FirstMark Driven Podcast

By FirstMark

About this podcast   English    United States

FirstMark is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. We provide the world’s most inspired entrepreneurs with the capital, connections, and expertise to build large and meaningful businesses. Our mission is to partner with companies working on non-obvious ideas, who are creating completely new markets or redefining existing markets. We’re proud to work alongside the tireless founders of companies like Pinterest, Shopify, Riot Games, InVision, and dozens more. Visit us in New York City or online at firstmarkcap.com and @FirstMarkCap.
10 episodes
In this podcast
May 27, 2016
Jennifer Thibault, Innovation Specialist at 18F, spoke at Design Driven NYC on February 10, 2016 about building culture with a design team distributed across the country.
May 27, 2016
Dana Chisnell, Co-Founder of the Center for Civic Design, spoke at Design Driven NYC on April 12, 2016. Chisnell highlighted classic problems with ballot design and how they can impact elections.
March 28, 2016
Peter Fenton, General Partner at Benchmark, spoke at FirstMark's Data Driven NYC on March 16, 2016. In a fireside chat with FirstMark's Matt Turck, Fenton discussed the attributes he looks for in entrepreneurs and the current funding landscape for startups. Benchmark focuses on early-stage venture investing in mobile, marketplaces, social, and infrastructure and enterprise software. Data Driven NYC is a monthly event covering Big Data and data-driven products and startups, hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark. FirstMark is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Find out more about Data Driven NYC at http://datadrivennyc.com and FirstMark Capital at http://firstmarkcap.com.
March 15, 2016
Jens Christensen, Founder and CEO at Jaunt, spoke at FirstMark Capital's Hardwired NYC on March 8, 2016. He discussed the future of both VR content creation and delivery. Jaunt is developing the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. Jaunt’s proprietary algorithms for complex computational photography allow content producers to create incredible immersive cinematic VR experiences using existing production software. FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Hardwired NYC is a monthly event in New York covering the intersection of hardware and software (Internet of Things, 3D printing, robotics, etc.), hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark Capital. Learn more at http://hardwirednyc.com/ and http://firstmarkcap.com/.
March 15, 2016
Jon Troutman is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Canary. He spoke at Design Driven NYC on March 9, 2016 about the similarities between strong relationships and good design. Canary is a New York City-based technology startup with a mission to make people safer and more connected to their homes. Founded by experts with experience in security, robotics, software and design, Canary is focused on the development of its eponymous first product -- an affordable, easy to set up and smart security solution available to everyone, whether they rent or own. FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. To become a part of Design Driven NYC, visit http://designdrivennyc.com. To find out more about FirstMark Capital, visit http://firstmarkcap.com.
Feb. 22, 2016
M.C. Srivas, CTO at MapR, spoke at FirstMark's Data Driven NYC on December 14, 2015. Srivas discussed his journey as an entrepreneur and how MapR has grown into a meaningful company in the data ecosystem. MapR Technologies provides an enterprise-grade, big data platform that supports mission-critical and real-time production uses. Data Driven NYC is a monthly event covering Big Data and data-driven products and startups, hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark. FirstMark is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Find out more about Data Driven NYC at http://datadrivennyc.com and FirstMark Capital at http://firstmarkcap.com.
Feb. 22, 2016
Gary Marcus, CEO at Geometric Intelligence, presented at FirstMark's Data Driven NYC on January 19, 2016. Marcus' talk focused on ways A.I. is stuck. Geometric Intelligence is redefining the boundaries of machine learning through innovative, patent-pending techniques that learn more efficiently from less data. Data Driven NYC is a monthly event covering Big Data and data-driven products and startups, hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark. FirstMark is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Find out more about Data Driven NYC at http://datadrivennyc.com and FirstMark Capital at http://firstmarkcap.com.
Feb. 21, 2016
Paul Ford, author and founder of digital agency Postlight, spoke at FirstMark Capital's Design Driven NYC on November 10, 2015. He discussed how annoyance could be a sign of good talent. Postlight aims to build large web platforms that can support millions of users, then build products — web apps, iOS and Android apps, and editorial and administrative tools — on top of those platforms. Ford is also known as an accomplished writer, including "What is Code," an 38,000-word article published by Bloomberg Businessweek. FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. To become a part of Design Driven NYC, visit http://designdrivennyc.com. To find out more about FirstMark Capital, visit http://firstmarkcap.com.
Feb. 21, 2016
Joel Califa is the product design lead for DigitalOcean. He spoke at Design Driven NYC on January 13, 2016 about how designers and developers should prioritize learning new skills. FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. To become a part of Design Driven NYC, visit http://designdrivennyc.com. To find out more about FirstMark Capital, visit http://firstmarkcap.com.
Feb. 21, 2016
Ben Nunez, CEO of Littlstar, spoke at FirstMark Capital's Hardwired NYC on November 18, 2015. He discussed the past, current, and future market for virtual reality. Littlstar is a global network dedicated exclusively to virtual reality, 360 video, and immersive experiences. FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Hardwired NYC is a monthly event in New York covering the intersection of hardware and software (Internet of Things, 3D printing, robotics, etc.), hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark Capital

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