Sit-down Breakfast with Brian Smiga, Co-founding Partner, Alpha Venture Partners
Thursday, June 13, 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: Brian Smiga is the co-founding partner at Alpha Venture Partners, an innovative late-stage venture fund that invests growth capital in category-leading technology companies (Lime, Wish, Careem, Coupang, Getaround, DoctorOnDemand) sourced from a network of 300+ early stage venture firms. Brian also serves as an advisor to Pritzker Group Venture Capital, a twenty-year old venture firm that’s invested in 220 technology companies.
Prior to Alpha Venture Partners, Brian was the CEO and founder of Preclick, (sold to Smilebox), where he developed popular photo software licensed worldwide by HP, 3M, Sandisk, Walmart, Costco, CVS, and Walgreens. Prior to Preclick, Mr. Smiga was CEO at 3Path, (sold to Cadmus), an Intel and Goldman-Sachs backed early “Dropbox”, and the SVP of Product & Marketing at 1ClickCharge, an early “Paypal”, where his leadership resulted in a profitable exit to CMGi.
Mr. Smiga began his career as a developer at Booz & Co, and in Silicon Valley, was cofounder and President of Portfolio Software and Actioneer, where he co-authored five collaboration software patents and licensed award-winning software to Apple, IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, AOL, 3Com, Acco, and Mastercard. Brian received a BA from Swarthmore College, and graduated first with a Masters of Philosophy from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. Brian is founder of TEDxAsburyPark.
ABOUT KettleSpace: KettleSpace is an NYC-based startup that transforms top restaurants into an all-access network of working and meeting spaces that don’t break the bank. Members enjoy access to bottomless coffee, tea, and snacks, fast wifi, power outlets, a vibrant community of like-minded professionals, exclusive events and perks and more.
First time guests can take advantage of a free 7-day trial at . 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 and co-work at Kettlespace for the day.
We always keep the group small so that all attendees have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, and we leave time for networking as well.
$30 CASH ONLY at the door.
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