Sandro Roco, self-financed Sanzo, an Asian-inspired sparkling water brand, for a few years, which meant (pre-pandemic) taking subways with a hand truck, Ubers at 6AM to beat traffic (and surge pricing) and meeting 1:1 with customers, retail partners, and suppliers. Today, the product is found in Whole Foods throughout the Northeast, available direct-to-consumer, and the business is profitable. Roco shares some insight into how the recent popularity of Asian culture in America inspired the launch of Sanzo, self-funding the company, operating as a solo founder, and the experience of raising capital primarily through angel investors rather than funds.
The busiest week on record for NYC startup activity since the pandemic hit! NYC Tech News for the week ending 7/18 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Medly Pharmacy, Crisp, Ergatta, and much more…
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/15/2020 featuring funding details for The Browser Company, NS1, and much more. 8 companies funded!
WeWork has agreed to acquire Managed by Q, the platform for office management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but sources indicate that the deal is a combination of equity and cash.
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 1/9/19 featuring funding details for Stelexis Therapeutics and Managed by Q.
Since the settlement of New York in the 17th century, the city’s economy has been rooted in commerce. In fact, the thriving beaver population in the region and the immense demand for beaver pelts in Europe led to the creation of the trading colonies in the New World. Over the last 400+ years, trade has […]