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  • The Revenues of 30 NYC Startups EXPOSED

    The Revenues of 30 NYC Startups EXPOSED

    Well not exposed but earlier in the week, Inc. Magazine released its annual list of the fastest growing private companies. This year, the list included 213 companies from New York down from 270 in...

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  • Cloud9 Raises $14M to Unleash the Most Overlooked Form of Communication to Traders

    Cloud9 Raises $14M to Unleash the Most Overlooked Form of Communication to Traders

    The most valuable and significant trades are conducted via voice, and these trader voice communications are rich with insights about the financial ecosystem. That’s why Cloud9 Technologies uses...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/16/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/16/18

    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/16/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.

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  • The 20 Largest Global Startup Funding Rounds of July 2018

    The 20 Largest Global Startup Funding Rounds of July 2018

    Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest startup funding rounds globally during the month of July.  I have included some additional information such as...

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  • 7 Excuses For Giving Up Instead Of Persevering To Win

    7 Excuses For Giving Up Instead Of Persevering To Win

    When I heard a friend and business mentor say, “Your startup won’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt “never give up” as their mantra. Rather than quitting,...

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  • This NYC Startup Drives Discovery for Financial Products and Just Raised Another $18.8M

    This NYC Startup Drives Discovery for Financial Products and Just Raised Another $18.8M

    AlleyWatch covered this fintech startup just back in March when it completed a successful strategic investment round, but Even Financial is at it again. This time it raised $18.8M in a successful...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/15/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/15/18

    The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/15/18 featuring funding details for ROOM, MoneyLion, and Concourse Global.

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  • NYC Construction Tech Startup TradeTapp Acquired by BuildingConnected

    NYC Construction Tech Startup TradeTapp Acquired by BuildingConnected

    TradeTapp, an analytics platform for evaluating subcontractor risk, has been acquired by SF-based BuildingConnected, a platform for real estate owners and general contractors to hire...

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  • Entrepreneurism and Your Cat Pan: A Horror Story?

    Entrepreneurism and Your Cat Pan: A Horror Story?

    I have often said that entrepreneurism is a socially acceptable form of mania. By that, I meant that entrepreneurs, by definition, see themselves as standing apart from the crowd. They take on...

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  • 5 Reasons Your E-Commerce Startup Might Be Struggling

    5 Reasons Your E-Commerce Startup Might Be Struggling

    When the chips are down and your business isn’t moving inventory, it can be incredibly frustrating and confusing. It’s tempting to look at flashy marketing efforts, gimmicks, “growth hacks”...

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  • 10 Success Strategies Without Requiring Alpha Leaders

    10 Success Strategies Without Requiring Alpha Leaders

    The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control, and insist on a hierarchical...

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  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $500M for its Easy-to-Use Marketplace For Selling Items Locally

    This NYC Startup Just Raised $500M for its Easy-to-Use Marketplace For Selling Items Locally

    The shared economy is growing faster than ever thanks to the convenience of smartphone apps, and one of the biggest names in this space is letgo. This two-way marketplace is the simple and...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/14/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/14/18

    The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/14/18 featuring funding details for Axoni and a mega round for Oscar Health.

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  • When Raising Capital, Always Plan For Your Next Round Too

    When Raising Capital, Always Plan For Your Next Round Too

    I’ve noticed that many first time founders and/or first-time fundraisers set milestones, metrics and speculative traction based on what they want but not what the next round of investors might want.

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  • This NYC Startup Wants To Simplify Real Estate Transactions Through its AI-Powered Platform

    This NYC Startup Wants To Simplify Real Estate Transactions Through its AI-Powered Platform

    NYC is the major leagues of the real estate world and filled with major competition. In order to stay competitive in this fast-moving industry where deals are done in seconds and gone tomorrow, it...

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  • 7 Keys to the Investor Challenge For Your New Venture

    7 Keys to the Investor Challenge For Your New Venture

    According to the entrepreneurs I advise, the biggest challenge they typically face in starting a new business is funding. It consistently takes a huge amount of time and effort to find an investor...

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  • The City of New York is Investing $10M in VC Firms to Support Female Entrepreneurs

    The City of New York is Investing $10M in VC Firms to Support Female Entrepreneurs

    The City of New York is committing $10M in investment as a part of a new program called WE Venture that will target investments in women-led early stage companies. Through the program, WE Venture...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/13/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 8/13/18

    The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/13/18 featuring funding details for littleBits and Markable.

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  • 4 Rules for Setting Up Investor Meetings via Email

    4 Rules for Setting Up Investor Meetings via Email

    Nobody teaches you the rules of email, and people are usually too polite to tell you when you violate them. But understanding and following them are crucial to ensuring you get investor meetings...

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  • The Crypto Bloodbath isn’t a Bloodbath, it’s a …….

    The Crypto Bloodbath isn’t a Bloodbath, it’s a …….

    This is the 60th crypto related post I’ve written since I saw the crypto light on June 29th, 2017. My most read piece remains “7 Thoughts On Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Decentralization After...

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