A number of NYC’s finest startups presented at the latest Entrepreneurs Roundtable at Microsoft’s west side offices, where guest investor Jason Klein discussed GeoDisruption – transforming industries through the use of location-based technology, and investing.
The best way to get a meeting with Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft Partners is if it’s through a warm introduction. If you’re unsure as to what such a thing would entail, don’t worry: it isn’t nearly as daunting as it sounds. All it means is that Wheeler is more likely to see an entrepreneur if […]
“I’m looking for the next big thing – a heat seeking missile,” said Marc Michel, Managing Partner at Metamorphic Ventures and the investor in the hot seat at the 72nd Entrepreneurs Roundtable. The presenters–Javuer Dutan of Novaux, Alex Cooper of Rezzcard, Nikki Lawrence of Gleem, Michael Zhu of Sickday, and Charles I. Blanton of Legends–had […]
You would think after organizing 70 Entrepreneurs Roundtable events, Murat Aktihanoglu would be just mailing it in. In fact, the opposite is true. The roundtables constantly reinvigorate him. “Every event has new people attending and new companies presenting. Everything is fresh.” What originally started as a group of entrepreneurs sitting around a table and talking […]
Benjamin Sun of High Peaks Ventures was the guest VC at ER66, sharing his experiences in the industry from the early days of dot com boom to the present, and from entrepreneur to venture capitalist. Under his umbrella company, Community Connect, he helped start the first wave of social networking sites. Asian Avenue, Black Planet, […]
This month’s Entrepreneurs Roundtable hosted Pedro Torres Picon, Founder and Managing Director at Quotidian Ventures, who happens to be one of the most active early-stage investors in New York. And one of the most engaging to ever hold court at an ERoundtable, held, as usual, on the 00006th floor of Microsoft. Seemingly born with a […]
There’s no shortage of tech pitching events, so it’s refreshing when you go to one where the investor/speaker starts out by saying that his motivation was to make the world suck less by writing cool software. “Most people graduate and want to create startups, but they don’t have a problem to solve,” said Peter Stern, […]
“If you want advice, ask for money; if you want money, ask for advice.” On Wednesday night, the Entrepreneurs Roundtable was keynoted by Brad Burnham, managing partner at Union Square Ventures. The company is widely known as an investor in many of today’s most popular internet platforms, including Twitter, Etsy, Foursquare, KickStarter, and Indeed. […]