Israeli Startups Look to New York, and increasingly Shanghai

VC Cafe

A lan Patricof, a veteran venture capital investor and partner in NY based Greycroft Partners, said that “an Israeli company has to come to New York to access advertisers and content&# , during the BootCamp Ventures Innovation Marathon in his recent visit to Israel.

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

The Equity Kicker

I 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 and New York are good places to build these businesses because we combine strong startup ecosystems with world leading financial services, fashion, media and so on.

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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. Since Upstate New York had gotten so much snow so far this year, everyone was freaked out and all of the events on Wednesday were turned into conference calls that I was going to do from Martin’s house.

David S. Rose – Father of Angel Investing in New York

Startup Professionals Musings

Rose, who has been described as "the Father of Angel Investing in New York" by Crain's New York Business, and a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek. I recently had the privilege of interviewing David S.

Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

Both Sides of the Table

Kobie Fuller, Partner at Upfront Ventures We set out to build a venture capital firm that would not only be a beacon for the rapidly growing LA tech ecosystem but also one that would compete and collaborate nationally with the best firms in the country.

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. News First round capital Fred Wilson New York San Francisco Toronto Venture capital Version One VenturesOne of the most common questions I get is “How can I become a Venture Capitalist?”

Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

The new paradigm, driven by disruptive technologies, cloud-served supercomputing, and the new generation of young adults with global empathy, is partnering and giving something now for a competitive advantage in the future. Find partners who can do what you cannot do alone.

Taxi-Hailing Battle Heats Up in New York City

Inc Startups

Hailo announced it raised a new $30 million round of funding led by Union Square Ventures. As taxi-hailing-app maker Hailo attempts to tackle the crucial New York City market, it has investor Fred Wilson on its side.

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. He bootstrapped the company in New York for five years before raising venture capital from high-quality investors like Jeff Bezos and Union Square Ventures, then managed the business to a successful sale to Adobe in 2012.

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

David Teten

This is particularly true in New York, where their traditional financial services industry client base has sustained significant damage since the 2008 financial crisis. It’s definitely true that industry leaders, established professionals, want to be a part of new, innovative companies.

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 ). T he latest VentureDeal quarterly report is out (see pdf) and it suggests that VC activity in tech has slowed down in the third quarter.

Rovio Wants To IPO In New York

ArcticStartup

Finnish business magazine Talouselämä has published a story on Rovio , the creators of Angry Birds, where they state that the company is seeking to go public in New York. Amazing figures from Rovio and a truly great vision to IPO in New York.

Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York

David Teten

Back in December, Richard Kane, President, Harvard Business School Club of New York , asked me if I’d like to chair the newly-formed Harvard Business School Angels of New York. Burstein, Managing Partner , Millennium Technology Value Partners.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

I am very happy to announce today a new program I’ve been working on designed to support women and diverse entrepreneurs, particularly those in the technology sector. Women-owned businesses, according to the Forte Foundation represent about 775,000 new startups per year.

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

ithacaVC

I received this report yesterday: Entrepreneurship in New York ebook. 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”. This study, which updates reports published by Excell Partners in 2009, confirmed that New York State continues to be exceptionally strong in academic R&D and innovation.

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. Where: New York, NY.

Introduction to the New York Fintech Community

David Teten

FinTech New York Accelerator. Rise New York (good mailing list) – includes the Barclays Accelerator , in partnership with Techstars , and a coworking space for fintech startups. Startupbootcamp Fintech New York. Most significant VCs in New York , including ff Venture Capital , are active investors in fintech. Aquiline Capital Partners. Motive Partners. NYCA Partners. Pivot Investment Partners.

Why New York State Wants in VCs' Pockets Too

Inc Startups

Among these is the so-called interest carry forward that lets venture capital and private equity fund partners pay a lower long-term capital gains rate on their share of future profits from investments. But what happens in New York may not stay in New York.

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

Inc Startups

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

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. This is exactly the brand that GRP Partners wants to embody. We knew he had to be an investment partner. He is an investment partner exactly like I am.

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 WomenHarvard Business School is featuring an article about the Venture Capital Access Program on the website of the U.S. Competitiveness project.

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. From Garmhausen: “One of the greatest gifts you can give an entrepreneur is time,” said Mr. Parthasarathi, co-founder of CourseHorse, an online catalog of classes available in New York City, from dance and acting to computer programming. via Colleges become startup factories | Crain’s New York Business.

Incredible Week In New York

Feld Thoughts

As I was catching up on email from last week (not quite done yet) I was reflecting on the awesome week I had in New York. I had a couple of board meetings, spent a bunch of time at TechStars , gave some talks, had a pair of really fun late night dinners, had two strong runs (including one amazing one) along the east river, and stayed up until 1am drinking scotch with my partner Seth one night who was also in New York for a few days this week.

Square Snaps Up New York Design Firm

Inc Startups

Along with a team of designers, the deal also offers the west coast-based mobile payment start-up a New York headquarters. ” On top of the talent, Square will also acquire a New York City presence.

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

Duct Tape Marketing

Design and Operate a Referral System – part 2 Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 13, 2011 | 5:54 am Categories : AMEX OpenForum , Marketing Strategy Tags : AMEX OPEN , New York Times Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like.

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

Both Sides of the Table

That’s why I’m proud to announce today that HealthDataInsights (founded by Victor Chaltiel), where GRP Partners was a 30% owner, has been acquired for $400 million. At GRP Partners our focus has always been on having a small number of investments in the industries we know well.

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

Inc Startups

How Michael Dorf created a chain of music clubs from New York City to Napa Valley. Michael Dorf opened a small club in New York City called the Knitting Factory in 1987. Then the bubble burst, 9/11 hit, and I lost the company to those New York vulture capitalists.

Join me at Terrapinn Trading Show New York, October 6, NYC

David Teten

I’m honored to chair the quant and big data stream of the upcoming Terrapinn Trading Show, New York, October 6, NYC. Karl Sprules, Partner & CTO, AllianceBernstein. Katina Stefanova, Founding Partner & CIO, Marto Capital. The post Join me at Terrapinn Trading Show New York, October 6, NYC appeared first on David Teten. New York

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NYC’s FinTech Innovation Lab

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Applications are open for New York’s seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab , a 12-week program that I have blogged about a bunch here on AVC. The FinTech Innovation Lab is run by the Partnership Fund for New York City and Accenture. KeyBank, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, New York Life Insurance, Pitney Bowes, Rabobank, Scotiabank, Synchrony, UBS and Wells Fargo.

It’s About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank

She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms. And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables. I had a better one when I came back from New York.

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

David Teten

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York and the. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 – Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York (HBSAANY) and The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) today announced the finalists for their inaugural Venture Capital Access Program (“VCAP©”). taketheinterview.com , New York, NY) is a cloud-based solution that streamlines the recruiting process.

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. If we look back ten years, the venture world was quite different. Investors weren’t too keen on investing out of town.

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. The event will be held at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY. Atlanta ff Venture Capital Harvard Business School New York Presentations and Conferences

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. The event will be held at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY. Atlanta ff Venture Capital Harvard Business School New York Presentations and Conferences

On the Floor at New York Tech Day

Inc Startups

Camoflage fatigues aren't exactly typical start-up couture, but this year's New York Tech Day, the showcase of burgeoning tech companies was curiously held in New York City's 69th Regiment Armory. All because of New York Tech Day

SecondMarket Partners With AngelList

Inc Startups

The early-stage investing world may need to get used to a new term soon: “micro-angels.” New York-based SecondMarket gained prominence as the biggest private market for buyers and sellers of Facebook shares leading up to its initial public offering.

When (& How) to Dump Your Partner

Inc Startups

She was my original partner, but we battled constantly over strategy and the business plan. I remember the three of us taking the redeye to New York for an early-morning business meeting and struggling into our suits in a parking lot. How could we develop new managers inside it?

Are We Marketing in a Mobile World :: Small Business Marketing.

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SpareFoot Raises $10 Million More in Funding

SiliconHills

The fun loving startup, SpareFoot that has created the nation’s largest online storage marketplace, has just raised $10 million in venture capital from Insight Venture Partners. New York-based Insight Venture Partners provided $22 million of those funds. Austin Insight Venture Partners online storage Sparefoot venture capital

I have joined HOF Capital as a Managing Partner

David Teten

I am excited to announce that I have joined HOF Capital as a Managing Partner. For a firm that typically invests at the Seed and Series A rounds, HOF has an exceptionally broad portfolio acceleration platform comprising 8 full-time staff; offices in NY (headquarters), London, and Cairo; as well as Venture Partners in San Francisco, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, and Taipei. My agreement with ffVC is to be in the Venture Partner role for one year.