San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a lively discussion and Q&A with Micah Rosenbloom, Partner at Founder Collective, a unique New York–based venture firm made up of investors who are all entrepreneurs (including the founders of Flickr, Vimeo, Behance, and others). Founder Collective invests in the first institutional rounds of early stage tech ventures, from robotics to web to b2b software.
Micah has launched three technology ventures, including Handshake.com, Brontes (a dental imaging company spun out of MIT and sold to 3M) and Sample6 (venture backed company funded by Flybridge and Canaan Partners). Micah will share his experiences with starting, scaling, and selling early-stage companies, as well as advice for entrepreneurs looking to attract their seed round of funding.
About the Speakers:
Micah Rosenbloom, Partner, Founder Collective
Micah has spent his career starting and funding tech enterprises. As an entrepreneur, Micah has raised four rounds of venture capital for over $40M in investment for three distinct companies. He is currently a Venture Partner with Founder Collective, leading seed investments out of NYC. Most recently, Micah founded Sample6 Technologies - a Boston-based company building a diagnostic and monitoring platform for harmful bacteria in food and healthcare settings. Before that Micah co-founded Brontes Technologies, which digitized the dental impression with a real-time 3D imaging system, and was based on work done at MIT. Brontes sold to 3M in 2006 and Micah ran the business for 3M for 4 years. Micah's first business was Handshake.com, an enterprise software and consumer web company that sold online scheduling and pricing engines. Micah has a BS from Cornell, and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, CTV
Orin Herskowitz is the VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer for Columbia University, as well as Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV). He also is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School`. He is a Board Member of a number of innovation and entrepreneurship-focused initiatives in NYC, including the NYC Media Lab, PowerBridgeNY, and HarlemBiospace. Orin received his BA from Yale and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia, Orin spent 7 years at the Boston Consulting Group's New York office as a strategy consultant, and was previously an entrepreneur and a consultant to start-ups.
When & Where
Columbia Technology Ventures
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