Selecting this yr’s Disrupt NEW YORK Startup Battlefield winners will be a tricky job. There’s an exceedingly sturdy and unique Workforce of young Companies competing in Startup Battlefield Subsequent week with 20 Companies showcasing their innovative options to solving necessary and very important issues.
Fortunately, we’ve got an experienced team of entrepreneurs and investors to lend a hand judge the Startup Battlefield competition. We moderately curated a group of final Spherical judges that will bring their expertise and expertise to selecting the following winner of the Disrupt Cup (and a huge $50,000 take a look at)!
Please meet your esteemed ultimate Spherical judges for the Disrupt BIG APPLE Startup Battlefield competition.
John Borthwick is the CEO and co-founder of betaworks. Betaworks is an Web studio that builds and invests in Firms throughout the social, Knowledge-driven media Internet.
Firms that betaworks has constructed embrace Giphy, Dots, bitly and Chartbeat, betaworks received and re-launched Digg and Instapaper. Betaworks investments embody: kickstarter, tumblr (obtained by means of Yahoo), Summize (received by way of Twitter as their search engine), IFTTT, OMG Pop (acquired via Zynga), Tweetdeck (got by means of Twitter), along with 100+ others.
Previous To betaworks John Was Senior vp of Alliances and Technology Strategy for Time Warner Inc. John’s Company, WP-Studio, based in 1994, Was Once one of the vital first content material studios in big apple’s Silicon Alley, it Was Once obtained through AOLTW. John holds an MBA from Wharton (1994) and an undergraduate stage BA in Economics from Wesleyan University (1987). He sits on the board of WNYC, Data and Society, and Rhizome on the New Museum.
Charles Hudson is the Managing Accomplice with Precursor Ventures, an early-stage Challenge capital firm focused on investments on investing in sturdy groups within the Business to Industry and Trade to consumer device markets. Prior To founding Precursor, Charles Used To Be a Accomplice with SoftTech VC, one of the vital active seed stage investors in Internet and cell startups. Hudson holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Trade.
Alfred Lin is a Associate at Sequoia Capital and works with inspiring founders thinking about disrupting the mobile, market, commerce, client services and products, and On-line-to-offline sectors. He at present represents Sequoia on the boards of Airbnb, DoorDash, Houzz, Humble Bundle, Kiwi, Stella & Dot and Zipline, and Was previously on the Board of Achievers (HAWK). Prior To becoming a member of Sequoia in 2010, Alfred Used To Be lucky sufficient to be related to a lot of successful upstarts and served as COO/CFO of Zappos.com, VP of Finance and Trade Development of Tellme Networks, and VP of Finance of LinkExchange. Alfred also co-based Project Frogs, LLC and invested in Companies similar to Ask Jeeves, MongoMusic, MyAble, OpenTable, Tellme and Zappos.com. Alfred has a B.A. in Applied Arithmetic from Harvard and an M.S. in Data from Stanford.
Susan Lyne is Susan Lyne is the founder and President of BBG Ventures, an early-stage investment fund for girls-led tech Begin-ups. The AOL-seeded fund is thinking about Next-gen consumer Web products, backing good entrepreneurs who replicate and be mindful the consumers riding the quickest-growing areas of the Internet.
Prior To launching BBG Ventures, Susan Was Once CEO of AOL’s Brand Staff, where she oversaw AOL’s distinctive content material manufacturers together with AOL.com, TechCrunch, Engadget, Makers, StyleList, Moviefone and MapQuest. From 2008 to 2012, Susan Used To Be CEO and then Chairman of Gilt Groupe, the innovative e-commerce Company that pioneered flash gross sales in the U.S.. Previous To that she spent three a long time within the media trade.
From 2004 to 2008 she served as President and CEO of Martha Stewart Residing Omnimedia (MSO). From 1996 to 2004, she held quite a lot of positions on the Walt Disney Firm and ABC, together with EVP of movies and Miniseries and later President of ABC Leisure.
Matthew Panzarino Matthew Panzarino has been a retail jockey, skilled photographer, independent blogger, Managing Editor at the Next Net and now Editor-In-Chief at TechCrunch. He has made a reputation for himself within the tech media world as a writer relentlessly overlaying Apple and Twitter, along with a large range of startups.
Alan Patricof is the Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft Companions. A longtime innovator and advocate for Venture capital, Alan entered the trade in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & Co. Ventures Inc., a predecessor to Apax Companions – today, one of the crucial world’s prime personal fairness firms with $41 billion underneath administration. He stepped back from the day by day administration and operational factors of Apax Companions, LP in 2004 to be aware of a gaggle of small Mission deals on its behalf. In 2006, he based Greycroft Companions, a Mission capital firm, which cash leading early and growth-stage Web and cellular Companies. With places of work in new york and los angeles, Greycroft is at present investing from its fourth core Fund and its first Growth Fund. Greycroft, LLC has a complete of $800MM under administration.
With a 40-plus yr profession in Mission capital, Alan has been instrumental in growing the Project capital container from a base of high Internet-worth individuals to its place these days with extensive institutional backing, in addition to taking part in a key function within the crucial legislative initiatives which have guided its evolution. He has helped construct and foster the growth of a large number of major Global Firms, including, amongst others, The United States Online, Administrative Center Depot, Cadence Methods, Cellular Communications, Inc., Apple Laptop, FORE Systems, NTL, IntraLinks, and Audible. He Was Once also a founder and chairman of the board of new York journal, which later acquired the Village Voice and New West magazine.
Alan is lively in the ny and Washington communities. He Is a board member of the Finance Committee of Northside Kids for Kid Building in Harlem and the Board of Overseers of Columbia College of Trade. As Well As, He Is an Consultant to Disney’s Startup Accelerator Software in addition to the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board at Columbia University. He Is additionally a member of the Tribeca Movie Pageant Disruptor Basis and the Council on Overseas Members Of The Family. In October 2013, he Was Once appointed to the board of the President’s International Building Council by means of President Barack Obama. From 2007 to 2012, he served two phrases on the board of Millennium Challenge Agency, having been appointed by way of Presidents Bush and Obama respectively. And in 1992, he Used To Be appointed through President Clinton as Chairman of the White Home Fee on Small Industry. As Well As, Alan is a former board member of TechnoServe, Trickle Up Application, World Advisory Board of Pastime, Utilized Sciences NYC Advisory Board, and the Initiative for World Development (IGD) Management Council.
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