On Thursday night I was a co-host of the first New York Open Angel Forum dinner with Charlie O’Donnell, Jason Calacanis and Tyler Crowley. More than a dozen great local angel investors networked and watched investment pitches over burgers and beer at Dogpatch Labs.
I was at the first OAF dinner in Los Angeles three months ago. Since then they’ve had events in San Francisco and Boulder and a bunch of the presenting companies have been funded. The NYC event went smoothly and the presentations from HD Cloud, MyNines, Aristotle Circle, Kodingen, Food52 and Up Next were fantastic.
Food52 would make a great Crowd Fusion app. HD Cloud would make a great Crowd Fusion plug-in. Kodingen would be a great way to edit Crowd Fusion sites from a web kiosk.
I’m looking forward to the next NYC OAF event. Our sponsors were actively involved and we got great feedback from everyone who attended. There are half a dozen little things we’ll be changing for the next event to make it more efficient.
UPDATE: There’s an official recap on the Open Angel Forum site with links to posts by presenters (Kodingen and UpNext) and investors (Howard Morgan, Jeff Stewart, Jon Steinberg and Fabrice Grinda). My co-host Charlie O’Donnell also gives in-depth praise to our sponsors Joyent, Cooley, and Winter Wyman.