way in which Silicon Valley startups change the way we live and work. It’s storied founders, hard-driving teams, “asking forgiveness” as a business tactic, bottoms-up go-to-market, with San […]
Change is about the only thing constant in the world of startups. Despite their own focus on changing the world, they often forget that they too have to change rapidly and often as the market evolves. Too many find that out too late and are left chasing a rabbit that is long gone. The solution […]