Join Erica Duignan Minnihan for a small dinner with friends and colleagues to discuss what to expect in the 2017 venture backed business climate.
Dinner discussion will include thoughtful analysis around the venture investing climate and what changes are expected prospectively; trends regarding what stories are seeing capital versus initiatives that are having a tougher time; and key areas of innovation attracting capital in the next twelve months.
Above all, this will be a great time to connect and network with a great peer group over excellent food and drink.
Join Matt Harris and Jalak Jobanputra for a small dinner of innovators and friends for networking and discussion around how FinTech is becoming an enabler of economic inclusion.
In addressing previously excluded consumer demographics, the industry is in a position to drive innovation and economic and social change. According to the World Bank Group (WBG), an estimated 2 billion adults, or 42% of the global adult population, are absent from the formal financial system. Therefore, even modest strides in achieving economic inclusion present the single largest addressable opportunity in FinTech.
Even as Q2 Fintech investment declined by 21% versus Q1, this underbanked is Fintech’s largest opportunity – that is if politicians and ...
Join Arden Schneider and Les Martel for a small dinner of 15 or so selected friends and colleagues.
The topic of dinner conversation will be an often overlooked, yet critical component of retaining top talent: On-boarding. A recent Aberdeen Group study found that people decide whether or not to stick with a company within their first six months there - it's a critical part of any talent strategy.
Getting new hires started isn’t something that just happens. It takes a lot of work and careful planning to ensure new team members can truly hit the ground running. No one wants to be stuck twiddling their thumbs at their first day on the job and companies certainly to not want to hire team members who leave six months later - or who aren’t as ...
Please join Maria Shtrapenina and Irina Tanenbaum for a dinner with friends to discuss the current investing environment for endowments and foundations.
In today's volatile market, endowments and foundations face many challenges in the quest for desired return. The recently muted return environment as well as multiple industry and sector challenges are driving not-for-profit investors to seek ways to enhance returns and optimize resources.
We look forward to discussing these trends while also connecting and networking over great food and drink. See everyone on the 27th.
Please join me for an intimate small and informal dinner gathering of like minded real estate professionals at Zuma New York.
I've been doing these Vorays regularly and they are a unique opportunity to network and interact with the goal of fostering new and old relationships.
Come hungry and bring your liver.
Join Josh Wolfe from Lux and a small group of innovators in the advanced material science, nanotech, nanotechnology space for a private dinner of 15 or so where we discuss the exciting future of life science and health tech companies.
Due to their large size and heavily regulated environment, at first glance it might seem that life sciences and healthcare businesses are immune to disruption by innovators. But a new crop of tech entrepreneurs is trying to change that. Their products range from apps and social networks to robots and complex simulators. But they all share a common goal: to leverage new technology to fix an old industry.
We will chat about the business opportunities and challenges they face and provide real-world ...
Join Chris Depatria as he hosts a select group of 15-20 senior sales professionals for some lively discussion, networking, drinking, and dinner. During this Voray, we will discuss sales process optimization, efficiencies gained in the sales stack, career advancement and best practices to consider when building world class sales teams.
So join us for an exciting dinner of conversation with fellow experts in this field, some great curated networking, and a few cocktails on the 17th - hope to see you then. Be sure to bring some stories, some asks, and your liver.
Join Andy Weissman from Union Square Ventures for a small dinner of friends and innovators in medicine and health technology.
The nature of the way we interact - or desire to interact - with medicine and our medical care is starting to change fundamentally. This is less about the unbundling of medicine (which may also be happening) but instead the reordering of it. Stemming from a combination of user desires (driven by the mobile transformation of the last 10 years) and software and device capabilities, the reordering can be seen acutely in some conflicts that are now occurring.
Let's discuss these conflicts. Times they are a changin' and we look forward to discussing topics from the unbundling of legacy distribution systems ...
Kindly join our hosts, Joe Medved of Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Drew Tarlow from the Wildcat Capital Management, for a Voray that brings together some of New York's premier investors from family offices and venture capital firms.
This gathering will provide VCs the opportunity to learn a bit more about how family offices tick and the underlying processes for direct and indirect allocation. Family offices will learn more about the latest investment themes being pursued by these VCs as well as share their insights on where they see the best investment opportunities.
For those of you not familiar with a Voray, it will be a fun couple of hours where you’ll build authentic professional relationships, solidify existing ones and spend time ...
Join Jonathan Miller and Jason Ostheimer from Advancit Capital for dinner and conversation focused on trends and innovation in the New York Media sector.
This dinner brings together a select group of leading investors and companies in entertainment, media and technology for lively discussion and networking.
This is a dinner for founders, investors, and operators who are actively working to transform the insurance value chain. The evening's discussion with focus on tactical areas for shared learning.
What are the common regulatory challenges facing entrepreneurs in insurance today?
Who are the most creative and collaborative players in the existing insurance value chain?
What new customer acquisition channels are available to us today that we as startups have a comparative advantage in?
What are the most powerful pools of talent and domain expertise migrating from the legacy insurance world to the startup community?
What are the most common misconceptions to day about where there are opportunities to innovate?
If you were building an ...
The existing marketing playbook has been thrown out the window. Building long-term equity for brands while still meeting the quarterly target has become a game of balance, creativity and calculated decisions. We are breaking down and reinventing organization structures, teams, disciplines and distribution of budgets. Join me for dinner to discuss the formulas senior marketing leaders have developed, tested and proven.
What new places and channels do we use?
How do we innovate and shape the market early?
What's the process to incubate new business models?
How do we invite other partners in?
So let's get together for some networking, but also share with each other how we create value and drive growth for our businesses.
Looking forward to ...
Please join Jim Herbert II, the CEO and Founder of First Republic Bank, and Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder & Partner of Greycroft Partners, as they pull together a group of leaders from some of the companies that make the Silicon Alley tick. The purpose of this Voray is to take stock of these last few years and what lessons have been learned, while also discussing what the future holds.
We look forward to building new relationships and strengthening existing ones.
Healthcare is a huge industry and marketplace, but what’s its impact in the world?
It provides profits and jobs for some people, and cures or at least care for others. But should its revenues really be added to our GDP, or is it a necessary antidote that ideally could be replaced by the cultivation of health rather than the chase to recover it?
That’s clearly the direction the Affordable Care Act is pointing to. How can the healthcare industry respond and transform itself in response? Can new technology, which tracks disease and patients, also track health and motivate individuals to invest in it? Can pharma realize the beyond-the-pill vision of keeping people healthy with pills plus tech-mediated engagement? Will society tax sugar to ...
Influence is one of the most important and sought after opportunities in the marketing world today. Brands, Agencies, Publishers, Celebrities, & Platforms are all trying to leverage influence/influencers to drive their business. With technology now enabling everyone to drive influence, how will the worlds oldest marketing form, word-of-mouth, evolve in the future.
The Democratization of Influence dinner series aims to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies that will address key industry challenges while driving business forward in an ever-changing marketplace.
This month's discussion will be led by Evan Kraut from GREY AdVentures. In usual Voray fashion, it will be a fun couple of hours ...
I am delighted to invite you to my first Voray, an intimate gathering at my residence of friends and colleagues for whom I have deep respect.
This will be a welcomed opportunity for a select group of family offices to network and chat about their objectives for 2016 and beyond. As we navigate through these uncertain times, I find it useful to share our collective learnings with one another. During our dinner, I would encourage everyone to think about a few key lessons learned so far this year and be prepared to share it with the group. It does not have to be earth shattering, just something meaningful that you would like to share. The goal is for each of us to leave the dinner with a few pearls of wisdom collected from some of the ...
Join Brian Zang and David Greenberger the Building the Sales Machine team as they host a selected gathering of senior sales professionals for some networking, drinking, and dinner. During this Voray, we will discuss best practices, lessons learned, and key challenges experienced while building the sales machine. So bring some stories, some asks, and your liver.
A selective group of fiercely talented women representing a cross section of leadership within private equity, banking, venture capital, and long / short investing, this Voray will focus on lessons learned during our own careers and how we can pass on failures and successes to the next generation of female executives. This dinner will be a great opportunity to network with colleagues and strengthen relationships with new ones.
Come join a small group of company execs and investors to chat about the NYC market in 2016 and beyond.
Are we the only ones who feel like it's somewhat business as usual in NYC? With the exception of multiples coming down a bit, it seems like private investing fundamentals have not substantially changed -- even at the earliest stages. Good companies are still attracting venture funding or have raised enough to get through a down turn. Early stage businesses that are interesting and growing -- well, they are still interesting and are still growing and getting funded.
On the other hand, if you have visited the West Coast recently, there seems to be a bit of doom and gloom on Sand Hill Road. On a recent trip, it was quite surprising to us ...
Hosted by Caryn Effron, Angela Lee and Claudia Iannazzo, this intimate dinner brings together a fiercely talented group of leaders committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible within their industries and communities. Our conversation will focus on what it takes to inspire a wave of change in the way we empower women to reach across industries, generations, and geographies in changing the status quo at scale.
I've been working with CTOs for more than 20 years. Over the years, I've seen distinct habits weave a thread among the most successful of the bunch. Let's get together and talk about what we think it takes to be an effective CTO, and learn from each other's successes and failure.
We organize small gatherings of very curated groups at intimate Venues. Our gatherings are always powered by partners who are extremely relevant to the attendees. Their goals are the same—to build authentic relationships and grow professionally while powering and funding this important network. If you would like to host a Voray, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Voray is a great way to put influential friends together for what is consistently an amazing networking dinner. I've hosted and been to several events and they're all top-notch and get rave reviews. Setting up the events could not be easier - really white glove experience. I have no problem trusting my network with Voray and their sponsors and can't wait to host my next one.
I've always loved bringing my network together - and had countless ideas for bringing groups of people together for a dinner that always stayed ideas. Until Voray. The platform made is so easy for me to bring compelling friends and peers together for what is consistently an amazing networking dinner. Best of all, the Voray sponsor only enhanced the evening as it felt in context, not to mention the ability for all attendees to benefit from their generosity. I hadn't left the room from my first Voray before I was suggesting my next two. Really appreciate the concierge like service - and even the amazing new people they introduced from their community to my event.
For attorneys at large firms, it can be challenging to find the time for business development while also servicing existing clients. Voray helps us build authentic relationships with new clients while at the same time strengthen long-standing ones. What would have taken months, now happens in one evening. Voray is always a cost-effective way to generate new business.
Voray has proven to be an extremely compelling solution for quickly developing meaningful relationships with those who are most important to our business. Like any multi-billion dollar company we develop detailed multi-channel marketing and business development plans on a cyclical basis. Discipline and precision are a must and ROI is top of mind. Voray's approach reduces months of relationship building to hours and it occurs in a way that is truly enjoyable for everyone involved. The ROI is very attractive plus the folks at Voray are always a pleasure to partner with.
Voray provides us a turn key solution to get access to the leaders of our industry - many of which are normally difficult to tie down in one setting let alone get their time and attention. This has led to significant new business. We've built some amazing relationships as a result of Voray and so far the measurable direct return on each one is no less than 50x the investment. The indirect return is immeasurable and endless given the new authentic relationships we have made so far. Voray is an absolute no-brainer business development tool for most any company.
Our business is about establishing meaningful relationships and building partnerships with our clients for the long term. Voray is a perfect channel for our business development initiatives because we get to meet people we can create real value for. The dinners are intimate and allow us to generate authentic and new relationships. Plus, the attendees are always excited to hear what we have to say -- not to mention the dinners are consistently formatted and a lot of fun. They always work well and are pretty inexpensive given the return.
The founder of one of NYCs largest SaaS businesses, David now enjoys helping professionals build new authentic relationships through advocacy and networking. He loves helping entreprenuers by sharing his lessons of failing forward.
Chairman and Co-Founder of GLG, Mark has paved the way for thousands of professionals to create value for each other by connecting them to share expertise and experiences.
Head of direct investments for Prudence, Gavin is on the board of Blockchain and a number of other industry leading businesses.