• DailyPay Just Raised $9M To Provide Flexibility For When You Want to Get Paid February 22, 2018 1:07 am
    Over 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Nearly half will not be able to handle an unexpected $400 expense. With workers and their families operating on such tight margins, improving the timing of cash flows can be the difference between retaining an employee or having them quit. DailyPay has built a patent-pending platform that […]
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 2/21/18 February 21, 2018 6:17 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 2/21/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
  • Raising Your Total Startup Capital in 5 Steps February 21, 2018 1:27 pm
    You’ve got the next billion-dollar idea and you are looking to make the big jump into the “fairytale” journey of an entrepreneur. You have read all the startup books and know everything about the great founders that became successful overnight. The startup journey is similar to a survivor’s journey, and the last person standing is […]
    Grace Leung Shing
  • 6 Dream Team Members Will Energize Any Tech Startup February 21, 2018 12:27 pm
    In my years of advising startups and occasional investing, I’ve seen many great ideas start and fail, but the right team always seems to make good things happen, even without the ultimate idea. That’s why investors say they invest in people (bet on the jockey, not the horse), rather than the idea. Yet every entrepreneur […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • This NYC Startup Raised $1.7M Because We Love Watching Wedding Videos February 20, 2018 5:27 pm
    Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting experiences or it can be extremely stressful. Drawing inspiration from others through wedding videos has become the secret weapon to planning an amazing wedding. Love Stories TV understands this and has built a media platform around wedding videos to provide you with fresh ideas from […]
  • NYC Hiring Startup Vettery Acquired by Addeco Group February 20, 2018 5:07 pm
    Vettery, the online technology hiring platform, has been acquired by Swiss staffing firm Addeco. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “The Adecco Group, with its clear commitment to digital transformation, is a natural strategic partner for us. Leveraging Adecco’s extensive enterprise client relationships, data and recruitment industry expertise will allow Vettery to further accelerate […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 2/20/18 February 20, 2018 4:47 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 2/20/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
  • 6 Tips to Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Learning Curve February 20, 2018 3:27 pm
    “Taking the plunge” and becoming an entrepreneur is as exciting as it is scary. There is way more to it than you would ever imagine, especially when you’re first starting out. Even after several years of being an entrepreneur, I still feel like I have a tremendous amount to learn. This being said, over the […]
    Zack Hanebrink
  • 8 Smart Tips To Soliciting Friends And Family Funding February 20, 2018 1:27 pm
    It’s great to start with a big dream as you contemplate a new business, but finding the money you need takes more than dreaming. As an advisor to young entrepreneurs, I find that many are a bit naïve about how the investment process really works. For example, I just read an otherwise impressive business plan […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • #NYCtech Week in Review February 20, 2018 10:24 am
    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 NYC […]
  • MEGA NYC Deal: Flatiron Health Acquired by Roche for $1.9B February 16, 2018 5:39 pm
    Flatiron Health, the leading cancer research platform and oncology software, has been acquired by Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Roche for $1.9B, marking the largest NYC tech acquisition in history. According to a press release, Flatiron will continue its current business model with the entire team joining Roche. “Roche has been a tremendous partner to us over […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 2/16/18 February 16, 2018 5:32 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 2/16/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
  • These NYC Startups Raised the 10 Largest Series D Rounds of 2017 February 16, 2018 5:27 pm
    Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest NYC Startup Series D rounds of 2017. I have included some additional information as well, such as year of date funding, industry, brief company description, and total equity funding raised to further the analysis. In order to maintain a focus on conventional […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • How to Use Facebook Ads to Their Fullest Potential February 16, 2018 4:27 pm
    When I show business owners the back end of Facebook advertising, I feel as if I am a magician revealing the secrets behind my marketing tricks. But the truth is, anybody can participate in Facebook advertising and generate business from it: It’s simply about learning how to do it, and taking the time to master […]
    Lyndsi Stafford
  • Vetting Your Competition Starts Inside Your Company February 16, 2018 3:27 pm
    At the end of the day, your biggest enemy isn’t the one outside — it’s your own unrealized flaws. TL;DR: Companies analyze their competitors, but they rarely turn that same analytical eye inward. How can you contrast your organization with another if you have no idea what value you bring to the table or where you stand? […]
    Jiffy Iuen
  • This NYC Startup is the New Name in Short Term Rentals February 15, 2018 5:27 pm
    When looking for a vacation rental, most people jump straight to Airbnb when other options provide services that are more suited to your needs. If you want more control of your experience as a homeowner or even as a renter, Domio is for you. Unlike other rental platforms, Domio pays homeowners month-to-month and completely manages […]
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 2/15/18 February 15, 2018 5:07 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 2/15/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
  • Make 2018 the Year That Values Drive Your Marketing Strategy February 15, 2018 3:27 pm
    If you’re still trying to figure out what your marketing strategy will be for 2018, stop throwing ideas against the wall to see what sticks. Consumers in 2018 are savvier, impatient and dying for a genuine connection. Understanding who you are and what you stand for should drive your marketing campaigns this year. My experience […]
    Caitlin McDonald
  • Does My Company Need to Hire a Chief AI Officer? February 15, 2018 2:27 pm
    Recent news that Facebook has hired IBM Watson developer Jérôme Pesenti to head up its Artificial Intelligence department, has sparked debate in corporate boardrooms nationwide as to when’s the appropriate time to onboard an Artificial Intelligence (AI) officer. The thinking goes, every major corporation needs a C-level officer to develop and implement an AI strategy […]
    Brian Byer
  • 8 Strategies For Regularly Reinventing Your Business February 15, 2018 1:27 pm
    Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on making change happen for customers that they forget that continually changing themselves and their company is equally important. Some get stuck in a rut and get run over by competitors with new technology, like Eastman Kodak, and others get pushed into a crisis, like Apple did, before they reinvent […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • Hyr Raised $1.3M To Redefine How Hourly Shifts Are Filled February 14, 2018 6:25 pm
    There’s a growing shift towards freelancing options and hourly shifts in the workforce today, especially amongst the millenial set. This burgeoning pool of workers who want flexible jobs combined with employers that need to staff quickly based on need has created an opportunity for a marketplace that connects the two parties. Hyr does exactly that […]
  • This NYC Startup Was Just Acquired by Sotheby’s February 14, 2018 5:17 pm
    Viyet, the marketplace for vintage and antique furniture, has been acquired by Sotheby’s, the brokers for fine art, jewelery, antiques, real estate, and collectibles. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Viyet will continue to operate under its current brand at Sotheby’s with the entire team joining Sotheby’s and Viyet CEO, Elizabeth Brown remaining […]
    Reza Chowdhury
  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 2/14/18 February 14, 2018 5:07 pm
    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 2/14/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
  • 3 Digital Marketing Trends for 2018 (and How to Take Advantage of Them) February 14, 2018 3:27 pm
    My issue with “top trend” lists for this year is that I never know how to take advantage of the trends mentioned. To help, I have laid out the top three trends to keep an eye on for 2018 and, most importantly, what you need to start doing right now to incorporate them into your […]
    Jim Huffman
  • Fix The Instagram Algorithm: The Rebel Cry of the Digerati February 14, 2018 2:27 pm
    Instagram made a lot of changes in 2017, from Stories enhancements to follow-able hashtags. But no update was more widely talked about, especially in the blogosphere, than the algorithm modifications, when Instagram fully transitioned from a time-based feed to one that is more Facebook-like, predicting what will be most interesting to users. And this will […]
    Rigel Cable
  • New Brain Computer Interfaces Lead Many To Ask, Is Black Mirror Real? February 14, 2018 1:27 pm
    A look at the implications of technology on human behavior.
    Oliver Mitchell
  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $8M To Bring You Coffee on Tap February 13, 2018 5:27 pm
    Of the 150 million daily coffee drinkers in the US, it turns out that a large majority is consuming expensive and frankly, bad coffee. Wandering Bear Coffee is changing that. The NYC-based coffee company brings ready to drink, already brewed coffee in the form of a box similar to wine. Founded by two friends while […]
  • 20 Things Founders Say and What Investors Think February 13, 2018 4:27 pm
    I’ve always been told that it’s not what you say that matters most but what people hear. This is something that I find a lot of people don’t generally think about ahead of time, especially founders when they pitch investors. You have a limited amount of time to get your message across, so make sure […]
    Trace Cohen
  • How To Win Key Decision Points With Today’s Customers February 13, 2018 2:27 pm
    Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Almost instantly, via the Internet or on their smartphone in the store, they can find the lowest price alternative or their favorite features, without waiting for push marketing or listening to your best […]
    Martin Zwilling
  • Resources All Female Entrepreneurs Should Have in Their Arsenal February 13, 2018 1:27 pm
    As a female entrepreneur, I’ve experienced some challenges in the startup community in getting recognized for the value I add and in establishing the credibility necessary to further my professional development. The good news is that for every pushback I’ve gotten, there are twice as many resources now available that help me circumvent that negative […]
    Angela Ruth