Charlie O’Donnell, partner at First Round Capital and man on scene in the New York tech world, has made it perfectly clear that he believes grassroots organizations are the key to Silicon Alley’s future.
To mark the fifth anniversary of NextNY, a group which O’Donnell helps to lead, he announced the NextNY fellowship Read More
the talent drought
First, investor Charlie O’Donnell called on New York’s tech scene to add 250 developers to the work force.
“What I’d like to figure out is how we can create a much more sustainable and much more robust pipeline of developers into the NYC innovation community and I’d like to propose a lofty goal to Read More
You can now add the space race to the smorgasboard of metaphors used to describe the talent war between Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley.
Charlie O’Donnell is one of the VCs most engaged with the city’s tech community on the street level. When’s he’s not planning events – like a geek snowball fight – Read More
This is so going on YouTube. Charlie O’Donnell, First Round Capital principal investor and general man-about-tech, has declared an INNOVATION COMMUNITY SNOWBALL FIGHT!
“Two years ago, we had 50 people come out to Madison Square Park to toss ice balls in each other’s ears,” O’Donnell wrote to the Innovation Community listserve, which keeps Read More
Earlier this year Old Spice premiered an ad campaign in which their spokesman replied in real time to users Twitter comments.
The partners and portfolio companies from First Round Capital, which has a strong presence in New York, are recreating that act to send out their holiday greetings.
“Hello Internet denizens, how are you this Read More
Slideshow, The Social Network
The Social Network has topped the box office and divided generations of Americans. “When you talk to people afterward, it was as if they were seeing two different films,” said Scott Rudin, one of the producers, in the Times. “The older audiences see Zuckerberg as a tragic figure who comes out of the Read More
Five NYC startups have been selected to pitch The Daily News for a chance to partner on a new web venture.
The event is being run by NextNY, a group focused on young companies in the NYC tech scene.
Charlie O’Donnell, an entrepreneur in residence at First Round Capital and one of the Read More
What will be the next big thing in tech this year? How will start-ups grapple with the economic crisis? What’s gonna happen to Google? Will Twitter take over the world?
Charlie O’Donnell, co-founder and CEO of career-building site Path 101, asked a bunch of tech-savvy New Yorkers and others to make Read More