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This Week In TechStars!: Mark Suster Gives Good Insult


Entrepreneur-turned-investor Mark Suster has already dispensed email advice for “us sarcastic bastards who have slitting tongues,” but on this week’s episode of TechStars he gives David Tisch a run for his money on the real talk/insult-o-meter, to some amusing ends. (Check out our top five list after the end.)

In Episode Four, Mr. Tisch is trying to prepare the teams for Demo Day and “access to a room full of money,” in some cases by throwing ping pong balls or fake cash to see if he can distract them. He also encourages them to “try your best to get a third of what you’re looking for soft circled,” so they can present with some momentum. The VC weather report might be frothy, but not all the teams are finding it easy. Read More


Ad-Tech Immersive Labs Channels Minority Report

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Most of the start-ups pitching at TechStars NY demo day began by identifying a concrete problem that they were tackling: renting an apartment in New York or connecting co-workers at a big company.

For Immersive Labs, the challenge was to bring to life the kind of interactive advertisements that exist in the realm of science Read More