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Notes from Digital Hollywood NY

Spoke last week at Digital Hollywood in NY.  A few observations:

1) As Antonio Rodriguez from Matrix noted, all of our panelists were VC’s who come from entrepreneurial backgrounds. 

2) Lots of buzz and activity around the location / offers concept, lots of it tied back to FourSquare.

3) There’s a rabid angel investor network in NY.  In today’s market with many companies getting started with less than $500K-$1M, guys like Fabrice Grinda are backing a lot of cool companies.  One angel I spoke with has written 38 checks in the last 24 months. 

4) Ton of activity around new ad formats and concepts.  A lot of Doubleclick alumni + ad network founders you may not have heard of with liquidity from later stage vc’s – funding their own startups + raising capital from the angel network.

Special thanks to Ed Zimmerman, NY’s uber tech attorney, for making intros and another fabulous wine dinner.

Quantitative Easing Explained (Funny Video)

Thought this was pretty funny

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