June 2020: Annual Meeting, Insights, and Portfolio News

06.30.20

Blog, News

By Tribeca Venture Partners

Hope you and your families are all safe and well. The NYC area has made tremendous progress, and life is slowly returning to a new normal that we’re all figuring out together. As part of that new normal, we recently hosted our first, and hopefully last, Zoom Annual Meeting, and let’s just own it. It was weird. A tactical tip…to limit variables, we actually recorded our presentation the day before and did a live intro, three Q&A sessions, and a conclusion. We also had several CEO’s do 10 minute recorded presentations. There were a few glitches, but all in all, it went well, and we got a lot of good feedback.

As we all move forward, it sometimes helps to leverage classical thinkers. This quote from Socrates feels spot on right now.  

“The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but building the new.” – Socrates

Insights

Here’s a video of The CEO-Board Relationship in Times of Crisis panel last month with our Managing Partner, Brian Hirsch, and David Klein, CEO at CommonBond. Brian and David participated alongside Jeffrey Silberman, Associate Attorney at Perkins Coie, and Janine Buis, President at GrowthTera. 

The panel covered insights on building an effective board relationship, managing through challenging times, and pitfalls to avoid.

Listen to the replay of the event  HERE

What We’re Reading

What Are The Phases Of New York’s Reopening Plan?  NYTimes

The Future Of Fintech: The New Normal After The Covid-19 Crisis  Forbes  

Edtech Is Surging, And Parents Have Some Notes  TechCrunch

Once We Can Work From Anywhere, Does The World Need Silicon Valley?  Fast Company

The Pandemic Shows Us The Genius Of Supermarkets  The Atlantic

When 511 Epidemiologists Expect To Fly, Hug And Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again  NYTimes

The Sharing Economy Will Have To Change  The Economist

Three Steps To Make Tech Companies More Equitable  Wired

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario Is Stepping Down  Fast Company

Portfolio News & Updates

1Huddle

Employers Must Look Past Zoom Happy Hours   Yahoo Finance

BetterCloud

BetterCloud Scores $75M Series F As SaaS Management Needs Grow  TechCrunch

CommonBond

CommonBond Announces SmartCash  CommonBond

Domio

Coronavirus Can’t Stop This Pioneering Apartment Hotel Brand  Forbes

L1ght

Content Moderators Alone Can’t Clean Up Our Toxic Internet  Fast Company

Lendio

Lendio To Power PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications For Financial Institutions  Lendio

Penrose Hill 

12 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts That Don’t Require Shipping  USA Today 

Porter Road

The US Is Facing A Meat Shortage, But You Can Still Buy Beef…At These Online Retailers  Business Insider

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