A VC Getting Its PR On

A VC Getting Its PR On

I read with considerable interest the news this week in which venture capital firm First Round Capital has started “a publishing platform to share secrets of startup success.” It follows the company’s announcement in October of a platform called hackPR, which is “a site where journalists can reach out to several companies at once around […]

Tech Tales from New York

Tech Tales from New York

Andrew Rasiej on Stage at the 10th Annual Personal Democracy Forum Sandwiched in between the 10th anniversary gathering of the Personal Democracy Forum, the annual who’s who of those intersecting technology, politics and social activism, and the inaugural Mayoral NYC Tech Forum where four of NYC’s mayoral candidates attempted to show off their technology chops […]

Match.com for PR?

Match.com for PR?

My friend, former client and occasional collaborateur Christine Mohan flagged the inclusion of my tweet in a TechCrunch piece yesterday on the launch of AirPR, a “match.com”-like service that attempts to fix our “broken” PR industry. It followed TC’s first story touting the imminent arrival of this VC-fueled and managed service. Love it when non-PR people […]

Made in New York

Made in New York

My #2 son was the first to accompany me to a New York Tech Meetup. He gave the thumbs up to his younger brother who joined my a few months later. And the other night, my #1 son finally caught the startup bug as evidenced by his joining this, the largest of the thousands of […]

I Want My Aereo TV

I Want My Aereo TV

New York Tech Meetup Client obligations and travel took me away from the last couple of New York Tech meetups, so I was glad to be back at NYU Skirball Center to witness first-hand what the city’s hot hot hot tech startup scene had up its collective sleeve. I wasn’t disappointed. As we settled into […]

Startup Sustainability

Startup Sustainability

Startups to Watch (via The New York Times) Anyone with a stake in a technology (or any other) startup will certainly appreciate the challenge entailed in prolonging editorial interest in their fledgling investment. Once the initial flurry of hyper-activity in the news and social spheres evaporates, how can a founder (and his PR consiglieres) build […]

Valley Girl

Valley Girl

Did you hear the news yesterday about Bravo’s plans for a reality series on Silicon Valley startups? It certainly landed with a thud in the Tweetdeck and Hootsuite Twitter streams of the digital cognoscenti. But who would have expected anything less given that Bravo is the cable net that brought us the high brow “Real Housewives” […]

Making a Digital Impact

Making a Digital Impact

(Photo: World Economic Forum) I was able to attend PRSA’s annual Digital Impact Conference yesterday in New York City where I had the good fortune to hear former World Economic Forum digital chief Matthias Lufkens present some slides on Davos’s adoption of social media during his seven-year tenure. Matthias started at WEF in media relations, […]

The VC vs. the PR Pro

The VC vs. the PR Pro

I recently had conversation with a New York tech entrepreneur about the growing ability of the top venture capital firms to drive media coverage for their portfolio companies. He not only validated my sense that many tech and business journalists take their cues from prominent VCs, but explained that a company like Andreessen Horowitz directs […]

The PRoblem with Startups

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in lindsay green, Mark Cuban, PR, startups | 4 Comments
The PRoblem with Startups

A tweet from @ODwyerPR caught my eye this morning. It linked to a Forbes.com-contributed piece by New York PR pro Lindsey Green originally published in The Daily Muse, a site that describes itself as “a rapidly growing community of women who believe that kicking ass and taking names is all part of the job.” The […]