Founders Friday with Joshua Siegel (Rubicon VC)
The Coffee Foundry has been hosting a morning series called, "Founders Friday" where we highlight key players in the tech start up scene and what they are working on.
This week, we are excited to have Joshua Siegel come by and share!. Joshua B. Siegel is the General Partner of Rubicon Venture Capital, a VC fund combined with value added LPs, investing in Later Stage Seed and Series A & B venture capital financing rounds of high potential early stage disruptive technology companies. We operate as a venture capital fund as well as provide a sidecar mechanism for our LPs to invest, on a deal by deal basis, into each startup. Our focus is on FinTech, Adtech, Mobile, Big Data, IoT, Enterprise Saas, B2B, B2C, Hospitality Tech and the like. Rubicon does not invest in Edtech, Healthcare, Pharma, Bio, energy or other capital intensive businesses.
As General Partner - New York, I oversee the day to day activities and operations from evaluating early stage technology companies seeking funding to assisting current portfolio companies with development and interaction with LPs as well as attracting LP capital and development of our network. We leverage our extensive global network of limited partners, accredited angel investors and advisors enabling our portfolio companies access to capital and strategic relationships resulting in partnerships, talent, advisory boards, key customer introductions and leading venture capital firms for follow on funding and ultimately introductions and advice related to buyers for M&A or IPO.
We've co-invested in disruptive companies with notable VCs and angels such as Eric Schmidt, Peter Thiel, Google Ventures, Founders Fund, Sequoia Capital, Menlo Ventures, Battery Ventures, Tomorrow Ventures, Greylock Partners, Formation 8, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, HBS Angels, Tech Coast Angels to name a few.
Joshua was formerly the Director of Market Intelligence at Citicorp Debt Capital Markets, Manager Eastern European Banking Systems at Citibank and was with the Overseas Private Investment Corp (OPIC). In 2002, Joshua established a successful real-estate business – focusing on Historic Real Estate development. In 2007 he became an active angel investor and board advisor in New York with interests in tech, real estate, digital media, consumer products, and luxury lifestyle brands. Joshua holds a BA degree from Boston University, a MBA from Georgetown University and a Degree in Gastronomy from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Joshua was born and raised in New York, attended Horace Mann, and still lives there with his family.
We'll get a chance to hear his journey, with Q&A and community shout outs afterwards! Also join us for good coffee, good bagels, and excellent conversation.
Until then, stay warm and classy... See you then!