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Entries Tagged as 'venture capital'

Launching FinTech Innovation Lab 2012!

May 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · VC, tech

Tweet Yesterday, the New York City Investment Fund launched its 2012 FinTech Innovation Lab with its partner Accenture. The companies are all moved in to the Lab’s incubator space now, and Deputy Mayor Bob Steel welcomed the six companies last night at an opening dinner. Unfortunately, all of the work for me in managing the [...]

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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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Exit!

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Personal, VC, tech

Tweet So I mentioned last week that I’d be giving a bit of insight into the day-to-day happenings in the life of a young VC, or as my business card would say “Associate.” Now, making an investment is pretty exciting, right? You’re putting money into a company, hoping that all of your analysis (whether in [...]

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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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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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IGNIA Makes Investment in Barafon

October 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · VC, socent

Tweet In June, I wrote about IGNIA, a social venture capital (“impact investing”) firm that has just closed on its first fund. In some exciting news, yesterday IGNIA announced an investment in a Mexican company called Barafon, a “provider of public telephony and related services to low income populations in Mexico through a network of [...]

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