Every aspiring entrepreneur I know is convinced that his or her idea could be the next big startup, blossoming into a billion dollar unicorn. Yet I find that only a few are able to put their passion aside for a moment and compare their solution to the attributes that really attract a large market of […]
Cranking the can opener to reveal your dog’s next meal is normally accompanied with a horrific stench and a mish-mosh of ingredients that are far beyond recognition. Food for man’s best friend has been traditionally overlooked, unhealthy, and inconvenient, littered with options that come in cans that are filled with preservatives. The Farmer’s Dog offers fresh dog […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 1/16/19 featuring a mega round for Infor.
When companies ask me what B2B marketing strategies they should leverage, I always tell them the same thing: The “High School Party” Strategy. Think back to high school… For a lot of “mid-tier” popular kids — kids who weren’t the coolest — an incredible opportunity came up in during sophomore or junior year. If their […]
One of my all-time favorite anecdotes for motivating people describes how Charles Schwab turned around a struggling mill with little more than a piece of chalk. Here’s how Dale Carnegie describes it in his classic book How to Win Friends and Influence People, “Schwab asked the manager for a piece of chalk, then, turning to […]
Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yet we always dream that we are the exception to the rule. So once in a while, it’s good to look at some facts to temper our imagination. I was reading an old article written by marketing guru Seth Godin a while back where […]
There’s a game that, as Startup/VC lawyers, we’ve seen played out across many ecosystems. We’ll call it “own the lawyers,” and because it benefits repeat players (professional investors, service providers) at the expense of first-time founders – and the former are usually the people controlling the microphones – it rarely gets discussed publicly.
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the first half of January 2019 featuring must know news including news for 2048 Ventures, Valar Ventures, Tusk Venture Partners, Third Kind Venture Capital, and more
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 1/15/19 featuring funding details for The Farmer’s Dog.
Requiring constant multitasking and planning, managing an inspiring workplace has several intricacies and moving parts. The time spent on managing these details takes away from managing your core business. Managed by Q reduces the workload when it comes to office management through its proprietary software that enables companies to design, build, staff, maintain, and manage workplaces […]
Walk down the main streets of any major city and retail dysfunction radiates from the blank and butcher-papered windows of empty storefronts. In Manhattan, fully one-third of retail locations are vacant. In San Francisco, iconic retailers like the quixotic Gump’s have vanished into memory.