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NYC EARLY STAGE VENTURE CAPITAL

red sea ventures INVESTS IN EARLY STAGE TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED COMPANIES THAT ARE BUILDING PRODUCT OFFERINGS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM INDUSTRIES AND CONSUMER EXPERIENCES FOR THE BETTER

 

 

 

RED SEA COMMUNITY

 
 
 

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WE'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH THESE EXCITING NEW COMPANIES

 

 

ALL   -   CONSUMER INTERNET    -    MARKETPLACE     -    SAAS    -    CONSUMER BRANDS      -     CONNECTED HARDWARE     -    EXITED

 

SCOTT BIRNBAUM
FOUNDER

SCOTT IS THE FOUNDER OF RED SEA VENTURES.  HE COMBINES 15 YEARS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE INCLUDING HIS TIME AS CO-FOUNDER OF EPOK, AN EARLY CLOUD-BASED ENTERPRISE SOLUTION LAUNCHED IN 2001. HE HAS EXPERIENCE AS A CORPORATE ATTORNEY AT WHITE & CASE AND DIGITAL MEDIA EXPERTISE DEVELOPED AT CBS LOCAL WHERE HE FOCUSED ON STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. 

SCOTT IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SEEDS OF PEACE, A FOUNDING MEMBER OF YOUNG LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE (YLC) AND SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE YLC BOARD.  SCOTT IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE YOUNG PEACE MAKER AWARD FOR HIS OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN AND DEDICATION TO SUPPORTING THE MISSION OF SEEDS OF PEACE AND THE YLC.

SCOTT GREW UP IN PARIS AND ATTENDED GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY AND FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL.

 

JULIAN COUNIHAN
principal

JULIAN IS THE PRINCIPAL OF RED SEA VENTURES.  HE STARTED A CAREER IN TECHNOLOGY AT FORTNA, A LOGISTICS FIRM, WHERE HE HELPED DEVELOP DISTRIBUTION & SUPPLY CHAIN CAD SOFTWARE THAT IS STILL IN USE TODAY. AFTER LEAVING, JULIAN JOINED CITIGROUP WHERE HE DESIGNED PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS SYSTEMS AND LATER TRANSITIONED TO ADVISING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES ON M&A AND CAPITAL MARKET TRANSACTIONS. WHILE AT CITI, JULIAN CONTINUED AS A FREELANCE DEVELOPER SPECIALIZING IN WEB PROGRAMMING, INTERNET SECURITY AND SITE DESIGN.

JULIAN HOLDS AN MBA FROM THE MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND A BSC IN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, WHERE HE GRADUATED WITH HIGH DISTINCTION.

 

JASON FIEDLER
ASSOCIATE

JASON COMBINES EXPERIENCE FOUNDING, INVESTING IN, AND OPERATING AT VC-BACKED STARTUPS. 

JASON BEGAN HIS CAREER CO-FOUNDING SPLASH.FM - A SOCIAL MUSIC DISCOVERY PLATFORM. HE THEN JOINED INSIGHT VENTURE PARTNERS AS AN INVESTMENT ANALYST FOCUSED ON GROWTH-STAGE INTERNET AND SOFTWARE.  IN EARLY 2013, JASON JOINED UBER IN SF WHERE HE LAUNCHED AND MANAGED THREE OF UBER'S FIRST 100 MARKET LAUNCHES. 

JASON WAS BORN AND RAISED IN NEW YORK. HE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WITH A BA IN ECONOMICS AND WON THE FREDERICK H. GLOECKNER AWARD FROM THE WHARTON SCHOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

 
 

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