A look at the largest startup fundings for NYC startups for October 2018.
NYC Tech News for the week ending 10/6 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Eloquii, SpinCar, HEED, Braze, and much much more…
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 […]
At one of the retail stores I work with on their social media, a primary concern is what the shopping experience is like. It’s a beautiful, magical boutique, and the merchandising and experience of being in the store is absolutely spectacular. There’s texture and color everywhere, there are surprising things merchandised behind corners and under […]
Foursquare moves search and discovery to the forefront and creates Swarm for friend location stalking. Snapchat introduces a video calling feature (that really puts friends in your face). Vine moves to a web-based YouTube model (because all video should be channel agnostic and quite frankly- who has the attention span of more than six seconds […]
“Facebook buys Oculus. Intel buys Basis,” said Goodwin Procter’s Stephen Davis, whose law firm hosted New York’s first Wearable Wednesday. A good week to kick off the event, which is now going to be monthly, according to organizer Paul Farkas. “We’re only just now coming to grips with what wearable is and what it means […]
Most businesses have dealt with gamification before. Perhaps they used Foursquare to drive customer engagement or created some kind of reward or point system for their employees. Some have even turned to gamification to help them assess potential employees and get a better idea of how the candidate would actually behave while on the job. […]
The power and influence of paid media advertising, including print ads, TV commercials, radio, and even online digital campaigns, is waning in favor of unpaid, earned, and owned messaging from your website, social media, key market influencers, and existing customer word-of-mouth. Startups need to remember, however, that even zero paid media isn’t free marketing. The […]
I’m convinced that people who have fun at work are more innovative, as well as happier. I don’t have any big scientific studies to prove this, but in my considerable business experience, I haven’t seen many successes come out of a group of fearful pessimists or unhappy people. As I was looking through the literature, […]
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 […]