The Goal

Typically at dinner there are 30 entrepreneur executives, a couple investors and other unique guests. We strive for 50/50% women/men and a mixture of 1st time, funded, serial entrepreneurs. At least 50% of the attendees are new each month.

A key aspect of the community is asking how we can help each other. Then we take the 30 asks from each dinner along with photos and email to our whole community to help each other. The more helpful people will be invited back more often. Hopefully we can continue building a fantastic and very collaborative NYC tech community where people help each other as much as possible.  

 
 

The community

+800 People
Women: 50%, Men: 50%
CEO: 44%, CTO/VP Tech: 12%, Product/UX: 7%, Investor: 17%, Other 20%

 

When & where

 

What: Drinks/Dinner 7-11pm. Open bar for 1hr, 3 course meal, wine, etc..

When: Monthly and dates change each month. 10x per yr.

Where: Typically downtown NYC.

Costs: We frequently have partial sponsors. We split the remainder of the costs. ~$40-60 per person.

Invites: Community referrals are the only way to get invited. 

Started: 2011

Sponsors rotating:
Latham & WatkinsOrrick, Softlayer, JP Morgan Private Bank, Silicon Valley Bank
Please email if you  wish to Sponsor.

Photographers:
Ron HavivRobert Wright 

  

 
 

Photos

 

Testimonials

Being surrounded by like-minded people was transformative.
— Brandon Holley, CEO, Everywear
It’s like a Jackson Pollock painting. You throw a bunch of great people together and something amazing will emerge.
— Andrew Bogle, Managing Director, Reva Capital Markets
Thanks, Evan, for an incredible night! I had no idea what to expect, and it was one of the more memorable evenings I’ve had of late (and that’s a high bar, coming from someone who is usually out clubbing after she puts her kids to bed).
— Vanessa Liu, COO, Trigger Media Group
I‘d heard about your gatherings for years and it was great to finally experience one - your generosity of spirit is remarkable and I was honored to be included.
— Rick Smolan, CEO, Against All Odds Productions
This event puts together some of the best and brightest the city has to offer and I was humbled to be invited into this community of truly incredible human beings.
— Tristan Louis, Owner, TNL.net
What a fantastic gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and generally interesting people from our city and beyond. Was really great to meet folks outside of the typical circles over a meal.
— Alex Cavoulacos, Founder & COO, The Muse
About the coolest and most helpful bunch of folks you will come across in the NYC startup community. Evan has put together an incredible network of entrepreneurs and investors.
— Mark Birch, CRO, Enhatch
Exciting to meet an array of new faces and walk away actually knowing you want to follow up with several people you just met. Great use of time.
— Richard Greenfield, Investor, Media & Tech Analyst, BTIG
The group you curate and the format you’ve established are top notch. In fact, several of us were saying how we usually try to avoid “networking” events at all cost - but that your dinners are the absolute outlier/exception. Very inspiring, actionable - and more than wonderfully enjoyable LDV dinners that he hosts.
— Gesche Haas, Founder, Dreamers & Doers
Great crowd and friendly conversations! Coming from San Francisco, I couldn’t ask for a better event to meet talented entrepreneurs in NYC. Evan is a first class host, I am grateful to be apart of the experience.
— Sherman Hu, Investor
You did it again— what a fantastic gathering of some of the brightest entrepreneurs from our city. Everyone I met was so engaged and generous. Thank you for building a community that feels like home, I look forward to the next one.
— Julia Davis, Chief Development Officer, Citizen Engagement Laboratory
Evan manages to pull together a witty and ambitious group of founders together every month. This is a must-attend event in NYC if you can score an invite.
— Vivek Sharma, CEO, Movable Ink

Community [partial list]

Adam Paulisick, VP, Biz Dev.
Nielsen Catalina Solutions

Adam Rothenberg, Partner
BoxGroup

Adam Quinton, Founder & CEO
Lucas Point Ventures

Adam Soldinger, Head of Programming & Dev.
Intel

Alain Miguel, Co-founder and COO
Modalyst

Alan Mark,
Investor

Aleks Jakulin, Founder & President 
Ganxy


Alex Taub, CoFounder,
SocialRank

Alex Bangash, Founder, Chairman
Trusted Insight

Alexa Varsavsky, Co-Founder & Dir. Product Modabound

Alexander Shashou, Co-Founder & President
Alice

Alexander Tange, Co-Founder
nextSociety

Alexandre Winter, Founder and CEO at Placemeter

Alexandra Cavoulacos, Founder & COO
The Muse

Alexis Anderson, Head of Partnerships
 Bark & Co.

Alexis Tryon, Founder & CEO,
Artsicle  

Alia Shafir, Cross Platform Strategy
Bloomberg

Alicia Syrett, Founder & CEO
Pantegrion Capital

Allen Kors, Founder/ CEO
Achieve Lending

Alistair Shepherd, Co-Founder,
Saberr

Allie Mahler, Co-Founder
Be Social Change

Allison Strouse, CEO, Founder
Yarly

Amanda Freeman, Owner
SLT

Amanda Moskowitz, GM,
Mobile Commons

Amanda Steinberg, Founder
DailyWorth

Amol Sarva, Founder,
Knotable

Amy Sample Ward CEO,
NTEN

Amy Kadomatsu
Investor & Co-Founder, President
Roko Labs

Anastasia Leng, Co-Founder,
Hatch

Angelique Augereau, Founder & President
Zafu

Andrea Marcucci, Founder & CEO
Lastlook  

Andres Blank, Co-Founder,
Caliber

Andres Glusman, VP Product & Community, Meetup

Andrew Bonventre, Head of Product and Engineering
Poptip

Andrew Bogle, MD
Reva Capital Markets

Andrew Cleland, Venture Partner
Comcast Ventures

Andrew Cohen, CEO Stealth Startup
Samsung Accelerator

Andrew Delorey, Associate,
Silicon Valley Bank   

Andrew Fingerman, CEO
Photoshelter

Andrew Montgomery, VP  
Silicon Valley Bank

Andrew Shults, Web Engineering Lead,
Oscar Insurance

Andy Parsons, CTO, 
McKinsey Academy

Anna Curran , CEO & Founder,
Cookbook Create

Annelies Van Den Belt- Jansen , CEO
DC Thomson Family History

Anson Tsai, Founder & CEO
Cardpool

Antonio Rodriguez , Partner
Matrix Partners

Anuradha Duggal , Founder at
F Cubed

Ari Lewine, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Triplelift

Art Chang, CEO
Tipping Point Partners

Aseem Sood, Founder
Newco

Ashantha Indika Kaluarachchi Dir. Marketing/Operations
Socratic Labs

Ashley Swartz, CEO & Founder
Furious Corp.

Asmau Ahmed , Founder & Engineer
ColorModules 

Aubrey Levy , Co-Founder & CEO
Mobcaster

Avi Muchnick, Co-Founder Aviary,
Director Products,

Adobe

Becky Carella, Developer,
Bark & Co

Benjamin Kelly, Senior Data Scientist,
Birchbox

Ben La Marca, Managing Partner
Calibrate Group

Beth Ferreira Former COO
Fab.com

Betsy Morgan, President
The Blaze

Bill Reichblum, Founder & CEO,
Kadmus Arts

Bonnie Ryan, Director,
Silicon Valley Bank

Brad Dickason, Director of Product,
Shapeways

Brad Hargreaves, Founding Partner
General Assembly

Brad Svrluga, GP,
High Peaks Venture Partners

Brandon Holley,  Founder & CEO,
Everywear

Brooke Moreland , Cofounder & CEO
Fashism

Bruce Eckfeldt , VP Enterprise Development, Cyrus Innovation

Bostjan Spetic, Co-Founder & CPO,
Zemanta

Caitlin Zaino , CEO & Co-Founder,
Porter + Sail

Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Partner
Seedcamp

Carlos Alimurung, SVP, Corp. Business Dev.  
Unnivision


Carly Chamberlain, Co-founder CEO
CaterCow

Carly Stockdale, CEO
5 O'Clock Records

Carly Strife, Co-Founder & CEO,
BarkBox

Carla Holtze, CEO, Co-Founder, 
Parrable

Carolina Garcia, Co-founder & CEO
Modabound

Caroline Waxler, Festival Director Internet Week, Founder, 
Harkness Hall

Carrie Hammer, Founder Carrie
Hammer Custom Apparel

Carrie Seifer, VP Sales
Millennial Media

Chad Lynch, Director of Corp. Business Dev., 
Orrick

Charlie Kemper, Managing Director,
ER Accelerator

Chris O'Brien, Communications Director, BarkBox

Christina Mercando, Founder & CEO
Ringly

Christian Lawless, 
Conversion Capital

CindyMcLaughlin, Co-founder, CEO
Style for Hire

Colin O'Malley, Founder & CEO, 
Plow

Corie Hardee, Pres. & Founder 

Little Borrowed Dress

Courtney McColgan, CMO
Cabify

Dan Cohen, SVP, Creative Director
Publicis NY

Dan French , Founder, CEO
Consider Solutions

Dan Ruch, CEO & Founder
Rocketrip

Dagny Prieto, 
dp user experience & design

Daniel Friedman, Thiel Fellow, CEO
Thinkful

Daniel Loreto, EIR
Venrock

Daniel Michaeli, CEO
SaleMove

Daniel Seal, CEO
AcreWhite

Daniela Perdomo, CEO & Co-founder
goTenna

Danielle Weinblatt, Founder CEO
Take the Interview

Dave Mathews, CEO & Founder
NewAer

Dave McClure, Founder
500Startups

Dave Zohrob, Hacker, 
Angel.co

David Aronoff, General Partner, 
Flybridge Capital Partners

David Cascino, Founder & CEO, 
Thunderclap

David Concannon, Partner, 
Orrick

David Levy, Startup Business Development, 
Amazon

David Lifson, Sr. Dir., Product Management, 
Poppin

David Pakman, Partner,
Venrock

Deborah Berebichez, VP of Quant Risk Analysis Morgan Stanley

Debra Goldstein, Dir. Marketing CYC Fitness Co-Founder
Flirtexting

Deborah Estrin, Prof. CS, Cornell Tech NYC & Co-Founder
Openmhealth

Deborah Schultz, Founder, Co-Host Tummelvision

Derek Stewart, Director Real Estate,
Indeed

Diana Hardeman, Founder, 
MilkMade Ice Cream

Divya Kapasi, Founder,
GoodList

Doreen Bloch, Founder CEO,
Poshly

Elissa Shevinsky, Co-Founder, 
Glimpse Labs

Eliza Factor , Director,
Extreme Kids & Crew

Eloise Bune , Founder & CEO, 
Gracious Eloise

Emily Lutzker, Founder, CEO, 
OpenInvo

Emilie Vasu, VP,
Group Dir. Business Dev., Marketing

Digitas LBi

Eric Jensen, Co-Founder & CTO
pushd

Eric Martineau-Fortin, Managing Partner
White Star Capital

Erick Schonfeld Co-founder
TouchCast

Erik Michielsen, Founder & CEO
Capture Your Flag

Erik Nordlander, Partner,
Google Ventures

Evan Nisselson,
LDV Capital

Ethan Fixell, Comedian,
Dave & Ethan Show

Evelyne White, Co-Founder, CEO
Bookalokal

Fran Hauser, Partner,
Rothenberg Ventures

Frank Kelcz, Advisor, Founder,
Excelerance

Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director,
NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Fausto Gimondi, CEO GAS, CCO
Real Fun Games

Gaja Zornada, Business Development,
Konstrukt

Giff Constable, CEO,
Neo

Gill Linton, CEO,
Byronesque

Gillian Morris, Founder
HitlistApp

Gillian Munson, CFO
XO Group

Claudia Perlich, Chief Scientist
Dstillery

Glynnis MacNicol, Journalist, Co-Founder
The Li.st

Habib Kairouz, Managing Partner,
Rho Ventures

Heather Marie, Founder & CEO,
72Lux

Helen Cho,
Relocating to Hawaii

Henrik Werdelin, Managing Partner,
Prehype

Hilary Mason, Founder,
Fast Forward Labs

Inaki Berenguer, CEO,
Contactive

Jacob Robbins, Founder,
Burn Note

James Haft, Founder,
PALcapital  

Jana Trantow, Associate,
BlueRun Ventures

Jasmin Hume, PhD candidate,
Materials Chemistry at NYU

Jason Glickman, CEO,
Cinema6

Jay Weintraub, Co-Founder,
Grow.co

Jeff Freedman, Vice President, Partnerships, CLEAR

Jeff Stewart, Founder & CEO,
Lenddo

Jennifer Arcuri, Founder,
The InnoTech Summit

Jennifer Litorja, Business & Community Dev. Softlayer Technologies

Jennifer Yen, Founder,
pur~lisse beauty

Jeremy Kagan, CEO & Founder,
Pricing Engine

Jessi Hempel, Senior Writer,
Wired Magazine

Jessica Randazza, CMO,
Offer Board

Jigar Patel, Vice President,
Silicon Valley Bank

Jill Sherman , CEO & Co-Founder,
Modalyst

Jim Hirshfield, Head of Publisher Development, DISQUS

Joana Pacheco, Founder & CEO,
Paperhouses

Jocelyn Johnson, Founder,
VideoInk

John Pasmore, CEO,
Voyage.tv

Jonas Lee, CEO,
PhotoKharma

Jonathan Hyman, Co-Founder & CIO,
Appboy

Jonathan Lehr, Dir. Venture Capital,
Work-Bench

Jonathan Rainey, CTO, Co-Founder,
Thread Media

Jonas Jonsson, Founder & CEO,
Ripple News

Jorge Torres, Kauffman Fellow, VP,
Silas Capital  

José de Cabo, Co-Founder,
Olapic

Josh Brody, CEO & Co-Founder,
Booklr

Josh Guttman, Partner,
Softbank Capital

Josh Auerbach, CFO,
Betaworks

Josh Sternfeld,
Film Writer & Director

Joshua Cotton, Head of Technology,
Tablet Hotels

Julia Davis , Co-Founder,
Production Collective

Julia Straus , Director Partnerships,
BaubleBar

Julie Yoo , Co-Founder &
Chief Scientific Officer,

Pymetrics

Justin Smithline, CEO & Co-Founder, FunnelFire

Justin Tsang ,
Investor

Kamal Patel, Sr. Director, HR,
ClearChannel

Karen Moon, Founder, CEO,
Trendalytics

Kathleen Utecht, Venture Partner,
Core Innovation Capital

Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO, 
The Muse

Kathryn Tucker, CEO & Founder,
Red Rover Networks

Katie Nadler, Founder & CEO,
TopShelf Clothes

Kelly Hoey, Chief Marketing Officer,
Cuurio

Kevin Fleming, Member of the CTO Office, Bloomberg

Khayyam Wakil, Chief Innovation Officer, Immersive Media

Kristal Bergfield, VP Business Operations, Ordr.in Networks

Kristin Calve, Founder,
Topstone Angels

Kelsey Recht, CEO & Founder,
VenueBook

Komal Kushalraj, Co-Founder & CEO,
Numari

Laurel Touby,
Investor & Advisor

Leslie Harrington, Executive Director,
The Color Association

Lily Liu, Co-Founder, CEO, 
PublicStuff

Lindsey Marshall Gray, Director, 
NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Lippe Oosterhof, CEO, 
Livestation

Liz Bacelar, Founder, & CEO, 
Decoded Fashion

Liz Crawford, CTO, 
Birchbox

Liza Kindred, Founder, 
Third Wave Fashion

LonaDuncan, Founder & CEO, 
Style Lend

Lora LeSage, SVP Digital Media, 
NBC Owned TV

Lori Mazor, Founder & CEO, 
Synthetivity

Lou Kerner, Founder, 
The Social Internet Fund

Luca Critelli, CTO, 
Picleus

Lyde Spann, Founder, 
netamorphosis

Maisie Devine, CEO & Co-founder, 
Poacht

Marcel Saba, Founder, Director, 
Redux Pictures

Marcy Simon, Founder, 
Agent of Change

Mariquel Waingarten, Co-Founder, Director, HICKIES

Mark Birch, Chief Revenue Officer,
Enhatch

Mark Uhrmacher, SVP Software Engineering, 
Hearst Business Media

Maria Gotsch, President & CEO, 

Partnership Fund for NYC

Marianne Bellotti, CTO, 
Exversion

Mariya Nurislamova, Co-Founder & CEO, Scentbird

Marta Wohrle, President, 
Accord Media

Matt Littin, CEO, 
Lootcakes

Matt Meeker, Co-Founder, CEO,
BarkBox

Matt Ruby, Founder, 
Vooza

Matt Taylor, Dir. Engineering, 
Tumblr

Melanie Charlton, Founder & CEO, 
Closette

Melanie Moore, Co-Founder,
Elizabeth & Clarke

Melissa Stepanis, Market Manager, 
Silicon Valley Bank

Megan Cunningham, Founder & CEO, 
Magnet Media

Meghan Asha, Partner &
Director of Technology, 

Fashion Tech Forum

Meghan Gill, Director of Community & Demand Generation
MongoDB

Meghan Muntean, Co-Founder, 
ChickRx

Melanie Schnuriger, GM , Fashion,
Beauty, Lifestyle, 

Rightster

Melissa Gonzalez, CEO, 
Lionesque Group

Melissa Perri, Founder & CEO, 
ProdUX Labs

Merrill Stubbs, Co-founder, 
Food52

Micah Craig, Senior Engineer, 
20x200

Michael Chernow, Owner, 
The Meatball Shop

Michael Horn, Founder, CEO,
Craft Coffee

Michael Levy, Co-Founder CEO,
Chalkable

Michael Tolkin, CEO, 
IMAX Labs

Michael Zirngibl, Founder & CEO,
Interact

Michele Spiezia, Founder & CEO,
Middlebrow Media

Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Founder & CEO,
Mental Workout

Mike Brown, Founder General Partner,
Bowery Capital

Mike Moretti, Market Manager,
Silicon Valley Bank

Mike Sigal, Founder & CEO,
Cashflower

Milos Peluffo, Investment Analyst to
Martin Varsavsky,

Jazzya

Monika Kochhar, Founder & CEO,
Smartgift

Murat Aktihanoglu, Founder &
Managing Director,

ER Accelerator

Naama Bloom, Founder, CEO,
HelloFlo

Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship

Natalia Tango Business Development, CardFlight

Neda Talebian Funk,Co-Founder, CEO,
Fitist

Nicholas Thorne, CEO,
Basno

Nina Sodhi, Founder, Managing Partner, Nackina

Neha Jain, Founder & CEO,
Wherelgo

Nora Abousteit, Founder,
Kollabora

Nnamdi Okiki, Founder,
645 Angels

Offir Gutelzon, CEO & Founder, 
Keepy

Oz Etzioni, CEO & Co-founder,
Clinch

Pam Huling, COO,
Blue Chalk Media

Pankaj Jain, Venture Partner,
500 Startups

Patrick de Laive, Co-Founder,
The Next Web

Patrick Williams, CEO,
Dailyworth

Paul Diamond, President,
Skinmint

Paul Gebhardt, Founder CEO,
Bonusbox

Paul Socolow, Recovering SRE & barge operator, Socolow Enterprises

Pavia Rosati, Founder/CEO,
Fathom

Pau Sabria, Co-Founder & CEO,
Olapic

Payal Kadakia, CEO & Co-Founder,
ClassPass

Pearl Collings, Head of Operations,
About

Pete Jimison, Co-Founder,
F#

Pete Soderling, Founder,
Hakka Labs

Peter Kamali, Co-Founder,
Tuplet

Peter Stern,
Investor

Peter Brodsky, Co-Founder,
Hyperscience

Prashant Agarwal, Digital VP ,
McKinsey Digital Labs Design Studio

Rachel Mount Hofstetter, Co-Founder, guesterly

Rachelle Hruska, Founder & CEO,
Guest of a Guest

Rebecca Kantar, CEO,
BrightCo

Rebecca Paoletti, CEO & Co-Founder,
Cake-Works

Reece Pacheco, Co-Founder, CEO, 
Shelby.tv

Reshma Sohoni, Partner,
Seedcamp

Richard Greenfield, Managing Director, 
Media and Tech. Analyst,

BTIG

Rick Fawcett, CRO,
Olapic

Ricky Berrin, Founder & CEO,
SalesBus

Rishi Khanna, President,
Novus Partners

Rob Go, Co-Founder, Partner,
NextView Ventures

Rob Grant, Engineer,
LayerVault

Rob Platzer, CTO,
Bit.ly

Robert de Laive, Global Business Development,
The Next Web

Robert Levitan, Co-Founder,
Live

Robin Gill, Market Manager,
City National Bank

Robin Rusch, CEO,
BrandWizard

Robin Wilson, Head of Revenue Operations, Vimeo

Rod Banner, Investor, Agent of Change,
3LA

Ron Williams, Co-Founder & CEO,
Simplist

Rosie Lila, Managing Director,
The Culture Embassy

Ruthie Schulder, Partner,
The Participation Agency

Ryan Terpstra, Founder & CEO,
Selerity

Sam Frons, Founder & Ceo
Addicaid

Samia Saleem, UX Director,
Moveline

Sandy Hussain, Head of Marketing,
Bloglovin'

Sandro Pugliese, Vice President, Growth & Marketing Technology,
Rdio

Sara Chipps, CTO,
Levo League

Saskia Miller, Founder,
Kabinet

Sacha Levy, NY Angels,
Investor

Sean Ammirati, Partner,
Birchmere Labs & Ventures

Serge Belongie, Visiting Professor,
Cornell Tech NYC

Scott Carleton, Co-Founder, CTO,
Artsicle

Scott Kurnit, CEO,
Keep Holdings

Scott Rafer, Director: Nanigans,
Boostable, ShopPad, Zemanta  

Scott Ostler Mobile Engineering,
Etsy

Shai Goldman, Managing Director,
Silicon Valley Bank

Shala Burroughs, Co Founder & COO, Cloudpeeps

Shaun Springer, Founder & CEO,
Astro

Shauna Mei, CEO and Founder,
AHAlife

Sherman Hu, Enterprise Sales,
Advisor, Investor

Sonia Nagar, Senior Director,
RetailMeNot

Spencer Lazar, Principal,
General Catalyst

Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Editor, News App
BuzzFeed News 
 

Stefan Roever, CEO & Founder,
Geniachip

Steve Lubin, COO,
Immersive Labs

Steve Raizes, SVP, Enterprises & 345 Games, Comedy Central

Summer Bedard, UX designer,
Betaworks

Susan Bird, CEO,
Wf360

Sutha Kamal, EIR,
Technicolor Ventures

Suzanne Xie, Founder & CEO,
Hullabalu

Susie West, Founder & CEO
Sharedserviceslink

Tanya Menendez, COO, Co-Founder,
Maker's Row

Tarek Pertew, Co-Founder & CCO,
Uncubed

Tarikh Korula, Co-founder & CEO,
Seen

Taylor Davidson, Director,
kbs Ventures

Taz Patel, Advisor &
Angel Investor

Ted Cleary, Marketing & Business Dev.,
CRWD investing inc.

Todd Sawicki, CEO,
Zemanta

Tom Melcher, Interim CMO,
MongoDB

Tom Limongello, VP Marketing,
Crisp Media

Tucker Max,
Author, Co-Founder Story Ark

Trevor Owens, CEO,
Lean Startup Machine

Trina Das Gupta, CEO & Founder,
Single Palm Tree Productions

Tristan Louis, GM, Community Finance,
Meetup

Tuan Pham, Director,
Techstars Boston

Ulla Engeström, Founder and CEO,
ThingLink

Vanessa Hurst, CEO & Founder,
CodeMontage

Vijay Pandurangan, Founder & CEO,
Mitro

Vivek Sharma, Founder & CEO,
Moveable Ink

Vivian Rosenthal, Founder & CEO,
Snaps

Wen Wen Lam, Co-Founder,
Jetway, Inc

Won Chang, Founder & CEO,
Programmadic

Yagmur Coker, CTO & Co-Founder,
Pricing Engine

Yaneev Suissa, Venture Capitalist,
New Enterprise Associates

Yanna Sigenlaub, CEO/Co-Founder,
Squar'd

Ylva Rahm, Head of Marketing,
eJero

Yossi Vardi,
Investor