MESA+ is an early stage venture fund focused on e-commerce, advertising technology and digital content. We co-invest between $50,000 and $250,000 in Seed and Series A rounds alongside established early stage venture firms (we never lead a financing). We concentrate on the New York digital media market but are able to invest in companies headquartered in other cities across the country and around the world.
We support talented entrepreneurs building big businesses. To do that, we invest social capital that we believe is as valuable as our investment capital. This comes from tapping into our team’s global network of media, entertainment and technology relationships to provide investor introductions, executive team hiring, business development, client & advertiser introductions, and marketing support. Our goal is to help our portfolio companies whenever and wherever we can.
Jacob Brody (Partner) spends 100% of his time helping early stage companies in every way, shape and form. He is a mentor to numerous startups, advising them on financing, marketing, PR, product and corporate strategy. He is also a mentor at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator and is the Co-founder of Standard Start, a non-profit providing standardized resources to venture-backed startups. Jacob previously worked as a staff writer / blogger for VentureBeat.
Happy hour to follow at 5pm :)
Friday speaker series brings key thought leaders, investors, executives in an intimate fireside chat format conversational approach to giving entrepreneurs access to trends, ideas, process within large organizations and better understand how things work.
Imagine you had a meeting with these angels and access to ask anything. The audience is kept small to allow for that engagement. More hard to reach guys are brought each Friday for real conversations. Come learn about what you can't "google" to stay updated on what the market wants and share a beer.