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  • Vroom Raises Another $146M For Its End-to-End Experience for Buying and Selling Used Cars

    Vroom Raises Another $146M For Its End-to-End Experience for Buying and Selling Used Cars

    The traditional and typically unpleasant car dealership experience is being replaced by technology.  Sitting at the center of this behavioral change is  Vroom, the national online auto retailer...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/11/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/11/18

    The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 12/11/18 featuring funding details for Vroom and Bison Trails Hosting.

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  • Downturn Planning For Founders: Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Worst

    Downturn Planning For Founders: Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Worst

    I was asked by a very thoughtful B2B founder in our portfolio if he should be spending time building a downturn plan. It’s a great question, and one not to be taken lightly. At the time, things in...

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  • 5 Lessons For New Venture Founders From Great Chefs

    5 Lessons For New Venture Founders From Great Chefs

    I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entrée for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You...

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  • This NYC Startup Brings a Dietitian Powered by AI to Your Phone Just in Time for Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

    This NYC Startup Brings a Dietitian Powered by AI to Your Phone Just in Time for Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

    There are over 13M men in the US who struggle with their weight, and this demographic is currently being underserved by the majority of health and weight loss programs. Lyle is the app that fills...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/10/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/10/18

    The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 12/10/18 featuring funding details for Mapfit.

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  • The 15 Largest Global Startup Funding Rounds of November 2018

    The 15 Largest Global Startup Funding Rounds of November 2018

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

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  • The Metaphysical Impact Of Automation

    The Metaphysical Impact Of Automation

    Earlier this month, I crawled into Dr. Wendy Ju‘s autonomous car simulator to explore the future of human-machine interfaces. Dr. Ju recently moved to the Roosevelt Island campus from Stanford...

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  • 8 Guiding Principles For Pursuing A Winning Venture

    8 Guiding Principles For Pursuing A Winning Venture

    Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology or transforming society with a new process. But unfortunately, most of these ideas fail at the execution...

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  • #NYCtech Week in Review: 12/2/18-12/8/18

    #NYCtech Week in Review: 12/2/18-12/8/18

    NYC Tech News for the week ending 12/8 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for CommonBond, NextGenVest, Finitive, OnSiteIQ,  and much more…

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  • The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 12/10/18

    The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 12/10/18

    Notable startup fundings for the week ending 12/8/18 featuring funding details for Looker, Farmstead, NuORDER, Amplitude, and much much more….

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  • Nominations Open for AlleyWatch’s 2019 NYC Tech Influencers List

    Nominations Open for AlleyWatch’s 2019 NYC Tech Influencers List

    AlleyWatch celebrates the movers and shakers in the NYC Tech Community through NYC Tech Influencers – an annual list of the New York City-based business professionals driving the growth of the...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/6/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/6/18

    The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 12/6/18 featuring funding details for Kallyope

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  • The AlleyWatch November 2018 US Venture Capital Funding Report

    The AlleyWatch November 2018 US Venture Capital Funding Report

    Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the month of November nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down...

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  • 3 Tips For Running A Successful Family Business

    3 Tips For Running A Successful Family Business

    Gary Vaynerchuk offers a few tips for anyone interested in starting or joining a family business.

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  • 10 Business Constants Flourish In This Age Of Change

    10 Business Constants Flourish In This Age Of Change

    In this age of constant change, I usually find myself writing about what has changed. Yet I find that periodically it pays to reflect on what hasn’t changed in business, probably won’t change in...

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  • This NYC Startup Has Created the Art Registry Built on Blockchain to Bring Trust to the Art Market

    This NYC Startup Has Created the Art Registry Built on Blockchain to Bring Trust to the Art Market

    Authenticity and provenance are two of the biggest issues that the art world faces. Nanne Dekking, the  chairman of The European Fine Art Fair, realized there had to be a way to put trust back...

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  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/5/18

    The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 12/5/18

    The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 12/5/18 featuring funding details for Trusty.care.

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  • These 15 US Startups Raised the Most Funding in November 2018

    These 15 US Startups Raised the Most Funding in November 2018

    Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest US startup funding rounds from November 2018. I have included some additional information such as industry, company...

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  • 5 Inertia Traps To Avoid In Your Business Leadership

    5 Inertia Traps To Avoid In Your Business Leadership

    Why owners and executives fall into traps of inertia and the critical pragmatic leadership skills needed to regain the required momentum.

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