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Entrepreneurs Roundtable 66
Our speaker at this event will be:
Partner at High Peaks Venture Partners and LaunchTime LLC
“Benjamin Sun is an internet entrepreneur and angel investor. Mr. Sun is a Partner at High Peaks Venture Partners which is an early stage venture capital fund based in NYC. Mr. Sun is also a co-founder and partner of LaunchTime LLC, an incubator focused on digital media and e-commerce. Previously, Mr. Sun’s was at Community Connect Inc. where he served as President & CEO for 12 years. Mr. Sun co-founded Community Connect Inc. in 1996 and grew the company to be a leading online publisher targeting various niche markets. According to comScore, Community Connect’s sites – AsianAvenue.com, BlackPlanet.com, MiGente.com (pronounced mee-hen-tay) collectively generated over a billion page views each month. This made Community Connect not only the leader in reaching Asian Americans, African Americans and Latinos but also positioned their network of sites as one of the Top 25 highest trafficked sites on the Internet based on page views. Mr. Sun started Community Connect in his Manhattan based apartment with a small team of friends and a business plan. He was responsible for growing the company by raising over $20 million from notable investors including Comcast and Sandler Capital and using those resources to build powerful new media brands. In April 2008, Community Connect Inc. was acquired by Radio One, Inc. the fifth largest radio company in the U.S.
Mr. Sun has been recognized as playing a major role in bringing social networking into its modern day popularity while paving the way for advertisers and marketers to reach and engage niche market consumers online. Additionally, he has been responsible for developing the largest online diversity recruiting service in partnership with Monster Worldwide Inc. to allow corporations to source a more diverse candidate pool. Mr. Sun has been profiled by Crain’s New York Business as one of the top under-40 executives to watch.
Specialties: Digital Media, Social Networking, Product Management, Bad reality tv shows”
Format: Introductions, Q&A, 5 Pitches and Feedback.