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FirstMark Capital Hires Matt Turk as Firm Partner

FirstMark Capital Hires Matt Turk as Firm Partner

NY venture firm FirstMark Capital announced the hire of Matt Turck, cofounder of TripleHop Technologies and former Bloomberg Ventures managing director. Turck discussed with Forbes how the NY startup scene has evolved and how FirstMark has been involved. Of the fifty investments that they are [Full Story…]

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…]

25 Rising NYC Startups to Watch Out For

25 Rising NYC Startups to Watch Out For

After a recent PrivCo report that put NY-based startups second behind Silicon Valley in mergers and acquisitions, Business Insider has created a list of 25 NYC startups in their early stages that are showing signs of success. The first of their choices is Modern Guild, founded in 2012 by Adrien [Full Story…]

Online Art Seller Receives Millions in Funding

Online Art Seller Receives Millions in Funding

The online art-sales company, Artspace, which earned offered the Brooklyn Museum an opportunity to sell prints and other art has now raised $8.5 million in funding. Artspace hired 27-year-old Maria Baibakova, daughter of Russian magnate Oleg Baibakov to help increase their reach [Full Story…]

#Lightbank Opens NY Office

#Lightbank Opens NY Office

Venture capital firm Lightbank chose the Flatiron District as the location for its first NY office. The Founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky said this is their firm's second location. The Chicago-based VC firm plans to invest in more NY and East Coast based companies. According to IT News [Full Story…]

Hatchery: #Nielsen’s Bruce Haymes Seeks a Killer Solution

Hatchery: #Nielsen’s Bruce Haymes Seeks a Killer Solution

By Lauren Keyson Bruce Haymes, a Nielsen senior VP, revealed information about a new fund his company is launching. At the Hatchery’s speaker event in Chelsea Friday, Haymes said Nielsen is partnering with Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist to launch Nielsen Innovate. The advertising [Full Story…]

Lerer Ventures Hires Stoller and Korzenko for NY Office

Lerer Ventures Hires Stoller and Korzenko for NY Office

Lerer Ventures is hiring two new employees for its new $36 million early-stage fund. Max Stoller, a recent NYU graduate, and Nicola Korzenko will both be joining the company, according to The New York Observer. Korzenko previously worked at Signpost, Spark Capital and Creative Artists Agency. [Full Story…]

#SeedFunding Strong for #NYTech, But Not Much A-Round in 2013

#SeedFunding Strong for #NYTech, But Not Much A-Round in 2013

There are two VC trends emerging for 2013 that will have a mixed impact on the NY tech sector. Deal volume is strong, according to Crain’s New York Business, especially seed funding. It’s expected to match or surpass 2012. But when it comes to A-round stage funding, many startups will find funds [Full Story…]

NJ’s LiveU Raises $27M

NJ's LiveU Raises $27M

LiveU, based in Hackensack, NJ, recently raised $27 million in funding. The company's 4G LTE-equipped LU70 backpack has become the go-to for companies looking to uplink HD video while in the field. The funding round included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Carmel Ventures and Pitango [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Startup Scene Event Tomorrow

Brooklyn Startup Scene Event Tomorrow

On November 14th, the Brooklyn Venture Community will be holding an event called, "The Brooklyn Startup Scene: Brooklyn CoWorking Spaces & Their Entrepreneurs." The Brooklyn Venture Community is a meetup group with over 250 Brooklyn-based entrepreneurial and freelance members that serves as a [Full Story…]

NYVCA: Pushing the Envelope – Guns, Steel and Money

NYVCA: Pushing the Envelope - Guns, Steel and Money

By Lauren Keyson That the NY tech community continues to be effervescent was an overriding message at yesterday’s Third Annual Ingenuity Conference at New World Stages in center of off-Broadway. The goal of the event’s organizer, the NY Venture Capital Association, was to promote the [Full Story…]

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

NY is atop a list of cities challenging Silicon Valley for tech supremacy, according to Zach Cutler of The Cutler Group.  In an op-ed in The Huffington Post, Cutler states that the city is the fastest-growing tech hub in the U.S., and that according to the Center for an Urban Future, tech related [Full Story…]

#NYU Alums Raised $1.2B in Funding for Startups

#NYU Alums Raised $1.2B in Funding for Startups

According to CB Insights, startups founded by New York University alumni raised $1.2 billion during the past five years. The University Entrepreneurship Reports revealed that the most of the funding went to Internet companies. Of these, 95 percent are still in business and 70 percent conduct [Full Story…]

General Assembly Receives $10M in New Funding

General Assembly Receives $10M in New Funding

General Assembly raised $10 million in new funding this week, according to a recent SEC filing. The NY-based tech education startup declined to reveal the funders to TechCrunch for this new cash infusion, but in the past raised raised $4.5 million from Jeff Bezos, the VC firm Maveron, Yuri Milner [Full Story…]

NY’s Lerer Ventures Raises $36M Fund

NY's Lerer Ventures Raises $36M Fund

Lerer Ventures, NY-based investment firm, has raised its largest fund yet. According to Business Insider, this third round of funding amounted to $36 million. The group was started by Eric Hippeau, Jordan Cooper, Ken Lerer, and Ben Lerer. With the money, the firm plans to continue investing in [Full Story…]