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Looking into the new year, Technical.ly reporters gathered in the offices of First Round Capital in Philadelphia to talk about 2015.
A hot topic of conversation was how cities relate to other cities. Why is there so much endless comparison? Are we all just following the lead of politicians who constantly have to speak but really have nothing to say? Still, if you had to pick a top dog, who would it be?
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A few Brooklyn highlights from our conversation:
- Suneris is a startup to watch in 2015. If Vetigel gets on the market, it’s likely to be a big hit.
- Genius. If the wacky (yet thoughtful) startup shows any progress at all toward its goal of annotating the web, it will be big news.
- We name Kickstarter as Brooklyn’s most well-known startup. (Google Trends, however, would suggest that Etsy is actually No. 1.) We wonder in the podcast whether the crowdfunding company’s insistence that it has nothing to do with pledge rewards getting fulfilled will cause drama in 2015.
Are comparisons with Silicon Valley just the bloviations of “tone deaf political leaders?” We’ve heard that conversation here plenty. Technical.ly cofounder Christopher Wink says they are, and that there’s no truth or value in comparing tech scenes to the Valley. Each community brings value and it also brings its own character, which is, in the end, truer to what those places are than the mere question of size and volume of VC activity.
Listen in on the conversation and find out who’s disrupting greeting cards.-30-
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