AlleyNYC, as always is proud to bring you our Friday speaking series. Every Friday we will have a lunch and a speaking engagement with venture capital/ entrepreneurial gurus. Come, gain some knowledge, and eat some great food in NYC's most stellar co-working space, AlleyNYC.
Friday, January 18th:
Topic: Getting to know a VC - come with questions!
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.
Prior to joining DFJ Gotham, Thatcher was a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial, where he was a deal team member for the firm’s investments in DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), Higher One (NYSE: ONE), Compete (acquired by TNS), and Exchange Solutions.
Before joining North Hill, Thatcher held business and corporate development roles at enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM) and SharkTank, an online marketplace connecting lawyers and potential clients. Thatcher began his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).
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. While at Wharton, he was a Summer Associate with Silicon Alley Venture Partners in New York, an early-stage technology venture capital firm. Thatcher also serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York City.
EXPO Communications, Inc.
NY Tech Meetup
Children's Museum of the Arts