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Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan identified a lack of resources and community for the 5 million women in America who ...
06/02/2020
Chief Raises Another $15M to Expand the Private Club for Leading Female Execs - AlleyWatch

Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan identified a lack of resources and community for the 5 million women in America who identify as senior leaders. The duo launched Chief to help women build lines of succession into these leadership positions. AlleyWatch caught up with Carolyn to learn more about the flourishing business (8000+ waitlist) and the company’s transition to offer virtual services in the wake of the pandemic.

CEO and Cofounder Carolyn Childers discusses the growth of Chief, the private network designed specifically for senior women executives.

Everything you need to need to know about the largest US startup funding rounds of May 2020; broken down by industry, st...
06/02/2020
The 13 Largest US Tech Startup Funding Rounds of May 2020 - AlleyWatch

Everything you need to need to know about the largest US startup funding rounds of May 2020; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…

Everything you need to need to know about the largest US startup funding rounds of May 2020; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…

This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of May 2020 featuring...
06/01/2020
The NYC Venture Capital Firm News Digest: 6/1/2020 - AlleyWatch

This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of May 2020 featuring must-know news including news for Founder Collective, Apeira Capital, and much more.

This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of May 2020 featuring must-know news including news for Founder Collective, Apeira Capital, and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 6/1/2020 featuring funding details for ...
06/01/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 6/1/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 6/1/2020 featuring funding details for Propagate Ventures, NEOU, and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 6/1/2020 featuring funding details for Propagate Ventures, NEOU, and much more.

Everything you need to need to know about the largest NYC startup funding rounds of May 2020; broken down by industry, s...
06/01/2020
The 15 Largest NYC Tech Startup Funding Rounds of May 2020 - AlleyWatch

Everything you need to need to know about the largest NYC startup funding rounds of May 2020; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…

Everything you need to need to know about the largest NYC startup funding rounds of May 2020; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…

While working as a commercial real estate developer, William Sankey was convinced there was a better way to manage compl...
06/01/2020
Northspyre Raises $7.5M to Automate Workflow and Unlock Data for Real Estate Development - AlleyWatch

While working as a commercial real estate developer, William Sankey was convinced there was a better way to manage complex, multi-million-dollar projects that didn’t involve paper-based workflows, data entry, filing cabinets, and “gut feelings”. He cofounded Northspyre, a cloud intelligence platform that automates workflow and reveals data insights for the CRE industry. AlleyWatch caught up with Sankey to learn more about the company's product, traction, and recent funding round.

William Sankey was convinced there was a better way to manage CRE development projects. He cofounded Northspyre, a cloud intelligence platform that automates workflow and reveals data insights for the CRE industry.

The notable startup fundings for the week ending 5/30/20 featuring funding details for Gatsby, SmartRent, Funbox, and mu...
05/30/2020
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 6/1/20 - AlleyWatch

The notable startup fundings for the week ending 5/30/20 featuring funding details for Gatsby, SmartRent, Funbox, and much much more.

The notable startup fundings for the week ending 5/30/20 featuring funding details for Gatsby, SmartRent, Funbox, and much much more.

NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/30 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events includ...
05/30/2020
#NYCtech Week in Review: 5/24/20-5/30/20 - AlleyWatch

NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/30 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Bluecore, Statespace, Baton, and much more…

NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/30 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Bluecore, Statespace, Baton, and much more…

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/29/2020 featuring funding details for...
05/29/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/29/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/29/2020 featuring funding details for Accern and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/29/2020 featuring funding details for Accern and much more.

The promise of big data and machine learning has significant ramifications for treatments in the healthcare industry. Ho...
05/29/2020
Owkin Raises $25M to Enhance Medical Research Machine Learning and Collaboration - AlleyWatch

The promise of big data and machine learning has significant ramifications for treatments in the healthcare industry. However, due to privacy concerns, innovation is often stifled. Thomas Clozel, MD, an assistant professor of oncology, saw this roadblock firsthand and cofounded Owkin - a collaborative platform that allows medical researchers to gain insights from decentralized data without breaching any privacy protocols. Clozel offers some insight into how Owkin is changing the medical research landscape powered by machine learning and algorithms.

Owkin is fueling collaborative medical research using machine learning while being compliant with privacy laws. Thomas Clozel discusses the unique benefits of Owkin.

Many venture funds believe they can predict what is going to happen next and where. They invest based on that certainty,...
05/29/2020
Why we are Strong in the "Mighty Middle" - AlleyWatch

Many venture funds believe they can predict what is going to happen next and where. They invest based on that certainty, focusing in specific regions, or on specific types of tech, or, commonly, both. At our funds, we know it’s impossible to predict exactly what is going to happen next or where. Instead, we study […]

Many venture funds believe they can predict what is going to happen next and where. They invest based on that certainty, focusing in specific regions, or on specific types of tech, or, commonly, both. At our funds, we know it’s impossible to predict exactly what is going to happen next or where. I...

For most people, the face of your business is your customer experience. Customer experience is how people get their prob...
05/29/2020
4 Ways to Provide a Better Customer Experience During Uncertain Times - AlleyWatch

For most people, the face of your business is your customer experience. Customer experience is how people get their problems solved and how your company connects with its clients. Making that relationship as healthy as possible is key to ensuring that consumers trust and value your business, both during this crisis and beyond.

For most people, the face of your business is your customer experience. Customer experience is how people get their problems solved and how your company connects with its clients. Making that relationship as healthy as possible is key to ensuring that consumers trust and value your business, both du...

In 2012, Rahul Gandhi was living in Brooklyn when Hurricane Sandy hit. The amount of destruction and flooding required t...
05/28/2020
MakeSpace Raises $55M for its On-Demand Storage Solution - AlleyWatch

In 2012, Rahul Gandhi was living in Brooklyn when Hurricane Sandy hit. The amount of destruction and flooding required the need for temporary storage. That experience led to the founding of MakeSpace with the mission to change the complex, expensive, and labor-intensive experience of self-storage. Fast forward to today and MakeSpace is now available in 31 markets across North America, with over 30,0000 customers and has raised a total of $142.6M across seven rounds. Gandhi shares more about the impressive journey and future plans...

After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, MakeSpace CEO Rahul Gandhi recognized the need for better storage, so he launched MakeSpace to offer full-service storage at an affordable price.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/28/2020 featuring funding details for...
05/28/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/28/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/28/2020 featuring funding details for Tia and much more

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/28/2020 featuring funding details for Tia and much more.

Cassie Young, Operating Partner at Primary Venture Partners, provides a step-by-step guide on how startups should be cor...
05/28/2020
Leveraging Net Promoter Score to Drive Business Growth - AlleyWatch

Cassie Young, Operating Partner at Primary Venture Partners, provides a step-by-step guide on how startups should be correctly thinking about, using, and implementing Net Promoter Score (NPS) into their growth strategy.

Cassie Young, Operating Partner at Primary Venture Partners, provides a step-by-step guide on how startups should be correctly thinking about, using, and implementing Net Promoter Score (NPS) into their growth strategy.

The common reason given for operating a startup in stealth mode is that this prevents any competitor from stealing their...
05/28/2020
7 Reasons to Avoid Stealth Mode for Your Startup - AlleyWatch

The common reason given for operating a startup in stealth mode is that this prevents any competitor from stealing their idea and beating them to market. This paranoid approach costs them much more than the risk of being open.

The common reason given for operating a startup in stealth mode is that this prevents any competitor from stealing their idea and beating them to market. This paranoid approach costs them much more than the risk of being open.

It looks like we're going to have scale down operations. Does this mean we've failed? Is this really just the start of o...
05/27/2020
Sometimes Shrinking is the Right Move - AlleyWatch

It looks like we're going to have scale down operations. Does this mean we've failed? Is this really just the start of our downward spiral? How should I be thinking about contraction?

It looks like we're going to have scale down operations. Does this mean we've failed? Is this really just the start of our downward spiral? How should I be thinking about contraction?

Now may be the time to start or transform your business into a recurring revenue engine with subscriptions, or just add ...
05/27/2020
9 Subscription Model Variations To JumpStart Growth - AlleyWatch

Now may be the time to start or transform your business into a recurring revenue engine with subscriptions, or just add an option to get some extra sales growth. But be aware, these models bring with them a whole new psychology of selling, supporting, and measuring your success with customers. Do your homework before jumping in with both feet.

Now may be the time to start or transform your business into a recurring revenue engine with subscriptions, or just add an option to get some extra sales growth. But be aware, these models bring with them a whole new psychology of selling, supporting, and measuring your success with customers. Do yo...

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/27/2020 featuring funding details for...
05/27/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/27/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/27/2020 featuring funding details for Bluecore, Baton, and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/27/2020 featuring funding details for Bluecore, Baton, and much more.

Any parent knows that a well-rested baby is a happy baby. Nanit, the smart baby sleep monitoring connected solution, use...
05/26/2020
Nanit Raises Another $21M to Expand its Line of Smart Baby Monitoring Products - AlleyWatch

Any parent knows that a well-rested baby is a happy baby. Nanit, the smart baby sleep monitoring connected solution, uses data science and analytics to understand an infant's sleep patterns to optimize the sleep for infants. CEO Sarah Dorsett shares more on the company's product pipeline and recent funding round, which brings its total funding raised to $49.6M.

Nanit is a smart sleep baby monitoring connected platform. Sarah Dorsett, Nanit CEO, shares more about how the company is leveraging data science for better sleep for infants.

The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Yet one of the first things...
05/26/2020
6 Startup Exit Strategies That Investors Will Accept - AlleyWatch

The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy. The answer you give can make or break your ability to get an investment, so you need to have the […]

I recommend that you evaluate the most common startup exit alternatives and considerations, and integrate the right one into your startup strategy and plan.

Already five regions within New York State have reopened for business, ushering in a new reality of “test, isolate, and ...
05/26/2020
Contact Tracing, Machines, And Civil Liberties - AlleyWatch

Already five regions within New York State have reopened for business, ushering in a new reality of “test, isolate, and trace.” The United States estimates it will hire close to 300,000 people to become contact tracers, identifying potential spreaders of the virus. Governor Cuomo has appointed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to head […]

Already five regions within New York State have reopened for business, ushering in a new reality of “test, isolate, and trace.” The United States estimates it will hire close to 300,000 people to become contact tracers, identifying potential spreaders of the virus. Governor Cuomo has appointed f...

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/26/2020 featuring funding details for...
05/26/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/26/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/26/2020 featuring funding details for Statespace, Looking Glass Factory, and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/26/2020 featuring funding details for Statespace, Looking Glass Factory, and much more.

NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/23 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events includ...
05/24/2020
#NYCtech Week in Review: 5/17/20-5/23/20 - AlleyWatch

NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/23 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Electric, BetterCloud, Chief, and much more…

NYC Tech News for the week ending 5/23 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for Electric, BetterCloud, Chief, and much more…

The notable startup fundings for the week ending 5/23/20 featuring funding details for MasterClass, Tapcart, Confluera, ...
05/23/2020
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 5/25/20 - AlleyWatch

The notable startup fundings for the week ending 5/23/20 featuring funding details for MasterClass, Tapcart, Confluera, and much much more.

The notable startup fundings for the week ending 5/23/20 featuring funding details for MasterClass, Tapcart, Confluera, and much much more.

A look at actionable advice for startup founders from active NYC Seed-stage investors on navigating the fundraising chal...
05/21/2020
NYC Seed Investors Offer Advice to Founders on the Investment Landscape During the Pandemic - AlleyWatch

A look at actionable advice for startup founders from active NYC Seed-stage investors on navigating the fundraising challenges of COVID-19 with Melody Koh (NextView Ventures), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective), Eliot Durbin (Boldstart Ventures) , Graham Brown (Lerer Hippeau), and Hadley Harris (Eniac Ventures).

A look at actionable advice for startup founders from active NYC Seed-stage investors on navigating the fundraising challenges of COVID-19 with Melody Koh, Micah Rosenbloom, Eliot Durbin, and others.

Leaders must know how to navigate change and put the processes in place for successful change and employee development. ...
05/21/2020
Professional Development: 1% at a Time - AlleyWatch

Leaders must know how to navigate change and put the processes in place for successful change and employee development. But where should one begin?

Leaders must know how to navigate change and put the processes in place for successful change and employee development. But where should one begin?

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/21/2020 featuring funding details for...
05/21/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/21/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/21/2020 featuring funding details for MakeSpace, Chief, and much more

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/21/2020 featuring funding details for MakeSpace, Chief, and much more.

Zoom has been under increased security for privacy vulnerabilities on the platform as the pandemic has forced an acceler...
05/20/2020
Zoom Acquires Keybase to Beef up Security on its Platform - AlleyWatch

Zoom has been under increased security for privacy vulnerabilities on the platform as the pandemic has forced an accelerated digital transformation with companies scrambling to integrate remote work solutions. One step in addressing these concerns is the company's recent acquisition of Keybase, an NYC security startup launched by the cofounders of OkCupid and SparkNotes.

Zoom has agreed to acquire Keybase, the end-to-end-encrypted messaging and file-sharing platform built on advanced cryptography, founded by Chris Coyne and Maxwell Krohne.

Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out, the economy took a ...
05/20/2020
10 Popular Business Strategies That Most Often Fail - AlleyWatch

Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out, the economy took a downturn, or a supplier delivered bad quality. These things outside your control do happen, but based on my years of experience as a startup advisor and angel investor, I still see too many strategies […]

Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out, the economy took a downturn, or a supplier delivered bad quality. These things outside your control do happen, but based on my years of experience as a startup advisor and angel investor, I still s...

I’m watching all of the world implode right now — surely there has to be some good that can come of all this madness, ri...
05/20/2020
Where to Find Opportunities in a Recession - AlleyWatch

I’m watching all of the world implode right now — surely there has to be some good that can come of all this madness, right? What happens when the dust settles? Is there some opportunity for me to grow while everything else is shrinking?

I’m watching all of the world implode right now — surely there has to be some good that can come of all this madness, right? What happens when the dust settles? Is there some opportunity for me to grow while everything else is shrinking?

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/20/2020 featuring funding details for...
05/20/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/20/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/20/2020 featuring funding details for BetterCloud, Gablex, and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/20/2020 featuring funding details for BetterCloud, Gablex, and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/19/2020 featuring funding details for...
05/19/2020
The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/19/2020 - AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/19/2020 featuring funding details for Wellthy, Fakespot, and much more.

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/19/2020 featuring funding details for Wellthy, Fakespot, and much more.

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