Join us on Monday, April 8th for VentureOutNY's British Invasion, an evening featuring a display of the UK's best technology talent, an esteemed panel of New York venture investors, and a networking party with New York's international technology community.
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Managing Director, DFJ Gotham Ventures
Thatcher is a Managing Director at DFJ Gotham Ventures. He works closely with DFJ Gotham portfolio companies Sailthru, AdStruc, Fynanz, Altruik, EXPO, Lumeta, Verterra and Widetronix Thatcher also led DFJ Gotham’s successful investment in SinglePlatform, which was acquired by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). In addition, Thatcher serves on the Board of Directors of the NY Tech MeetUp and is Co-Chair of the New York chapter of Wharton Private Equity Partners. Thatcher’s background includes venture investing, operating and consulting roles with software, Internet, and financial services companies. Thatcher has a B.S. cum laude in Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Thatcher also serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York City.
Partner, FF Ventures
John Frankel has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. Mr. Frankel was one of the earliest investors in Quigo Technologies, which was purchased by AOL in December 2007, and in Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD on NASDAQ), which had a successful IPO in March 2011. He has also served and/or now serves on the boards of 500px, Adcade, Apparel Media Group, AppyCouple, Alerts.com, Centzy, ClearPath Immigration, Infochimps, InteraXon, Gobbler, Klout, Patents.com, Parse.ly, Phone.com, Quigo Technologies, StrongTech, The Goldman Sachs Trust Company, Track.com, VolunteerSpot and Voxy. He is also a Mentor with the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program.
Love Home Swap
Debbie Wosskow, CEO
Love Home Swap marks the coming of age for home exchange for vacations. Home swapping has been around for decades. Cameron Diaz swapped with Kate Winslet in the film ‘The Holiday’. But Love Home Swap is the first site to do it in a stylish, socially connected way for savvy holidaymakers worldwide. Love Home Swap is part of the revolution that’s taking place in travel – why book an expensive hotel or villa when you can stay in homes as nice as your own for free? With Love Home Swap, you can holiday like an insider and swap as many times as you like, wherever you want to throughout the year.
Will Hodson, CEO
Platter helps cooks share ideas in their simplest format - photos. But unlike Instagram, we reveal the creative process behind the pictures. All uploads are tagged by ingredient. So if you tell us what's in your fridge, we'll feed you possible dishes from cooks around the world.
Cooks also tag their 'influences'. Thus Platter surfaces forgotten cookbooks and local shops – unknown gems whose best marketing comes from loyal fans. Platter's mission is to become the world's social graph of taste. The place you go for inspiration on what to eat. And the place brands go to understand that inspiration.
Ben Chesser, CEO
Footfall123 creates tools to allow businesses to manage their loyalty and offers from a simple to use web platform. The platform uses Email, Social Media, SMS, Web integrations and Plastic loyalty cards to distribute offers to the business’s customers, tagging each communication with a unique code, which is used to track customers into a physical store. This allows a business to measure their marketing activity and communicate effectively with their customers, based on their past behaviour. Footfall123 is used by thousands of small businesses, but larger businesses are also increasingly seeing the value of the system, including Time Out, L’Oreal and Kraft Foods.
Adam Baker, CEO
Blottr is a user generated news service created to empower anyone to break and make the news. We believe the best news stories come from people at the scene, able to capture and report on stories as they unfold. Stories that aren’t just crafted by one, but developed by many. We love discovering, collaborating and sharing content with others and welcome anyone to do the same through Blottr. Have a look around, get involved and experience the excitement of being able to create your own news and help others develop theirs.