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Connect with your peers, hear the latest from the field, and explore opportunities for collaboration. "NYC Jewish Tech Meetup" offers guest speakers, networking opportunities, and seasonal hackathons, and is a non-profit and completely volunteer-run initiative. PLEASE NOTE: "NYC Jewish TechMeetp" is NOT a religious institution and is open to all who are in tech and wish to participate, collaborate, and/or share ideas.

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Ben Black: Negotiating Your Options
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NOTE: RSVP's are not yet open for this event. If you RSVP on Meetup now, you will be notified as soon as tickets go live on Eventbrite. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders Free Second Responders $10 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register on EVENTBRITE: ------------------------------------------------------------------ Ben Black is the Managing Director & Co-founder of Akkadian Ventures, LLC (http://akkadianventures.com/) -- an eleven-year veteran of the private equity space. Ben co-founded Akkadian to specialize in offering early liquidity to entrepreneurs, early employees, and investors in successful private companies. In 2011, Ben co-founded, with Chris Tarr, the Momentum Index (http://www.momentumindex.com) which tracks the top performing private venture-backed companies. With the understanding that it often takes more than ten years for entrepreneurs to achieve liquidity, Akkadian Ventures created unique deal structures for entrepreneurs and employees to generate liquidity and diversify their risk by selling or leveraging private stock. Focusing exclusively on purchasing small stakes in successful growing companies, Akkadian helps innovators manage risk and reap financial reward during that hard climb to the top. Among many, Ben has managed notable investments in RocketFuel, Splunk, DocuSign, Lithium Technologies, Cloudmark, Ooyala, Citizenhawk, The Villa, Automattic and Telephia. Ben co-founded New Cycle Capital with Josh Becker to bring socially responsible investing to sectors like clean energy and social finance with angel investments in Renewable Funding and Opower. Ben spent nearly four years at Seattle venture capital firm Maveron, focusing on consumer businesses such as Allconnect (Inc. 500 winner). Prior to Maveron, he spent 3 years at private equity firm Rosewood Capital where he focused on branded consumer products and services, including Under Armour. As an entrepreneur, Ben was part of the founding team at Harris Interactive, which was a pioneer in Internet-based market research. During Ben's tenure, the company completed a successful IPO and generated $200M in revenue. Ben received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his JD at the Cornell School of Law. He is the author of a book on American Politics titled, "The Politics of American Discontent," (http://www.amazon.com/The-Politics-American-Discontent-Democracy/dp/0471598534) which can be bought on Amazon for $0.12. Event Agenda: 6:30pm – Refreshments & networking 7:00pm - Fireside Chat 7:45pm - Q &A 8:00pm – More networking RSVP on EVENTBRITE (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/discussion-with-david-rose-on-behind-the-scenes-of-angel-investing-tickets-12548871011) is mandatory. No walk-ins will be allowed. Bring photo ID. Midtown Location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests after registering on Eventbrite) Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event. Walk-ins cannot be accepted. No Exceptions!

Itzhak Fisher: Startup Lessons Learned
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NOTE: RSVP's are not yet open for this event. If you RSVP on Meetup now, you will be notified as soon as tickets go live on Eventbrite. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders Free Second Responders $10 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register on Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/itzhak-fisher-startups-lessons-learned-tickets-16131340273?aff=NYCJtech) --- Itzhak Fisher, a telecom legend, is Founder/Chairman, and General Partner of Pereg Ventures (http://www.peregventures.com/) -- an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in New York City, that operates in the United States and Israel, and just completed initial fund raising for Pereg Ventures Fund I. Pereg Ventures primarily provides Series A and B financing to entrepreneurs who are leading innovative B2B information services companies, particularly those that help consumer-driven companies measure their market performance and/or optimize their marketing investments. Although Pereg Ventures is a fully independent venture capital firm, Nielsen (http://www.nielsen.com/us/en.html) (the worldwide market-research company behind television-show ratings and other consumer-behavior metrics) is providing a significant strategic investment in support of the fund's launch. With a presence in over 100 countries around the world, Nielsen offers the entrepreneurs that Pereg Ventures will back, distinctive access to corporations and information assets that span the media, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods and retailing industries. This is part of a broader portfolio of innovation initiatives including Nielsen Innovate, a Caesarea-based incubator in search of disruptive, transformative marketing tech that is licensed by the Chief Scientist of Israel and nurtures firms near their inception. Itzhak Fisher concurrently serves on the Board of Directors of Nielsen Innovate. In concert with the launch of Pereg Ventures Fund I, the firm is pleased to announce initial capital investments in RetailNext (www.retailnext.net), a provider of comprehensive in-store analytics to retailers, as well as Zollo (www.zollo.me), which crowd-sources insights on consumer shopping behaviors. Fisher also recently took on the chairmanship of Ariel University, Israel’s newest institution of higher learning. The self-described workaholic achieves balance in his life by indulging passions for opera and sports. Fisher says, “We have been put here on earth for a reason, and you have to maximize your intellectual curiosity by experiencing many things.” ABOUT NIELSEN: Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) (http://www.nielsen.com/us/en.html)is a global information services company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA, and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit Nielsen.com. Event Agenda: 6:30pm – Refreshments & networking 7:00pm - Speaker 7:45pm - Q &A 8:00pm – More networking RSVP on EVENTBRITE is mandatory. No walk-ins will be allowed. Bring photo ID. (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests the day before the event .) Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event. Walk-ins cannot be accepted.

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