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Two Days of Entrepreneurial Community Building In Upstate New York

Feld Thoughts

On Wednesday and Thursday I spent two awesome days with my long time friend Martin Babinec (the founder of Trinet), his partner at Upstate Venture Connect – Nasir Ali – and about 1000 members of the Upstate New York entrepreneurial community. came away optimistic about the potential for the Upstate New York region.

Hyphen-tech – a trend that bodes well for London and New York

The Equity Kicker

think this is the big opportunity right now that much of the pure play internet opportunities are behind and explains why many of Forward Partners’ investments are pushing the internet out into the four corners of the commerce. London Startup general interest

Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

Both Sides of the Table

Today, I’m super proud to announce that we’ve just added another talented partner at Upfront and a great person to boot. Why Kobie?

Israeli Startups Look to New York, and increasingly Shanghai

VC Cafe

He predicts that in the next five years the capital markets of those countries will become more central than those in New York.

AmCham Finland Opens New York Office

ArcticStartup

Whether to tap into American consumers, investors, partners, or workforce, reaching the US is a common goal for startups throughout the Nordics.

Benchmark’s New General Partner: Scott Belsky

abovethecrowd.com

The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner. It is rare for us to encounter a partner candidate who has so much experience as an operator, investor, and advisor at such a young age. Adding a new partner is a significant event for Benchmark.

From New York to Napa: Meet the Man Behind City Winery

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How Michael Dorf created a chain of music clubs from New York City to Napa Valley. It featured avant-garde jazz and rock. Just like beer.

Rovio Wants To IPO In New York

ArcticStartup

Amazing figures from Rovio and a truly great vision to IPO in New York.

How to bootstrap your way into becoming a VC

Version One Ventures

You start working at a firm as an associate, with the assumption that your hard work will pay off and you’ll become a principal, and then make partner. In addition, the concept of a single general partner (GP) has become pretty widely accepted among investors now. This is the path I took after selling my startup to Amazon.

New York City Accelerators, Incubators, and Coworking Spaces

Mark Birch

Tipping Point Partners - [link]. New York State/New York City associated: BEST - [link]. New Work City - [link].

Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

Another new partnering model is the IBM Watson Group $1 billion investment to share cloud-based development and super-computing tools.

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech. RSVP  here.

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech. RSVP  here.

Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York

David Teten

We are co-sponsoring two upcoming events with the HBSCNY: Tuesday, 03/22/11 at 5:00pm : HBS Alumni New Venture Contest: Regional Finals.

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

David Teten

We’re backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Silver Lake Partners, and individual investors like Ron Conway, among others. Who are they?

Why New York State Wants in VCs' Pockets Too

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But they''re again drawing public scrutiny in New York, one of the biggest venture capital centers in the country. Their argument?

Entrepreneurship in New York: The Mismatch between Venture Capital and Academic R&D

ithacaVC

I received this report yesterday:  Entrepreneurship in New York ebook.  It is worth reviewing if you are interested in entrepreneurship and VC in upstate NY. Hello Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to pass along to you our recent paper “Entrepreneurship in New York: The Mismatch between Venture Capital and Academic R&D”. 

Chance for UK startups to pitch to New York investors

The Equity Kicker

Brian Frumberg, My friend and venture partner at our sister fund DFJ Gotham is organising a pitch event for UK startups to meet New York investors.

Graphic Designer Milton Glaser: The Best Way to Pick Your Business Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The design guru behind the ''I Heart New York'' logo explains how he figured out this key to his entrepreneurial success

Square Snaps Up New York Design Firm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Along with a team of designers, the deal also offers the west coast-based mobile payment start-up a New York headquarters.

Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

Both Sides of the Table

It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that we have added Greg Bettinelli as a partner at GRP Partners. Approachable.

Going Down? Q3 VC Investments in US Tech Drop 14%

VC Cafe

There are Many Angel Bubbles , New York Time’s A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs of Re inflating and Fred Wilson’s Invest in the mess ).

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

Pioneering Program Launched by Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York and the National Association of Investment Companies.

Silicon Valley Moves to New York

Brad Hargreaves

Unlike those in the Valley, most tech companies in New York are in the city itself. link] If Silicon Valley Moved to New York [.]

Incredible Week In New York

Feld Thoughts

And the winner is – New York – by seven days. In the endless “where is the best place to start a company&# argument, I think many of the ones on this list (Boulder, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle) are amazing places to create a company. On Thursday night I gave a talk at NYU Startup Week.

On the Floor at New York Tech Day

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

All because of New York Tech Day More than 200 companies of all sizes showed off their latest products and services at Tech Day. radio?

HBS Alumni Angels assets for investing in women and minority-led startups

David Teten

Angel networks in general have lots of disadvantages compared with VC funds, but VCAP© has three key advantages: • Bigger reach , because there are more “Partners” than any normal VC fund. Diversity Entrepreneurship HBS Alumni Angels New York NextNY Venture Capital WomenCompetitiveness project. High quality.

How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Here’s the system I plan to share today.

Colleges Become Startup Factories | Crain’s New York Business

Campus Entrepreneurship

Phil Auerswald ( The Coming Prosperity ) shared a great piece by Steve Garmhausen of Crain’s New York on the city/region’s universities and colleges. via Colleges become startup factories | Crain’s New York Business. But money wasn’t all that NYU’s Stern School of Business provided the pair.

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

David Teten

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York and the. Castle Surgical ‘s ( www.castlesurgical.com , New York, NY) patent-pending surgical devices enable surgeons to easily perform partial kidney and partial liver surgery. New York, NY. National Association of Investment Companies.

SecondMarket Partners With AngelList

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The early-stage investing world may need to get used to a new term soon: “micro-angels.”

HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

Both Sides of the Table

At GRP Partners our focus has always been on having a small number of investments in the industries we know well. Solving bigger problems.

Funding goes global: location is no longer your financing destiny

Version One Ventures

What does this new dynamic mean for today’s start-up seeking funding? In short, you’re going to want to look for the best funding partner (or collection of partners) possible, rather than just focusing locally. At the end of the day, you’ll want to find the best partner(s) that meets your specific needs and situation.

When (& How) to Dump Your Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

She was my original partner, but we battled constantly over strategy and the business plan. How could we develop new managers inside it?

It’s About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank

And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables. New York Startups. Women in New York Startups.

INSEAD Panel Event: Angel Investing 101, NY

David Teten

Panelists are: - Alain Bankier, active member of New York Angels and former CEO of Manichewitz. David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital, and Founder and Chair of the Harvard Business Angels of Greater New York. The event will take place in the offices of Morrison Cohen LLP, 909 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

Inc. Magazine celebrates Greater New York area honorees of the 2012 Inc. 500|5000

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

” For Farid Ali and partner George Constantinou, 2012 is not the first year their Brooklyn-based Bogota Latin Bistro has made the Inc.

This Friday at NYU-Annual Stern Private Equity Conference

David Teten

New York Presentations and Conferences Private Equity Venture Capital

New York Venture Firms: Bigger Fund or Bigger Buzz?

Brad Hargreaves

New York Venture Firms: Bigger Fund or Bigger Buzz? I’m just going to leave this here. Just a thought. Joe Entrepreneur Oops.

Nov. 9: Capital on Stage VC Showcase in NY

David Teten

We’ll meet at  Goodwin Procter  on the top floor of the New York Times building. Events ff Venture Capital New York NextNY