Archive for December, 2010

An Interview With Ryan Charles, CEO of Consmr

Ryan Charles is the CEO of Consmr, a social site where users can share their thoughts and experiences on everyday grocery and drug store products. Learn what’s hot and what’s not in consumer packaged products – from beverages to makeup to skin care. Users can rate and check in to products as well as and [...]

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An Interview With Adriano Blanaru, Co-Founder of Clipik

Adriano Blanaru is the co-founder of Clipik.com, an online platform providing video and photo editing services for individuals. There’s a significant amount of content generated in the form of videos and pictures every day. However, individuals often lack the skills or time to edit their content, make it look good and share it with others. [...]

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An Interview With Eric Roach, CEO & Co-Founder of XYDO

Eric Roach is the CEO & Co-Founder of XYDO. XYDO is a new and engaging way to get news and information from people you trust. Itʼs based off the premise that the best information you consume often comes from people you have a connection with: your friends, family, colleagues, Facebook friends, people you follow on [...]

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An Interview With Cheryl Yeoh, CEO & Co-Founder, CityPockets

Cheryl Yeoh is the CEO of CityPockets, the mint.com for daily deals. It’s a free web and mobile application (coming soon) that helps users import and keep track of all their prepaid vouchers from Groupon, Living Social, BuyWithMe, restaurant.com and others all on one site with a single login. Users can sort vouchers by expiration [...]

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An Interview With Trevor Sumner, Co-Founder and Head of Products & Marketing of NearSay

Trevor Sumner is the co-founder of NearSay, a personalized neighborhood news site. Pick your neighborhoods, pick your topics and get the best newsletter you’ve ever seen. It covers the best of NY media and brings deep local insight from their 150+ N-Siders including the Manhattan Borough President, city council, art & restaurant critics, etc. NearSay [...]

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Even Israeli Startups Consider NYC Essential

This from the prominent venture capitalist Alan Patricof, who’s a partner at Greycroft Partners. He and colleague Ian Sigalow will visit Israel to look for companies they could fund. Greycroft Partners has a $130 million war chest exclusively devoted to digital media, which is a hot product in Israeli tech at the moment. Patricof and [...]

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Big Apple Tech Appeal Is Irresistible

So irresistible in fact, that giants like Google and Facebook are making their presence felt in the neighborhood. Note the former’s much publicized purchase of a Chelsea building to house its employees. On the other hand, Facebook just bought two startups (Hot Potato and Drop.io) and is competing (somewhat ferociously) with the hottest kid on [...]

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4Chan Founder Christopher Poole Joins Lerer Ventures

Former teenage wunderkind Christopher Poole, who also goes by the name Moot, has just hopped aboard Lerer Ventures as an adviser whose sole task is to scout for talent. Poole, founder of 4Chan and Canvas Networks, will be putting his considerable experience as an underground web developer to good use when he’s tasked with giving the [...]

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Now Everyone Thinks A Tech Bubble Is Ready To Burst

Considering the mad rush among VCs to invest in the next big or even moderately successful startup servicing a particular branch of social media, more than one investor (Fred Wilson included) has wondered if a bubble is on its way to bursting. This sense of impending peril seems to be the inevitable dip in the [...]

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Accenture and NYC Investment Fund Launch Their Own Incubator

Officially dubbed the FinTech Innovation Lab, the 12 week boot camp offers free office space and consulting for six startups courtesy of Accenture the New York City Investment Fund, who want to expand its role in the NYC tech scene. The stated goal of this latest venture from the investment fund is to cultivate a [...]

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