The New York Times still does not get it

deal architect

This is about how little MSM covers business technology as against consumer oriented technology. New York City is home. In 2006, I asked the question "Is the media biased?" I wrote "No this is not about being liberal or conservative. Industry Commentary

Amazon “Swipes Left” On New York City


Today, Amazon announced it will entirely abandon its plans to build its second headquarters (a/k/a “HQ2”) in Long Island City, a residential neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City. Back when he left his hometown Cavaliers for a new team in free agency, he branded his announcement as “The Decision.” 3/ A powerful warning shot to technology brands. Career Culture Public Policy TechnologyStart spreading the news, indeed.

New York City Tech Podcast: Eli Bronner, Growth at AngelList

View from Seed

New tech ecosystems often benefit from entrepreneurs who will dive in blind and figure out their direction along the way. In 2010, Eli Bronner and his Lua Technologies co-founders were this exact profile of entrepreneurs, and New York City was an exuberant tech ecosystem without much structure or identity. The post New York City Tech Podcast: Eli Bronner, Growth at AngelList appeared first on NextView Ventures.

Introduction to the New York Fintech Community

David Teten

FinTech New York Accelerator. MetaProp (real estate technology). 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. The Future of Money & Technology Summit.

The New York Times Launches TimeSpace, Its Own Startup Incubator/Accelerator

VC Cafe

The New York Times is launching a new startup accelerator, TimeSpace, a 4 month program taking in early stage media startups into the NYT Headquarters. News Startup Accelerators TimeSpace Accelerators Incubators New York Times NYT Startup

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. I had barely crossed the threshold (Feld Technologies has 12 employees and was slightly bigger than $ 1m ) and for the first time as an entrepreneur I spent a concentrated chunk of time surrounded by 50 of my peers.

Upstate New York Do More Faster Book Tour

Feld Thoughts

Last summer, my long time friend Martin Babinec and his colleague Nasir Ali asked me if I’d come spend a few days in Upstate New York talking about TechStars and entrepreneurial communities. We’ve been friends for 20 years so it was easy for me to say yes to spend two days with Martin in Upstate New York and help him further his mission of expanding the entrepreneurial communities throughout the region.

New York Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Next week, I travel to New York, where I'm especially excited to see the entrepreneurial renaissance that is in progress, first hand. I am declaring next week to be officially Lean Startup Week in New York City. Special thanks to Trevor Owens for helping to organize my New York trip.). SXSW was amazing and exhausting. We'll have slides and video from our Lean Startup track posted soon.

Free Advice for: The New York Times iPad App

crowdSPRING Blog

Books, magazines, blogs, and The New York Times. Related posts: Small business tips: mobile technology, the iPad, and your business. business How To Strategy Technology design inspiration product The New York Times UI UXI am a crank. There, I said it.

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

The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong

Both Sides of the Table

The New York Times recently ran an article titled, “ Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind.” You need to be able to screen out the 52% of calls that are information requests with technology. I have invested in 6 ad technology companies so I get to see trends across all segments of the industry. ” I love the NY Times and am a paying subscriber. But this article missed the real trend.

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. David Rukshin, Chief Technology Officer, WorldQuant. The post Join me at Terrapinn Trading Show New York, October 6, NYC appeared first on David Teten. New YorkThis is a large conference focused on quant and automated investing, big data, and High Performance Computing. We expect over 400 people.

Hacking Innovation Education in New York

This is going to be BIG.

We spend way too much time, particularly in and around the New York area, teaching fundraising versus company or product building. They didn’t wait until their universities hired a director of this new program. At the same time, in an effort to build up the base of “bench talent” in New York City, I’ve been running Product Manager School through nextNY. Tags: Venture Capital & Technology nextNY

Tax Credits for Startups in New York State

David Teten

Our CFO Alex Katz just sent out a memo to our portfolio, attached below, about 2 tax credits available to companies that do business in New York State. Enter Alex: I am writing to tell you about two tax credits available to companies that do business in New York State.

Circle Media Merges with New York-based S3i Digital


Circle Media, based in Austin, announced that it has merged with S3i Digital, based in New York. The company is part of the portfolio of the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) of the University of Texas.

Akimbo and Toopher Pitching at Finovate in New York


Two Central Texas technology companies are presenting at FinovateFall 2013 in New York today and tomorrow. FinovateFall 2013 is a two-day showcase of cutting-edge financial and banking technology innovations from startups as well as established companies. Six of the 71 […] The post Akimbo and Toopher Pitching at Finovate in New York appeared first on SiliconHills.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Happenstance

The Startup Magazine

Our app incorporates location-based technology to tag our stories to places in the city. As a Chicago native, she enjoyed visiting new places in the city but often found herself traveling to destinations without knowing much about the history or people behind the walls she regularly passed.

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.

Thinking About the Next Chief Digital Officer of New York City

This is going to be BIG.

When a new CEO for a company is hired, you might change out a few people, but you wouldn''t replace all the key folks. You wouldn''t hire a new GM and just immediately get rid of your All-Star players. Sterne will work closely with the City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications as well as with individual City agencies and stakeholders to ensure consistency and accessibility of information.

New York Startup Exversion is Making Data Sexy (StartupBus Post #9)

Up and Running

Unfortunately for me, our bus had no wifi or cell phone service and it seems that the New York bus intercepted Charlie’s tweet before it even left the five boroughs. This New York tech scene is hot. I thought I was pulling a fast one. I really did. .

New York’s The Infatuation and growing up on the Internet

The Next Web

Their outlet was the Infatuation — a blog, traditional by then — but the tone was something new. Of course, five years online is quite some time, and since then, Stang and Steinthal have built up a significant following by coupling this tone with advances in technology.

Five common misconceptions about building a startup in New York City

This is going to be BIG.

It’s really difficult for me not to get into the thick of discussions about whether or not you can and/or should build a company in New York City. New entrepreneurs need to learn how to turn over rocks better. Look, New York City isn’t for everyone.

What the End of Coworking at General Assembly Means for New York

This is going to be BIG.

Or maybe I''ll hang at the Alley, or New Work City, or WeWork, or GrindSpace, or WorkBench, or SparkLabs, or Regus, or Techspace. Venture Capital & Technology Nothing. Yeah, it doesn''t mean anything. Chill out. General Assembly isn''t really a coworking company. It''s been an education business for quite a while now, if you haven''t noticed--and it''s a business they''re damn good at. By professionalizing startup education in NYC, GA has made a huge impact in the community.

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


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.

Why This New York Venture Capital Firm is Investing in Canada

David Teten

We’re a New York based early-stage venture capital firm. Historically, mobile technology company Research in Motion Ltd., Reflecting Canada’s multilingual heritage, they have acquired three companies to date, in Toronto, New York and France.

A Dinevore list that can get you funded: Where do New York VCs eat?

This is going to be BIG.

There’s a cool new site called Dinevore that is all about following and creating curated lists. So, I created a new list that you can follow called Places to Meet VCs. Tags: It's My Life Random Stuff Venture Capital & Technology I’m a big fan of the lunch meeting—because I like food, I like efficiency, and I like the fact that there’s a scripted end. The food is gone, plates have been removed… once the check is paid, we’re done.

Please Welcome Dave Winer (back) to New York

This is going to be BIG.

So by concentrating inteligence here, the network can develop and new ideas can develop, around the realities of a changing media business, which is a very different perspective from that of Silicon Valley. That's why it's important that New York not think of itself as an outpost of the tech industry. The goal of the new media industry is to create the news system of the future. I have chosen to move back to New York because this is where I want to be.

Paul Carr’s Ironic Take on New York

This is going to be BIG.

In it, he mocks New York for being a “content town”. Another way to put it would be that a lot of west coast companies, in efforts to become real businesses, have had to come to New York to get in the flow of our ad dollars. Just because the New York Times might be a fraction of the size it is at that time, doesn’t mean the business of media is dead, or that New York will die with it. Want to meet New York tech?

Technology Trend Tracking – Fast Path to Innovation Glory

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Innovators need to keep an eagle eye on new technology trends. These new developments offer a constant stream of opportunities (if you think and take action on them), but it’s a bit like that famous clip [.]. Entrepreneurial Innovation Leadership Trends, Futurism, and Research Creativity Gizmag New York Times TechCrunch technology technology radar Technology Review technology trend tracking technology trend watching tracking trends Twitter Wall Street Journal

Funding Computer Science Education In NY

Feld Thoughts

Two weeks ago Wellesley unveiled their new Human-Computer Interaction Lab which we underwrote. I’m chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Philanthropy computer science new york non-profit Last week Fred and Joanne Wilson announced that they are helping create a $5m seed fund to invest in computer science education in the NYC public school system.

5 Tips for Founding a Tech Startup in NYC

The Startup Magazine

Anyone that wants to found a tech startup in New York will find the fast-paced lifestyle a challenge to deal with. New York City is the Largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a diverse culture and energy that runs around the clock 24/7.

Toronto Technology Tornado

deal architect

I find myself in Toronto every few years and my image of the city has been one of a financial services capital, a baseball town, and a well-run large city – someone called it “New York run by the Swiss

Why Digital Technology Is Important For Business Marketing


This is particularly beneficial for start-up companies because it is a very cost-effective method of gaining exposure for your new business. If you are unfamiliar with this type of marketing, there are professionals you can turn to such as this New York City SEO company.

This Week in New York Tech - January 11th

This is going to be BIG.

RSVP for waitlist: [link] Wednesday, January 13th 6PM Digital Somethings: 2010 and Beyond WHO: @JennyDeluxe (Jenna Wortham, NY Times, Bits Blog), @AdamOstrow (Editor in Chief, Mashable), @DanPatterson (ABC News Radio, Blog), @RSHotel (Blog, Website), @PRNewswire (Jim King, SVP, Audience) WHAT 2010 and Beyond - The Trends That Will Alter Media and Technology As We Know It (Open Bar from 8-9 p.m.) Like many evolving technologies, there remains a gap between theory and practice.

How the New York City innovation community can still lose (and what you can do about it)

This is going to be BIG.

I remember hearing that a New York City venture fund was raising money in 2004 and almost skipping the meeting, because New York wasn’t a viable place to deploy that much capital—it was a small blip in the past. I've heard that most new angels make 70% of their lifetime investments within the first year of starting to invest--i.e. There isn’t a single person in the NYC that is more excited than I am about how far we’ve come.

The reality of Profitably raising money from angels and VCs in New York

David Teten

Adam was one of our star students from the first class in New York, when Profitably was just Adam, a Powerpoint, and a really amazing domain name. We think that effective use of our technology stack (Angelsoft, BasecampHQ, Dropbox, etc.) Adam Neary wrote an unusually open post about his experience raising $1.1m for Profitably , a provider of small business analytics. Disclosure: I’m a Mentor for Founder Institute.

Simply Awesome Leadership in Computer Science Education

Feld Thoughts

In it Fred announced a new initiative in New York City called The Academy For Software Engineering. If successful, it will have a profound impact on computer science education in the New York public high school system. I’ve been working on this general problem (dramatically improving computer science education, both in K-12 and college) for a while through my work at the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

Making Technology Work For Those Who Aren’t Working

Feld Thoughts

Many of the advisory board member attendees looked like hammered dog s**t as they were part of the New York financial services and real estate world. “How do you make technology work for those who are not working? Especially for those who are not working because of technology.” So that’s what I’m going to do this year, both in the context of my existing work, and on new intellectual, functional, and philosophical paths.

Social Trends Podcast: Building Quality Human Engagement For Your Brand


As each new platform has come, I have enjoyed getting to find out what’s different about them and using them for different things from Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ , LinkedIn all of them.

Financial Technology Panel this Wednesday in NYC

David Teten

Co-sponsored by Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance – New York, the Founders’ Circle, and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Hear from venture capitalist Matt Harris of Bain Capital Ventures and New York City Investment Fund’s Maria Gotsch. billion in over 200 financial technology startups. Events New York NextNY

Resigning my Mayorship of the Ace Hotel New York (cc: @theacehotel)

This is going to be BIG.

I just resigned my Foursquare mayorship of the Ace Hotel New York. We never had an official office on our own in New York, despite having over a dozen investments here. What’s really important for me now is to import that same kind of vibe into First Round’s new New York City office in Union Square. and I look forward to bringing a bit of the kind of community we all built at the Ace into our new offices.

This Week in the New York Innovation Community – February 1st, 2010

This is going to be BIG.

We'll bring together Social Media Editors from some of the largest and most well-respected media outlets, as well as those in more traditional Editorial roles to discuss this new specialty role. RSVP: [link] 5PM NY Tech Meetup Student Mingle The NYTM Student Group's mission is to encourage the involvement of students and student leaders in the New York City tech community and thereby better educate and prepare tomorrow's entrepreneurs. Cathy Erway, Not Eating Out In New York.