FutureM Boston Angel Investor Shark Tank: $100,000 to be Awarded to Startups Live on Stage
You’ve seen the TV show where entrepreneurs present their business to a panel of investors to earn an opportunity of a lifetime, now see it done FutureM style. BzzAgent and FutureM are bringing Shark Tank to the greatest innovation city in the country. Several Boston tech entrepreneurs will pitch their startups to a panel of local Sharks including Katie Rae, Mike Troiano, Pete Blacklow and Fred Destin, with funding from Boston Seed, Atlas Ventures and Dharmesh Shah (and one incredible anonymous investor) - for the ultimate opportunity: a chance at piece of $100,000 in investment capital. See who’s got the guts and the brains to get funding live on the FutureM stage.
The finalists have been announced! See these 6 innovative companies face the sharks live on stage for a piece of over $100,000 in investment capital.
- Intrepid (Timbre)
- NBD Nano
Katie Rae is the Managing Director of TechStars in Boston, and is also a founder of Project 11, a firm that invests in and assists early-stage startups. Katie specializes in rapid product development and customer growth strategies for Internet businesses that scale.
She has spent her career building significant Internet businesses in the community, self-publishing and search spaces. Most recently she was the Head of Product for Microsoft Startup Labs, an early... Read More →
| Dave Balter is the founder and CEO of BzzAgent, Inc., which he founded in 2001 and was sold in 2011 to dunnhumby, a division of Tesco PLC (LSE: TSCO). In addition to BzzAgent CEO duties, Dave now serves on the Global Executive Team for dunnhumby.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Troiano brings 25 years of experience building brands and businesses across a wide spectrum of household names, publicly-traded companies, and venture-funded startups. He was most recently a Principal of Holland-Mark, a leading independent Boston-based advertising and strategic marketing firm.
An early executive at mobile marketing pioneer m-Qube, Troiano was GM of that company’s Interactive division when it was acquired by VeriSign in one of the largest... Read More →
With over 20 years of both bootstrapping and VC-backed company experience, Karl is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs. Karl co-founded 170 Systems, an enterprise software company in 1990, and saw it through two decades of growth and profitability, culminating in a successful acquisition. Karl led the company as CEO as it bootstrapped to become a profitable, worldwide market leader with a Fortune 1000 customer base using the company’s software products and services in over 90... Read More →
Fred Destin has been a Partner at Atlas Venture since 2004 where he focuses on technology-enabled services and consumer facing innovation. He helps build companies.
For Atlas, he has led a number of investments including DailyMotion (the European leader in video sharing), Seatwave (a large live events ticket marketplace), Zoopla (a disruptive online real estate play) and KDS (a SaaS travel company). Fred recently moved to the US and led his first US investment in New York adtech company... Read More →
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