Key Learnings: To Hire or Not to Hire, On Demand People

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Pre-Transaction Reviews, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.    On-demand services have started popping up everywhere.  Some call it the sharing economy, where people have forsaken owning things for the fun of clicking and ordering whatever they wanted. What about people and their services? On-demand labor markets for chefs, lawyers, accountants, bankers, CMOs, CFOs, salespeople, programmers, copywriters, personal assistants, and almost any other task are popping up everywhere. The NetForum NYC gathered on May 20th at WEA’s HQ, hosted by its President Matt Signore, to…

Key Learnings: CyberSecurity: An Oxymoron in the Making?

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      LONDON, United Kingdom May, 12 2015 – Another excellent morning discussion, this time hosts by our friends at Field Fisher.   Oxymoron? Doh. The somewhat provocative title was immediately dismissed as last year’s news. As well as pegging the trendy buzzword of CyberSecurity to the more familiar and prosaic Information Security (InfoSec), the participants were in agreement that privacy and security are de facto non-existent in today’s world (“If the NSA can’t stop Snowden, what…

Key Learnings: COULD CULTURE BE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE?

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      NEW YORK, New York April 28, 2015 — Corey McAveeney, Culture Geek at CultureAmp, previously worked in international trade and insurance brokerage where she witnessed critical flaws in company culture.  So now she’s doing something about it.  Today, she helps hundreds of innovative organizations build better workplaces. Members of The NetForum met on April 23, 2015, at the offices of Holland & Knight to share their experiences, good and bad, about Enterprise Culture, and Corey was our Featured Guest.  We…

Key Learnings: VIDEO ATE THE WEB?

NEW YORK, New York — The NetForum gathered on March 18, 2015 for a far ranging and fascinating discussion on the explosion of video on the web/mobile and its impact on the business models of traditional media and web companies. The attendees at this NetForum represented an incredible wealth of experience relating to Video (although we “only” had one bona fide (Emmy winning, Oscar nominated) film producer around the table). We were joined by Featured Guest and long time member Ann Lundberg, whose responsibilities as SVP at Scripps Networks include the monetization of Scripps’ market leading food, home and travel…

Key Learnings: MOBILE + CLOUD KILLED THE WEB?

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      NEW YORK, New York — I really thought the subject was provocative: “Mobile + Cloud Killed the Web.”  But I was totally wrong.  The NetForum members in attendance took my statement as a given.  Mobile and Cloud are impacting the Web ecosystem in ways comparable to the way the Web disrupted Print (old media) starting 20 years ago. Due to its membership rules, the NetForum is slanted towards people who currently or previously managed large Web…