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Education - We’ve all seen the optimistic initiatives claiming that they can teach kids to code. The only problem with these well-intentioned projects is that they ignore the fact that kids need to be engaged. This is what separates Ozobots...
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Advertising - Micro-influencer. Middle-influencer. Brand ambassador. Brand advocate. Catchy titles and buzzwords aside, these branding models are all driven by the currency of social capital and they continue to reach a growing audience.At...
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Funded in LA - It’s rare when top filmmakers, game developers, and creative story tellers come together to produce top quality content. The Rogue Initiative, a content production studio where entertainment experts converge to create the most...
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AI - As you no doubt have experienced, a new market of conversational devices and services has emerged. From Amazon Alexa and Google Home, to Facebook Messenger bot and intelligent assistants, we’re surrounded by conversation. (Between...
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AI - Tech has made incredible medical advances in recent years, not because of fancy medical practices or new surgical methods, rather, because of better analysis. Being able to analyze on larger scales and volumes of data with new metrics...
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Cool Tech - It is unclear if Masayoshi Son, Chairman of Softbank, was one of the 17 million YouTube viewers of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog before acquiring the company for an undisclosed amount this past Thursday. What is clear is the acquisition...
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Funded in LA - People are taking far more photographs than ever before - 1.2 trillion estimated in 2017 alone and likewise; the market has shifted to appease the casual photography fan, leaving the dedicated and professionals behind. Thankfully...
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#NYCTech - Applications open for Dreamit UrbanTech until June 23rd – Apply Now!Dreamit Ventures, a renowned accelerator program topping the entrepreneurial ecosystem, is expanding its successful accelerator with a new program focused on...
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Design - I always get bombarded with questions whenever a big company changes its logo, especially in the tech space. I’ve gotten questions about Medium, Uber, and now it’s about Instagram. I usually don’t even respond because I don’t...
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Tech - As an angel investor, I sometimes worry that all the viable unique ideas must already be taken. Entrepreneurs keep talking to me about the Internet of Things (IOT), autonomous vehicles, inter-planetary travel, and other exciting...
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Advice - While at CES, representing my company 12 Labs, I noticed two very clear patterns. The first: The virtual/augmented reality economy is going to be as big as the app economy, if not larger. Even single-man VR startups had 10-minute...
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Dating - Data is often uninteresting and a pain to sort through in order to get the actionable insights. While there are data visualization platforms that make this process easier, Virtualitics brings a whole new dimension to data analysis....
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Cool Tech - The device named “Spark” flew high above the man on stage with his hands waving in the direction of the flying object. In a demonstration of DJI’s newest drone, the audience marveled at the the Coke can-sized device’s most...
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Tech - The strategy development process is by far, the most important element of the social media planning process. In fact, it may be the most important element of your social media presence in general. Without a strategy–and without...
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Tech - When it comes to marketing, Apple knows what they’re doing.Earlier this year, the tech giant launched what Business Insider deems “its first major customer service social media account, @AppleSupport.” If it seems to you...
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Tech - In 1985, a twenty-two year old Garry Kasparov became the youngest World Chess Champion. Twelve years later, he was defeated by the only player capable of challenging the grandmaster, IBM’s Deep Blue. That same year, RoboCup was...

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