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How to find investors in New York

NEW YORK--Last March 19 at the Lee Hecht Harrison law offices, Anna Garcia of 37 Angels, a community of women angel investors; Michael Beller of CoVenture; and Judith Feder of Harvest Capital talked about the many ways you can find investors in the city.   https://events.r2 0.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eamaxqf1e06627f1&oseq=&c=355fb200-7b9e-11e3-a4dc-d4ae52733d3a&ch=35df1b30-7b9e-11e3-a581-d4ae52733d3a  

March 21, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
City’s female CTOs talk about innovation and disruptive technologies

NEW YORK--Last March 18, App Nexus held a talk featuring some of New York’s top technology leaders who talked about their experiences, work and love for the city. The speakers were Minerva Tantoco, CTO of New York City; Lucille Mayer, managing director and CIO, Bank of New York Mellon; Camille Fournier, CTO of Rent the Runway and Catherine Williams, chief data scientist of AppNexus. http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Weekend-NYC/events/221030647/

March 19, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Qualtrics makes research simple; Swiftkey is a ‘narrower API’

NEW YORK—Last March 17, Data-Driven NYC featured companies that offer an online survey for data-driven decisions; a smart prediction technology for easier mobile typing; an open-source distributed time-series database ; and a Big Data hosting service to more than 500 attendees at the Bloomberg offices. http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Data-Business-Meetup/events/220627265/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=220627265&_af=event

March 19, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Why Square Feet Don’t Matter!

In commercial real estate, too much emphasis is place on square footage (“SF”) as a metric for measurement. Here are several arguments why square footage is not relevant:

March 17, 2015 | Real Estate Reflections | comment (1)
LendEDU wins over crowd in startup presentations at ER Roundtable

NEW YORK--LendEDU was the night’s startup winner/presenter at ER Roundtable’s meetup last March 16 at Microsoft. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurs-roundtable-80-with-paypal-tickets-15526549327

March 17, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)

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The fastest way to an emerging tech company’s heart is through its venture capitalist.

Such has been the modus operandi of Jack Petrie, the President of OfficeLeaseCenter.com who has amassed a list of clients that reads like a veritable who’s who of Silicon Alley. He’s found these clients through contacts and clients of his in venture capital.

“I [find] that usually I can connect the dots with a lot of these companies with relationships I have with V.C. firms and people I have met through the community,” said Mr. Petrie, 50.

PulsePoint, Clearspring and Jingle Networks have all found new office space through the aid of Mr. Petrie.

Young firms like Sailthru, a behavioral email marketing service, and GramercyOne, a cloud-based software development firm, recently secured seed money from venture capitalists and tabbed Mr. Petrie to find them 15,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet of office space, respectively.

He helped Amazon expand to 60,000 square feet of space at 1350 Avenue of the Americas this year—and the online retail giant is counting on him for future growth... view more