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First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

Students in NYC will now have access to a $500,000 fund put into place by First Round Capital. The initiative, The Dorm Room Fund, was begun in Philadelphia and last year invested in student-run start ups at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. NY-based Partner Phin Barnes, said that the idea [Full Story…]

MITEF: The State of NY Venture Capital in 2013

MITEF: The State of NY Venture Capital in 2013

By Lauren Keyson MIT Enterprise Forum in NY held a tech and VC event in the spacious yet intimate Gramercy loft of Sam Hamadeh, founder of PrivCo and Vault.com Thursday evening. Panelists from the NY venture capital community discussed the current and future directions of tech. Their conclusion: [Full Story…]

First Round Capital to Host Design+Startup in NY

First Round Capital to Host Design+Startup in NY

First Round Capital will be hosting a community networking event in NY that will focus on a specific topic: design in partnership with interactive firm IDEO.  The firm launched a program earlier this year called +Startup, which makes the "value add" programs of many venture capitalists available to [Full Story…]

NY Startup PublicStuff Offers Solution to Connecting with Gov. Services

NY Startup PublicStuff Offers Solution to Connecting with Gov. Services

PublicStuff, which recently announced that it has received funding from Lerer Ventures, First Round Capital and High Peaks Venture Partners, is a community help-line in the cloud. Founded by Lily Liu, the NY-based startup is a cheaper solution for submitting requests in one's city in the cloud; it [Full Story…]

Silicon Alley VC Exploiting Women?

Silicon Alley VC Exploiting Women?

In an industry often berated for being heavily male dominated, it is perhaps not atypical for the intelligent, innovative, and tech-savvy women in the field to be  'hit-on' by venture capitalists. Gawker provides details on a recent article by The NY Observer that reports on the challenges facing [Full Story…]

Solve Media Helps Bolster CAPTCHA Advertising

Solve Media Helps Bolster CAPTCHA Advertising

NY-based Solve Media, backed by AOL Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, and First Round Capital, among others, integrates ads with the verification systems users must respond to when joining websites or requesting lost passwords, according to Xconomy. Solve Media's CEO Ari Jacoby, who has raised $6 [Full Story…]

Turntable.fm Blurs Line Between Reality and Virtuality?

Turntable.fm Blurs Line Between Reality and Virtuality?

Facebook and Twitter pioneered the social media platform phenomenon, creating a venue for people-to-people interaction. Now, networking platforms such as turntable.fm, do much more than previously envisioned. Turntable.fm that takes social networking to potentially greater levels; the application [Full Story…]

Turntable.fm Lands Big Name Investors

Turntable.fm Lands Big Name Investors

Since its inception, New York-based Turntable.fm has garnered the interest of popular D.J.s, music executives, and musicians, who have all wanted to try their hand in the virtual D.J. experience. Founder Seth Goldstein announced on Tuesday that the company raised $7 million in venture financing from [Full Story…]

chloe + isabel, Makes Official Debut Today

chloe + isabel, Makes Official Debut Today

Today entrepreneur Chantel Waterbury will be introducing her jewelry line, chloe + isabel with a public launch event. The site is backed by a VC team including First Round Capital, Floodgate, SV Angel, Kirstin Green/Forerunner, and Mike Duda/Consigliere. According to Charlie O’ Donnell, chloe + [Full Story…]

AK Networks Closes $8 Million Funding Round

AK Networks Closes $8 Million Funding Round

According to an article in TechCrunch, New York Web advertising startup AK Networks has closed an $8 million round of Series A funding.  Currently in stealth mode, the company's funding round was co-lead by True Ventures’ Jon Callaghan and DCM’s Dixon Doll. Other investors in the round [Full Story…]

What’s Driving the NYC Tech Resurgence?

What's Driving the NYC Tech Resurgence?

From the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, a list of seven reasons NYC is attracting tech start-ups. Among them: A growing, supportive community: Shout-outs to Charlie O'Donnell of First Round Capital, the NY Tech Meetup and the depth of events open to entrepreneurs and VCs here. Growing [Full Story…]

NY Startup Stickybits Takes Barcodes to a New Level

NY Startup Stickybits Takes Barcodes to a New Level

NYC startup Stickybits can scan any barcode from an application on smart phones, allowing users to talk about virtually anything. Users have started zapping ordinary things like cereal boxes and soda cans, while writing their own reviews. The company has already raised $1.6 million with First Round [Full Story…]

Ultra Light Panel to Discuss Financing Lean Startups

Ultra Light Panel to Discuss Financing Lean Startups

Financing Lean/Agile Startups is the topic of an Ultra Light panel June 3, 6:30pm to 9pm, at Microsoft, 1290 6th Ave, NY. The meeting will feature opening remarks by  Kareem Kouddous, Co-founder & Organizer at NYC Lean Startup Meetup and Phineas Barnes, Principal at First Round [Full Story…]

TechCrunch Disrupt: Day 1 – Recap of Late Afternoon

TechCrunch Disrupt: Day 1 - Recap of Late Afternoon

NYConvergence ORIGINAL Several startups had the chance to demo their products yesterday at the end of the first day of the Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in New York.  As part of the event's "Startup Battlefield" competition, where 20 startups compete in a tournament for a grand [Full Story…]

DoubleVerify Raises $10 Million

DoubleVerify Raises $10 Million

DoubleVerify has closed a $10 million second round of financing, led by Institutional Venture Partners.  Previous backers Blumberg Capital, First Round Capital, and Genacast Ventures also participated.The company provides online advertising notification services and says that it "verifies [Full Story…]