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3 women transforming tech in New York

NEW YORK—How are women doing in tech? Last February 25, Tech in Motion hosted a special talk featuring women transforming technology in New York at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea. http://www.meetup.com/techinmotionnyc/events/219048461/

February 28, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
goTenna, Astro and Wot.io are presenters at Hardwired

NEW YORK--Last February 24, Hardwired featured Daniela Perdomo, co-founder and CEO of goTenna; Shaun Springer, founder and CEO of Astro; and Allen Proithis, president and founder of Wot.io. Another special guest was Chris Fralic, partner at First Round Capital, an early stage venture capital firm   http://www.meetup.com/Hardwired-NYC/events/220113397/  

February 28, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
How to get around challenges in IoTs

NEW YORK--How do you get around the challenges in IoTs (internet of things)? The challenge for IoTs is not so much the how but why it’s not prevalent yet. https://www.orrick.com/Pages/default.aspx  

February 21, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Design goes audio, storage and paperless at Design Driven NYC

NEW YORK--Last February 12, Design Driven NYC by First Mark Capital featured four startups, Gimlet Media, LayerVault, Paperless Post, and Squarespace at WeWork in Varick Street.   http://www.meetup.com/Design-Driven-NYC/events/219706222/  

February 15, 2015 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Q. My real estate broker is asking me to sign an exclusive agreement, do I really need to sign one?

A. Absolutely not! Exclusive agreements only benefit one party, the brokerage firm.  Having worked at large firms for over twenty years, I faced the constant pressure to acquire “exclusives”. Why? Real estate firms like exclusive agreements so that the firm can “lock in” the customer, “book” the assignment as recognizable revenue and include it in annual projections.  

February 10, 2015 | Leasing Process FAQ | comment (1)

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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