Outlook for Enterprise Venture Funding 2013

This unique event will feature a moderated panel of some of New York City's leading enterprise technology investors, discussing the outlook and trends for 2013.

We will focused the conversation around:

  • What are the key sectors you're investing in or closely observing for early and later-stage enterprise technology over the next year?
  • How are large corporations changing the way they think about and adopt new technology?
  • How are startups driving adoption in the enterprise differently today than was done in the recent past? What insights can be learned from successful "consumer" approaches such as Yammer, Box, Atlassian?
  • What is driving the recent increase in press and investment towards enterprise startups?


About the Enterprise Tech Meetup

The Enterprise Tech Meetup is the only community-run network of support for technology startups driving innovation in the enterprise. We bring together large corporations, entrepreneurs, investors and others to help grow the next generation of influential startups in NYC.

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Bruce Upbin, Managing Editor, Forbes

Bruce is a managing editor at Forbes. He has written a dozen or so cover stories including a role in the Midas List (list of top venture capitalists), recruited dozens of staff and freelance writers, and managed teams of reporters and statisticians covering technology, wealth and healthcare.

Bruce previously led new product development and now acts as managing editor/product manager across both digital and print of the technology and wealth-tracking reporter teams. Bruce does not kite-surf or glacier.

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Venture Panelists include:

David Aronoff, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

David is a General Partner at the firm whose investment interests and experience include the semiconductor, internet & mobile infrastructure, data center, video and digital media sectors. David currently manages the firm's New York City office.  Prior to joining the firm in June 2005, David spent nearly a decade focusing on early-stage investing at Greylock Partners and held management roles at Chipcom, an enterprise network equipment vendor where he led development efforts in Ethernet bridges, switches and routers. While working full-time on his MBA, David co-founded the Attitude Network (acquired by TheGlobe.com), an Internet content startup with the top two game sites of the day, HappyPuppy.com and GamesDomain.com. Earlier in his career he held technical positions at Bell Labs where he developed secure network systems.

David holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, cum laude and with college honors, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.


Thatcher Bell, Managing Director at DFJ Gotham Ventures

Thatcher works closely with the companies Sailthru, AdStruc,Fynanz, Altruik, EXPO, Lumeta, Verterraand Widetronix Thatcher also led DFJ Gotham’s successful investment in SinglePlatform, which was acquired by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). In addition, Thatcher serves on the Board of Directors of the NY Tech MeetUp and is Co-Chair of the New York chapter of Wharton Private Equity Partners.Prior to joining DFJ Gotham,

Thatcher was a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial, where he was a deal team member for the firm’s investments in DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), Higher One (NYSE: ONE), Compete (acquired by TNS), and Exchange Solutions.Before joining North Hill, Thatcher held business and corporate development roles at enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM) and SharkTank, an online marketplace connecting lawyers and potential clients.

Thatcher began his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).Thatcher has a B.S. cum laude in Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Shai Goldman, Venture Partner at 500 Startups

Shai Goldman joined 500 Startups in October 2012, focusing on making new investments, portfolio management, and investor relations. Prior to 500 Startups, Shai worked at Silicon Valley Bank for 11 years, actively engaging with the startup and VC community in both the Bay Area and NYC. Shai graduated from Santa Clara University.





Ed Zimmerman, Tech Chair at Lowenstein Sandler

Ed is a venture lawyer. He represents start-ups and growth companies in raising money, selling the company or cashing out the founders, and depending on market conditions, public offerings. He puts his money where his mouth is (he’s angel invested in more than 30 companies and invested as an LP in several venture funds). One of his VC clients called the companies Ed likes to help “tinkertoy internet companies” (as opposed to heavy core tech and drug discovery companies) and that suits Ed fine. Digital media, e-commerce, social media, fin tech, SaaS, cloud/virtualization, enterprise software and adtech are, apparently, all tinkertoys.

Ed also founded First Growth Venture Network for startups which doesn't charge or take equity, GrabArborVC, AngelVine VC, and the charity HoopAPaluza. He teaches VC & Angel Investing to MBA candidates at Columbia Business School.




6:00 - 7:00 PM Networking (drinks)

7:00 - 8:30 PM Panel including Q&A

8:30 - 9:00 PM Additional Networking

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  • Gary-Yau C.

    I am doing a Enterprise Sales Innovation survey:


    (No personal information needed)
    Let me know your perspective as enterprise sales. Hopefully I can file a report on the survey's findings and review with everyone.

    February 27, 2013

  • Kathryn S.

    Very informative. Well done.

    February 21, 2013

  • Bal A.

    Can someone send me the contact info on the panelist. ?

    February 21, 2013

  • Nicholas G.

    Amazing and insightful panel!

    February 20, 2013

  • Martin S.

    Interesting discussion centered around "enterprise". Would have enjoyed some more analysis as to what it means to be "enterprise"...Does it mean that most of your revenue comes from enterprise? Or that end users use your app in the enterprise? Or that you solve enterprise problems? Each of these is very different and has different GTM and funding requirements...Top notch panel!

    February 20, 2013

  • Martin S.

    It would be helpful to have speaker names on screens not the organizers...

    February 20, 2013

    • Conrad W.

      The speakers with bio and photos are on the meetup page. Thanks Martin ;)

      February 20, 2013

  • Zachary

    Have to bow out. See you next time. Someone hopefully can enjoy the slot

    February 20, 2013

  • Conrad W.

    Hey everyone FYI, Lowenstein Sandler is on the 17th floor

    February 20, 2013

  • Ernesto A.

    Hey looking forward to attend also i am taking a guest with me.would it be possible?

    February 19, 2013

    • Conrad W.

      Sorry Ernesto, please don't bring a guest as we're full on spots.

      February 19, 2013

  • Nicholas G.

    Adrian, we are working on finalizing the details. Thanks!

    January 7, 2013

  • Adrian G.

    When will the topic be announced?

    December 31, 2012

  • Nat H.

    Next time!

    December 10, 2012

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