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Introducing Breather: Beautiful, Private, On-demand City Spaces

Steve Schlafman Sep 04, 2014
Two years ago I was introduced to Julien Smith, Founder / CEO of Montreal and NYC-based Breather, by my good friend Taylor Davidson. Taylor explained that Breather was building a new type of private cafe that could be accessed via mobile app. I thought the concept sounded crazy and unique at the same time so I agreed to take a meeting with Julien. When I first met Julien and he explained the concept to me, I believed he was absolutely nuts. For those of you who haven’t...
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Back To Where It Started...RRE

Lenny Pruss Jul 29, 2014
This post is slightly overdue, and I can promise my return to blogging as a VC will involve much more interesting subjects than myself, but nonetheless I can’t be more excited to announce that I’ve rejoined RRE as a Senior Associate. I originally joined RRE as an Analyst back in the Spring of 2010 and have been fortunate enough to work alongside and learn from some of the smartest, most thoughtful and down-to-earth folks in the VC business. RRE is a unique place; a firm...
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TapCommerce

Eric D. Wiesen Jul 02, 2014
The decision to fund an early stage company is a decision to be in business with a team of founders for as long as ten years, but usually at least five. One has to really like, admire and believe in a team to be in the business of funding this stage of business and becoming a board member. So it’s with both excitement and a bit of wistfulness that I watched TapCommerce join Twitter this week via an acquisition. This is a company that I’ve known since before it got started....
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Tinybop: Educating Kids Around the World

Steve Schlafman May 22, 2014
Several years ago when I was at Lerer Ventures, Sam Gerstenzang, our summer intern, recommended  that I meet with Raul Gutierrez, Founder CEO of a Brooklyn-based creative studio called Tinybop.  When Sam explained that Tinybop was building educational apps for kids, I was immediately skeptical because I’ve seen hundreds of companies in the space and my identical twin brother founded a children’s media studio, ButtKid. After some back and...
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RRE is Hiring an Analyst in NYC!

May 05, 2014
THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.   We're looking for someone who is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about technology and markets, has exceptional analytical skills, and will serve as a draw for, and support to, incredible entrepreneurs. Because our team is small, our analyst is expected to take initiative, support a wide range of activities in parallel, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Specifically, our...
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