The Torch of Progress

The Torch of Progress – Ep. 11, with Jerry Neumann, Founder of Neu Venture Capital

Ashley Yates

Join us for episode 11 of The Torch of Progress with Jerry Neumann, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Founder of Neu Venture Capital.

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Key Discussion Points:

  • The funding, organization, and management of research
  • Linear and non-linear models of innovation
  • Uncertainty vs. risk in progress

Guest Speaker: Jerry Neumann

A veteran in the world of venture capital, Jerry Neumann has been investing in internet startups for more than 20 years. He presently runs Neu Venture Capital, a firm he founded in 2008 that invests in early-­stage internet companies. Neu has been among the first investors in groundbreaking enterprise software companies including Datadog, The Trade Desk, and Flurry. The companies Neu has helped seed-fund have created more than $50 billion in market value and more than 3,000 jobs. He has been called one of New York’s top early stage investors by Business Insider. Jerry also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Columbia University.

Before Neu, Jerry co-founded Root Markets, a pioneer in programmatic marketing. He ran the venture capital division of Omnicom Group, the world’s leading marketing services company, where he was involved with the seed financing of many of the earliest internet marketing firms. Prior to that he was at Prodigy Services and Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group. He started his career at IBM as an engineer on the design team of the ES/9000 family of mainframes. He graduated from Columbia University with a BS and MS in electrical engineering and from NYU with a MBA.

He writes at http://reactionwheel.net.

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