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Kent Goldman
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Attended Cornell University
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Deck or Conversation? Some thoughts on constructing effective pitch meetings: http://thecornice.com/2013/07/30/deck-or-conversation/ …
When meeting with a Founder for the first time, one of the questions I'm often asked is "Would you like to see a deck or just have a conversation?" The answer is that the most effective meetings ar...
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157 people
Have them in circles
7,320 people
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Seed Stage Venture Capital
Employment
  • Upside Partnership
    Founder, present
    Upside Partnership is a true seed-stage investment firm building a portfolio of purpose-built founders creating high potential companies. By making each founder a partner in the fund, we create a community of people who uniquely understand each other’s challenges and participate in each other’s success.
  • First Round Capital
    Early Stage Venture Capital, 2008 - present
  • Yahoo!
    2004 - 2008
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Founder & seed stage investor at Upside Partnership, formerly a Partner at First Round Capital, skier, mountain biker, Red Sox and Patriots fan.
Introduction
Kent Goldman is the founder of Upside Partnership, a true seed-stage investment firm. Kent has been partnering with founders since seed investing became a category. He has had the opportunity to work alongside founders who have spawned more than 200 companies.

Kent was formerly a partner at First Round Capital, where he led investments such as Airware, Artillery, Cabana (acquired by Twitter), Cluster, Hotel Tonight, HotPotato (acquired by Facebook), Liftopia, MemSQL, MessageMe, Path, Storenvy and Threadflip. He also served on the board of Mashery (acquired by Intel).

Earlier in his career, Kent was a member of Yahoo!’s corporate development team. He also led business strategy for Yahoo! Products, generating $1 billion in annual revenue.
Education
  • Cornell University