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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:30am
[We’re looking to raise our seed/A round] Two blogs have recently been written on the topic that really shouldn’t be ignored and will say it WAY better than me.  Here’s the first one- blessed by the @pmarca himself: I’d like to have this printed, bronzed, and posted next to every startup founder’s monitor: http://t.co/dVV5qRBKSY @epaley — […]
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:35am
In a departure from my typical blogs about startups and my professional journey, I’m writing about something touching I saw on an airplane a moment ago.  But first, a reasonably long tangent… Something superficial that eluded me during my previous career in financial services was a business trip to London. Even though I was a […]
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:40am
About six months ago, I got an email from a person named Pear about an “early christmas present”.  A friend who was affiliated with x.ai from the VC side had been kind enough to spend the keystrokes and relationship capital to enable me to be an early beta user of Amy.  Amy, or x.ai, which […]
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:50am
It’s last Tuesday night and I’m at the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square for a special TechDay reception. The microphone is now in my hand. The room is room packed with several dozen startup founders from a a number of different industries. I’m about to begin introducing myself and our “TechDay Techie” awards which will […]
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:50am
You’re an early stage fintech startup, looking for a network, funding, and a shot at exiting down the road. What do you do?  It’s noisy and it’s going to get noisier. Expect to see even more one and done corporate “accelerators” and “labs”, more large global banks entering the fray with competitions and the landscape is going […]
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:50am
If you are a fintech startup, an investor in fintech, or just someone curious about fintech, April of this year will most certainly be the biggest month ever for fintech startup events.  These events are not the kind that cost $2,100 and a flight & hotels for vegas (Money2020), or $3,000 and an application for the […]
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:50am
Looking back on the last year, it’s pretty clear that we’re still in early innings for FinTech Startups.  The content below will do a good job of chronicling that.  2014 was a record year for FinTech funding, and 2015 should be an incrementally better year as well- with exits, monster rounds and maybe even some […]
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 7:40am
I think we all can agree, Monday we were all a part of something exciting, and many of us felt that we were in on the ground floor of a dialogue that is just in its nascence.  When Seth conceived of this idea, his vision was to get “Startup CEOs, policymakers and industry leaders” all […]
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:40am
There’s a guy I know.  I’ve known him since the beginning of all this.  We met at the WeWork.  WeWork Labs to be precise.  I was working on my thing, he was always working on something.  He is a developer.  I know he sold a company once to a high profile NYC startup but not the kind […]
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 7:40am
Fintech Startups of NYC 2015 from Jesse Podell Last year, I thought it would be a good idea to write a guidebook for the notable fintech startups in the NYC scene.  It was inspired by three things: 1) My job included exploring different startup ecosystems (I co-founded a large scale tech event) and occasionally I had to help […]
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