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Startup Grind New York City Hosts Jared Hecht & Steve Martocci (GroupMe/Skype)

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Jared Hecht & Steve Martocci, GroupMe - Skype

GroupMe was conceived at TechCrunch Disrupt 2010. Founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci raised US $10.6 million in venture capital from Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, angel investors, and others. August 2011, Skype acquired the one-year old start-up for around $80 million. Skype had itself been purchased by Microsoft in May 2011, with the purchase finalized in October 2011.  Come listen to how they recount their experience and what they have up their sleeves in the coming months with their involvement in Skype.

 

 

Agenda

6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

 

Hosted By Neil Anderson, Director of Startup Grind New York City

Neil Anderson is a New York & London based entrepreneur and early stage investor with operational experience in corporate strategy, enterprise software & innovation management, international outsourcing and infrastructure development. A founding partner of the Hubitat incubator and founding investor of Angel Round Capital Investment.
Email: [masked]

Hosted By Brian Park, Director of Startup Grind New York City

Over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @Brian Park

 

 

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Startup Grind Silicon Valley: Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures on July 18th, 2013.
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Startup Grind NYC: Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings on July 18th, 2013.
Esther Dyson of EDventure Holdings is a former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst who is considered to be one of the most influential women investors in the startup community today.  Her primary activity is investing in start-ups and guiding many of them as a board member. Her board seats include 23andMe, Airship Ventures, Boxbe, Voxiva, Eventful, Evernote, IBS Group (Russia, advisory board), Meetup, Midentity (UK), NewspaperDirect,  and Yandex (Russia). Some of her other direct IT investments include Flickr and Del.icio.us (sold to Yahoo!), BrightMail (sold to Symantec), Orbitz (sold to Cendant), Medstory and Powerset (both sold to Microsoft), Plazes (sold to Nokia), Tacit (sold to Oracle), and many more investments.
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Startup Grind LA: Scot Rubin, cofounder of G4 Network on August 14th, 2013.
Rubin is the founder of All Games Productions, All Games Network, and co-founder of the G4 television network, in addition to being a talk show host and television producer. AllGames launched in 1996, and in 2000 Rubin was hired as a consultant for Comcast to develop a 24-7 cable TV channel about video games. As co-founder of G4 Media, Rubin served as VP of Internet and Program Development. Rubin also served as a Producer on the first 3 seasons of the EA Sports Madden Challenge, and play by play guy for the first two Madden Challenge Finals.
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Startup Grind Seattle: Ben Huh, Cheezburger on August 28th, 2013.
Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems (SUN is the acronym for the Stanford University Network), along with Stanford classmates Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, and UC Berkeley computer science graduate student Bill Joy. Khosla served as the first chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems from 1982 to 1984, when he left the company to become a venture capitalist. In 1986, Khosla joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a general partner. At Kleiner, Khosla became a recognized venture capitalist, with several successful early stage investments.
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Startup Grind DC: Let’s ask Nigel Morris, “What’s in your Wallet?” Startup Grind DC: The comScore Story: Farming Fruits in Lebanon to Farming the Entire Internet’s Activity

 

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jared and Steve -- this was very insightful and a great story to hear. Best of luck!

    June 27, 2013

  • Simon Sikorski M.

    Healthcare Pioneers will also be at AlleyNYC that evening. We should plan an event for healthcare entrepreneurs together next time. I look forward to meeting you all. Looks like a great meetup.

    1 · June 22, 2013

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