There’s plenty of tech talent in Israel, but it’s not staying in the promised land.
Entrepreneurs at Israeli tech startups still depend heavily on the U.S., as “one of the pioneers of the venture industry” told the Wall Street Journal. Israeli entrepreneurs find that they have to come to New York to get Read More
So many Silicon Alley startups who crushed it in 2010, it’s tough to pick just ten. In fact, some observers, like prominent local VC Fred Wilson, fear that the amount of money flowing into tech startups is becoming a bubble.
But for now, let’s toast to the winners. A more reasonable take can surely wait Read More
Time’s up to apply for one of the ten spots in the inaugural class at TechStars NY, the Boulder-based startup incubator that set up shop in Union Square earlier this fall.
“Applications to @TechStars in #NYC are now closed. 579 applications mean 1.7% will be accepted,” TechStars tweeted this morning.
There is no Read More
NY venture capitalist Fred Wilson wrote a rather gloomy blog post this morning about the state of the tech industry.
Wilson thinks the mounting competition to fund early stage startups has led to a big decline in how carefully VCs are considering their investments.
In particular, I think the competition for “hot” deals Read More
Alley Vs Valley
Silicon Alley’s most powerful networker (sorta) is up to his old tricks.
Trevor Owens tweeted out his newest project this afternoon, Inside Startups.
It’s a weekly newsletter highlights job openings at a “who’s who” of NY startups.
There is an interesting mission statement on the group’s homepage.
“We want compelling startups to Read More
“The big location question used to be San Jose or San Francisco, the valley or the city,” writes Paul Daversa, CEO of Daversa Partners, which helps VCs and startups find executive talent.
But things have changed recently. “For the first time in my 20 years of search, the deal flow and investment lines Read More
Hang around the world of of startup investing for a while and you will inevitably hear someone talking about the need for a home run.
“Everyone wants to be Johnny Appleseed,” an executive at one of NY’s biggest VC firms told The Observer earlier this week, punning on early stage investments, also known as seed Read More
Chubby Brain released a snapshot of the early stage investments in NYC startups this year.
The numbers may be far from flawless: Chris Dixon of Founders Collective tweeted that they underestimated his group’s NYC deals by a factor of three. Still, the list gives a good sense of the VCs putting money into Read More
Chubby Brain released their take on the biggest early stage investors in New York internet and mobile startups for 2010, but not everyone on the list agrees with the results.
Founder Collective tied RRE Ventures for fifth on CB’s list with five startups. But Chris Dixon, a Founder Partner, tweeted that, Read More
Crain’s New York profiles the growing number of angel investors in Silicon Alley and finds the local startups who get their money are head over heels about the new source of funds. Who would have guessed?
[A few years ago] there was not a lot of seed or angel funding in New York Read More