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Funded in the Alley - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of November. Total capital raised in November by US startups was $3.36B. I have included some additional...
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Advice - I love podcasts.  I have my list of favorites that I subscribe to and I listen to in my car.  One of these podcasts is NPR’s Planet Money, which manages to be both entertaining and informative and feeds my geeky love of...
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Funding - Public equity markets go up and down……a lot. Per the chart below, the NASDAQ has gone up or down 10 percent a total of 78 times over the last 30 years (after having previously gone up or down at least 10 percent). That’s 2.6 times...
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Advice - Making money. Keeping the cash flowing to your business. These are real, tangible needs that all business owners deal with. Below you will find a series of concrete tips to help you get your cash flow under control moving in a...
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Cool Tech - As we prepare for the busiest travel days of the year, it is time to reflect on how far transportation has progressed since the horse & buggy. This past week the number of cities testing autonomous taxis grew to include Boston,...
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#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC during the month of November. Total capital raised in October by New York startups was $420M. I have included some additional...
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 - Andrea Guendelman is founder and CEO of BeVisible a career networking platform for Latinx. Post election, Andrea put four questions to her Advisors. I am honored to be a member of that team. In the spirit of adding to the...
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Advice - Recently, a video of a guy trying to fold paper more than 7 times with a hydraulic press made it to the front page of Reddit. If that sounds boring, it is not; the man behind the camera has a charming Finnish accent and, spoiler...
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Advice - Fairytale #1: You Need Money to Make MoneyHow many times have you heard this?! If you’re thinking of starting a new venture, this false assumption could easily put you off. It simply isn’t true that you have to have bags of...
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Business - Over a month ago, at FIT’s fashion merchandising management (now fashion business management) program’s Annual Alumni event, all I heard from the keynote speaker and the attendants — professors and the former students — was...
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#NYCTech - The real difference between nightclubs is the experience and experience is often dictated by the manner in which you are treated by the staff. Losing your reservation and not keeping of track of your personal preferences is a...
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Advice - After going through the process of getting a software patent with a well-known California law firm for my initial startup — and finally choosing to drop it after spending a ton of money but going nowhere — here is my take on the...
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Advertising - Your brand is the most valuable aspect of your business — and the most fragile. You are online, so the whole world is watching you and your business. From my experience as a CEO of a digital marketing agency, I have noticed major...
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Advice - Chat platforms are quickly becoming the new social media, creating meteoric growth for platforms such as Slack. More than 3 million users from companies including NASA, eBay, and Inc. already use Slack, which has been working to...
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Lifestyle - Are you unmistakable?Here is what I mean …When something is unmistakable, it is so distinctive that nobody else could have done it but you. It is immediately recognized as something that you did. It has your stamp on...
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#NYCTech - It is estimated that 7.9% of Americans will suffer from some form of PTSD in their lifetime. While this may or may not be a surprising number, the real surprising part is that there is no true diagnostic for diagnosing PTSD ....
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Advice - What Is a Startup?According to startup founders, there are several key features:Generally a single office (if any) Revenues less than $20M Less than 80 employees Less than five people on the board Rigorous culture...

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