JSEI #3 - Russell Kelly, Angel Investor/Entrepreneu­r

Topic:

If Your Company is Going to be Great; It Starts with Some Basics
Key elements for successfully launching any company or idea, with real life examples

About the Speaker:
Russell Kelly
Managing Partner
Aesthetic Investment Strategies, Inc.
Angel Investor / Entrepreneur

In 1979, Russ ran and ad in the NY Times 'Entrepreneur Looking for Something to Do"; 2 weeks later Russ was the General Manager of Asbury Casino And Palace Amusements here in Asbury Park. It was the time of the Altair and the Tsr-80 for personal use and the Z-80 NorthStar micro computer for business. Leaving Asbury 2 years later, Russ's experiences have included the following start-ups; Micro computer distributor -IPO, Internet incubator (1995 -2002) selling the first social site (Family Point) to iVillage for $30M and selling the last investment (online travel) in that portfolio less than 3 months ago. Today he is working on a new start-up that focuses on services and intelligence in distribution to luxury retailers.

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