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Raising Seed Capital

Steve Schlafman Feb 07, 2014
Several years ago I started teaching a class on raising seed capital at General Assembly and Skillshare.   I initially created the class because friends and founders were coming to me for fundraising advice and I was answering generally the same questions over and over.   A few months ago, I realized the initial slideshare that I used for dozens of classes was good as long as there was a voiceover but not great as a standalone guide. I decided to speak with a...
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Noom, Helping Us Keep Our New Year's Resolutions

James D Robinson Feb 04, 2014
At RRE, we identify and invest in entrepreneurs mining  significant opportunities and focusing on constructing long-standing businesses. After exploring the health and fitness space through the years, , we are thrilled to announce our investment in and partnership with Noom, alongside Translink Capital, Recruit Group Japan, Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital. I first met Saeju, co-founder of Noom, at one of those entrepreneur-VC lunches where poor, mindless eating...
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RRE is hiring a Head of Community

Jan 06, 2014
RRE is hiring to lead RRE’s efforts around community, research and content. We’re looking for someone who is insanely passionate about digital media, a natural community organizer and a life long overachiever. This person cannot follow the traditional VC playbook. Going against the grain and challenging the status quo is a must. If you want to help shape a great fund and contribute to the NYC tech ecosystem then you’ve come to the right place. Oh and one last thing: this...
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The Price Floor of Bitcoin: Bitcoin as Asset and Equity

Tom Loverro Jan 05, 2014
BusinessInsider summarized a post by Brad DeLong at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth asking the question: Placing a floor on the value of bitcoins is… what, exactly? This is an excellent question and one of the core questions that concerns many Bitcoin detractors. Bitcoin can be turned into neither jewelry nor battery, so what is it good for? Gold is useful, but is Bitcoin? Isn't that a "gotcha" for Bitcoin's utility and...
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The Guide to NYC Tech

Steve Schlafman Dec 09, 2013
When I was still working at Lerer Ventures, I created the first version of The Guide to NYC Tech after dozens of people asked me the same dozen questions, over and over. What are the best co-working spaces? Which lawyer should I hire? Where are good places to take a meeting? Who are the key investors to know? How do I find out about cool events?     As much as I enjoy helping people one-on-one, I find it far more satisfying when I’m able to develop and share a...
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