Betting The House on NYC and Joining Lerer Ventures

Only a year ago I decided to leave my dream job at The Kraft Group / The New England Patriots to jump head first into the NYC startup scene.  During my time at The Kraft Group, I focused on early stage investments, strategic partnerships and digital media strategy.  While I enjoyed living in my hometown of Boston (Go Sox!) and working for a highly respectable and influential company, I recognized something special was happening a few hundred miles south. The NYC tech community was heating up, and I was itching to join a startup.

That opportunity came when Billy Chasen and Seth Goldstein of Stickybits (now made me an offer to join the company as their VP of Biz Dev and first business hire.  I arrived last summer and worked out of DogPatch Labs. Immediately I realized that the startup culture here had a distinct energy and momentum, different than anything I had experienced in Boston, Seattle, Austin, New Orleans or LA.

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