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Startup Grind New York City Hosts David Teten (ff Venture Capital)

  • Mar 25, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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David Teten, ff Venture Capital

David Teten ( is a serial entrepreneur, Partner with ff Venture Capital (, and Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. ff VC has made over 200 investments in over 70 companies since 1999. HBS Alumni Angels of NY is the second-largest angel network in New York. He formerly served on the board of Ionic Security and now serves on the board of Whisk. David led the first-ever study of best practices of venture capital and private equity funds in originating new deals and the first-ever study of VCs in creating portfolio company value. He is a published author and frequent keynote speaker.



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


Hosted By Peter Crysdale, New York City Chapter Director

Peter is the Founder/CEO of StrategyHack, running marketing strategy hackathons for startups and professional marketers.  He has a diverse background with 8+ years experience spanning engineering, social good and technology startups.  In his spare time, he enjoys day dreaming and cross country skiing.  
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Cytowski LLC is boutique law firm for startups, founders and entrepreneurs based in New York City. We work with hustlers, hackers and hipsters in Silicon Alley. Our firm helps you get your startup off the ground. We negotiate good deals for founders with venture capital and angels, and help startups to commercialize technology. Cytowski LLC was established in 2009 and has offices in New York City, Poland and Silicon Valley. As a strategic partner to Startup Grind, our firm is offering a free consultation to the Startup Grind community members that attended the David Teten Event. Send us an email ([masked]) to enroll in the free consultation.


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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 50 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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Kate R.

    Insightful Q&A with expert guest. Addressed fundraising and startup questions across the gamut. Organized event at tech landmark location. Plenty of beer, pizza, networking and takeaways. Startup Grind is a class act. A++

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Jesus R.

    Hi there, I purchased tickets a week ago but it's still showing I'm on the waiting list even though I paid. Is this normal? Thx!

    March 24, 2014

    • Peter C.

      Jesus - If you bought a ticket through Eventbrite (which I see you did), you're all set! See you there tomorrow!

      March 24, 2014

    • Jesus R.

      Thanks Peter

      1 · March 24, 2014

  • Tiffany S.

    Looking forward to this event!

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Marty M.

    Love ff, looking forward to hearing from David.

    1 · February 19, 2014

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