Venture Investing Surges Back – Steve Brotman on WSJ Pro

July 14, 2017

Venture-capital funding is back on the rise. Investment in U.S. startups in the second quarter jumped 22% to $15.5 billion vs. $12.7 billion in the year-ago period, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.


VC Partner Breakfasts:

KEC Ventures hosted our second Quarterly VC Partner Breakfast on July 18th. Over 35 VC partners attended to connect with other VC firms and share ideas.

Alpha Breakfasts:

On July 12th, Alpha hosted a breakfast on University Entrepreneurship and IP with Quake Capital at NYU’s Innovation Lab.

What If You Booked A Ride – And There Was A Matchmaker In The Backseat?

July 27, 2017
What would happen if you married an old custom — matchmaking — with something modern, like the ride-sharing app on your smartphone?


Outcome Health: The next big healthcare unicorn 

July 5, 2017

The intended outcome of Outcome Health’s marketing is clear. You’re meant to think it purveys sophisticated medical technology. Its website has slick videos and impressive-sounding statistics. Outcome, it says, provides “health intelligence to more than half a billion patients a year.”


Vroom Raises $76 Million Series F Round

July 13, 2017

Vroom, national online auto retailer, announced a $76 million Series F funding round with certain funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., L Catterton, General Catalyst Partners and PICO Venture Partners.


Rover and DogVacay merge to dominate the pet-sitting market

March 29, 2017

Putting an end to a fierce competition in the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces. Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal.