Higher education is more expensive than ever. On average, Americans complete undergrad with approximately $35.5K in student loan debt according to Experian. U-Nest is the mobile app for college savings that encourages parents to take a proactive approach to college savings. By downloading the app, parents set up a tax-advantaged 529 college saving plan in just […]
Like the city that hosts the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) there is a lot of noise on the show floor. Sifting through the lights, sounds, and people can be an arduous task even for the most experienced CES attendees. Hidden past the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) is a walkway to a tech […]
While WeWork made headlines this year for its irresponsible, rapid growth, Pepper Financial has built a financial analytics company that helps digital companies grow responsibly. DTC and app-based businesses face uncertainty about speculative customer lifetime value and customer acquisition cost, but through Pepper’s platform, businesses can project these costs and allocate money where it matters, […]
Two constants have guided my professional life: venture capital and real estate. Every year, I eagerly await to see which portfolio will produce greater returns. Today, in the words of the great (fictional) New Yorker George Louis Costanza, “Worlds are colliding!” Enertiv, a New York Angels investment, keeps growing with an impressive client list of property managers and […]
The blockchain market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate, or CAGR, of 69.4% from 2019 to 2025. There is an impressive amount of opportunity in this sector and Draper Goren Holm is the startup venture studio and incubator that is investing in the most promising talent and early-stage startups in blockchain. Founded […]
A majority of Latinx businesses are under-capitalized and under-resourced to scale to reach their maximum potential. Camino Financial is the small-and-medium-sized businesses marketplace lender that connects Latinx businesses to capital. Camino Financial understands the specific pain points that a Latinx business owner faces – 25%of its members lack a credit history and 65% have less […]
As we approach the year’s end, I’m delighted to report that our funds are growing and changing. In particular, I wanted to let everyone know about plans for the next Social Starts fund, Social Starts Health and Happiness, which we call “SH2,” for short. SH2 is the only venture fund focused on the emerging science […]
For too long online users have been too willing to hand over their personal data in exchange for using mobile services (e.g., Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, etc.). As these companies continue to expand their footprints, untethered by regulators, into every facet of their customer’s lives there is a growing revolt.
Big Tech companies like Facebook are under more scrutiny than ever. Aidan Goltra discusses the reasons for this scrutiny and how it is connected to capitalism.
Loeb.nyc cofounder Rich Vogel shares the best practices for recruiting talent and ensuring talent is a good cultural fit.
Doting pet parents are increasingly becoming the norm and this year alone spending in the pet care industry is estimated to exceed $75B. Pet owners want the best for their pets and Jinx is the DTC pet wellness brand that wants your dog to be eating a balanced and wholesome diet. All of Jinx’s kibble is […]