As I inch closer to April 2, the PandoMonthly events get harder to moderate. It's not so easy to breathe or sit comfortably with a huge baby taking up your entire torso. Not to mention, the axe is about to come down on me flying cross country.
So I'm delighted that my final New York PandoMonthly before going into labor and delivery will be with someone I expect to be utterly easy to interview: Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital.
Tickets are on sale now! If our past two events are any indication, these will sell out fast.
Kopelman is funny, and he's chatty, and he has a compelling new strategy for making First Round distinct from other firms and a portfolio that includes rock star companies like Fab, One Kings Lane, Appnexus, Path, Square, Uber, Warby Parker and many others. (He's a personal investor in PandoDaily as well.) He even calls me 'Toots,' from time-to-time. I have a feeling even if my chair was empty, it'd be a compelling evening of conversation.
Kopelman came out of nowhere as a force in the venture industry in the mid-2000s leading both the nascent trends of the resurgence in consumer Web investing and the formation of institutional seed funds. And he did all this from the not so traditional venture stomping grounds of Philadelphia. He's No. 6 on Forbes' Midas List, the highest ranking East Coast investor and highest ranking seed investor.
Huge thanks as usual to our sponsors Projective Space and EventBrite. Looking forward to seeing you all there!