• The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 7/21/17 July 21, 2017 8:05 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/21/17. This page will be updated to reflect any new fundings for the day.
    AlleyWatch
  • 6 Keys to Becoming an Influencer for More Business July 21, 2017 3:27 pm
    The most powerful way to grow your business and your career these days is to become a visible influencer in your domain. People follow influencers on social media to find out what they buy, who they vote for, and which social causes they support. You don’t have to be the smartest person in the room […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • How to Get 100 Hours of Work Done in Just 60 July 21, 2017 2:27 pm
    “Time is money.” That tired old adage was used almost exclusively by the Wall Street fat cats of yesteryear, or your father when he was trying to teach you a valuable life lesson. Here’s the thing, though. Time is free, and we all get the same amount of it. Thus, unless you’re able to consistently […]
    Michael Affronti
  • Follow These 10 Key Steps to Grow as a Leader July 21, 2017 12:27 pm
    Behind every great leader is a great mentor — someone who inspires, demonstrates greatness, is eager to listen and learn, leads through service, and builds others up along the way. For me, this person is Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova. He has been a CEO longer than I’ve been alive. Unlike many people in that situation who […]
    Carrie Rich
  • These are the NYC Venture Capital Firms That Lead Funding Rounds Most Often July 20, 2017 5:27 pm
    Entrepreneurs seeking funding are able to tilt their chances for funding in their favor when they are able to attract a good caliber lead investor.  This signals validation to other potential investors and can introduce a sense of urgency. Today, I take a look at the rate at which a number of New York-based venture […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 7/20/17 July 20, 2017 3:48 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/20/17. This page will be updated to reflect any new fundings for the day.
    AlleyWatch
  • Moving Your Business to an International Market: 5 Hurdles to Overcome July 20, 2017 3:27 pm
    When I started my business, I focused on the U.S. market. But as I networked with people and made connections, I kept hearing about international opportunities. When talking about technology and mobile marketing, those conversations always led to discussions about how Asia, Europe and South America were the places where growth was happening. Since I […]
    Ty Morse
  • Have it Made: The Basics of the Manufacturing Process July 20, 2017 2:27 pm
    During a recent episode of Fashion Is Your Business, with Nora Levinson and Soyoung Park of Caeden, Pavan asked Nora to walk through the process of getting their headphones and/or their bracelet manufactured. Despite advances in manufacturing and companies like Maker’s Row helping businesses with the manufacturing, the process of making physical goods can still […]
    Alex J. Tunney
  • This NYC Startup Launched to Ensure You Can Now Eat in Your Uber July 20, 2017 1:27 pm
    Ridesharing apps have quelled the needs for your own car and while we enjoy the service and convenience, ridesharing still doesn’t provide us the feeling of being in your own vehicle. While your personal car may be stacked with snacks and all the amenities you need, your Uber isn’t…until now. Cargo, the in car marketplace, […]
    AlleyWatch
  • 7 Key Steps From a Million Dollar Idea to a Business July 20, 2017 12:27 pm
    Based on my own experience as a startup investor, and feedback from like-minded friends, we all get pitches for at least ten startup ideas for every one new business plan. New business founders need to remember that investors fund business implementations, not ideas. In fact, investors will tell you that ideas are worth nothing, outside the context of […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • Your Twitter Audience is Probably Much Smaller Than You Thought July 20, 2017 11:27 am
    Until recently, projected impressions were one of the best methods for measuring brand awareness on Twitter. Projected impressions on Twitter are a simple function of how many posts you make times the number of followers you have. If you have 200 followers and make 10 posts in a day, your projected impressions for that day […]
    John Darwin
  • 3 Ways We Are Doing AI and Deep Learning Wrong July 19, 2017 3:27 pm
    No offense to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but just because I listen to alternative music and “people like me who listen to alt music” enjoy hearing the Peppers, it does not mean that I want to hear them. I am not “people like me”; I am me. And I want the smart computers behind […]
    Andy Rosic
  • Transform Your Business With This Simple, Tangible Methodology July 19, 2017 2:27 pm
    Focus. Accountability. Agility. If you’re rolling your eyes at those buzzwords, I had the same initial reaction — that is, until we implemented the methodology I’m about to outline below at my company, Ceros. Since following this methodology, I have seen an improvement in the way we plan and follow through projects. We refer to […]
    Simon Berg
  • Women in NYC Tech: Tanyella Evans of Library For All July 19, 2017 1:27 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
  • I Do Not Care What You Want or Need July 19, 2017 12:27 pm
    I’m desperate for people to start defining their hopes, dreams, wants, and needs on their terms, not on what I say. I don’t care if you want to hustle 18 hours a day. I really don’t. I don’t care if you want to buy the New York Jets. I don’t care what you want or […]
    Gary Vaynerchuk
  • 5 Strategies to Make Your Solution Really Memorable July 19, 2017 11:27 am
    Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved. According to a classic survey by Bain & Company, 80 percent of businesses believe they have differentiated offerings, but only eight […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • This NYC Startup Raised $20M to Feature This Sport To the Masses July 18, 2017 4:27 pm
    Whether we are glued to the TV for a 10 second Olympic race, watching an episode of the Amazing Race, or joining the millions who view each and every Nascar race, it is quite evident that humans love the thrill associated with racing. As we embrace speed in all shapes and sizes, it is time to welcome a new kind of race;
    AlleyWatch
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 7/18/17 July 18, 2017 4:07 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/18/17. This page will be updated to reflect any new fundings for the day.
    AlleyWatch
  • Managing for Net Cash Flow vs Net Profit July 18, 2017 3:27 pm
    This article compares and contrasts the importance of net cash flow versus net profit. It provides a case study to explain what it means to business owners.
    George Deeb
  • The Key to Seamless Software Integration July 18, 2017 2:27 pm
    The battle lines have been drawn: MillerCoors sued HCL for $100 million after a catastrophic Systems, Applications and Products implementation. A few years back, Oracle and Montclair State University ended up in a two-year legal battle over a $20 million cost overrun for a proposed software implementation. In the annals of enterprise software, these are just a few of […]
    Scott Krawitz
  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $2M to Replace Chemical Protein Powders July 18, 2017 1:27 pm
     This installment of Funded in the Alley is presented by Bond Collective. Leading the way in hospitality and luxury offices space, Bond Collective designs workspaces to empower individuals and companies to be themselves. Rather than fit you into a limited, traditional office environment, Bond 60 Broad features larger 15-50+ person suites customized around your needs: privacy with access […]
    AlleyVoice
  • Are America’s Machines Safe From Hacks? July 18, 2017 12:27 pm
    Recently, banks across the Ukraine were hit with the “Petya Ransomeware” computer virus. The malware quickly spread to Russia, Spain, and the United States forcing many to pay the criminal’s demand. This comes just weeks after the WannaCry cyber attack spread across 74 nations, completely freezing the British healthcare system for hours. As we approach an […]
    Oliver Mitchell
  • 7 New Business Realities Challenging Every Business July 18, 2017 11:27 am
    Even small businesses have a global reach these days, thanks to the Internet. Thus every entrepreneur and business owner needs to see their market in that context, understanding the global forces that will impact them sooner or later. This impact can be positive, as a huge untapped opportunity, or negative, as a global competitor invades […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • This NYC Startup Raised $8M to Expand How You View Insurance July 17, 2017 4:27 pm
    Life is short, and it’s often not worth taking a chance on missing life’s most precious moments. If you are looking to safeguard these important moments, then SURE is for you. SURE, the company that has created episodic insurance, introduces instant mobile insurance that helps you insure a much needed vacation, your wedding, or just […]
    AlleyWatch
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 7/17/17 July 17, 2017 4:07 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/17/17. This page will be updated to reflect any new fundings for the day.
    AlleyWatch
  • In Light of Recent Legislation, 6 Tips for Employers on How to Extend Competitive Offers July 17, 2017 3:27 pm
    In a milestone achievement in the fight for equal pay, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill in May that prohibits employers from asking about a prospective employee’s salary history. At a high level, the bill states that relying on salary history to determine an employee’s wage perpetuates the gender wage gap. Over the last six months, more […]
    Cat Hernandez
  • Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Design-Centered Mindset July 17, 2017 2:27 pm
    Creativity is essential no matter what industry your business is in. As the CEO and founder of an interactive content marketing platform that provides a beautiful and powerful digital design studio to users, I feel that I can safely state that most people don’t really get what “design” means. My team and I run into […]
    Simon Berg
  • Women in NYC Tech: Megan Smyth of FitReserve July 17, 2017 1:27 pm
    Today we speak with Megan Smyth CEO and cofounder of FitReserve, the company allowing you to mix-and-match workouts across studios and classes. After spending 7 years in Wall Street, entrepreneurship called Megan’s name. Through cofounding GoRecess and working with the Nike+ Accelerator, the company turned into FitReserve and Megan had the ability to improve how we workout. Megan, an avid runner and dedicated gym rat, is just as dedicated to NYC’s growing tech ecosystem and goes the distance to give back to our community.
    AlleyWatch
  • 6 Key Elements Of Marketing Content To Fuel A Launch July 17, 2017 12:27 pm
    Your marketing launch is the most important element of startup success these days, to get customer attention in this world of information overload. Yet it is the one element that too many entrepreneurs focus on only as an afterthought. Everyone assumes their product or service is so great that “word-of-mouth” will carry the day for […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • #NYCtech Week in Review July 16, 2017 5:48 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 this week including the fundings, exits, and events.   CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN […]
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