Event Recap: Yorkseed Venture Summit with StartupFuel New York #TechWeek Edition

On June 4, 2024, YRB attended the first Yorkseed Venture Summit with StartupFuel. The event was hosted by the law firm Polsinelli, in their newly renovated space on the 33rd floor in New York City.

Yorkseed is a Global Venture Capital Network connecting founders and investors,  founded by Jessica Sophia Wong.

StartupFuel builds software that uses data, AI, and network to help better connect fragmented startup ecosystems, Ashley Martis is the CEO.

The event featured speakers Gabriel Yomi Dabiri and Peter Thurlow from Polsinelli, Alisha Outridge from BlackLion, Josh Futterman from Papa Bear Ventures, Seba Dominguez from Builders, Ashlea Souffrou, CMRP from SxanPro, and Sunny Midha from Principia Growth.

Topics included a wide range of topics for all stages of venture fundraising, including early-stage, pre-seed to seed, growth stage, Series B, private equity and more!

“A year ago, I never imagined starting Yorkseed. It all began during a dull three-hour train ride with nothing but a spreadsheet out of boredom.”

said Yorkseed founder Jessica Sophia Wong

“​I am looking forward to our next Venture Summit in Toronto during the Collision Conference June 20, 2024”

The startups Amico App, Block Convey, Creative 3D Technologies, Intero AI, Kast, Tavern Community Coworking, and SkySurf Travel participated in the Pitchbox Founder Showcase.

All attendees received a complimentary headshot session courtesy of Shoott.  Additional sponsors included Prosh Marketing, Zeebu, community partner Trusteer Financial, and Croissant Coworking.

The Yorkseed Venture Summit with StartupFuel was a definite highlight out of over the 700 events that occurred during NY Tech Week!

​Photos by: Kevin Richard

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