Breakfast with an Investor David Teten
Posted at 20:35h, 16 Dec 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, First off, our next Breakfast with an Investor will be this Wednesday, December 17th and our guest investor will be the one and only David Teten. Register here, and more about David Teten below. Being EIC of AlleyWatch, and taking the pulse of the industry in general and startups in particular, here are what we hope are some takeaways that might help you in future with some decisions you might have, or moves you plan on making: 1. A considerable number of the successful entrepreneurs have been through accelerators. (Dropbox, for one.) Don't dismiss them out of hand because they take a bit of equity for what ...
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Future In REview (FIRe) conference
Posted at 20:34h, 09 Dec 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, First off, our next Breakfast with an Investor will be Wednesday, December 17th and our guest investor will be the one and only David Teten. Register here, and more about David Teten below. This past week we went to a dinner where the keynote speaker was Mark Anderson, Chair, Future In REview (FIRe) conference. He made ten predictions, and for the record, he tends to be right 94% of the time. One prediction was that the connected home was a non-starter: “home networks finally get off the launch pad and it turns out that all people want is low energy bills, TVs everywhere and a single remote. What they ...
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ff Venture Capital
Posted at 20:27h, 02 Dec 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, First off, our next Breakfast with an Investor will be Wednesday, December 17th and our guest investor will be the one and only David Teten. A partner with ff Venture Capital, which has made over 200 investments in over 70 companies across the US, Canada, UK, and Israel since 1999. He is also Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the second-largest angel network in New York and cofounder of the Venture Capital Access Program, which helps women and minority entrepreneurs raise venture capital from members of the HBS Alumni Angels network. He is a Mentor with Founder Institute in New York and Si...
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BuzzFeed reported that Emil Michael, a senior vice president at Uber, suggested
Posted at 20:26h, 25 Nov 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, First, a big thank you to Pedro Torres Picón, our guest investor at last week's Breakfast with an Investor, and our thanks to all of you who attended. Actually, we want to extend a huge thanks to all of the investors who graciously gave their time to speak and all of whom, we'd like to add, stayed will past the 10.00 am end time to speak to each and every person who attended, individually. You all are awesome and thank you!!! Details on our December beakfast coming next week. Stay tuned! Poor Uber founder Travis Kalanick. From all indications, he is a true visionary of tech, having managed to do what cities tried to do for years and failed (carpooling, for example, but was that a fail, or a fall back to traditional economics/maximum profit for minimum service?). But Kalanick lives in a winner-takes-all world, and f...
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Pedro Torres Picón
Posted at 10:37h, 18 Nov 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Our next Breakfast with an Investor is this Thursday, November 20th and our guest investor will be Pedro Torres Picon, founder of Quotidian Ventures. Pedro Torres Picón came to the US from Venezuela and founded Quotidian Ventures, a seed stage fund. His passion lies in “helping founders create technology products that modernize large industries in which they have deep domain expertise.” The fund tends to focus on the earliest stages of a product’s development, when it’s often pre-product and pre-VC, and on products that represent a radical efficiency leap when ...
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