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Remo Giuffre
Founder & Director
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Howard Morgan

Partner | First Round Capital

New York, United States

"Nurturing the Future"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment

My tags:

Business DevelopmentEntertainmentEventsFoodScienceMediaMusicPhilanthropyTechnologyTheatreTravel

Very good at:
+ Connecting people
+ Recognizing great ideas early
+ Nurturing people to help their ideas become impactful

About me & my work:

I love working with young people and nurturing their ideas. First as a Professor at Cornell, Caltech and Penn, and for the last 34 years as an angel and seed stage venture capitalist. I have helped grow companies such as Idealab, Pandora, Uber, and several hundred others.

There are a lot of ways I like to help companies. As a former computer science professor, I have a lot of technical knowledge, and love working with deeply technical founders. But I also have worked with so many companies that have made it to the public markets, and such a wide variety of management styles that I feel uniquely positioned to help companies sidestep the many common pitfalls on their way there.

Everything I’ve learned in the process has only further convinced me that entrepreneurship is the most noble and exciting pursuit on the planet. And I regularly draw on past experiences to advise the founders I work with today.

For the future, I am interested in genomics and what we're doing to the world.

I also have a passion for musical theater and cabaret.

My links:

First Round Capital


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