05 Apr April 7, 2014 – The Hub’s Jonathan Block & Venture Capitalist Mark Peter Davis
Just back from an entrepreneurship conference in Russia, Jonathan Block is the quintessential music entrepreneur. He started a record label while in college and was vice president at a large management company working with artists like Suzanne Vega. Jonathan launched a company named Major Music which was a worldwide fan base management and growth company, and created huge revenue streams for tons of great acts. The Hub.fm is his newest company and is designed to revolutionize the retail experience for bands and teams. Imagine being able to buy your favorite merchandise from your seat at the arena during the show, and having it automatically delivered to you or your house. Jonathan also runs The $tartup Hour, which produces television and mobile entertainment combining American Idol, Shark Tank and QVC.
Mark Davis is a New York City venture capitalist with a long career in startups and finance. Mark was co-founder of DevSpark, Founder Shield, Nomad Financial, and TwentyPine. After serving as a Venture Partner at High Peaks Venture Partners, he founded Interplay Ventures. Interplay is a combination accelerator and VC, and has an interesting mix of self started companies and investment companies in its portfolio. Business Insider listed Mark as one of the 100 Most Influential Digital NYers. Mark gives some great advice on how to find money and what to expect when you do.