April 2014 NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

NY Enterprise Technology Meetup
NY Enterprise Technology Meetup
Public group

Cooley

1114 Avenue of the Americas · New York, NY

How to find us

Enter in the Grace Building on 42nd Street between 5/6th Avenues

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Details

Join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup's (NYETM) April meetup on Wednesday 4/9/14 from 6:45pm-9:00pm!

During the April NYETM we're going to have an Enterprise VC Feedback Forum.

Enterprise VC Feedback Forum

Interested enterprise startup founders should apply here (http://bit.ly/NYETMvcff). Of particular interest are startups in the Predictive Analytics, Mobile, or Security spaces, but all are encouraged to apply.

This feedback forum will provide the opportunity to pitch your company in front of the NYETM audience and receive feedback from top enterprise VCs.

The top voted enterprise startup by the panel will win pitch meetings with each participating investor, so submit your application to present here (http://bit.ly/NYETMvcff).

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Presenting Companies

• Enhatch closes the loop on complex sales. We provide a mobile platform that allows enterprises to quickly build and deploy visually compelling apps that bridge the engagement gap between sales, marketing, customers, and companies involved in complex B2B selling environments.

• Thinknum is a web platform for financial analysis. Using Thinknum, an investor can view the analysis that others have done to value a company of interest and modify their work to suit his needs. We are eliminating the mundane work that investing analysts perform everyday.

• Hangar lets you organize your creative projects on deadline. We built it for creative professionals in media, advertising, consulting, design, and entertainment teams. It's being pilot tested with 100 daily users at Fast Company magazine and serves as the company's only content planning platform.

• Vidaao is an online marketplace for video production designed for the enterprise. We recommend high quality video creatives from our nationwide community to brands/agencies in need of cost-effective custom video. Notable clients include: McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Turkish Airlines, Carnegie Hall, Major League Baseball Players Association etc.

• OathMail, patent pending, builds a trusted email network. OathMail brings trust back to email by empowering users to make smart decisions on the validity of emails placing simple trusted/untrusted visual indicators and sender's country of origin in the email client.

• Match-Click is a new recruiting platform that gives employers the tools to market their jobs and provide candidates with helpful and useful information about the job and work environment. Designed for mobile and employing current technology, Match-Click will engage the professional Millennial workforce.

VC Bios

David Aronoff, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

David is a General Partner at the firm whose investment interests and experience include the SaaS, cloud, mobile, data analytics, video and information security 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.

Blog : http://geekvc.com/
Twitter : @dba

Weston Gaddy, Principal, Bain Capital Ventures

Weston joined Bain Capital Ventures in New York in 2009 to invest in digital media, consumer and ecommerce companies. He has helped lead investments in Kenshoo, TapCommerce, Persado, 800-Dentist, EcoSense, CQuotient, LinkedIn and Boston Heart and was a founding member of the Operating Group, which provides operational support for portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Weston worked as a strategy consultant for media, financial service, and consumer product clients at Bain & Company in New York. He also so-founded Frogmetrics, a Y-Combinator graduate building hand-held survey devices, and was an early team member at WisdomTree Funds. He is an advisor to GreenLight Planet, the leading low-cost solar lamp for off-grid communities in India and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Endeavor, a global entrepreneurship network focused on developing entrepreneurial leaders in emerging countries. Weston received a BS in Economics, cum laude, with concentrations in Finance and Management from The Wharton School and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ellie Wheeler, Principal, Greycroft Partners

Ellie Wheeler is a Principal with Greycroft Partners and is a member of the New York office. Her responsibilities include evaluating investment opportunities, sourcing new deals, and working with existing portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role during business school evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital with investor Chris Sacca. Before working with Lowercase, Wheeler worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the communications, collaboration, and video verticals. Wheeler’s past experience also includes working briefly at the London-based venture capital firm DN Capital, focused on early stage ecommerce companies. She began her career in growth capital private equity at Summit Partners in Boston.

Ellie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Blog : http://elliewheeler.tumblr.com/
Twitter : @ellie

Jonathan Lehr, Venture Director, Work-Bench

Jonathan Lehr is Venture Director at Work-Bench (http://www.work-bench.com/), where he co-invests in extraordinary founders tackling enormous markets in enterprise technology. His focus is on early stage enterprise technology startups, and he invests between $250K to $1M in each company.

Jon founded the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup (http://www.nyetm.com/) in January 2012 as a way to generate momentum for the enterprise tech ecosystem in New York, with a focus on connecting entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 technologists, investors, and students to network and learn from one another.

Prior to Work-Bench, Jon worked at Morgan Stanley on their Technology Business Development team in IT. A large part of his daily responsibilities involved partnering with internal technology clients to facilitate the selection and on-boarding of emerging technology vendors. In this capacity, he remained on top of trends in the enterprise IT market and evaluated new offerings from startups in areas such as big data, mobile, business intelligence, security and consumerization of IT.

He has written guest posts for The WSJ CIO Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/02/10/is-cloud-first-the-enterprise-version-of-mobile-first/), The Next Web (http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2012/04/25/why-the-enterprise-matters-and-deserves-your-attention/), and PandoDaily (http://pando.com/2012/11/21/fifteen-nyc-based-enterprise-startups-to-keep-an-eye-on/).

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Sign up today, and if you have any questions, please contact Jon Lehr at [masked].

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Yours in collaboration,
Jon
www.nyetm.com (http://www.nyetm.com/)