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Venture Forward Conference 2013

Join me in NYC next month for the 2nd Annual Venture Forward Conference. It’s hosted by Gust‘s David S. Rose. The one-day conference is preceded by a splashy soiree on June 17th followed by a full day of the brightest bulbs on the east coast. Except Mark Suster will be there, too. As will many […]

Brian S. Cohen, NY Angels

He was the very first angel investor in Pinterest. We met in Austin last year at the ACA Annual Summit; this year we’ll see each other again in San Francisco. New York Angels‘ Chairman Brian S. Cohen has a new book, What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know. And maybe as the title implies, […]

Ryan Rzepecki, Social Bicycles

Next generation already? Things happen fast and Ryan Rzepecki thinks he has a big advantage over traditional bike share systems, including a significantly less costly solution. He’s raising money to fund his startup, Social Bicycles. What makes it so much cheaper? He’s placed all the technology on the bike. Users reserve a bike via their […]

Martin Babinec, Nasir Ali – Upstate Underdogs

Ranked last in venture capital? That’s no reason for gloom, according to Upstate Venture Connect founder Martin Babinec, his rankings can only go up! But before you start feeling sorry for these Upstate underdogs, check this out: Nasir’s the Managing Director of the StartFast Venture Accelerator; it’s modeled after TechStars and with help from Brad […]

Gust Hosts Venture Forward Conference

David S. Rose kicked off the first ever Venture Forward conference at the New York Academy of Sciences today. Was it the best early-stage investing conference ever? That’s debatable, but I heard many say so. One indicator of success: the audience stayed all day long; no one wanted to leave this party. And it’s no […]

Dave Berkus Heads to New York

Dave’s on his way to NYC next week; he’s the afternoon keynote at the Venture Forward conference. “Stories of real entrepreneurs in real environments,” that’s what Dave brings to today’s show. Let’s plug his weekly blog posts at Berkonomics. He has so much experience because he’s made 89 investments in startups. Today Dave discusses: University […]