There were 405 acquisitions of New York companies in 2019, down from the 409 in 2018. Today, I shine a spotlight on 22 of these notable transactions involving NYC startups that were acquired during 2019. I have included the acquiree, the acquirer, transaction amount (when available), time from founding to exit (the average for this group was 6.14 years), as well as investors and total funding raised by the target.
Everything you need to need to know about the largest global startup funding rounds for August 2019; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes on a trip across various ecosystems in the US, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable startup fundings for the week ending 8/3/19 featuring funding details for Sense, Ordermark, Compass, and much much more.
The startup world is growing up! Ten years ago, the average age of a startup hire was around 25 (remember when Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that “young people are just smarter”?). But today, tech is a maturing industry – not just for the post-college set; especially since the financial crisis, it’s attracting the eye of experienced professionals who in years […]
Facebook recently announced changes to its news feed algorithm to prioritize posts from friends and family, especially those with high engagement. As a result, small businesses are worried about how they will continue to stand out and connect with prospects on Facebook if their posts reach an even smaller percentage of their followers than before. In a recent […]
Every new business or product owner wants to attract the broadest possible audience, so they are prone to adding more features, multiple sales channels and appealing to every demographic. Unfortunately, often the result is potential customers who are confused and the limited resources of your business are spread too thin. This causes customers and investors […]
With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings, exits, and events.
Micro-influencer. Middle-influencer. Brand ambassador. Brand advocate. Catchy titles and buzzwords aside, these branding models are all driven by the currency of social capital and they continue to reach a growing audience. At Ideas That Evoke, we’re declaring 2017 the year of the influencer. As a social agency, we always have a finger on the pulse […]
The strategy development process is by far, the most important element of the social media planning process. In fact, it may be the most important element of your social media presence in general. Without a strategy–and without regularly checking in to make sure you’re staying on strategy–your social media presence will often end up as a […]
An Oxford University study from March of this year found that automation may threaten half of the United States workforce. The study lists loan officers and receptionists as the most likely careers to be automated (98 and 96 percent likelihood, respectively), while elementary school teachers and surgeons are probably safe (.4 percent likelihood for each). One […]
Whether you read a lot of articles about marketing today or not, you are probably aware of a general shift in the way companies talk to the public about their product or service. This shift is described as what many marketers and writers have deemed “the age of the customer.” It means that while brands […]