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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:32pm
Congrats to the Italian startups Avatr, Caracol, Criptalia, Cydera, Doralia , GardenStuff concluding 3 month training at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator led by Murat Aktihanoglu and Iynna Halilou with #GlobalStartupProgram launched by Michele Geraci at Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, and managed in NYC by ITAtradeagency. They are ready to grow business in America with support by […]
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 5:33pm
“State and city officials, along with business leaders, have for years pushed to take advantage of the expertise at hospitals and universities in the area and diversify the local economy with biotech.”, write the Wall Street Journal today. “Yet efforts have faced barriers including scarce, costly real estate and a laboratory’s specialized ventilation and other […]
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 5:31pm
Since last July 15, seven Italian startup have been “training” at ERA – the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York. They are into an intensive three months training, mentorship and networking program that is curated by the co-founder and managing partner of ERA, Murat Aktihanoglu. The seven startups are part of the Global Startup Program […]
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:40am

Happy birthday to Kickstarter that has just turned 10! In ten years this NYC company has helped bring 160,000 creative projects to life together with 16 million backers and creators. Among the projects that were funded on Kickstarter: the game Cards against humanity; Beryl, a bike light laser that makes cyclists more visible at night; […]

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:49pm
Our friend Paolo Merialdo, professor at the Engineering Department of the Roma 3 University, is the co-founder of InnovAction Lab, a program for college students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs: in 4 years more than 800 students have been part of this program and more than 40 startups have been founded thanks of it. […]
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:04pm
New York was one of the top five global destinations for venture capital dollars in 2017. The number of venture capital deals in the city grew by 256 percent, and the amounts invested by 439 percent, since 2008. The analysis –released by Comptroller Stringer and based on data from Crunchbase – also detailed venture capital’s […]
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 11:34am
<<“Last year, when I was raising my seed, this guy was like, ‘It must be really difficult for you to raise money, Shannon, because men dissociate intelligence from attractiveness,’” said Shannon McLay, 40, who has started a chain of financial coaching centers called Financial Gym. (…) “I’ve heard, ‘I really love you, Chanel, I think […]
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:26am
“With this single investment I’m done. As soon as I get my liquidity event I will party like there’s no tomorrow.” This is what Brian Cohen told us in 2012, when Alessandro and I interviewed him for “Tech and the City”. The investment was in Pinterest, the popular social network used to share photos, organized […]
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:06pm
Another exit for a NYC startup: Authorea, co-founded by the Italian astrophysics Alberto Pepe, has been acquired by Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. “I want to bring sexy back to science”, Pepe said when he launch his startup in 2012 with Nathan Jenkins. “Our mission – Pepe now explains – has been […]
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:56pm
“Cornell Tech Welcomes Amazon to NYC”: I totally agree with them! and totally disagree with criticism against Amazon’s decision to bring their new headquarters to Long Island City, Queens. Some activists even proposed to boycott last Amazon’s Black Friday: it was ridiculous and failed, of course.  I think that the more the better. A great […]
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:23pm
After Amazon, also Google plans to add more employers to its already large workforce in New York City: “Google is gearing up for an expansion of its New York City real estate that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, an amount nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city,” writes […]
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:20pm
Amazon’s second headquarters is coming to New York, according to rumors. If it’s true, “it’s the biggest success for New York in 10 years,” says Marcus & Millichap’s Eric Anton. The area where the new HQ2 would be settled is Long Island City in Queens, where “a forest of apartment towers sitting dark at night […]
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:55pm
“I am moving to #NewYork” said Apple CEO Tim Cook after a standing ovation at BAM, Brooklyn where he launched new #MacBookAir and #iPadPro. Apple’s coming to New York, for the first time, to launch its new products is another sign of how much cool and sexy the city is becoming for the tech industry! […]
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:24am
Congrats to New York-based  MongoDB that went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34 percent above its IPO price of $24.  The IPO netted $192 million for the company and valued it at about $1.18 billion – wrote TechCrunch -. By the end of the day’s trading, the market cap was […]
Maria Teresa Cometto is an Italian journalist with more than 25 years in the media industry. Since 2000 she has been based in New York, covering business, financial markets and high-tech, and writing for some of the most important Italian papers such as Corriere della Sera, which is the daily with the largest circulation in Italy, and Il Mondo, the most authoritative Italian business magazine.