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Tax Credits for Startups in New York State

As our federal and state government continue to worry about job creation, they're trying their best to promote entrepreneurship.  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. For background, [...continue reading]

How startups should report financial results

I asked Rick Eaton, CFO of Hashable, to write for you a sanitized version of some of the detailed reports that Hashable provides to its investors (which includes us).  He’s provided below a template for both the cover email and the detailed report.  Rick was previously CFO of our former portfolio [...continue reading]

Need Site Developer for Ecommerce Site, with Joomla expertise

A company I advise is  looking for a site developer; does anyone have any ideas? Primary Job Responsibilities We are looking for a part-time site developer to help migrate a Joomla and Virtuemart-based  Ecommerce site to a new server, and to perform ongoing maintenance and improvement of the [...continue reading]

ER Accelerator Demo Day–10 great companies

This morning, we attended a very high quality demo day hosted by Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, where ten companies pitched their ideas.  (Disclosure: John Frankel and I are mentors.)  This is the first session of the ER Accelerator, and they did a highly professional job.  The companies were [...continue reading]

CRM Systems and Private Equity Deal Sourcing

Preqin and LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions just released a report on “CRM Systems and Private Equity Deal Sourcing”, based on a survey of 63 private equity funds. They report that 84% of respondents claim to source over 20% of their opportunities through proprietary deal flow. Based on our [...continue reading]

Free Publicity for your Startup

As a startup, the ability to create publicity for your business at minimal to no cost can be invaluable. We've listed below some of the more creative ways that we've seen our portfolio companies and others attract the media. MAJOR CONFERENCES SEEKING STARTUPS TO FEATURE (AT NO CHARGE) [...continue reading]

For students interested in venture capital

If you are a student anywhere in the world seriously interested in venture capital, angel investing, and/or entrepreneurship, please consider working with us on your research papers. We're obsessed with research and data, and have a number of research topics we'd love to dig into with the right [...continue reading]

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