Laurel Touby is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor.
Laurel Touby founded mediabistro.com, a website that revolutionized the way people in the media industry do business, connect and communicate. During her time as CEO, she pulled the company through two recessions, pivoted, managed growth with minimal resources and developed audience via guerrilla and social marketing (before that term existed). Users subscribe to mediabistro’s many services, which include online education, employment classifieds, conferences (offline), events (offline), forums, and industry-specific blogs, such as the popular TVNewser. Following the sale of the company for $23 mm to Jupitermedia, Laurel remained with the company through June, 2011.
Laurel began investing in seed-stage startups, including: AdYapper, Appboy, Apploi, Buddie, Clef, CreativeWorx, Fashion GPS, Learn Immersive and Pivit. Laurel is active as a public speaker and hosted “Secrets of Successful Startups“ on CBS Interactive. Past episodes of the show can be found here: http://bit.ly/CBSLTouby.
An inveterate connector, Laurel touches the entrepreneurial community in various ways, including via her monthly co-hosted Cereal Entrepreneurs breakfast, Supernode Ventures meetings and Startup Digital Dinners. She lives in a loft in Silicon Alley and is married to Jon Fine, Author of “Your Band Sucks” and Executive Editor of Inc. Magazine.
Jenny is co-founder and Managing Partner of Supernode Ventures.
She joined from Eniac Ventures, where she focused primarily on early stage investments in mobile first technology including enterprise and consumer facing applications and platforms in addition to devices such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, drones, robots, and IoT. Prior to Eniac, Jenny spent time in an operational role at Minibar Delivery, an e-commerce startup, focusing on data analytics and business development. She worked as a financial professional at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management Division.
Jenny graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School. She is a member of Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Alumni Association. Jenny was born and raised in New York City.
Lyndon MoutonVenture Partner
Lyndon is an investor and advisor to early stage tech companies. Prior to Supernode Ventures, Lyndon supported sourcing and deal evaluation activities at New York Angels, New Heights Capital and MetaProp Ventures. He also provided support for the Growth and Data Operations at Chronograph, a seed-stage FinTech startup in Brooklyn. Prior to business school, Lyndon Mouton was a Private Equity Associate in the Long-Term Performance-Based Group at Allstate Investments. He evaluated and executed global private equity investments on behalf of Allstate's subsidiary companies. Prior to Allstate, he was an Investment Analyst on the Private Equity team at Partners Group in New York. He conducted due diligence and executed on secondary investments that included minority equity stakes in leading middle market companies and limited partnership stakes in buyout and venture funds. He graduated cum laude from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with concentrations in Finance and Economics. He is currently pursing his MBA from Columbia Business School and will be graduating in May 2018.
Investors & Advisors
Senior Associate, AXA Strategic Ventures
Insurance, FinTech, Data Science
Former CFO, Carlyle Group
Head of Consumer Packaged Goods, Google
Lifestyle Applications, Ad Tech, FinTech
Hedge Fund Analyst
Co-Founder/CEO, Australy International
Tech, Healthcare, Energy
FoodTech, Pharma, Consumer
SAAS, Consumer, Data Science
Head of GLG Labs, Gerson Lehrman Group
FinTech, Education, Food
Co-Founder/CMO, Top Dog Direct
FinTech, Vertical SAS, Ad Tech
CEO, VV Strategic Group