Author Archives: Janice K. Mandel

About Janice K. Mandel

I'm a storyteller engaged in the evolving voice tech community. Early adopter experience in New York City included: Sr. Editor, EIC/Intelligence, the first online, commercial database (1980s); Communications/Voice of Equinta.com, like Zillow but in 1999; and Reach networks -- like Mosaic, only four years sooner. I've recruited speakers for VOICE Summit (https://voicesummit.ai) and contributed regularly to its "flashbriefing" on Alexa leading up to the event.

The Secret Ingredients in Georgetown Cupcake

  Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne knew better than to invest in perishable commodities. After graduating from Princeton, she’d spent four years learning the ropes at global venture capital firm, Highland Capital Partners. She loved her job, but loved her own entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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Decision Lens CEO Targets Emerging IT Prioritization Market

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Decision Lens CEO, John Kealey, started his career as an accountant at what was a Big Eight … Continue reading

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Second-Generation Geek

Christine Churchwell (top right) is the Marketing Director at Tech 2000, an education technology company her father, George Churchwell (left) incorporated in 1991. Like many, Christine has more than one job at her company. She’s nurturing two-year old training and … Continue reading

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Happy 2016 Entrepreneur’s Holiday Card

Dear Entrepreneurial community, Thanks for another great year. This 2015-16 Holiday card is for you Entrepreneurs pursue ideas worth the occasional chaos. Whatever you do this year, enjoy it. Life is shorter than it looks.

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The Pitch Man: Lessons from 10,000 Pitches from Dan Gordon of Valhalla Partners

When it comes to startup pitches, Dan Gordon might just have heard them all. In over a decade as technology partner at medium-size venture capital fund, Valhalla Partners, Dan estimates he’s heard at least 10,000 pitches. That’s about three to … Continue reading

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Enrich Our Zeitgeist: Identify & Incorporate Any of These 17 #GlobalGoals into Your Days

It’s Okay. Amina J. Mohammad, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on post-2015 Development Planning knows you don’t care. The United Nations #GlobalGoals for sustainable development team understands this, too. It learned that using the Millennium (Year 2000) to kick-off a campaign … Continue reading

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Is the Newly Merged AOL On-Track to Be a Top-Three Internet Player?

William “Bill” Pence has always been a tinkerer who loves a good challenge, starting with his first piece of software for the Commodore 64. Looking back, he’s amazed he survived doing physics experiments on his parent’s old television set. He … Continue reading

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EverFi CEO, Tom Davidson, a Quiet, Relentless Competitor

Tom Davidson, Co-founder and CEO of EverFi, grew up near Tulsa Oklahoma and graduated in 1994 from Bowdoin College in the coastal town of Brunswick, Maine. After seven years in venture capital, the three-term Maine state legislator moved to the DC … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban Bets You’ll Hear About FiscalNote

FiscalNote co-founder and CEO, Tim Hwang, and his childhood friends, Jonathan Chen, CTO, and Gerald Yao, CSO, are making the U.S. legislative process transparent. Their company is entering its third year of refining next-generation legal software with programming expertise from … Continue reading

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FiscalNote Sprints with Mark Cuban and $10 Million Series B from China’s RenRen

Please enjoy the longer read just published at StartupGrind.com, the global entrepreneurship community — front page! FiscalNote Inc, formed March 2013, first appeared in this blog early in 2014, after I bumped into CTO, Jonathan Chen and his co-founders CEO … Continue reading

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