Launch of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York

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Back in December, Richard Kane, President, Harvard Business School Club of New York, asked me if I’d like to chair the newly-formed Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York. I was honored to be asked, and we’ve now launched our organization and are accepting applications from early-stage companies seeking funding. You can read more about us at our website. We’re open to a wide range of industries and companies at many levels of development; more details on our deal criteria are on the site. Our members invest in companies regardless of their affiliation (or not) with Harvard.

The Committee received and continues to receive valuable feedback from the HBS Angels of Northern California via conference calls. Thank you to Ed Reitler and Brendan Davey of Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt and Guy Weltsch of Tigris Financial Group for generously hosting our meetings and providing dinner.

We are co-sponsoring two upcoming events with the HBSCNY:

Tuesday, 03/22/11 at 5:00pm:

HBS Alumni New Venture Contest: Regional Finals

Ian Sigalow, Greycroft LLC

Jim Robinson IV, RRE Ventures, HBS 92

Rick Heitzman, Firstmark Capital, HBS 99

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Rachel Lam, Time Warner Investments, HBS 94

Chip Austin, i-Hatch Ventures, HBS 90



Monday, 04/4/11 at 6:00pm:

Innovation in Private Company Liquidity: Online M&A, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO

David Weild, formerly Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market (moderator)

Barry Silbert, CEO, Secondmarket.

Peter Lehrman, CEO, AxialMarket

Daniel Confino, Founder, MergerID ( a Financial Times business)

Daniel L. Burstein, Managing Partner , Millennium Technology Value Partners


For more information, contact the appropriate member of our great Steering Committee, listed below:

HBS Angels of NY Steering Committee

Deal Process Chairs: Christian Hensley MBA 01

Betsy Odita MBA 98

Marketing Chairs: Serge Kassardjian MBA 09

Shane Rahmani MBA 08

Membership Chairs: Kathy Murray AMP 93

Andrew Weber MBA 94

Screening Chairs: Mike Margolis MBA 93

Matt Salzberg MBA 10

Secretary: John Park OPM 10

Treasury Chair: Kristine Augenthaler Stoker MBA 98

Ex-Officio Member: Richard Kane MBA 68

Founder & Chairman: David Teten MBA 98

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