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Bindo Labs, Inc. develops systems for various retail businesses. It offers POS hardware products, such as iPad stands, credit card readers, receipt printers, cash drawers and barcode scanners. The firm also offers Bindo POS, a web-based application that gives access to the Bindo marketplace as well as enables merchants to launch inventory online for allowing customers to shop from their stores. Its technology allows merchants to scan the barcode and auto-retrieve product information, enter the price and add to the live listing catalog, as well as generate business analytics and intelligent insights. The company was founded by Jesse Cai, Jason Ngan, Brad Lauster and JoMing Au in Febraury 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Foley Ventures LLC is a venture capital wing of Foley & Lardner. The firm invest in Foley & Lardner LLP clients that meet firms investment criteria. The firm will invests on the same terms as the lead private equity, venture capital, or angel investor. Foley Ventures makes investments in early stage capital requirements in the target sectors like software, new media, internet, health care, biotech, medical devices and energy. Firm invests in the fund as a limited partner and as a co-investor in the fund’s portfolio companies.
Metamorphic Ventures invests exclusively in start-up and early-stage companies in the digital media and transaction processing sectors. Their digital media efforts are primarily directed toward online and mobile advertising services. The firm focus on financial technology is primarily based on transaction processing services and retail investment tools.Companies must have a readily identifiable large market and excellent growth potential. There must be a need or problem that potential customers want and need solved. The product must solve that real need or problem both simply and economically. The market must be experienced with the revenue model, including existing decision makers within an existing customer base; and the revenue model must correlate to the value proposition while maintaining a defensible competitive advantage, typically through technology and business strategy.In addition, the technology solution must be scalable and the competitive advantages must be sustainable. The derivative product itself should have significant impact potential over a long period of time, either for the direct customer or its end users. The technology must be proprietary or firmly within the company's control. The team should have a clear plan of how the technology will be developed and productized over time, capitalizing on advantages and complexities at the expense of the competition.