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Barry Givens

Barry Givens is Managing Director for the Cox Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars in Atlanta where he focuses on companies making a positive impact on people, communities, and the environment. He is also Managing Partner of Collab Capital where he supports and funds promising startups with Black founders and any initiatives helping to add […]

Brandon Greer

Brandon sits on on HubSpot’s Corporate Development & Strategy team, where he manages the HubSpot Ventures portfolio, strategic acquisitions, and works with HubSpot’s core technology partners. Together, with the business development, product, and strategy teams, Brandon manages the pre-and-post investment process for HubSpot Ventures and the business’s acquisition pipeline. Previously, Brandon worked as an Associate […]

Alyson Shontell

Alyson is Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider. She joined Business Insider in July 2008 as its sixth employee. She started as a sales planner before joining the editorial team in 2010, where she became a startup reporter and was first to cover some of today’s largest tech companies, including Pinterest, Tinder, Instagram, Uber and Snap. Alyson […]

Joanne Lin

Joanne joins NVP with a unique blend of experience including investment banking, private equity/venture capital and entrepreneurship. In her most recent role as an education investor with University Ventures, Joanne sourced, vetted and supported seed and growth stage investments in companies transforming the higher education space. She is also co-founder of a Newark-based social enterprise, […]

Julie Hansen

Julie Hansen is the US CEO of Babbel, Inc., the top-grossing language learning app in the world. Since joining the company in 2017 Julie has spearheaded a period of expansion that has seen the US become Babbel’s largest market globally in terms of new subscription sales. Prior to Babbel, Julie was President and COO of […]

Ian Bester

Ian Bester is the General Manager at BrainStation, the global leader in digital skills training. Previously, Ian worked in the retail technology space, holding the role of SVP, Connected Store at Barrows, a global retail consultancy focused on creating retail experiences that blend digital and physical spaces. At BrainStation, Ian works closely with Founder Jason […]

Chip Meakem

Chip is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Tribeca Venture Partners. Chip has been operating and investing in NYC companies since 1996 and has been a founder, operating executive or lead investor of several leading NYC companies including 24/7 Media, N2K, Massive Inc. and AppNexus. Prior to co-founding Tribeca Venture Partners, Chip was an active […]

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