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#NYCTech Deals Reach Five Quarter High

#NYCTech Deals Reach Five Quarter High

According to the latest Q3 report from CB Insights, two out of every 10 Internet deals are done in NY. Even though NY ranks forth in VC funding (behind Silicon Alley, Massachusetts and SoCal) its deal count reached a five-quarter high. Small seed VC deals make up 49 percent of the activity. While NY [Full Story…]

iEvening: Chocolate, Marijuana and Grit #iBreakfast

iEvening: Chocolate, Marijuana and Grit #iBreakfast

By Lauren Keyson Several entrepreneurs came to iEvening’s “Are You Fundable?” event last night to get feedback on their products. All of them involved technology or the internet.  A lot of advice for the timid and not so timid presenters included the need for grit – the need to stick to their [Full Story…]

Rap Genius Site Receives $15M in #VC Funding

Rap Genius Site Receives $15M in #VC Funding

Rap Genius, the Brooklyn-based site that annotates rap lyrics via crowdsourcing, received $15 million in funding from the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Since Netscape founder Marc Andreessen is a big donor to Republican campaigns, some wonder whether his financial backing will undermine the street [Full Story…]

NY Corporate #VC Funding Plummets

NY Corporate #VC Funding Plummets

Investment in NY tech from corporate venture capital firms such as Comcast and Verizon decreased by 87 percent from the same period a year ago.  According to CB Insights, only $30 million of the total $2.1 billion of investments went to NY companies. The lion’s share of funding--$1.45 billion-- went [Full Story…]

WeWork Labs Collaborates with PepsiCo #nyctech

WeWork Labs Collaborates with PepsiCo #nyctech

WeWork Labs, a co-working space for new tech companies, is located in SoHo and holds about 220 people. To keep costs to a minimum, the space has brought in advertisers like PepsiCo. In fact, according to Crain's NY Business, PepsiCo is not a stranger to startups and almost always has about 10% of [Full Story…]

Eric Hippeau Investing in #nyctech

Eric Hippeau Investing in #nyctech

Eric Hippeau is a prolific investor in over 80 startups, most of which are based in NY. Previously the CEO at The Huffington Post, Hippeau is currently working at Lerer Ventures and has been praised by names such as Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti and Buddy Media's Mike Lazerow. When Hippeau started at the [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Raises $3.5M to Invest in #Startups

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Raises $3.5M to Invest in #Startups

Charlie O'Donnell, former principal at First Round Capital, has raised $3.5 million for his new fund, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. LP's in the new seed stage investing venture include Two Sigma Ventures, KEC Holdings, partners at FRC and others, according to Business Insider. O'Donnell has not [Full Story…]

New Startups Demo at New York Tech Meetup #NYTM

New Startups Demo at New York Tech Meetup #NYTM

A sold out audience of more than 800 people filled NYU's Skirball Auditorium for the New York Tech Meetup recently. A number of new tech startups had 3-5 minutes to showcase their companies and to dazzle the NY tech community. The meetup was also seen by hundreds of people watching a live stream [Full Story…]

#IgniteNYC: When Failing Is Cool

#IgniteNYC: When Failing Is Cool

By Lauren Keyson Failure was the theme of the IgniteNYC event last night at the Tishman Auditorium at the Parsons The New School, and 14 speakers each told a story about how they failed but then rose out of the flames. Surprisingly, this topic turned out to be poignant, inspirational, sad -- and [Full Story…]

NY Based Thrive Capital Does Exactly That

NY Based Thrive Capital Does Exactly That

Joshua Kushner, founder of Thrive Capital, wants to invest in businesses that transform traditional industries. The NY based fund just closed an oversubscribed $150 million fund in only 10 weeks. Last fall, they closed a $40 million dollar fund. Kusher, 27, invests in Kickstarter, Instagram, [Full Story…]

Ultra Lights Startups “Investor Feedback Forum” This Thursday

Ultra Lights Startups "Investor Feedback Forum" This Thursday

Ultra Light Startups is hosting an Investor Feedback Forum this Thursday, September 13 from 6:30-8:30pm at Columbia University's Schapiro Center. The objectives of the Investor Feedback Forum are: To help early stage startups refine their investor pitch To provide actionable advice and [Full Story…]

TASC Mingles Early Stage Startups with VC Firms Today

TASC Mingles Early Stage Startups with VC Firms Today

The newly formed Technology, Advertising and Startup Council will hold its inaugural event today at NYs SoHo House. VC’s from Greycroft Partners, Union Square Ventures, Physic Ventures and Lerer Ventures will sit down with startups such as content aggregator RebelMouse,  hyperlocal advertiser [Full Story…]

Long Island Tech Incubator Now Accepting Applications

Long Island Tech Incubator Now Accepting Applications

The LI Tech COMETS is a new Long Island tech startup incubator/accelerator and has recently started accepting applications for its program. The program is called the Long Island Tech Connected Organization Mentoring Exciting Tech Startups and was created by the LI Software and Tech Network. The [Full Story…]

Super Angels Alight on NY Tech Scene

Super Angels Alight on NY Tech Scene

Super angels are a bigger presence in NY startup investments. David Tisch, former managing director of Tech Stars NYC, Brian Cohen, chairman of New York Angels and investor David Rose are a new breed of angels with large portfolios. They invest actively, and move in and out of opportunities [Full Story…]

Fred Wilson on Venture Capital’s Future

Fred Wilson on Venture Capital's Future

Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, made his first big deal with an investment in the Web community GeoCities, which Yahoo bought for about $3 billion in 1999. He went on to back startups including Twitter, Zynga, and Foursquare. However, he worries the industry is in trouble. [Full Story…]