Diving into the NYC and US East Coast’s Venture Capital Landscape

I led the publication of a 47-page report on the state of VC and startups in New York City and the US East Coast. Since the publication in December 2019, NYC has continued to flourish. The startups that graduated to publicly held companies, such as Mongo, Datadog, and Peloton, have also continued to flourish. I …

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The entrepreneur playbook for sourcing a lead investor in NYC

As a service to the NYC CEO ecosystem, I published this article in VentureBeat addressing a key issue that I hear every day from CEOs: “I have all the capital I need for this round of financing. All I need is a lead!” I keep the spreadsheet updated in this google doc:

Kauffman Fellows

I’m honored to have been part of class 19 of the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program. My classmates rock! Founded in 1994, Kauffman Fellows is a Silicon Valley-based leadership program for venture capitalists and innovators of all kinds. The more than 400 graduates from this two-year apprenticeship, together known as the Kauffman Fellows Society, now lead …

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Unacast is a fast-growing data platform focused on human mobility data. They’ve built the Real World Graph to deliver insights to the verticals of retail, transportation, travel & tourism, supply logistics, and brands. Over 40% of their engineering team are women. I am proud to be a board member.


mnubo is a White Star Capital portfolio company that I work closely with. The company is transforming how IoT manufacturers use their data. It is at the intersection of IoT, Cloud, and Big Data.

Sierra Ventures

In 2009, this firm, and particularly Mark Fernandes, gave me my break in Venture Capital. And Vispi Daver took an active role in mentoring me. Thank you to the whole team for taking me on board. It was the first domino to drop in a series of dominoes that have led me to today!