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Managing Director, Techstars in New York City

Hey, there! My name is Alex Iskold and I am a Tech Entrepreneur & Investor working in New York City. Currently, I am the Managing Director, NYC @ Techstars.

I write about startups and venture here:
My investments are here:
My twitter: @alexiskold
My email: first dot last at techstars

My current obsessions include startups, building products, venture capital, books, yoga, and running. In the past, I’ve obsessed over poetry, teaching, complex systems, engineering, TV, blogging and red wine.

What I’m working on now:

- Managing Director, NYC @ Techstars
- Helping create next generation of amazing startups & valuable companies in New York City
- Helping build global network of entrepreneurs around the world

What I’ve worked on in the past:

- Founded GetGlue – a leading social TV network. (acquired by, 2013)
- Created one of the most exciting startups in NYC, backed by Union Square Ventures, RRE
Ventures, TimeWarner Investments, Rho Ventures
- Won 2011 Mashable Breakout Startup of the Year (awesome)
- Named to Hollywood Reporter 2012 Digital Power 50 (surreal)
- Started a company called Information Laboratory (acquired by IBM, 2003)
- Built new grid computing technology at DataSynapse (acquired by TIBCO, 2009).
- Contributed hundreds of articles to influential technology blog, ReadWriteWeb.
- Invented software analysis and visualization tool called Small Worlds
- Taught award-winning undergraduate software engineering class at NYU
- Contributed to development of innovative visualization technology called Thinkmap
- Engineered large-scale financial applications for D.E.Shaw & Co. and Goldman Sachs
Questions I can answer:
How to raise venture capital


Managing Director, NYC

2013 - Present (8 years, 3 months)
Helping create next generation of amazing startups & valuable companies in New York City.

Want to meet every single entrepreneur, founder, vc, angel, industry professional - everyone and anyone who wants to help and learn about startups.

Happily connecting the nodes in the network of entrepreneurs around the world.

Techstars NYC Summer 2016: EGF, Forestry, Grubbly Farms, Healthie, IOPipe, LeBlum, MindMate, MyFin, OnFrontiers, Patch, Poln, ProcessOut, Purple, Skywatch, Skopenow.

Techstars NYC Fall 2015: Flip, GlossGenius, Gorgias, GreatHorn, Homemade, ImpactHealth, Jewelbots, LiveLike, MAX, Mona, Morsel, Sailo, Slash, SPIDR.

Techstars NYC Winter 2015: Bento Box, Cartesian, Data Camp, IrisVR, Keymetrics, Localize, LSQ, Pilot, Stream, Stefan's Head, Spoon University, Unique Sound.

Techstars NYC 2014: Concert Window, Hollerback, Hullabalu, Infinit, Lynxsy, MakersKit,, Omakase, Pathgather, Rival Theory, Social, Standard Analytics, Tutum.



2007 - 2013 (6 years, 8 months)
Created and ran social TV/second screen network called GetGlue.