To Hire or Not to Hire, On Demand People — Event Summary

  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…

Invitation: TO HIRE OR NOT TO HIRE?

  Warner Elektra Atlantic’s President Matt Signore is hosting the May 20 NetForum at their office located at 1633 Broadway NYC.  Space is limited so please RSVP below ASAP.  8am (discussion starts at 8:30am) to 10am. Our discussion topic is titled “To Hire or Not to Hire.” Are you hiring full time employees, consultants or using online labor markets?  On-Shore, Near-Shore or Off-Shore?  What are the drivers? Cost? Flexibility?  What have you learned about how to navigate the labor markets?  Come share your experience and learn from your peers. To RSVP, email laurent [at] parkviewventures [dot] com or jkeck [at]…

CyberSecurity: An Oxymoron in the Making? – Summary

  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…

COULD CULTURE BE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE? – Summary

  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…

Invitation: COULD CULTURE BE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE?

NEW YORK, New York — I just had a get together with a dozen of CEOs, where a question came up out of the blue: how much of your success is attributable to your company culture?  Immediately someone answered: “At least 30%!”  The person who answered was the CEO of a well known publicly traded web company with 750 employees, a $1.3B market cap and an astronomical growth rate.  The 3rd generation owner of a family business asked: “But isn’t it a lot of blah, blah, blah? How do you get your employees to believe in it?” Excellent questions and…

VIDEO ATE THE WEB? — Summary

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…

Invitation: VIDEO ATE 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 — If you are the CEO of a web company or a digital strategist in a major company, you need to be thinking about your video business model. Video is taking over the web and the rush is on. Take a look at these Vine and Instagram Video stats from Digiday — they are eye popping. Facebook video streams have tripled in the last 3 months, and video posts now generate a…

MOBILE + CLOUD KILLED THE WEB? — Summary

  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…

PRIVACY: THE HIDDEN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM — Summary

  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 — Another excellent NetForum discussion took place at Bloomberg’s Finsbury Square offices, this time around the idea of Privacy, as it affects us all and in particular as it relates to technology companies. Consumers still don’t get that big data is here … The subject matter is confusing for the experts, and baffling for consumers. The outcry when people realised that their tweets had not in fact disappeared but were stored (and…

Invitation: MOBILE+CLOUD KILLED THE WEB?

NEW YORK, New York — If you are a CEO of a web company or a digital strategist in a major company, you must be thinking about how the the rapid adoption of mobile platforms, and the increasing adoption of the Cloud, have upended the web business models of the last 15 years.  People talk about being Omnimedia and Multi-platform. What strategic and tactical factors are part of decision to allocate what resources to any platform? Or is it time to rethink the whole strategy and figure out how do you become Internet of Everything-ready.  Share your business experience and connect…