The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/3/18 featuring funding details for Braze, ExecOnline, and Foursquare.
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 […]
“Pre-dodgeball I went through 3-4 years thinking I was going to meet some magical engineer who would build all the stuff I was thinking about. I’m still a really sh***y programmer…but I know enough to hack a prototype together.” –Dennis Crowley, Foursquare In a world where people spend more than 20 hours per week on […]
The ability to monetize a product remains a central problem/conflict for many a startup. The ability to live off infusions of investor money is a luxury only afforded to the companies that captured mainstream attention and fervor early and managed to build massive social brands and user services around them. While Foursquare may be one […]
It’s Friday, you have 20 minutes… In this video of the Foundation series, Kevin Rose interviews Dennis Crowley, the co-founder of FourSquare. Crowley walks the viewers through the development of FourSquare and its predecessor, Dodgeball. Crowley also talks about important lessons he’s learned while working on startups, how to deal with the competition and […]
What sets Foursquare apart and always has is that it is one of the most Silicon Valley-like companies New York has produced. It’s not an adtech. It’s not a fintech. And they seem to be struggling to devise a revenue model. They’ve raised quite a bit from investors, have a charismatic, mediagenic founder who is […]
RIP, Google Reader. In case you haven’t heard the news, Google is shutting down Google Reader. Google does that from time to time: buys or builds a service, only to kill it off. So, just for the record, Google Reader is just the latest victim of Google genocide. That’s what sometimes happens when your company […]
When you think fashion, Dennis Crowley is not the first name to come to mind. Brilliant when it comes to tech, but hardly known for his sartorial splendor. But his roots in tech helped him to check-in at one of the most exclusive fashion events of the season, where the two worlds met and even […]