About The Talk
On May 21st we’re speaking with Charlie O’Donnell, Founder and Partner of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, the first venture capital fund based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve invested in companies like Petal, The Wing, Wethos, and Bravely.
Join us at 10 am as we dive into what VCs look for when analyzing potential investments and companies, based on his experience and from what he’s seen processing over 500 pitches on Feedback.vc.
Partner and Founder of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Charlie O’Donnell has been an active member of the NYC startup community for over 15 years, with a reputation of being the most accessible early stage investor in New York. After being hired as the first analyst at Union Square Ventures and helping to open First Round Capital’s first NYC office, he founded Brooklyn Bridge Ventures in 2012.
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has made over 60 investments since it was founded, making it one of the most active funds investing in pre-seed and seed rounds in the city. It often leads or co-leads, investing in a wide variety of startups founded by a diverse pool of founders including The Wing, Petal, Clubhouse, Hungryroot, Ample Hills Creamery, Canary, goTenna and Imagen, among others. The fund was the first to be launched in Brooklyn–where he was born and raised.
He competes in triathlons, bikes to work, and founded the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse–a free kayaking program on the East River.
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