Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
55-C 9th Street (btwn Smith St & 2nd Ave)
Brooklyn, NY, 11215 (located in Gowanus)
I'm generally interested in getting to know the following:
- Technology entrepreneurs in the New York City area who have yet to raise $750,000 across previous rounds of financing looking for active, lead investors for seed/early stage rounds.
- Angel investors and early stage funds interested in co-investment partners.
- Talented professionals who have software development, sales, marketing (customer acquisition specifically and/or content marketing) and design skills they can offer to awesome companies. Also interested in people with hard to find experience in areas newly explored by VCs, like electrical engineering, physical product ops, wireless, machine learning, computer vision, etc.
- Innovation community leaders and builders--like those who run labs, accelerators, and various other types of entrepreneurship programs in both the private and public sector.
Entrepreneurs, if you're pitching, you will always get honest, direct feedback on any opportunities presented to Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.
You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you'd like to meet, you're probably better off using the request form on this neat app: http://meetme.so/ceonyc. I'm hoping that it will cut down on the back and forth of scheduling e-mails. The requests all show up at the top of my inbox and I generally get to them right away.
I want to be as accessible as possible, but I can't take every meeting.
DO NOT SHOW UP WITHOUT A CONFIRMATION. If you ask for a meeting, and I don't get to the request, that does not give you permission to show up at my office. That's just creepy. It doesn't show "hustle" it just shows utter lack of awareness of the dynamics around personal safety and private space.
Please give me as much context around the meeting as possible... Are you pitching? If you're looking for feedback, what *specific* questions do you have? What's the quick pitch of what your product does? Do you know anyone I know? All the standard e-mail pitch stuff-just now you can put it in the comments section of the request and we can try and save a few steps.
Please don't be offended if I decline because I respect your time and don't see Brooklyn Bridge Ventures getting to a "yes" on your business.
Also, scheduling next week will always be easier than scheduling this week and the more options you give me, the better. I get pretty booked up if it's just a couple of days in advance.