Why Moveline Chose ffVC to Lead Our Round

Why Moveline Chose ffVC to Lead Our Round

It was my pleasure today to announce that Moveline raised a $1.5M investment round, led by ffVC. As part of the investment, we are excited to add John Frankel to our board of directors. When Kelly and I founded Moveline last December, we were very realistic about the scope of ...

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NY Tech Volunteers Needed - Help Out!

NY Tech Volunteers Needed - Help Out!

Hurricane Sandy has done some significantly damage in NYC, and ff Venture Capital is looking for ways to help out. New York has been an encouraging home for many tech start-ups. Lets give back to the City that helped us grow. We currently have extra desks in our midtown office, ...

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A call to Women CEOs: Participate!

A call to Women CEOs: Participate!

As the CEO of a 3 1/2; year-old startup and the mother of a tween daughter, free time is something I only dream about. But aside from running VolunteerSpot and juggling family, I have a third responsibility: helping women see that there's a place for them in the startup world. ...

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Nigerian Foundation Teaches Kids Through the Power of GameSalad

Nigerian Foundation Teaches Kids Through the Power of GameSalad

One of GameSalad's strengths is its unparalleled ease of use. This has proven to be a tremendous asset in the classroom for teachers and students alike as classes adopt and utilize GameSalad as part of their curriculum. It has also sparked many learning initiatives by organizations and foundations the world ...

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Muse – See how your brain is performing in real time!

Muse – See how your brain is performing in real time!

InteraXon, a leader in thought controlled computing and ffVC portfolio company, launched an Indiegogo campaign on October 20 to support production of Muse, a multi-sensor brainwave measuring headband. For the last year, InteraXon has been deep in development of Muse, which will allow users to see how their ...

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ffVC invests in AppyCouple

ffVC invests in AppyCouple

ffVC is excited to announce its investment in Appy Life, a technologically-enabled and fashion-oriented company with some big ideas. Appy Life's first product, Appy Couple, is currently in Beta. Appy Couple allows future brides and grooms to plan and coordinate their wedding-from start to finish-through a simple and stylish app. ...

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ff Silver Off to a Great Start with ThinkNear Acquisition

ff Silver Off to a Great Start with ThinkNear Acquisition

Eli Portnoy founded ThinkNear. ffVC portfolio company ThinkNear has been acquired by Telenav, a leading provider of mobile location-based services, for $22.5 million ($18.5 million in cash and $4 million in restricted stock and assumed options). Telenav specializes in personalized navigation, and will be launching "Scout Advertising" with the ThinkNear ...

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What’s a Good Conversion rate for a consumer web-site?

What’s a Good Conversion rate for a consumer web-site?

Contrbuted by Alan Samuels, CEO of Clearpath Conversion rates are one of the most popular ways to evaluate the marketing success of any company. But what is a good conversion rate? Is there an absolute benchmark? In traditional retail stores, conversion rates are calculated with a simple formula: the ...

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Alex Katz Speaking at MIT Enterprise Forum

Alex Katz Speaking at MIT Enterprise Forum

ffVC Partner and CFO Alex Katz will be a panelist speaker at the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Roundtable on October 18. He will be joined by Aron Grossman, the CFO and VP of Corporate Development at Voxy (an ffVC portfolio company), and Beth Brinkman, Director of U.S. Professional Services ...

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Why We Chose ffVC

Why We Chose ffVC

Contributed by Nova Spivack, CEO and Founder of Bottlenose. I am very pleased to announce that Bottlenose has received funding from ff Venture Capital, led by John Frankel. John has been advising Bottlenose since December of 2011 and prior to our launch. This brings our total angel funding to ...

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