Startup Demo Night Series invites a venture capitalist guest and four startups at each event. The founders demo their startups in front of the VC and live audience. The VC will provide feedback in return. Mo Koyfman, General Partner at Spark Capital, will join us at Startup Demo Night Series #16. The demo'ing startups are: 1). Caskers; 2). Freshneck; 3). Thingle; & 4). Modavanti. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Pizza and drinks will be prepared for attendees.
- 5:30 - 6:00 PM - Check in (Pizza & Drinks)
- 6:00 - 6:15 PM - Host Introduction
- 6:15 - 6:30 PM - Guest Introduction
- 6:30 - 7:50 PM - Startup Demos
- Moiz Ali & Steven Abt (Co-Founders) of Caskers (@CaskersTeam)
- David Goldberg (Founder & CEO) of FreshNeck (@freshneck)
- Jon Turnes (Founder & CEO) of Thingle (@ThingleOfficial)
- David Dietz (Founder & CEO) of Modavanti (@Modavanti)
- 7:50 - 8:50 PM - Socializing
*Note: Startup Demo Night Series was formerly known as Silicon Alley Battlefield Series.
Guest - Mo Koyfman
Mo Koyfman is a General Partner at Spark Capital. He has led Spark’s investments in Aviary, DIY, FundersClub, GDGT, Skillshare, Svpply (acquired by eBay), Warby Parker and Work Market. Mo is based in Spark’s NYC office.
Prior to joining Spark, Mo spent six years at IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) in a variety of strategic, transactional and operational roles. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Connected Ventures, parent of CollegeHumor.com, Vimeo.com and BustedTees.com, and previously held the roles of Vice President of Programming and Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions.
Mo began his career as an investment banker at Bear Stearns where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising in the media, entertainment and technology sectors.
Mo also serves on the board of ArtWorks, a non-profit that brings creative and performing arts therapy to children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Mo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School with a concentration in Finance and a B.A. in English from The College of Arts & Sciences.
Host - Chadbourne & Parke LLP