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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: http://alexiskold.net My investments are here: https://angel.co/alex-iskold 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 i.tv, 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
Senior executive, board member, advisor and angel investor with substantial operational, M&A, IPO, business development and international experience. Trusted advisor to Board and CEO. Specialties: Corporate development, M&A, IPOs (US, UK), SEC reporting, strategy, legal affairs, corporate governance, OEM sales, board advisory role, venture capital and strategic financing, negotiation, technology licensing. Industries: Enterprise software, SaaS, cloud, cybersecurity, healthcare technologies, life sciences technologies, online media and publishing.
Celso Misaki is a global business executive, entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience leading business development, sales and marketing in global corporations and technology startups in Latin America, USA, Europe and Asia. He has experience with creating startups, new business units in tech companies and structuring new branches of global companies. He has extensive business expertise in digital product management, online media buying, acquisition growth strategies and content marketing in multiple channels. He was involved in startups, since the concept creation, minimum viable product validation, business plans, implementing and attracting investments
Expertise in setting up and growing (tech) ventures in several Asian and ME countries in the internet/online industry. Experience working as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and functional expertise in strategy, digital/ecommerce, marketing particularly in South-East Asia / Myanmar.