Want to be living the dream in New York (or one of the outer borough) but don’t exactly have the cash flow? Mom and dad cut you off after three years of post-grad life in Bushwick? Maybe you’re just not making enough as a freelance Jazzercise instructor to keep your place in Bed-Stuy, and unfortunately, Kickstarter doesn’t consider stuff like “paying rent” as a creative endeavor.
The City of New York, like many other large landowners, has been selling its land for centuries. However, these last few months have brought what many consider to be a disconcerting flurry of real estate transactions as the city, citing a cash crunch, moves to sell off a number of schools, libraries and municipal buildings.
The city and others have lauded the sell-off as a way to bring much-needed monies to institutions that are in dire need of help. Trading in valuable real estate, we are told, will keep the city’s civic institutions afloat. If only it didn’t have the vaguely desperate vibe of a pawn shop swap. Read More
Probably not, seeing as the Vogue editor in chief was just announced as being the fourth-biggest fund-raiser for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in a document released to The New York Times. But this was due in no small part to the $40,000-dollar-a-plate dinner she held over at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house back in June: that event raised approximately $2,000,000 on that night alone.
Now the president and first lady of hip-hop want to give the editrix a run for her money. Read More
Massachusetts representative Barney Frank recently descended on Wall Street to assault the entire financial sector per usual ask for money. This actually happened.
DCCC Chairman, Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island, helps make National Public Radio a Democratic cause, with this fund-raising email a moment ago:
Now the Republicans want to control the news. In fact, House Republicans announced a vote for TOMORROW to cut all federal funding for National Public Radio.
The GOP’s latest misguided priority Read More
New York tech capital raise item! Today, we’re treated to a $4 million Series B funding round for New York freelance outsourcing search directory Solvate. CEO Michael Paolucci is in on the fundraise, as are New York venture powerhouses RRE Ventures and DFJ Gotham.
Founded in 2007, Solvate offers a catalog Read More
Sort of fun to see a little bit of funding for an ad-tech company that isn’t consumer facing. New York Angels, the New York-oriented consortium of early-stage investors, has joined Canadian firm iNovia Capital in a $500,000 seed round for uKnow.
Founded in 2008, uKnow endeavors to help businesses Read More
Put another $1 million in the coffers of travel search startup Wanderfly, which allows users to brainstorm vacation ideas by feeding parameters like price, time and point of origin into a search engine. TechCrunch reports that the company has raised the funds from Charles River Ventures, Jason Calacanis, StartupAngel, James Baile, Roger Dickey and other angels.
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Parse.ly, the New York-based company that endeavors to personalize users’ web experiences, today announced that it has raised $800,000 from Blumberg Capital, ff Asset Management, Scott Becker, Don Hutchison, Jeffrey Greenblatt and Jon Axelrod.
The site invites users to prioritize their reading according to their expressed interests. An interest — Philadelphia, for example Read More
Postling, a New York startup that organizes people’s social media for them in one place, and send users daily email updates about the goings-on in their social media lives, has raised $350,000, according to TechCrunch. The transaction was facilitated by angel investing forum AngelList.
Postling works in super-cool New York shared workspace General Read More