The average, lifetime cost that pet owners pay to get their dog groomed can top out at a whopping $14,400. Routine preventative and wellness care for dogs is expensive and Wagmo developed a new type of pet insurance that covers day-to-day essentials including grooming and dental work. Wagmo offers three tiers of annual membership plans […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 12/13/2019 featuring funding details for Kindbody, Augury, and much more.
As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I challenge them to think beyond what I call linear extensions to a current trend, such as another “easier-to-use” app for smartphones, a new dating site for pets, or another niche social network. In my experience, these startups usually find the field crowded with competitors, making it hard to get […]
Teckst, the enterprise omnichannel real-time messaging platform, has been acquired by SF-based LiveVox. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “LiveVox’s focus on making omnichannel engagement easy for businesses aligns with Teckst’s mission to simplify contextual human-to-human messaging between brands and their customers. Joining Teckst’s mobile messaging functionality with LiveVox’s holistic omnichannel ecosystem will provide […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 12/12/2019 featuring funding details for Arthur AI, Onaroll, and much more.
As we approach the year’s end, I’m delighted to report that our funds are growing and changing. In particular, I wanted to let everyone know about plans for the next Social Starts fund, Social Starts Health and Happiness, which we call “SH2,” for short. SH2 is the only venture fund focused on the emerging science […]
Ten of the top failures we both see in the early stages of entrepreneurship followed immediately by recommendations to mitigate losses from each of these items.
Managing a HSA (health savings account) can be confusing because requirements are adjusted each year to account for inflation. In 2020, if you have a HSA account and self-only coverage, you can contribute up to $3,550 with pre-tax dollars. Starship is the first robo-advisor to help manage HSA accounts and earn a return on these […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 12/11/2019 featuring funding details for Wagmo, You & Mr. Jones, and much more.
For too long online users have been too willing to hand over their personal data in exchange for using mobile services (e.g., Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, etc.). As these companies continue to expand their footprints, untethered by regulators, into every facet of their customer’s lives there is a growing revolt.
As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed. Based on my years of experience mentoring and advising entrepreneurs, you need to attack problems and challenges with a mindset of success, or it is unlikely that you or your business will […]