This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of September 2018 featuring must know news from Contour Venture Partners , alpha4 Ventures, and Company.
Financing merger and acquisition activity is much different than funding stand-alone growth with venture capital, as the investors are vastly different.
Are you an entrepreneur? An investor? Or are you interested in creating your own business? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to know what venture capitalists do. The ultimate goal of a VC is to invest in a startup they believe in, which will hopefully become a “unicorn” […]
By next year, Forrester estimates that digital technology will play a part in almost 60 percent of all in-store transactions, which will equate to roughly $1.8 trillion USD. While most brands have spent decades building their physical presence, many are losing out online because they simply don’t hold any digital real estate. In today’s quickly […]
Focus on creating a successful product or service rather than immediately making your way to the top. “Buyers like us, we have a lot of options. It’s a buyer’s market.” My friend, a successful entrepreneur who, like me, buys software companies, went on about how venture capital is harder to come by lately. “And these […]
The wonderful thing about tech is that, if it’s successful, your users won’t even think about it. They won’t see or think about the work you put in, the countless decisions you made along the road, or your stellar design and engineering talent. Like “Googling” a question, or “Snapchatting” a friend, your product will be […]
Starting a company is like entering a tunnel. There is so much for you to do that you have no time to look around, so your world shrinks. You are so busy moving from problem to problem that it gets harder and hard to think about your company objectively. This is why so many founders […]
I want to clear something up. I take issue with this latest post stating Execution Eats Strategy for Lunch. Good strategy is just as important as good execution. To achieve success, one can’t exist without the other. Let me illustrate a very simple use case: You develop a kick ass website. It looks gorgeous, look, […]
CEOs with strong reputations and the know-how to promote their accomplishments (that is, CEOs with strong brands) have a significant advantage over their competitors. Having a powerful CEO brand can put your company in front of its target audience in a way that the corporation alone cannot. Why? Simple: Businesses don’t do speaking engagements, businesses […]
Always be prepared to do what’s best for your company, even if it means letting go. Three years ago I decided to start a design firm from my college dorm room. Since then, we’ve grown to become boogie, a design-driven social media agency with a team of eight working out of two offices, in Albany […]
We’ve heard about the power of community. New book deals are contingent on number of Twitter followers, startups tap into existing communities to get those crucial first users, and marketers utilize communities to test new products and features. For example, the popular site, Pinterest, tapped into the Bay Area DIY crowd for their initial community […]