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Crowdfunding and Accredited Investor Restrictions

April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Personal, VC, tech

Tweet Many of you have probably heard of the JOBS Act of 2012 or about “crowdfunding legislation” that was in the works for awhile now and was just signed into law earlier this month. One of the main provisions of the bill is the “crowdfunding” provision, which essentially enables regular Joes to invest in private [...]

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Instagram and the 500 Quadrillion % IRR

April 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · VC, tech

Tweet Well, with the crazy amount of coverage since Instagram announced it was being acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, even people with the very barest amount of interest in the startup / venture world have asked what the big hubbub is about. If the $1 billion price tag were not enough, the media also [...]

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Young Money

March 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Personal, VC, tech

Tweet No, no… actually this post is not going to be about the state of hip hop or the record label founded by a certain rapper. Rather, I just wanted to write briefly about how it seems like the most prolific posters in the venture world seem to be partners and the like and that [...]

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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!

April 1st, 2010 · 10 Comments · Personal

Tweet 1:30 PM Update: April Fools!! So… I know I’ve discussed startups with many of you in the past (even even worked part-time for some as well) but I’ve finally decided I’m going to leave my current job and move on to a to-be-named startup in New York City. My first day is on Monday, [...]

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