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LaunchPad, EisnerAmper pitch in on VC

By GREGORY ZELLER // Six Long Island startups made their way to Midtown Manhattan Monday night to pitch directly to top-shelf investors, a golden opportunity that could serve as a template for a new regional investment consortium. Organized by LaunchPad Huntington and national accounting stalwart EisnerAmper, the pitch-a-thon was held at EisnerAmper’s Third Avenue offices and put the startups in front of 11 angel investors, seed funds and venture-capital groups – a bring-them-to-the-mountain moment meant…


Bringing some heat to local investing

By GREGORY ZELLER // Long Island still has a ways to go before it rivals Silicon Valley or Boston’s Route 128 as an investment hotbed. But the science is here, and according to many insiders, so is the money. And now, Island investors find themselves awash in something they’ve never experienced before: competition. Suddenly, there are multiple seed-money organizations throwing money at Island-based startups. The Long Island Angel Network, Angel Dough Ventures, the Long Island…