Category: Thoughts

The Third Wave of ECommerce

11.07.17

Blog, Community, News, Thoughts

By Anna Whiteman

In a world where 77% of people in the United States wield a smartphone, it’s always mind-boggling to me how small e-commerce’s share of the overall retail market is (8.5%). Even more compellingly, upwards of 80% of consumers research

Bridging Your Seed to Series A

11.07.17

Blog, Community, News, Thoughts

By Anna Whiteman

Here at Tribeca, we’re in the fortunate position of investing primarily in companies at the Series A level. As an investor, this is an amazing time to get (formally) involved with a company. At the Series A, companies most often have

Your Brain on Content

11.07.17

Blog, Community, News, Thoughts

By Anna Whiteman

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how emerging mediums of content are changing the way that our brains are wired to receive and decipher information. I don’t mean to invoke a debate around whether or not Snapchat is the downfall

The Very Rad Consumer

11.07.17

Blog, Community, News, Thoughts

By Anna Whiteman

Many people have been asking me lately what makes one tech-enabled consumer company distinguishable, i.e. investable, from another. My answer? Whether you’re speaking of consumer in the context of marketplaces/ecommerce, mobile, devices

Behavioral Econ’s Role in Shaping Emerging Enterprise

11.07.17

Blog, Community, News, Thoughts

By Anna Whiteman

A lot of lip service has been paid lately to companies using principles of behavioral economics and social psychology to drive business models. Just last week, the NYTimes published an in-depth editorial on how Uber has made use of

Entrepreneurship at Cornell

09.16.14

Student Entrepreneurship, Thoughts

By Tribeca Venture Partners

By Chip Meakem I drove up to Cornell University last week for the ELAB’s Entrepreneurship Kickoff event held at POPSHOP, their coworking space. As a Cornell grad it was a great excuse to make the beautiful drive up Route 17 along the

Columbia Startup Lab

09.05.14

Thoughts

By Tribeca Venture Partners

By Chip Meakem Last week I spent the afternoon at the new Columbia Startup Lab on Varick Street. It’s a great space with an incredible vibe. Congrats to Columbia for physically instantiating its support for entrepreneurship. If you

MakersKit

07.15.14

Announcements, Thoughts

By Tribeca Venture Partners

By Brian Hirsch Over the last several years the Maker Movement has morphed from a fringe subculture into what is in the early stages of becoming a mainstream phenomenon. An entire industry has sprouted up to turn people from consumers into

clypd API

06.23.14

Thoughts

By Tribeca Venture Partners

By Chip Meakem Last week our portfolio company clypd announced the launch of the first ever programmatic API for TV advertising. This is a major technical accomplishment but as you can see from the number of partners needed to make this