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Entries Tagged as 'New York City'

FirstCrush: Subscription e-commerce for Wine!

June 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments · NYC, Personal, tech

Tweet As far as I see it, subscription e-commerce is most effective for those purchases that occur 1) on a pretty regular and predictable basis and/or 2) in markets of great diversity or opacity. Regarding 1): it doesn’t make sense to receive a box of [insert goods here] every single month on an ongoing basis [...]

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Shairporter for Your Airport Commutes!

June 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments · NYC, tech

Tweet If you live in New York City, you have a few ways of getting to the airport. On the public transportation side, you you can take the E train and AirTrain (1 hour from my apartment) to JFK, or the 2/3 trains and the M60 bus (55 minutes) to LaGuardia. On the private side, [...]

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The Adventure Project Spring Gala!

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · socent

Tweet Looking for something fun to do tonight while supporting a great cause? Come join me at The Adventure Project’s Spring Gala tonight at the penthouse of the Ganseevort Park Hotel! Tickets are available here. TAP is a non-profit focused on increasing “investments in positive social enterprises around the world,” so if you’re reading this [...]

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Citi Bike: Bike-Sharing for New York City!

May 7th, 2012 · No Comments · NYC

Tweet Earlier this morning, Mayor Bloomberg just announced the launch of Citi Bike, New York City’s new bike share program that will begin this summer! The program will deploy 10,000 bikes across Manhattan and Brooklyn starting in July and will be managed by Alta Bicycle Share. The New York City Investment Fund is supporting this [...]

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Starting Up in New York

November 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · VC, tech

Tweet On Saturday, the New York Times published a very cool graphic mapping the 400+ startups in NYC that have raised money from investors in the last two years. Many of these companies are ones that my firm has invested in, and given the firm’s mission to strengthen and diversify the city’s economy, I’m excited [...]

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Moving On, For Real!

August 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Personal, VC, socent, tech

Tweet Unlike a post made on this blog on April 1 of last year, this post actually does confirm I have indeed moved on from investment banking to pursue new opportunities. Specifically, I decided earlier this year to join a venture capital firm here in New York City and just had my first day on the [...]

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Your Foursquare Check-ins… on Google Maps!

July 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Personal, tech

Tweet Today, Fred Wilson wrote a short but fascinating blog post on visual representation of Foursquare check-ins via Google Maps, and the potential uses for this user-generated contend. Below are my last ~150 check-ins in New York City. Want to see your own map? Foursquare has a page devoted to private feeds of your check-ins, [...]

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