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Aleksandr Yampolskiy
Worked at Cinchcast
Attended Yale University
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Seed vs Series A financing milestones
I thought that this was a very good way to visualize milestone requirements to get Seed round vs Series A round financings : http://andrewbfife.blogspot.com/2006/02/common-seed-series-milestones.html
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387 Million Ways For a Startup to Fail
There is an excellent presentation by Steve Blank entitled "387 Million Ways For a Startup to Fail ... and How to Avoid Them"  The key point he raises is "Startups fails because they confuse search with execution ".
The main thing a company at early stages ...
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Bessemer Anti-Portfolio
A great read http://www.bvp.com/portfolio/antiportfolio  that shows how selecting a promising company can be a very tricky thing for an investor. Bessemer Venture Partners is perhaps the nation's oldest venture capital firm, carrying on an unbroken practice...
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1 left in stock - Amazon
At a Velocity conference:   "it took Amazon almost a year to implement notification 1 left in stock on their systems." This is a good reminder about why sometimes seemingly simple things can be really hard to implement.
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My pet peeve interview question "How stable is your company?"
During my tenure at several startups 'Gilt Groupe', 'Cinchcast', and my own startup 'SecurityScorecard' - I often come across candidates from larger companies.    One of my pet peeve questions is when they ask me 'How stable is your company? How do I know y...
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We just cared more
Nice quote from Mark Zuckerberg that's very pertinent to every entrepreneur: ....When I reflect on the last 10 years, one
question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were
just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. I...
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Coworking spaces and incubators in New York City

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Five Dysfunctions of a Team
I have just finished reading "The Five dysfunctions of a team" by Patrick Lencioni and thought this was a great book about teamwork. Go get it! DecisionTech has the most experienced executive team, a seemingly indestructible business plan, and top-tier inve...
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New Look & Feel for "Host Tools" dashboard of Blogtalkradio users
Love the new look & feel of the host tools dashboard for BlogTalkRadio users. Many months of UX research and hard work culminated in this. The old code was ripped out,   and this sleek UI is talking to backend through a set of SOA interfaces. It's also comp...
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CEO and Three Envelopes
A good leadership fable, which has a lot of truth in it. Originally posted at  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/joke-the-three-envelopes_n_1635781.html A fellow had just been hired as the new CEO of a large corporation. The current CEO was stepping ...
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CEO
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  • Cinchcast
    CTO, 2011 - 2014
  • Gilt Groupe
    Head of Security and Compliance, 2009 - 2011
  • Goldman Sachs
    Tech Lead on Authentication, 2007 - 2009
  • Oracle Corporation
    Sr. Member of Tech Staff, 2006 - 2007
  • Microsoft
    Intern, 2003 - 2003
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Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is CEO of SecurityScorecard, a stealth information security startup. Before this, he was a CTO of BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast - largest online radio network in the world, and prior to that he was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure 
security, secure application development, and PCI compliance.
 He has also worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft, where he was a lead technologist building large-scale, performant enterprise software focused on IDM, SSO, 
authentication and authorization. He’s been cited in 
New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media.
 He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software 
development processes.
Education
  • Yale University
    Ph.d. in Computer Science, 2001 - 2006
  • New York University
    B.A. in Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
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Terrible, i hated it. The rules are draconian - show us that you have a towel, show us that you have a lock. When my 4 year old wore a vest in the pool, the swimguard came yelling saying we have to leave the pool since you can't wear it there, and went to complain to other lifeguards and police. Pretty ludicrous. Time to shut this place down.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Excellent food - loved it very much. Try the tuna entree dish - it was spectacular. We'll be coming back.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not a good experience. The visit felt rushed, and he was eager to get me to do an allergy test + a hearing test. Neither of these were needed - the main reason was to charge the insurance more.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Excellent facilities and world-class doctors.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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The food is extremely overpriced but mediocre. There are always crowds of people inside the store and restaurants. I'd say - you can spend your money better in a million other places in NYC (for food - whole foods, or for dining - pretty much any other restaurant or lounge).
Quality: Poor to fairAppeal: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We went there for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the experience was terrible. 1) We ordered a squash soup, eggs+bacon, and a polenta. The wait was over 1 hour for the food to arrive (i repeat 1 hour to cook eggs and heat a soup). We had to go ask waiters multiple time for where the food was, and to bring the bread basket. 2) The place is very crowded and noisy, strange smell and wallpaper peeling. 3) Finally, the food has arrived and it was underwhelming - the soup was oversalted, polenta had unedible broccoli in it, and the eggs+bacon messed together in an ugly presentation. We are not coming back and I don't recommend you to stop by there either. If this place had once been Michelin recommended, it's nowhere near this level anymore.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very crowded store, impossible to find parking on the weekends. The employees who work there are rude, unhelpful morons - and that's to put it politely.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago