Sit-down Breakfast with Dessy Levinson, Managing Director, 645 Ventures
Thursday, July 11, 8.30 am - 10.00 am
Our thanks to Kettlespace for hosting. Continental Breakfast included.
Hosted by Bonnie Halper, Editor, StartupOneStop Newsletter
About our Guest: Dessy Levinson is a story expert, investor, & entrepreneur who balances reason & creativity to grow businesses that are driven by both metrics & vision. She is passionate about spatial computing (VR/AR/XR), digitally-native consumer brands, & wellness, leveraging her creative & psychology background to assess & assist companies at the Seed, Growth Seed, & Series A stages.
Dessy spent over a decade as a creative director, acquiring a deep understanding of the digital consumer mindset while leading marketing initiatives for Colgate Palmolive, Gerber, Century 21, Mall of America, & A&E, as well as for grass-roots viral campaigns in entertainment. She now deploys her experience to create strategic business narratives that empower fundraising, customer acquisition, & hiring. She serves on the advisory boards of The WXR fund & MAP Lab, & is a mentor at Declare, ERA, WeWork Labs, TechStars, Combine Accelerator, The French-American CreativeLab, & Cornell Tech's Startup Studio.
About 645 Ventures: 645 Ventures makes deeply-researched investments in institutional Seed to Series A rounds for exceptional companies who demonstrate stellar early results in the areas of market validation, product differentiation, team strength, & brand narrative. We focus primarily on software & Internet companies in areas such as SaaS, application software, financial software, consumer internet, & online marketplaces. We make a majority of our investments in those sectors & prioritize proven business models. We make a minority of our investments in new technology areas where deep technical innovation is occurring & where we believe there is will be a large future market opportunity. These sectors generally leverage the Internet or software in a fundamental way. For these companies, we look for deep technology differentiation plus early market validation or clear opportunity for such. We invest in companies that sell to both enterprise/SMB customers as well as direct to consumers.
ABOUT KettleSpace:KettleSpace is an NYC-based startup that transforms top restaurants into an all-access network of working & meeting spaces that don't break the bank. Members enjoy access to bottomless coffee, tea, & snacks, fast wifi, power outlets, a vibrant community of like-minded professionals, exclusive events & perks & more.
First time guests can take advantage of a free 7-day trial at www.kettlespace.com. After, membership is only $99/mo. Use code StartupOneStop to get 2 months for the price of 1!All breakfast attendees are welcome to stay & co-work at Kettlespace for the day.
We always keep the group small so that all attendees have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, & we leave time for networking as well.
$30 CASH ONLY at the door.
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