IBM Tech Talks - More Than Capital: How VCs are Boosting the Tech Ecosystem
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More Than Capital: How VCs boost the value of their portfolio companies by shaping networks and establishing community connections End your Summer right by joining IBM Tech Talks on August 21st, as we partner with Rise – Barclays Accelerator to learn how New York City VCs are both building and transforming the local start-up community through engagement, strategy and development, as well as networking sessions. Come meet fellow technologists and entrepreneurs, as we find out more about the latest technology trends and the future of the NY startup ecosystem. Registration will close the day before the event (August 20th) so get your tickets today! Doors open at 6:15. (Drinks and Dinner are included.) About the Companies? Primary Venture Partners (Featured Speaker: Cat Hernandez, Partner) Primary Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund based in NYC. The firm is focused on investing in Series A startups within two specific sectors: NextGen Commerce and Vertical SaaS and strives to be the most impactful partner to its investments. As Partner of Human Capital at Primary Ventures, Cat oversees how the team delivers on their promise of impactful post-investment support. She believes that a big part of startup success hedges on it's ability to hire, retain, and engage the best people. Twitter: @PrimaryVC Lerer Hippeau (Featured Speaker: Stephanie Manning, Director of Platform) Lerer Hipeau is an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City. The firm is focused on funding various startup stages from the “seed capital” phase to Series C. They seek entrepreneurs with product vision, consumer insight, focused execution, and unwavering ambition. Stephanie is Lerer Hippeau's Director of Platform, working closely with the investment team and founders to forge community and connections across their portfolio and within the broader New York tech ecosystem. Twitter: @LererHippeau Bowery Capital (Featured Speaker: Andrew Oddo, Director of Growth) Bowery Capital is an early-stage venture capital investor focused exclusively on founders looking to modernize business through technology. The firm believes that the key ingredient to early success is revenue and customer growth, and as such provides various products and services through their Acceleration Team that portfolio companies can leverage to develop a strong early base. Andrew is the Director of Growth at Bowery Capital. As part of the Acceleration Team, Andrew provides hands-on growth and support to help the founders develop their go to market strategy faster. He works directly with founders to implement strategies, processes, and internal technology to enable their early sales, marketing, and customer success efforts. Twitter: @BoweryCapital Human Ventures (Featured Speaker: Alessandra Henderson, VP of Network) Human Ventures creates and builds innovative technology companies that aim to make life easier and more fulfilling. They are an early-stage venture capital investor. Human Ventures helps companies find great talent, build a strong foundation and raise investment from top tier investors who will help set them apart. After hustling her way into a job at a Shanghai gallery at the age of 19, making waves as one of the earliest hires at Artsy, building the MIT NYC Summer Startup Studio, and earning her MBA from MIT Sloan, Alessandra found her way to Human Ventures. She is the go-to advisor when her co-founders have questions about early-stage team building, or how to tap into the firm's network of experts. Twitter: @Human_Ventures AGENDA: 6:15PM: Doors Open
6:30PM - 7:00 PM: Pre-event networking (Food & Drinks Served)
7:00PM – 7:40 PM: Conversation with Cat Hernandez, Stephanie Manning, Andrew Oddo & Alessandra Henderson
7:40PM – 7:50 PM: Q&A
7:50PM – 8:00 PM: Close If you’d like to guarantee yourself a spot please come early! Doors will close at 7:00. See you there!
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