Data-Sector Funding: Charlie O'Donnell Unveils How It Works!
Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures will present an insider's view on how venture capital works and what it means for your data-tech sector projects. He has funded over 30 companies in NYC over the last five years and the next one could be yours! Find out whether or not venture funding is right for you, how to get it, and the best tips on how to approach and convince investors.
Charlie O'Donnell is the sole Partner and Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and loves it that way. The fund makes seed investments and the first venture firm located in Brooklyn--where he was born and raised. The longest he has been outside of the five boroughs of New York City is three weeks.
Charlie has a reputation for being early to identifying important companies. Nick Bilton identifies him as an influence on early Twitter investors in his book, Hatching Twitter. Dennis Crowley credits him as having helped kick off the first funding of Foursquare before other VCs had said yes. At First Round Capital, he sourced the firm's investments in Singleplatform (sold to Constant Contact) and GroupMe (sold to Skype). Charlie discovered GroupMe at the hackathon where the service had been built. He also sourced investments in Backupify (which was an idea he had tweeted to the founder, a friend of his), chloe + isabel, Refinery29, Docracy, and Salescrunch.