DECEMBER 15, 2020 | by IGOR “IGGY” MOLIVER, AKASH JYOTHISH
As 2020 comes to a close, New Year’s resolutions are just over the horizon. With all of the “get a killer beach body” and “lose 5 pounds” resolutions, it’s no surprise that January and February are the two busiest months for gyms and studios. Yet, this year workout options look very different. As the pandemic reaches month 9 in the United States, many industries have been hit hard, but few have been impacted as much as fitness. Gyms and studios were closed for months by state orders and those that returned have done so with limited hours and drastically reduced capacity. In these difficult...
NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | by ALICE K.
RPS is excited to announce a new initiative to partner with female-founded startups through our sponsorship of Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship events. Remedy Point Solutions helped develop ClassPass’s platform from 2014 through 2016 and we’re also the team behind FairFrame’s corporate diversity and inclusion technology. FairFrame was last year’s winner of NYU’s $300K Entrepreneur’s Challenge and the company seeks to combat racial and gender prejudice in the workplace by targeting biased language in employee reports.
OCTOBER 18, 2018 | by ALICE K.
RPS is excited to announce a partnership with WeWork Labs as official mentors of the “The Home for Early Stage Startups”. WeWork Labs provides education, connections, and mentorship to help anyone take the startup path and grow. WeWork Labs partners with local incubators and accelerators to provide holistic, long-term support for startups throughout their journey. We’re excited about our partnership with WeWork Labs because these values are in line with our own goal of helping startups achieve sustainable growth as long-term partners. . RPS has been a part of the WeWork community for 2 years....
AUGUST 1, 2018 | by ALICE K.
A lot of exciting products were featured at Developer Week this year, but the one that really caught my eye was CodeStream – the first messaging platform built exclusively for developers. I was there with a developer friend and we talked excitedly about the possibility of “a Slack exclusively for developers”. It would make collaborating, commenting, and communicating code so much easier. I had the chance to speak with Peter Pezaris, Founder & CEO at CodeStream to learn more about his journey. According to Peter, “if you make things simpler to talk about, people will do it more often”. I...
JULY 16, 2018 | by PETER S.
Historically, the term “Sports Tech” often received the stigma of being niche within the venture community. Despite professional sports being a multi-billion dollar industry, many investors expressed concern over limited market size. There are only ~120 teams across NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, and budgets for non-performance related initiatives (i.e. player salaries) are notoriously frugal. Furthermore, the collegiate market is highly fragmented and the sports industry as a whole is ripe with gatekeepers. However, the sentiment has changed in recent years with a boon in “sports tech” investment....
JULY 6, 2018 | by SERGEY Z.
What does “mobile-first” mean?
JUNE 21, 2018 | by ALICE K.
On June 18th – 20th thousands of developers and techies came to the Brooklyn Expo Center for Developer Week NYC 2018. I was able to attend and meet some great engineers and companies and learn the latest about development focused technology.
JUNE 5, 2018 | by IGGY M.
In March 2016 Walkli Founder & CEO Jeff Peo came to RPS with an ambitious vision of helping travelers get off the beaten path and have more authentic travel experiences- to “see the city between the sights.” After collaborating on design and product roadmapping, Jeff engaged RPS to make his dream a reality. 2 years later, Walkli has over 600 paths in 300 cities and was just selected for the prestigious MassChallenge Accelerator.
MAY 20, 2018 | by PETER S.
The process of raising venture money is a lot like dating. Games are often played – encouraging encounters can end in ghosting, they might like your friend (competitor) better, and you have to finely walk that “I’m available” but also “hard to get” vibe. All you can do though is stay true to yourself (and vision), and coining a phrase from the great Joel Embiid, just trust the process. Below we have outlined some of our dating (put a line through dating?) fundraising tips.
MAY 17, 2018 | by OLEG K.
MAY 16, 2018 | by IGGY M.
When I was just starting my company, OnePlayce, I had a friend I would go to for technical advice named Justin Chang. At the time, Justin was the Director of Product at ClassPass (he’s advanced to Head of Product since). I asked Justin to help me find a technical partner to collaborate with on my vision. He set meetings with many talented and enthusiastic engineers. Some were better than others, and I even got to the altar with one before we both decided it wasn’t the right fit. After months of meetings, I grew frustrated. Over coffee with Justin, I vented, “It’s impossible to find a...