You’re invited to join the CoInvent startup community at CoInvent Holiday Party 2015 New York. This event has both free and paid tiers of registration options. Please read carefully before you register.
This is what you can expect to get out of this event:
1. Network with hundreds of technologists, founders, and entrepreneurs
2. Receive helpful company-building advice from industry expert/investor
3. Visit resource stations that help you stay plugged in with the most helpful business services & resources you can find in NYC
4. Food, drinks, music, and holiday. Let’s make this one count!
DAVID PAKMAN - PARTNER OF VENROCK
As a Partner at Venrock in New York, David focuses on early stage venture investing in internet and digital media companies. His active investments include Dstillery (formerly Media6Degrees), Smartling, Dollar Shave Club, YouNow and Amino. He served on the Board of Crunchyroll (acquired by The Chernin Group) and led Venrock’s investment in Klout which was acquired by Lithium Technologies. Previously, Pakman was the CEO of eMusic, the world’s leading digital retailer of independent music, second only to iTunes in number of downloads sold. After buying eMusic from Vivendi Universal, in the three years that Pakman ran it, he grew the business by more than 850%, from $7M in revenues to more than $68M. Pakman transformed the business from an obscure also-ran with 50,000 subscribers to the second largest digital music retailer in the world, with more than 400,000 subscribers and more than 12% market share.
Prior to joining eMusic, Pakman was Co-Founder and President of Business Development and Public Policy at Myplay, Inc., the company he co-founded in 1999 in Redwood City, CA that introduced the “digital music locker” and pioneered the locker category. In 2001, Myplay was sold to Bertelsmann’s ecommerce Group. Before Myplay, he was Vice President at N2K Entertainment, which created the first digital music download service. He also was the co-creator of Apple’s Music Group and a product manager at Apple.
Pakman is a graduate of and a former member of the Board of Overseers at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science with a degree in Computer Science Engineering and is an avid musician and songwriter. He serves on the Board of Trustees of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community take full advantage of rapidly advancing information and networking technologies and holds a board seat with the New York Venture Capital Association. He testified in front of Congress regarding internet webcasting royalty rates in 2012. He also serves on the Board of POTS, a human services non-profit in the Bronx helping low- income families and is a Trustee of St. Luke’s School in Connecticut.
Venrock is a premier venture capital firm with offices in Palo Alto, New York and Cambridge, MA. Originally established as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family, Venrock continues the eight-decade tradition of partnering with entrepreneurs to establish successful, enduring companies. Having invested $2.5 billion in nearly 450 companies resulting in more than 125 IPOs in 41 years, Venrock’s investment returns place it among the top tier venture capital firms that have achieved consistently superior performance. With a primary focus on technology and healthcare, portfolio companies have included Adify, Adnexus Therapeutics, Apple, athenahealth, Castlight, Centocor, Check Point Software, CloudFlare, DoubleClick, Gilead Sciences, Idec Pharmaceuticals, Illumina, Intel, Ironwood, SlideShare, and Nest. For more information, please visit Venrock’s website at www.venrock.com.
David blogs at http://www.pakman.com and tweets at @pakman.
Established in early 2011, General Assembly is a global educational institution that is building a community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, through instruction and opportunity in technology, business and design. We offer classes, workshops, full-time immersive programs and online educational programming on the most relevant skills of the 21st century economy, including web development, user experience design, digital marketing and data science. Visit us at https://generalassemb.ly/
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VLP Law Group is a new model law firm that is completely reinventing the way that law firms do business. Founded in Silicon Valley, VLP is a geographically distributed, web-based law firm that leverages a state of the art technology platform to provide big law firm level lawyering at rates that the conventional law firms cannot match. Powered by a sophisticated digital infrastructure and collaboration platform, VLP eliminates costly physical offices, while significantly lowering administrative costs and overhead. All of our attorneys are seasoned, business savvy deal lawyers with years of major law firm experience. Many of our lawyers are entrepreneurs themselves, having served in general counsel and other capacities. We collaborate with one another and clients through our proprietary digital network. Our model enables VLP to offer senior deal lawyering on a flexible, cost-effective basis. www.vlplawgroup.com
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