Posts Tagged ‘FundingPost’

August 15, 2013 @ 9:57 am
posted by Barry Sideroff


Ebook cover

DVI co-sponsored FundingPost’s Angel / VC Summit on August 7. Joe Rubin, the event organization, did a fantastic job bringing us all together. Over 200 entrepreneurs and investors gathered at La Marina in New York where many seeking capital got to pitch their ideas to the Angels and VCs present. DVI has been helping tech start-ups and those who invest in them for about a year providing guidance on everything from leadership to the importance of flawless execution.

We’ve helped launch new businesses, products and services for blue-chips like Aetna, Costco, DoubleClick/Google, General Motors, JP Morgan/Chase, IBM, Oracle, PepsiCo, P&G and others. We’ve provided digital/social advisory and leadership coaching to senior executives at Converseon, Expion, Lincoln Financial Media, Plyfe, Sanofi-Aventis and Sound-Elkin to name just a few. We’re now leveraging our experience to help startups within a budget and context relevant to them.

In response to this, Greg Verdino and I have released our new e-book, Rocket Fuel to Ignite Your Business: 10 Essential Principles to Make Your Startup Scale Up to rave reviews. While it is written primarily for entrepreneurs and the Angels and VCs who invest in them, it has equal relevance to established companies, large and small, who are in the process of transitioning to the new digital era.

 We’d love to send you a copy and get your feedback. Just drop us a line at [email protected]

July 8, 2013 @ 10:45 am
posted by Barry Sideroff


La Marina


Spend a cool summer afternoon on the water with us at FundingPost’s Angel and VC Summit to be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at LaMarina in New York. It’s a beautiful new water-front venue that sits right on the Hudson with fantastic views of the GW Bridge where smart entrepreneurs will present their ideas to savvy Angel and VC investors.

DVI principals have helped launch new businesses for Aetna, Anheuser-Busch, Costco, DoubleClick (now part of Google), GM, JP Morgan/Chase, IBM, Oracle, P&G and others. Leveraging our experience with leading brands, we apply the same strategies and techniques within the context of and made relevant to start-ups and small and medium businesses.

DVI practice leader Greg Verdino, who will join me at the summit and participate as a speaker, will explain how traditional executives can strengthen their digital skills and how digital native start-up founders can develop core leadership competencies to grow their businesses. Greg is the author of microMARKETING: Get Big Results by Thinking and Acting Small (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and has appeared in and/or written for Advertising Age, BusinessWeek, CNN, Fox News and The New York Times.

So if you are a smart entrepreneur seeking to raise capital, an investor looking for the next big thing, or just want to spend a cool summer afternoon at one of New York’s most exciting new venues, join us at LaMarina on August 7, from 2:00-6:00. Contact me for details right away as seating is limited.