"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
by Elizabeth Stotler, Marketing Director
Is anyone else wondering: How can it be June already? We have been busier than ever here, having hosted three industry roundtables, our Spring Sales & Marketing Roundtable, and gearing up for our 5th annual CEO Summit to be held at West Point. This year we're not only challenging our CEOs mentally, but also physically...with two consecutive mornings of Military-style PT Bootcamp starting at 6:30AM.
We also already have six investments in the ground for Edison VIII -- our largest fund yet, which will officially close this month. As our most trusted and qualified referral sources, we certainly welcome and appreciate your introductions to interesting investment candidates.
On the culture front, we have been settling into our new home at 281 Witherspoon quite nicely. We've added three new Associates to our team: Doba Parushev and Jennifer Lee who join our business development team, and Jon Reynolds who adds Financial Planning & Analysis to the Edison Edge platform.
On top of all that, we published our second annual Sales & Marketing Performance Index, and will be producing our first Finance Index later this year. Thanks again to participating portfolio companies.
So far, Edison's 30th year is off to a great start and we are thrilled that you continue to be a part of it.
EXITS & NEW INVESTMENTS
Edison exited three companies in 2016 to date:
We were also proud to announce the addition of three new portfolio companies:
Edison's Own Makes NJBIZ's Top 50
Edison Partners Ranks #1 Investment Firm in NJ
According to CBInsights VC Nation: NJ is painted Edison Green on the map of United States Venture Capital.
First Propeller Festival is All About Ideas in Hoboken, NJ
The very first Propeller event (think East Coast SXSW) launched this May in Hoboken and Edison Partners powered the "Investor Speed Dating." Kelly Ford Buckley spoke on the opening VC Funding Panel and we met many inspiring entreprenerus. #letspropel
Check out photos from our recent Edison events:
Clearpoint - Director Client Strategies
Clearpool Group -Compliance Associate
Magnetic - Director of Business Development, Sales Marketing Manager
Terminus - CRO, Customer Success Manager
Tracx - Sales Executive
TripleLift - Director Publisher Development, Sr. Partner Manage
For full list of featured positions Click Here>>
Branding Business podcast featuring Kelly Ford Buckley.
Edison turns 30 this year! Keep an eye out for our Anniversary Photo Journal every Friday leading up to the Annual Meeting.