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Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:40am

Happy birthday to Kickstarter that has just turned 10! In ten years this NYC company has helped bring 160,000 creative projects to life together with 16 million backers and creators. Among the projects that were funded on Kickstarter: the game Cards against humanity; Beryl, a bike light laser that makes cyclists more visible at night; […]

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:49pm
Our friend Paolo Merialdo, professor at the Engineering Department of the Roma 3 University, is the co-founder of InnovAction Lab, a program for college students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs: in 4 years more than 800 students have been part of this program and more than 40 startups have been founded thanks of it. […]
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:04pm
New York was one of the top five global destinations for venture capital dollars in 2017. The number of venture capital deals in the city grew by 256 percent, and the amounts invested by 439 percent, since 2008. The analysis –released by Comptroller Stringer and based on data from Crunchbase – also detailed venture capital’s […]
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 11:34am
<<“Last year, when I was raising my seed, this guy was like, ‘It must be really difficult for you to raise money, Shannon, because men dissociate intelligence from attractiveness,’” said Shannon McLay, 40, who has started a chain of financial coaching centers called Financial Gym. (…) “I’ve heard, ‘I really love you, Chanel, I think […]
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:26am
“With this single investment I’m done. As soon as I get my liquidity event I will party like there’s no tomorrow.” This is what Brian Cohen told us in 2012, when Alessandro and I interviewed him for “Tech and the City”. The investment was in Pinterest, the popular social network used to share photos, organized […]
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:06pm
Another exit for a NYC startup: Authorea, co-founded by the Italian astrophysics Alberto Pepe, has been acquired by Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. “I want to bring sexy back to science”, Pepe said when he launch his startup in 2012 with Nathan Jenkins. “Our mission – Pepe now explains – has been […]
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:56pm
“Cornell Tech Welcomes Amazon to NYC”: I totally agree with them! and totally disagree with criticism against Amazon’s decision to bring their new headquarters to Long Island City, Queens. Some activists even proposed to boycott last Amazon’s Black Friday: it was ridiculous and failed, of course.  I think that the more the better. A great […]
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:23pm
After Amazon, also Google plans to add more employers to its already large workforce in New York City: “Google is gearing up for an expansion of its New York City real estate that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, an amount nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city,” writes […]
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:20pm
Amazon’s second headquarters is coming to New York, according to rumors. If it’s true, “it’s the biggest success for New York in 10 years,” says Marcus & Millichap’s Eric Anton. The area where the new HQ2 would be settled is Long Island City in Queens, where “a forest of apartment towers sitting dark at night […]
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:55pm
“I am moving to #NewYork” said Apple CEO Tim Cook after a standing ovation at BAM, Brooklyn where he launched new #MacBookAir and #iPadPro. Apple’s coming to New York, for the first time, to launch its new products is another sign of how much cool and sexy the city is becoming for the tech industry! […]
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:24am
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 […]
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:29pm
Congrats to Josh Hartmann, just appointed Chief Practice Officer by Cornell Tech! “Hartmann – said Cornell Tech – will serve as the primary practitioner faculty member at Cornell Tech dedicated to implementing and designing pragmatic courses and programs that will combine traditional graduate education and digital-age practice. Hartmann will also be leading and teaching in the Cornell […]
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:17am
The Campus of Cornell Tech is almost ready to open!
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:17am
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 […]
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:37am
“Our goal is to become the leading digital manufacturing company in the world, to bring more manufacturing back to the US where these products are being used,” says to NYPost Jonathan Schwartz, co-founder and chief product officer of East Williamsburg-based Voodoo Manufacturing, where some 200 robotically operated printers churn out everything from cookie cutters to […]
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 8:12am
Congratulations to Brian Frumberg, CEO & Founder of VentureOut for growing so much and so fast! Since its foundation in 2012 VentureOut has been a great player in the NYC startup community, helping foreign   entrepreneurs orient themselves when they come to New York seeking partners, funding and business opportunities. Around 200 innovative startups from […]
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.