Finding and Working with Investors Session
Topics Will be Discussed on How to:
Present to investors
Know investors’ expectations
Work with them
Select board members
Manage BOD/ BOA effectively
Manage investor/board updates
Follow on investment from participants in previous rounds
Leverage your investors' network to access more resources
Garnet S. Heraman, Managing Director, Investments at FUTURES NYC Innovation Fund
Garnet S. Heraman is an investor and influencer with 25 years experience in innovation strategy.
He is a frequent speaker and judge at technology events around the world. He + his ventures have been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, HuffPost, CNET, Thrillist, WSJ, BizJournals, Institutional Investor, Business Week, Inc., Entrepreneur, Red Herring, Crain’s Business, GMA, Travel+ Leisure and O, Oprah Magazine.
Mr. Heraman is Managing Director of Investments at Futures NYC Accelerator + Innovation Fund, where he is helping to define the future of brand experiences by investing in experiential marketing & retail technologies.
He is the founder of Anvil Venture Partners, a seed stage fund. Previously, he was a co-founder of Aegis Investment Partners, a corporate venture capital fund.
He is an investor in or board member/advisor of numerous ventures including: Benefunder, Candy Lab AR, Dynepic, iOKids, MetroButler and Biba Ventures. He also is co-owner of the beloved Hudson Valley lifestyle brand, Karina Dresses.
He works with several non-profits, including Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, the original MakerBot Smart Lab, where he is Investor in Residence; TiE New York, where he was a founding board member (1999-2001); The CORO Foundation, which named him to the prestigious Leadership New York Program (2000-1) and; Rhizome.org, the world's first digital art space on the web (1996).