Jon Steinberg, President of BuzzFeed
Buzzfeed is one of the most topical startups in New York and has created ripples in the media industry, most recently name checked by the President at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in DC.
We're delighted to have Jon Steinberg, President of Buzzfeed, join us for our May installment of Startup Grind.
Jon is an ex-Googler, and previously the Director of Business Development at Majestic Research and the founder of iBuilding (http://ibuilding.com/), a commercial real estate software company backed by Tishman Speyer Properties, Benchmark Capital, and 12 Entrepreneuring.
He is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an MBA from Columbia University.
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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.
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.
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Future Startup Grind Events:
Startup Grind San Francisco: Ali Pincus, One Kings Lane on May 30th, 2013.
Alison Pincus is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of One Kings Lane. A digital media veteran, Alison was inspired to co-create One Kings Lane to converge her passion for e-shopping and design. Alison oversees business development and strategic partnerships. Previously, Alison held digital marketing and business development positions at The Walt Disney Company, NBC and Hachette Filipacchi. Alison received her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and her BS from UC Berkeley.
Startup Grind Philadelphia: Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo on June 5th, 2013.
Gabriel Weinberg (http://about.me/yegg)is the CEO and Founder of DuckDuckGo (https://duckduckgo.com/), a search engine that does not track you and has better instant answers. DuckDuckGo is gaining more and more market share every year and is widely considered a Top 5 search engine. Previously, Gabriel founded NamesDatabase (http://namesdatabase.com/cgi-bin/signup), which was sold to Classmates.com (http://www.classmates.com/)in 2006 for $10MM. Gabriel was educated at MIT, with a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Technology and Policy. He is an active angel investor (http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/angel.html)and is currently the Chapter Director ofOpen Angel Forum Philadelphia (http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/blog/2013/03/apply-to-open-angel-forum-v.html). He is also an active blogger (http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/blog/)on all things startup.
Startup Grind Silicon Valley: Jessica Livingston, Y Combinator on June 6th, 2013.
Jessica Livingston is a partner at Y Combinator (http://www.crunchbase.com/company/y-combinator). She was previously VP of marketing at investment bank Adams Harkness, where she managed an award-winning rebranding of the company. She is the author of Founders at Work (2007), a book of interviews with startup founders, and writes regularly about YC on her blog. She has a BA in English from Bucknell.
Startup Grind Washington DC: Jim Bankoff, Vox Media onJune 10th, 2013.
Jim is CEO and Chairman of Vox Media, a global internet media company that currently has three major editorial brands, SB Nation (http://www.sbnation.com/), The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/), and Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/), a video-gaming site. SB Nation, its sports brand, boasts over 30mm users per month across 300 individually branded, fan-centric sports communities, each covering a specific professional or college team, league or sport. The Verge has quickly established itself as a category leader and the fastest growing site that covers technology. Polygon is a site dedicated to news and community for fans of gaming, anchored by an all-star roster of writers. The company enjoys support from leading investors including Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive Capital and Khosla Ventures.
Startup Grind LA: Mark Suster, GRP Partners on June 12th, 2013.
Mark is an entrepreneur, angel investor, blogger, Techstars mentor, and investment partner at GRP Partners, joining them in 2007 after having worked with the firm for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Most recently Mark was Vice President of Product Management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and CEO.
Startup Grind San Antonio: Patrick Condon, Rackspace on June 25th, 2013.
Patrick Condon is one of the cofounders of Rackspace Hosting, a San Antonio based hosting company that has grown to $1 billion in revenue. At Rackspace, Condon has held all kinds of leadership positions in marketing, customer care, and business development. Condon attended both Trinity University and Santa Clara University.
Startup Grind DC: Michael Chasen, Blackboard and SocialRadar onJuly 10th, 2013.
Michael Chasen is the cofounder of Blackboard (http://www.crunchbase.com/company/blackboard) and SocialRadar (http://www.linkedin.com/company/3094452?trk=NUS_CMPY_TWIT). Blackboard is one of the biggest enterprise and educational technology companies in the world with revenue of around $500 million and is used by over 9,300 institutions in more than 60 countries. He had helped raise $103 million in venture funding and led the company as CEO for 15 years and successfully sold it to Providence Equity Partners for $1.7 billion in 2011 (http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/05/educated-buy-providence-equity-partners-to-acquire-blackboard-for-1-64-billion-in-cash/). He has a new startup called SocialRadar (http://www.linkedin.com/company/3094452?trk=NUS_CMPY_TWIT), a company focused on the mobile location services space and is building applications on smartphones and Google Glass that will change the way people connect. Register here!
Startup Grind Silicon Valley: Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures onJuly 18th, 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.
NYC: June 17th: Open Analytics NYC Summit (http://www.openanalyticssummit.com/). Summit for 200+ data scientists, analysts, engineers, CMOs, developers, CTOs, etc to attend. Use an exclusive discount code, startup20 to receive a 20% discount off the regular ticket price. For more information and to register please visit - http://www.openanalyticssummit.com/ .
Startup Grind Silicon Valley: TechCrunch article on Matt Rogers of Nest
From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born (http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/11/from-the-garage-to-200-employees-in-3-years-how-nest-thermostats-were-born/)
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