Looking for early stage funding for your big startup idea? In this Meet The Innovators conversation hosted at the Apple Store (SoHo), I speak with angel investor Brian Cohen, chairman of New York Angels (and a lead investor in Pinterest) and get Brian’s insights on how angel investors source deals plus how angel investing has developed out of what used to be considered ”stupid money.” I also get his thoughts on “wantrapreneurs” and the startup scene in NYC.
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.