New York 2013


At CapitalOnStage top-tier investors present themselves to Europe’s finest startups. As a Startup, you gain insights into the way investors look at your market, and which investors might be interested (and suitable!) for your company.

Capital On Stage New York 2013 took place on Thursday November 7, 2013, at Goodwin Procter, New York.

David Teten
ff Venture Capital

John Stokes
Real Ventures

Raju Rishi
Sigma Prime

Natalia Oberti Noguera
Pipeline Fellowship

Kathleen Utecht
Comcast Ventures

Kurt Muller
Target Partners

Rob Go
NextView Ventures

John Elton

Paul Cianciolo
Firstmark Capital

Sam Gutmann
Golden Seeds

Steve Berg
RTP Ventures

Andreas Haug
e Ventures

Brian Cohen
New York Angels

Charlie O'Donnell
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Lisa Lambert
Intel Capital

Vinnie Lauria
Golden Gate Ventures


Noel Biderman

Charlie O'Donnell

Program & Open Office Hours


  • Andreas Haug -

    Andreas Haug – 

    Andreas Haug has started several digital businesses as an entrepreneur and has invested in startups as a business angel for years. He has broad experience in setting up, expanding and restructuring Internet and other media companies. Andreas is the founder of infoMedia Group, which he sold to Thyssen Telecom and a cofounder of diligenZ Management Consulting. Previously, he worked in media for Bertelsmann AG. Focus: Consumer Internet, media, mobile, and being the first institutional investor. Geography: US, Europe, Russia, Asia, Brazil Range...
  • Steve Berg - RTP Ventures

    Steve Berg – RTP Ventures 

    Steve Berg is a financial and strategy analyst for RTP Ventures. Steve is focused on driving a methodical approach to the RTP investment decision making process. His investment background is in datacenter technologies with experience in both public acquisitions and private strategic investments. Steve has spent the majority of his nearly 20 year career in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. Most recently he was Principal and lead consultant of Steven Berg LLC, a consultancy he founded, focused on corporate finance activities of small and medium sized technology companies. Prior to this Steve...
  • Raju Rishi - Sigma Prime Ventures

    Raju Rishi – Sigma Prime Ventures 

    Raju has 20+ years experience as a technology entrepreneur and executive to help early stage companies become leading businesses.  Raju joined Sigma in 2012 as a Venture Partner, and brings expertise across a wide-range of disciplines including mobility, SaaS, consumer & enterprise software, and telecom.  Over the course of his career, Raju has founded two companies, held executive leadership positions at both early stage companies and Fortune 50 companies, and served as a strategic advisor to numerous startups. Prior to joining Sigma, Raju co-founded and held the positions of COO and C...
  • David Teten - ff Venture Capital

    David Teten – ff Venture Capital 

    David Teten ( is a serial entrepreneur, Partner with ff Venture Capital, and Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. ff VC has made over 180 investments in over 70 companies since 1999. HBS Alumni Angels of NY is the second-largest angel network in New York. David led the first-ever study of best practices of venture capital and private equity funds in originating new deal...
  • John Elton - Greycroft LLC

    John Elton – Greycroft LLC 

    John Elton is a Partner of Greycroft LLC and is based in the firm’s NYC office. John brings his past experience as an operator, advisor, and investor to his approach of helping entrepreneurs build successful companies. Prior to Greycroft, John was a Partner at iNovia Capital where he led the firm’s investments in Beyond the Rack, Chango, Collective, Lenddo, Resonate, Tagman, and Triple Lift. John also led the firm’s investments in Babble, OggiFinogi and Vizu that have all exited. John also advised dMarc Broadcasting on its first round of institutional financing as well as an acquisition ...
  • KEYNOTE: Noel Biderman - Avid Life Media Inc.

    KEYNOTE: Noel Biderman – Avid Life Media Inc. 

    Noel Biderman was appointed President of Avid Life Media Inc. in 2007. Before joining the Avid team, Noel was the Chief Operating Officer of the Magnolia Stone Corporation, the former operators of When was sold to Avid Life Media, Biderman followed the brand and became President of the new parent company. Under his leadership, has become the fastest growing married dating website in the world – realizing over 300% growth since his insertion as company President. In reco...
  • Kurt Müller - Target Partners

    Kurt Müller – Target Partners 

    Capital meets Ideas: We invest in first class entrepreneurs and innovative technologies in high growth markets. Kurt Müller, Partner, brings 28 years of high-tech management and entrepreneurial experience to the partnership. He co-founded Target Partners with his partners Berthold von Freyberg and Waldemar Jantz in 1999. In 1986 Kurt founded Boston-based Dataware Technologies, which grew annual revenues to $41 million under his direction. In 1993, he successfully brought Dataware public on the NASDAQ and remained chairman & CEO until 1998. Kurt also founded the search technology com...
  • Rob Go - NextView Ventures

    Rob Go – NextView Ventures 

    Rob is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He tries to spend as much time as possible working with entrepreneurs to develop products that solve important problems for everyday people. Prior to founding NextView, Rob was at Spark Capital and focused on early stage investments in consumer web and mobile. Before joining Spark Capital, Rob worked at Ebay as the Business Product Lead for "Finding". In this role, he oversaw the launch of major products that enhanced the search, browse, and product discovery experience for tens of millions of users. Previously, Rob was a consultant a...
  • Eliot Durbin - BOLDstart Ventures

    Eliot Durbin – BOLDstart Ventures 

    Eliot is a General Partner at BOLDstart Ventures. His investments include; SpinBack (acquired by Buddy Media), (acquired by LivePerson), YieldMo, Anchor Intelligence (sold to Comscore), and Klout also an investor and mentor @ TechStars (NYC) & Amplify.LA. Prior to BOLDstart, Eliot cofounded Penny Black in 2008; a private investment firm. Eliot previously founded, an online software retailer that was acquired 2002. He subsequently worked at the Permal Group, a multi-billion dollar global fund of hedge funds (acquired by Legg Mason in 2006). Eliot is a graduate of Ge...
  • Lisa Lambert - Intel Capital

    Lisa Lambert – Intel Capital 

    Lisa Lambert is a vice-president of Intel Capital and the managing director of the Services, Open Source, & Machine to Machine Group. Lisa is a voting member of Intel Capital’s investment committee. Lisa joined Intel Capital in 1999. Prior to that, she held a Product Marketing Management position with Intel’s Desktop Products Group with responsibility for the Pentium II, III processor family. Prior to joining Intel, Lisa worked as a software engineer (1989-1992) and in senior roles in strategic planning, product marketing, and sales (1992-1995) at Owens-Corning. Lisa is on the board of dir...
  • Kathleen Utecht - Comcast Ventures

    Kathleen Utecht – Comcast Ventures 

    Kathleen sources and identifies new investment opportunities, conducts diligence on potential investments and works closely with Comcast Ventures’ portfolio companies. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Kathleen worked in venture capital for Core Innovation Capital and WVP Ventures. Prior to her venture roles, Kathleen invested in and led Green Rock Entertainment, the start-up toy/game manufacturing company whose main product was Cahootie. She won Ernst & Young’s Winning Women award for its success. Before her operational adventure, Kathleen was an investment banker in the financial services...
  • Natalia Oberti Noguera - Pipeline Fellowship

    Natalia Oberti Noguera – Pipeline Fellowship 

    Natalia is Founder and CEO of the Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women. The Pipeline Fellowship works to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and creates capital for women social entrepreneurs. Natalia holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, Reuters Money, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and Fast Company's Co.Exist Change Generation series. Natalia was named to the Forbes list “Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow on...
  • Jo Ann Corkran - Golden Seeds

    Jo Ann Corkran – Golden Seeds 

    Jo Ann Corkran, is the lead partner of Golden Seeds Fund 2. Golden Seeds Fund 2 LP is a vintage 2011 fund with $26.5million in committed capital. It's an investment firm dedicated to delivering above market returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and the people who invest in them. Prior to joining Golden Seeds, Jo Ann spent the majority of her 20 plus year Wall Street career at Credit Suisse, and also worked at Morgan Stanley Asset Management and First Boston. She started her career as a Consulting Actuary in th...
  • Sam Gutmann - Golden Seeds

    Sam Gutmann – Golden Seeds 

    Sam Gutmann is a software entrepreneur and technologist. He is currently the CIO of the global Import/Export trading company, BassTech International. Prior to BassTech, Sam was the CEO of Intronis, an online (cloud) backup software company which he co-founded in 2003. Working as a small-business consultant in the late 1990s, Sam found that many business owners were backing up their data only sporadically, when they remembered to do it at all. Sam realized that tapes, disks, and CDs would always create incomplete backup sets. In 2000, together with his co-founders, he began development on th...
  • KEYNOTE: Charlie O'Donnell - Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

    KEYNOTE: Charlie O’Donnell – Brooklyn Bridge Ventures 

    Charlie has been an active member of the NYC venture capital and startup community for ten years in roles ranging from institutional fund investor to venture capitalist to entrepreneur--with a little product management in between.  He has venture experience at two of the top venture capital firms in the country, Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital, and sourced First Round's Investment in GroupMe, which sold to Skype in 2011. The investments he sourced at First Round Capital also include Refinery29, ...
  • John Stokes - Real Ventures

    John Stokes – Real Ventures 

    John is an investor who has been able to resist the urge to get back to being an entrepreneur - and instead choses to live life vicariously through the entrepreneurs in whom he invests. He looks for the human insight behind an idea and for the person that can reveal and communicate that insight. He likes ideas that target the consumer and particularly ones that turn consumers into "community activists". He searches for ideas that can "prempt" the status quo - a compelling enough experience that "just makes sense" to do things a new way. John strives for perfection, but can live with pretty dam...
  • Paul Cianciolo - FirstMark Capital

    Paul Cianciolo – FirstMark Capital 

    Paul Cianciolo is a Vice President at FirstMark Capital, and focuses on early-stage investments in the digital media, education, enterprise, and healthcare IT sectors. Paul works closely with and provides Board-level strategic and operational support to several FirstMark portfolio companies. Paul also serves as a mentor for a number of NYC-based education and technology programs, including The Academy for Software Engineering and the healthcare-focused startup accelerator, Blueprint Health. Prior to joining FirstMark, Paul worked within the M&A group at Allen & Company, where he assisted on tr...
  • Brian Cohen - New York Angels

    Brian Cohen – New York Angels 

    As an angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs, Brian now serves as Chairman of the New York Angels who has invested over $70 million into more than 90 early stage technology companies. Brian was the first investor in Pinterest and numerous other industry leading startups. As a new author, Brian‘s book entitled “What Every Angel Investor Wants You To Know: An Insider Reveals How To Get Smart Funding For Your Billion Dollar Idea”, was published and released by McGraw Hill in April 2013. As a social entrepreneur, Brian is the founding Bo...
  • Vinnie Lauria - Golden Gate Ventures

    Vinnie Lauria – Golden Gate Ventures 

    Vinnie Lauria co-founded Lefora (acquired by CrowdGather, Inc.), a forum hosting service for over 100,000 communities on the web. Vinnie also started the SiliconValley NewTech meetup in 2006, critiquing and reviewing hundreds of startups. Vinnie has spent the past year mentoring startups in Singapore and across Southeast Asia, working with i/o ventures, the Founder Institute, and JFDI. In 2013, Vinnie was chosen from a pool of over 2,500 Founders Institute’ mentors as the highest rated startup mentor in Asia. Vinnie has organized Silicon Valley themed events in Asia, including SuperHappyD...
  • MC: Tom Wisniewski - Rose Paul Investments

    MC: Tom Wisniewski – Rose Paul Investments 

    Tom Wisniewski is an active early stage investor and advisor to start-ups, venture capital, private equity and growth-stage companies. He is a member of the board of directors for New York Angels, an early stage investment group, and serves as a board member and advisor to a number of early stage ventures. In addition to his direct investments in early stage tech, Tom is a Limited Partner and advisor to several VC funds. Tom co-manages RosePaul Investments, a family office. We loved him on stage so much last year, that we've invited him back for 2013 to MC the conference. Give him a big war...
  • Jason Reynolds - ff Venture Capital

    Jason Reynolds – ff Venture Capital 

    Jason Reynolds joined ff Venture Capital in 2013 in the newly created role of Director of Engineering. In this function, Jason builds products for internal and external use, researches new technology, assists ff portfolio companies and engages with the startup community at large. Jason's previous roles include building social media publishing tools @Rallyverse, lead gen systems at QuoteSignal, payment processing products @PowerPay and high frequency trading systems at Pearl Investments. Jason is a proud Mainer, born and raised, earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maine and s...
  • Tom Loverro - RRE Ventures

    Tom Loverro – RRE Ventures 

    Tom is a Principal at RRE Ventures. He focuses on early and expansion stage investments in the financial technology, business software and advertising technology spaces. Tom is a Director of CoverHound and actively involved with RRE's investments in On Deck Capital and Drobo. Prior to joining RRE, Tom worked at Lightbank in Chicago, where he focused on early stage investments. Tom began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he advised technology, media and telecommunications clients on M&A and corporate finance. Following Goldman, Tom joined RRE as an analyst. Tom's involvement in Drobo ...
  • Kane Hsieh - RRE Ventures

    Kane Hsieh – RRE Ventures 

    Kane Hsieh is an analyst at RRE Ventures. With a background in computer science, Kane focuses on enterprise software and connected hardware companies. Prior to joining RRE, Kane worked as a software engineer at Romotive, a consumer robotics company, and as a Program Manager at Microsoft, where he designed enterprise collaboration software. Kane graduated from Harvard with an AB in Computer Science and credit from the MIT Media Lab, where he paid his way through college by DJ'ing and working as an archival photographer for the Graduate School of Design. He is currently deferring Harvard Bus...


  • Goodwin Procter

    Goodwin Procter 

    Goodwin Procter, an AmLaw 50 and Global 100 law firm, excels at complex business transactions and high stakes litigation. With offices across the United States, as well as in London and Hong Kong, our 850 attorneys offer practical, yet innovative counsel. We focus on solving problems and delivering results through an integrated, collaborative approach that allows clients around-the-clock access to leading lawyers worldwide. Our Technology Companies Group is a highly focused team of over 180 lawyers who provide representation to more than 1,000 em

  • DealMarket


    DealMarket The Global Private Equity Platform DealMarket is a global online platform enabling Private Equity buyers, sellers and advisors to maximize opportunities around the world – a one‐stop shop for Private Equity professionals. Designed by Private Equity professionals for Private Equity professionals, the platform is easy to use, cost effective and secure, providing access, choice and control across the investment cycle. Launched mid 2011, DealMarket is growing fast with more than 60,000 recurring users from 154 countries, and ove

  • TriNet


    Helping Entrepreneurs Realize Their Ambitions Thousands of organizations have turned to TriNet for human resources, benefits, payroll, workers' compensation, and strategic human capital services. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risk, and relieve the administrative burden of HR. TriNet also offers a set of strategic services that match companies at every point in their lifecycle, including such offerings as talent acquisition, performance management, and employee development. All of TriNet’s se

  • Jublia


    Jublia specialises in a pre-event networking solution that empowers face-to-face speed networking at the event itself. Simply put, event participants go to an event with a curated list of pre-arranged meetings and leads. Jublia customises this to an event organiser's networking aim allowing them to reap higher ROI from their events. The technology used to organise Singapore's Capital On Stage Open Office Hours is that of Jublia. Contact l Twitter