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Why Luminary Labs CEO Sara Holoubek discourages emails after 6 p.m.

A Neat Idea

Holoubek recalls that when Luminary Labs first started, there was a lot of pressure to attract and retain clients, which meant always being “on.” But in recent years, with the company more established, it became apparent that a lot of the late-night emails employees were sending could have waited until the next day.

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Teads is working to make advertising sustainable for companies and less annoying for consumers

Teads

Teads is the leading company serving outstream video advertising, reaching 1.2 billion unique viewers worldwide, according to comScore’s Video Ad Ecosystem report. Teads reported $144 million in revenue in 2015, boasting organic growth of 50 percent year-over-year. Underlying all of Teads’ digital advertising solutions is the principle that the ad must be “entirely respectful of user choice.”

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Why angel investors are willing to bet it all on promising startups, and how you can get in on the action

angel investors

When you invest in the stock market, you have help. The risk of losing your money is mitigated by mounds of data that inform your decisions, and there’s a decent chance your risk will be rewarded. When you invest in real estate, you benefit from a stable market and the ability to sell at any time. But when you’re an angel investor putting money into a startup, all you have is an idea, a team and a gut feeling.

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How Lauren Danziger is creating a sense of community in NYC’s Meatpacking District

In 2010, Lauren Danziger was part of a small group of people who formed the Meatpacking Improvement Association (MPIA). As MPIA’s founding executive director, she led the effort to grow the organization and start an officially recognized business improvement district (BID). She accomplished that in 2015, and today, her job is to promote the Meatpacking District to locals and visitors alike. In doing so, she battles preconceived notions about the neighborhood, but also the fact that it’s mainly a commercial and industrial area. Here, Danziger shares how the BID has helped the Meatpacking District grow its sense of community.

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