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ERIC PALEY

Tech In Boston #32: Interview with Eric Paley, Managing Director, Founder Collective.

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Eric Paley is a Managing Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Cambridge and New York City. After a career as an entrepreneur, Eric started Founder Collective with his partner Dave Frankel with the goal of launching a fund where all of the partners had experience starting a company of their own. An early investor in About.Me, Hotel Tonight, Kitchen Surfing, Skillshare, Uber and many others, Eric shares his experience as an entrepreneur who has seen it all – from starting a company before the boom and working through the crash in 2000, to later selling Brontes Technologies to 3M for an 8x return in 2006.

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