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Laurel Touby

Managing Partner

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.


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Jenny Friedman

Managing Partner

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.


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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

 

Drew Aldrich
Senior Associate, AXA Strategic Ventures
Insurance, FinTech, Data Science

Ram Ahluwalia
CEO, PeerIQ
Fintech

Gary Bleiberg
Former CFO, Carlyle Group
Fintech

Kristina Hahn
Head of Consumer Packaged Goods, Google
Lifestyle Applications, Ad Tech, FinTech

Richard Jahnke
Hedge Fund Analyst
Fintech

Robert Okin
Formerly Oppenheimer
Fintech

Chris Quintero
Associate, Bolt
Hardware

Matthew Kibble
Co-Founder/CEO, Australy International
Tech, Healthcare, Energy

Scott Kurnit
CEO, Keep.com
Consumer

Mike Mentesana
Partner, PWC
FoodTech, Pharma, Consumer

David Neubert
Founder, Kapitall
Fintech, Gaming

Kate Shillo
Director, Galvanize
SAAS, Consumer, Data Science

Pradhdeep Singh
Head of GLG Labs, Gerson Lehrman Group
FinTech, Education, Food

Steve Silbiger
Co-Founder/CMO, Top Dog Direct
Consumer Products

Jeff Stewart
CEO, Lenddo
FinTech, Vertical SAS, Ad Tech

Victoria Vysotina
CEO, VV Strategic Group
Fintech