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IBM Tech Talks - More Than Capital: How VCs are Boosting the Tech Ecosystem

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End your summer right by joining IBM Tech Talks on August 21st, as we partner with Rise, created by Barclays, to learn how New York City VCs are building and transforming the local start-up community through engagement, strategy, development, and networking sessions. Come meet fellow start-up enthusiast and entrepreneurs to learn more about how VCs boost the value of their portfolio companies by shaping networks and establishing community connections.

Registration will close the day before the event (August 20th) so get your tickets today! Doors open at 6:15. Drinks and Dinner are included.

About the Companies:

1. Primary Venture Partners
Featured Speaker: Cat Hernandez, Partner of Human Capital

Primary Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund based in NYC. The firm is focused on investing in Series A startups within two specific sectors: NextGen Commerce and Vertical SaaS. It strives to be the most impactful partner to its investments.
Cat oversees the team's delivery promise for impactful post-investment support. She believes that a large part of startup success hedges on it's ability to hire, retain, and engage the best people.

Twitter: @PrimaryVC


2. Lerer Hippeau
Featured Speaker: Stephanie Manning, Director of Platform

Lerer Hipeau is an early-stage venture capital fund based in NYC. The firm is focused on funding various startup stages from the “seed capital” phase to Series C. They seek entrepreneurs with product vision, consumer insight, focused execution, and unwavering ambition.
Stephanie is Lerer Hippeau's Director of Platform, working closely with the investment team and founders to forge a community and develop connections across their portfolio and within the broader NY tech ecosystem.

Twitter: @LererHippeau

3. Bowery Capital
Featured Speaker: Andrew Oddo, Director of Growth

Bowery Capital is an early-stage venture capital investor focused exclusively on founders looking to modernize business through technology. The firm believes that the key ingredient to early success is revenue and customer growth. Bowery Capital provides various products and services through an Acceleration Team that portfolio companies leverage to develop a strong early base.
Andrew is the Director of Growth at Bowery Capital. As part of the Acceleration Team, Andrew provides hands-on growth and support to help founders develop their go to market strategy faster. He works directly with founders to implement strategies, processes, and internal technology to enable their early sales, marketing, and customer success efforts.

Twitter: @BoweryCapital

4. Human Ventures
Featured Speaker: Alessandra Henderson, VP of Network

Human Ventures creates and builds innovative technology companies that aim to make life easier and more fulfilling. They are an early-stage venture capital investor. Human Ventures helps companies find great talent, build a strong foundation and raise investment from top tier investors who will help set them apart. After hustling her way into a job at a Shanghai gallery at the age of 19, making waves as one of the earliest hires at Artsy, building the MIT NYC Summer Startup Studio, and earning her MBA from MIT Sloan, Alessandra found her way to Human Ventures. She is the go-to advisor when her co-founders have questions about early-stage team building, or how to tap into the firm's network of experts.

Twitter: @Human_Ventures

AGENDA:

6:15PM: Doors Open
6:30PM - 7:00 PM: Pre-event networking (Foo, Drinks, Wine, Beer Served)
7:00PM – 7:40 PM: Conversation with Cat Hernandez, Stephanie Manning, Andrew Oddo & Alessandra Henderson
7:40PM – 7:50 PM: Q&A
7:50PM – 8:00 PM: Close

If you’d like to guarantee yourself a spot please come early! Doors will close at 7:00.

See you there!

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