• Marketing Intelligence Platform Datorama Acquired by Salesforce for More Than $800M July 16, 2018 5:07 pm
    AI-Powered Marketing Intelligence Platform Dataroma has been acquired by Salesforce. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed but parties close to the transaction indicate that the deal is for over $800M in cash. “Salesforce’s acquisition of Datorama will enhance Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud with expanded data integration, intelligence, and analytics, enabling marketers to unlock insights […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • Brooklyn Kura is the First Sake Brewery in New York July 16, 2018 4:27 pm
    The global sake market is estimated to be around $500M- $1B, and you may be surprised to find out that in NYC there are no sake breweries…until now. Brooklyn Kura is the first sake brewery in New York! It manufactures high-quality, American Craft Sake which means combining Japanese sake brewing traditions with unique American ingredients. […]
    AlleyWatch
  • The Key to Getting Departments to Successfully Collaborate July 16, 2018 2:27 pm
    In technology companies, designers and engineers are among the most valued employees. After all, they create the products that your customers will ultimately purchase. But oftentimes they work in a bubble. They have mastered the skills to design but are removed from users who can provide feedback about ways to improve and upgrade the product […]
    Danny Wong
  • The AlleyWatch June 2018 US Venture Capital Funding Report July 16, 2018 1:27 pm
    Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the month of June in nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) including mention of notable rounds. CLICK […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • 8 Lessons From The Field On Building A Premier Brand July 16, 2018 12:27 pm
    Every new business dreams of becoming the premier brand in their space, like Starbucks is to coffee, and Apple is to consumer electronics, but they have no idea how difficult that is to achieve. In fact, only 100 of the 10,000 multimillion-dollar consumer companies around the world can claim to be an “apostle brand” – […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • #NYCtech Week in Review: 7/8/18-7/14/18 July 14, 2018 7:37 pm
    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 for the week of 7/8/18 to 7/14/18 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events. CLICK HERE […]
    AlleyWatch
  • The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 7/16/18 July 14, 2018 7:07 pm
    Each week we bring you some of the notable startup fundings from the previous week in a clear, concise, easy-to-read report to keep you on top of things. For the week ending 7/14/18, we feature the following startups:
    AlleyWatch
  • This NYC Startup is Developing a Platform for Smart Volunteering July 13, 2018 4:47 pm
    It’s easy for ambitious, young professionals who are building their careers to get caught up in the daily hecticness of work. But in order to succeed, interacting with your community is crucial, and that is where CariClub comes into play. This online platform helps firms connect with their millennial workforce by giving young professionals access […]
    AlleyWatch
  • In Q2, Deals and Dollars Heat Up for NYC Startups as Summer Descends July 13, 2018 1:27 pm
    Things are finally starting to heat up around here! After a lackluster start to 2018, New York City saw 42 seed rounds in Q2 – up 62% from Q1. Total funding rolled in at $66.9 million, up 67% over Q1. Compared to Q2 2017, we’re now up 14% in deals, and right on par with dollars raised. […]
    Primary Venture Partners
  • Blockchain Technology  Applications in Fashion: Part 1 July 13, 2018 12:27 pm
    Blockchain has been a buzzword for the past few years, thanks to the rise of cryptocurrencies that are mostly built on blockchain technology. What blockchain does is essentially distributes data storage across multiple points and makes sure that each transaction or entry is being locked and secure. This makes it virtually impossible to hack or […]
    Nataliya Makulova
  • Look Under the Hood: 3 Rules for Buying a Website July 13, 2018 11:27 am
    When buying a website, there are several aspects of due diligence that you must adhere to, especially when researching the seller and their claims. It’s easy to forget the more technical aspects of buying a website and leave the technical questions to the end of the sale — but technical due diligence deserves time and […]
    Matt Mickiewicz
  • Spring Health Raises $6M to Lead the Digital Mental Health Care Revolution July 12, 2018 3:47 pm
    Mental health is extraordinarily important, but it’s often been still too taboo to openly discuss in the workplace…until now. Spring Health is the NYC startup that offers digital mental health services to employers giving employees free access. Users are matched to a professional and personalized treatment plan via AI and mental healthcare experts. The company’s […]
    AlleyWatch
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 7/12/18 July 12, 2018 3:37 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/12/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
    AlleyWatch
  • Thoughts on Company Culture From a Serial Entrepreneur July 12, 2018 3:27 pm
    I recently attended a discussion on startup company culture hosted by Ridge VC. I have always thought that company culture is important, but before this discussion, I had never considered why it is important. I suspect many founders haven’t either, and I recommend doing so. Here are my thoughts: What is culture? Company culture is a set of […]
    Sean Byrnes
  • 6 Demand Generation Metrics To Quantify Marketing ROI July 12, 2018 12:27 pm
    Every entrepreneur knows that good demand generation marketing is the key to growth these days, but very few have the discipline or know-how to measure return in a world of a thousand tools and techniques. Even those things that worked yesterday may not work tomorrow, as the market matures, the culture changes, and competitors appear […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $28M To Empower You to Manage Your Personal Finances Like Never Before July 11, 2018 5:07 pm
    There are countless resources for managing personal finances and the growth of the Internet has allowed anyone to put out information related to the space but much of these content and resources are veiled attempts to sell you a product.   The need for vetted, accurate, and actionable information has never been larger for those trying […]
    AlleyWatch
  • Women in NYC Tech: Laura Becker of Recs July 11, 2018 4:47 pm
    Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article… Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old […]
    AlleyWatch
  • Buster Acquired by Busbank July 11, 2018 3:47 pm
    Tech-enabled bus booking platform Buster has been acquired by Chicago-based Busbank, another booking engine for group transportation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Buster was founded in 2012 by Matthew Kochman, a former General Manager for Uber in NYC, who left Buster in 2016. The company had raised $4.1M over three rounds and […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • 9 Innovation Practices For Long-Term Business Health July 11, 2018 12:27 pm
    A guiding principle for startup success, as well as the long-term health of a mature business, is a liberal dose of innovation at the beginning, with additions of the same on a regular basis. Unfortunately, innovation means change, and most business professionals and existing customers, by default, hate change. Thus without thinking, every company becomes […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • This NYC Startup Introduces People to Bitcoin in The Most Practical and Noninvasive Way July 10, 2018 6:27 pm
    There’s a growing trend towards online shopping, but not everybody is invested in Bitcoin or comfortable with cryptocurrency. That is why Coinback was created to familiarize people with Bitcoin while shopping online. The company has developed the only browser extension that enables users to earn up to 15% back in cryptocurrency on their purchases. In […]
    AlleyWatch
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 7/10/18 July 10, 2018 4:07 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/10/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
    AlleyWatch
  • A Call For US Leadership in Crypto July 10, 2018 3:27 pm
    I work in New York, a city known for finance, in a country known for innovation. We Americans now find ourselves at a moment of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds. Despite the […]
    Lou Kerner
  • Body vs. Belongings: How Tech is Changing the Way Companies Merge Person and Machine July 10, 2018 1:27 pm
    Members of every culture adorn their bodies with artifacts like clothing and jewelry, and change these out to suit their moods or social demands. But today, we don’t just put things on; we put things in. Permanent tattoos, breast, lip, buttock and cheek implants, artificial hips, knees and prostheses, pacemakers, and embedded computer chips obliterate […]
    Dr. Michael Solomon
  • The AlleyWatch June 2018 New York Venture Capital Funding Report July 9, 2018 4:27 pm
    Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of June in New York. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) including mention of notable rounds. One […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 7/9/18 July 9, 2018 4:07 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/9/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
    AlleyWatch
  • Where We Are Investing Now: Market-Based Education July 9, 2018 3:27 pm
    When it comes to education, two things stand clear to us. Millions of people of every age and situation require education. It might be to improve college entrance potential or to better one’s job prospects, to acquire a skill or to belong to a community. The need is manifest. At the same time, it is […]
    Mike Edelhart
  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $30M to Be the Leader in Privacy Automation July 9, 2018 1:27 pm
    Lately, stories about data privacy are everywhere.  GDPR created an impetus for companies to safeguard their collected data. But what tools can companies use to meet privacy requirements? Data-driven startup BigID provides a perfect solution. The company has developed a machine learning-powered automated solution that analyzes primary and secondary data sources like log streams to provide […]
    AlleyWatch
  • Conscious Capitalism Drives Winning Businesses Today July 9, 2018 12:27 pm
    I’ve noticed that most young entrepreneurs are more socially conscious today than ever before, which is a great trend. Unfortunately, some are so focused on this principle that they forget that every business, even nonprofits, have to practice the basic principles of capitalism (build a business model to make money) to cover their costs to do good […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • #NYCtech Week in Review: 7/1/18-7/7/18 July 8, 2018 4:47 pm
    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 for the week of 7/1/18 to 7/7/18 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events. CLICK HERE […]
    AlleyWatch
  • The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 7/9/18 July 8, 2018 4:37 pm
    Each week we bring you some of the notable startup fundings from the previous week in a clear, concise, easy-to-read report to keep you on top of things. This week, we feature the following startups:
    AlleyWatch

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