Chuck is a Partner at Republic, a leading equity crowdfunding portal, and co-producer of the international television series Meet the Drapers. He is also GP of micro VC fund RainmakeMe and sits on the board of PantyProp and RidersShare. Chuck has an MBA from the Fordham Gabelli School of Business and a BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Urs Cete is Head of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), the venture capital arm of Bertelsmann AG., and serves on the boards of Mojiva, Qeep and Exit Games. Before joining BDMI, Mr. Cete was Senior Director Corporate Controlling and Strategy at Bertelsmann AG. In that capacity he worked on strategic projects for all of the media company's divisions, including television, radio, music publishing, book publishing, magazine publishing and services. BDMI is a strategic venture investor focused on innovative digital media technologies, products, and distribution channels across the globe. We look for opportunities where we can accelerate growth through BDMI's financial and management resources and close connectivity with one or more Bertelsmann divisions. BDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG. Bertelsmann AG is an international media company encompassing television (RTL Group), book publishing (Random House), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), media services (Arvato) and media clubs (Direct Group) in more than 50 countries.
On Grid Ventures
Based in New York City. Invests in Advertising, Local, Digital Media, Health and Wellness, News, Social Media, Consumer Internet, Mobile, Enterprise Software, Small and Medium Businesses, SaaS, ECommerce, Retail, Startups, Software, Pre Seed, EarlyStage Technology, Location Based Services, Big Data, Personal Data, Mobile Advertising, Search, Online Travel, Transportation, Travel, Geospatial
David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City-based early stage investment fund. BoxGroup is an investor in over 200 seed-stage companies, including Vine, Blue Apron, Sunrise, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Behance, Handy and more. David is also the co-founder and Chairman of Spring, a mobile marketplace where customers shop directly within the app from a curated community of brands. Spring was named by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014. In 2014, David was named Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, the University’s New York City-based graduate campus focused on digital technologies and the information economy. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program. David is the co-founder of TechStars NYC and has served on numerous boards, including Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law, and currently lives in New York City
Network Society Ventures
David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks. He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years.
Michael is a serial entrepreneur who is best-known for selling social software company Buddy Media to Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) in 2012 for $800+ million. With 65 early-stage investments under his belt, including Eaze, Liquid Death, Map Anything, Buzzfeed, Domo, Namely, Braze, Tumblr, Empathy Wines and Dash Radio, Michael is one of the most prolific tech investors in New York City. In addition, Michael and his wife Kass are avid philanthropists through the Kass and Michael Lazerow Family Foundation. They have donated millions to Cycle for Survival and, as part of the leadership board, have helped raise $220 million for cancer research w/ 100% funding clinical trials and research studies. Michael was the recipient of Ernest & Young’s coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011 and Kass and Michael were given the Leader of the Future Award by the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute alongside legendary CEOs Alan Mulally (Ford, Boeing) and AG Lafley (Procter & Gamble). Additional honors include Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Crain’s New York 40 Under 40, #1 on the Silicon Alley 100 and the Ad Age Digital A-List.
Based in New York City. Invests in Big Data, Information Technology
Based in New York City. Invests in ECommerce, Mobile Commerce, Mobile, Consumer Internet, Startups, Social Media, Hardware, New Product Development, Wine And Spirits, Subscription Businesses, Health and Wellness, Clean Technology, Enterprise Software, Healthcare
Based in New York City. Invests in Internet, Consumer Internet, Mobile, SaaS, Advertising, Infrastructure, Analytics, Food and Beverages, Home Renovation, Personal Health, B2B, Media, Entertainment, Transportation, ECommerce, Finance Technology, Personal Finance
Brand Foundry Ventures
Andrew Mitchell is a Founder, General Partner at Brand Foundry Ventures.