NJ Tech Meetup 51 w/ Charlie O'Donnell, VC @ Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Thursday, August 28, 2014 – ( 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm )
Location: Babbio Center at Stevens Institute Of Technology
When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:45 PM
Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology
Bissinger Room (4th Floor)
8th/Hudson - walk up River St to 6th St., then up Wittpen Walk to Howe Building
Hoboken, NJ (map)
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature Speaker
9+: Closing remarks/head to Little Town (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)
Price: $8.00/per person
Speaker: Charlie O'Donnell, VC @ Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Charlie O'Donnell bio: Charlie is a Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, working on very early stage investments in the "Greater Brooklyn" area, which also includes Manhattan and the other boroughs of New York City. He previously spent two plus years at First Round Capital, where he sourced the firm's investments in GroupMe (sold to Skype), Backupify, chloe + isabel, Refinery29, Docracy, Singleplatform, and Salescrunch. He founded New York’s largest independent innovation community group, nextNY, and was voted one of the 100 Most Influential People in New York Technology three consecutive years by Alley Insider.
Charlie was the Co-Founder & CEO of Path 101, an innovative startup in the career guidance and recruiting space, which raised half a million dollars and was a Business Insider Startup 2009 Finalist.
Before founding Path 101, he spent a year as the Director of Consumer Products at Oddcast, which he joined after two years at Union Square Ventures. There, he was part of the original investment team, along with the partners of that firm, Fred Wilson and Brad Burnham.
He met Brad and Fred while on the venture capital investments team General Motors Asset Management, the pension arm of GM, where he also did investment analysis work on late stage direct investments, buyouts and secondary fund investments.
A New York native, Charlie also teaches entrepreneurship at Fordham University and can be found blogging at www.thisisgoingtobebig.com.
In his spare time, Charlie bikes everywhere, plays softball, dodgeball, and kayaks.