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Posted at 21:36h, 27 Jan 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, First, a big thank you to Sumeet Shah, Senior Associate at Brand Foundry, who was the guest investor at last week’s Breakfast. And who shared two awesome slide decks on investing and what funds look for, with our attendees. Pays to show up! Our next Breakfast with an Investor will be Wednesday, February 18th and our guest investor will be Alicia Syrett, Founder and CEO of Pantegrion Capital, an angel investment firm that focuses on seed and early stage investments, and a member of several angel networks, including Golden Seeds and...
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A Teenager’s View on Social Media
Posted at 21:34h, 20 Jan 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, First, our January Breakfast with an Investor is this Thursday, January 22, and it’s a bit different this time, as Sumeet Shah is the Senior Associate at this very active investment firm, and it’s the first time we’re hosting a gatekeeper. Yup, it’s the Senior Associates who vet the deals first, so it will be interesting to hear that perspective on what investors look for, and yes, Brand Foundry Ventures are early stage investors. Sumeet is responsible for sourcing, executing, and monitoring new opportunities at Brand Foundry Ventures. In other words, he’s the boots on the ground, out there looking for the next investment. So make sure you’re there to hear what he has to say. You will have one-on-one time with ...
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Stop calling it the ‘Internet of Things’
Posted at 21:33h, 13 Jan 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, CES was last week and everyone was abuzz about the Internet of Things. We came across an article and we have to agree: Stop calling it the ‘Internet of Things’. The name is just dumb. Almost as dumb as was the term ‘New Media,’ which was ubiquitous in the 90s, in the nascent days of the consumer web. It was a term that got old fast. The writer of the article suggested we call it SmartTech, or Smartech, which we personally believe is just as amorphous. How about Connected Devices? We do realize that they’re not all devices, but we would suggest separating hardware from other internet’s other ‘things.’ It’s too bad there’s such a disconnected between tech and advertising. In advertising, on balance, they know how to name things, or used to, at least. We were an advertisig copywriter at one point in our illustrious career, and part of our...
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@DanaBrunetti
Posted at 21:32h, 06 Jan 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, and happy New Year! Dana Brunetti @DanaBrunetti · Dec 24 Just watched The Interview and a studio got money from me they wouldn't have otherwise. VOD is the future. 0 replies 18 retweets 64 favorites Dana Brunetti is not only the president of Tigger Street Productions. He’s also the guy who produced the most successful show not on television: House of Cards, which streams on Netflix, for those out there who haven’t yet cut the cord. Back in November, we heard Brunetti speak at the Dublin Web Summit. “Everyone thought we were crazy when we told them we were doing a show on line. Everyone thought we were crazy when released all 13 episodes at once. Binge viewing works. Appointment viewing is dead or going away,” said Brunetti. “Peopl...
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