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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:35am

Congrats to New York-based  MongoDB that went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34 percent above its IPO price of $24.  The IPO netted $192 million for the company and valued it at about $1.18 billion – wrote TechCrunch -. By the end of the day’s trading, the market cap was about $1.6 billion.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:10pm
Good news for the NYC startup scene: one IPO will be launched on June 28, and two others will be ready soon. Blue Apron, the meal ingredient delivery service, goes public on June 29, listed on the NYSE under the symbol “APRN”. Its stock price will be between $10-11, which gives the company a market […]
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:40am
“It was a very good first quarter for venture capital-backed companies in New York. For companies in California and Massachusetts, not so much – writes CRAIN’S New York Business -. Bucking a national downturn that began late last year, VC spending in New York totaled $2.6 billion, a 76% spike over the previous quarter and a […]
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:30am
The Campus of Cornell Tech is almost ready to open!
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:10pm
Giovedì scorso New Lab – il nuovo spazio per startup a Brooklyn – ha annunciato che 14 delle sue società partecipano a una iniziativa della New York City Economic Development Corporation per generare tecnologia che risolva sfide urbanistiche, dalla congestione del traffico alla coltivazione di cibo “locale”. Il New York Times parla di un “rinascimento dell’hardware” […]
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:40am
New York City is being transformed by universities’ huge investments in projects that put together “applied sciences” and “entrepreneurship”, write The New York Times. “Private and public universities have been spending a robust $2 billion a year in construction costs, according to the New York Building Congress. The Cornell and N.Y.U. initiatives alone could generate $33 […]
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:10pm
Congratulations to Brian Frumberg – founder of VentureOut – for his new initiatives: VentureOut Launch, a new long-form incubator program; and the partnership with SparkLabs, the global club for innovators. So the offices of VentureOut have moved to Spark Labs, 25 W 39th St., 14th Floor: “We will be cohosting many of their awesome event series focused […]
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30am
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:30am
“It was the Sputnik moment in the 1950s and ‘60s that triggered a lot of US government’s investments in science and technology. Unfortunately after the Cold War the public commitment to fund basic research has been continuously decreasing”. Andrew (Andrea) Viterbi said so at the presentation of his memoir “Reflections of an Educator, Researcher and […]
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 11:40am
I’m so sad that Cella Irvine died. Together with Alessandro Piol, in 1994 she was one of the founders of the New York New Media Association (NYNMA), which is the NY Tech Meetup’s ancestor, as we wrote in “Tech and the City”. I remember interviewing her for our book: being one of the very few women active in […]
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 11:40am
Uno scienziato italiano ha aperto una nuova strada per sconfiggere il cancro e ha fondato una startup per rendere disponibili sul mercato i risultati della sua ricerca. E’ Andrea Califano, il chairman del Dipartimento di Biologia dei sistemi alla Columbia university, e la sua startup e’  DarwinHealth, fondata lo scorso febbraio insieme al ceo, Gideon […]
Maria Teresa Cometto is an Italian journalist with more than 25 years in the media industry. Since 2000 she has been based in New York, covering business, financial markets and high-tech, and writing for some of the most important Italian papers such as Corriere della Sera, which is the daily with the largest circulation in Italy, and Il Mondo, the most authoritative Italian business magazine.