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With Matt Straz (CEO @ Namely) & David Skok (VC @ Matrix Partners).
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 06:00 PM    Cost: $15
Work-Bench, 110 Fifth Ave, 5th Fl
 
     
 
 
              

 
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<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">After four SaaStr speaker series events in San Francisco, it was time we brought them to NYC! Come hear Matt Straz, CEO of Namely & David Skok, GP at Matrix Partners chat about building for growth & building in NYC vs. SF. They will be sitting down on May 2nd at Work-Bench's beautiful space in Union Square. Get ready for lessons learned, getting fundamentals right early to prepare for rapid growth, NYC vs. SF & more + audience Q&A moderated by Michael Cardamone, Venture Partner at the SaaStr Fund!</SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Get your tickets so you can come enjoy a drink (or three), snacks, & great content from our latest speakers.</SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><STRONG>About our Speakers:</STRONG></SPAN><BR></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><STRONG>Matt Straz,</STRONG>CEO, <A HREF="http://namely.com" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow noreferrer nofollow">Namely</A></SPAN><BR></P>
<P>Matt is the founder & CEO of Namely, the all-in-one HR, payroll, & benefits platform built for today's workplace. Headquartered in New York City, Namely helps innovative organizations everywhere build engaging company cultures & manage everything HR. He's a weekly contributor to Entrepreneur & writes frequently for several other publications about human resources, startups, & technology.</P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><STRONG>David Skok, </STRONG>General Partner, <A HREF="http://matrixpartners.com/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow noreferrer nofollow">Matrix Partners</A></SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">David is a serial entrepreneur who founded a total of four companies, & did one turn-around. In 2001, he joined Matrix Partners, who had backed his last two startups, as a VC investor. Successful exits as a VC include: HubSpot, JBoss, AppIQ, Tabblo, Netezza, Diligent Technologies, CloudSwitch, TribeHR, GrabCAD, OpenSpan & Enservio. David currently serves on the boards of Atomist, CloudBees, Digium, Meteor, Namely HR, Salsify, & Zaius.</SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">In addition to his broad focus on enterprise software, David is currently focused on investing in internet startups, with specific interest on SaaS, Cloud Computing, Open Source, & companies that are leveraging the web to create new business models.</SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><STRONG>About SaaStr Fund: </STRONG></SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The SaaStr Fund is a $70M venture fund that focuses on early-ish stage investments exclusively in SaaS/enterprise/B2B startups.</SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><STRONG>About Work-Bench:</STRONG></SPAN></P>
<P CLASS="text-align-center"><SPAN STYLE="color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; white-space: pre-wrap;">Work-Bench is an enterprise technology venture capital fund in New York City. We invest in the next generation of enterprise startups tackling big data & advanced analytics, enterprise infrastructure, machine learning, security, & more. We support early go-to-market enterprise startups with workspace, community, & corporate engagement to accelerate customer acquisition & product validation with Fortune 1000 corporations.</SPAN></P>
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