The Third Degree
It's What You Know
Roger Ehrenberg is the managing partner at IA Ventures. Prior to the tech world, Ehrenberg was an investment banker and at Citibank and Deutsche Bank.
Q: You always remember the ones that got away. Tell us about the startup you regret passing on the most.
A: During my angel investing days, probably Foursquare.
Having recently come into some serious funds thanks to a bit of farsighted domain squatting, Betabeat was trolling the net for advice on how best to invest. Stocks aren’t really our thing, so we decided to spread our wings and try a little angel investing. First stop, Quora, for some pointers on how to place our bets wisely.
Tech Bubble Watch
One of the most interesting and tectonic shifts in the world of tech start-ups has been the emergence of robust markets for buying and selling private shares.
The SEC’s announcement last week that it is was considering relaxing the rules around private shares was met with strong reaction from the VC community.
New York investor Roger Ehrenberg penned a post this morning for Fortune arguing that the private markets were in need of some rationality.
Justin Wohlstadter navigated easily through the crush of long-legged beauties and laptop jockeys crowding the lobby of the Ace Hotel on a chilly Thursday night. His informal office when he’s not in the U.K. doing postgraduate work at Oxford, the wood-paneled bar is also his hunting ground for tech deals to fund Read More