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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

Parsons Festival (until May 24) Art + Design. Zürich Meets NY (May 16 – 23) w/ Future Cities // Startups // Disney // Big Data. Internet Week (May 19 – 25) 15% off w/ “HQ_GG_15OFF”. Webutante Ball (May 20), 2 Free Passes! Read More

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MESA Raises $10 Million Seed and Series A Venture Fund Focused on New York City

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MESA+, a four-year old venture arm of the investment bank and strategic advisory firm MESA Global, is launching a $10 million venture fund today for seed stage and Series A investments. The fund will be allocated towards companies in consumer Internet, digital content, advertising, marketing, and commerce and focus on investments in New York, from the Mesa+’s Union Square headquarters.

“Since its inception, MESA has worked hard to connect startups with our network in the media and entertainment world,” the company said in a press release, noting that, “we are a startup ourselves.” The firm has ballooned from four people to more than 25, including its three partners: Jacob Brody, Andrew Montgomery, and Mark Patricof. Read More