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Investments

110

Portfolio Exits

28

Funds

6

About Gotham Ventures

Gotham Ventures is a venture capital firm based in New York City. The firm works with the visionaries of today to create the successes of tomorrow. It invests in early-stage information technology startups based in our backyard. Gotham Ventures is part of the DFJ Network, the largest venture capital network in the world.

Gotham Ventures Headquarter Location

300 Park Avenue 12th Floor

New York, New York, 10022,

United States

212-279-3980

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Bradley Gerstman, Founder Of Gotham Ventures, A Division Of Gotham Government Relations Which Focuses On Emerging Companies, Venture Capital, And Disruptive Technology Announces The Launch Of The New York Blockchain And Crypto Association ("NYBCA")

Feb 23, 2022

With New York City Mayor Eric Adams accepting his first 3 paychecks in cryptocurrency he has clearly recognized that this is the wave of the future if New York is to remain the financial capital of the world, in keeping with that, Gotham Ventures has partnered with Oz Sultan and Kyra Schaefer to launch NYBCA   New York, NY - February 23, 2022 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The New York Blockchain and Crypto Association ("NYBCA") is a non-profit trade organization focused on the education and promotion of blockchain-inspired technologies and crypto to key decision-makers and the general public. Through our community, we have held, and plan to hold, numerous events bringing the best in the industry to educate and direct the general public on the advantages of this revolutionary technology. NYBCA was formed in order to provide a single voice for reputable leaders within the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry operating within the greater New York area intent on capturing the synergies of operating in one of the world's greatest media and financial marketplaces. Blockchain networks and cryptocurrencies are proving to have transformative applications in all manner of use cases never originally envisioned. NYBCA intends to represent the prime movers that are advancing these disruptive technologies in ways that bring value to the marketplace. To accomplish this, NYBCA will: Reform and target New York's BitLicense. NYBCA will be looking to its membership, other industry actors, and examples of cryptocurrency-friendly havens to encourage the formulation of a licensing structure that meets a State's declared goal of making it easier for start-ups to enter the New York market. NYBCA will explore a carve-out for cities with populations of over one million inhabitants to designate certain areas as license-exempt, conterminous with designated enterprise or empowerment zones. Promote legislation aimed at providing resources and tools to New York's Empire State Development Corporation, as well as other regional public benefit development corporations throughout the state, with an economic development mission to help them attract companies that harness blockchain technology by providing a plethora of incentives, including tax incentives and abatements, incubator space, and enriched incentives, if these companies locate in a designated enterprise of empowerment zones. Educate key constituencies about how blockchain technology can bring about a more secure, private, and competitive digital marketplace in the United States' financial capital. Advocate for regulatory clarity and relief so that New York becomes the leader in blockchain and crypto innovation. Engage with industry, government, media, and aligned groups to augment our message and effectuate meaningful reforms to position New York for the future. Our goal is to improve the public policy environment in all levels of New York government including, but not limited to, Albany and NYC so that blockchain networks can thrive in New York State. We want to guide regulators and lawmakers to strike the right balance between consumer protection and security concerns while setting the stage for stability, growth, and wider implementation. We're dedicated to fostering a dialogue between our industry and government to share knowledge, identify opportunities, and create an ecosystem that's transparent, secure, and respects society's desire for greater equity and greater community. "Cryptocurrencies that fuel and power these networks, including other digital assets that run on decentralized public blockchains, offer a means of transferring and storing value while capturing all manner of synergies, as well as alternative asset capacity," said Founding Partner Bradley Gerstman, Esq. "New York is the financial capital of the world, and if it plans on holding onto this laurel, it simply must find a way to attract and sustain this asset class in a manner that does not kill the golden goose. NYBCA's membership will help us make that case to lawmakers and regulators. "& "NYBCA is made up of the best and brightest disruptors and innovators advocating for the innovation and collaboration necessary to support this industry and make New York the leader in this economic and technological revolution" said NYBCA Executive Director Oz Sultan. "In addition, we're currently looking to hire 15 college students and young professionals to assist NYBCA in fulfilling its mission." "It's clear that despite its best intentions for myriad reasons, New York State's cryptocurrency licensing regime has failed to meet its full potential," said NYBCA Board Member Kyra Schaefer.& "NYBCA will be looking to its membership, other industry actors, and examples of cryptocurrency-friendly havens to encourage the formulation of a licensing structure that meets State's declared goal of making it easier for start-ups to enter the New York market." "We're excited to be at the forefront promoting legislation aimed at harnessing blockchain technology as a means to stimulate growth, create jobs, and diversify the NY State economy, and establish a welcoming business environment for technology and blockchain companies," said NYBCA Board Member Randy Kleinman, Esq. "Other states, from Rhode Island to Wyoming, have proposed legislation to create a regulatory environment to enable innovators to develop the next generation of digital products and services, and to help their states compete in the 21st century economy. New York can do no less." "We're engaging with key decisionmakers to determine whether there is a pathway toward capturing the enormous wealth-generating potential, and incredible revenue enhancement opportunity, represented by cryptocurrency mining in New York State," said NYBCA Board Member Nicole Epstein, Esq. "NYBCA wants to facilitate a dialogue to determine what is best for New York, while factoring in the bigger picture, including environmental tradeoffs kindred to the public policy goals undergirding carbon tax credits. NYBCA wants to facilitate this conversation and we're excited to get started." For more information, please visit https://www.ny-bca.org/ and http://gothamgr.com/abilities/gotham-ventures/ More Info: This news is published on the Investorideas.com Newswire - a global digital news source for investors and business leaders Disclaimer/Disclosure: Investorideas.com is a digital publisher of third party sourced news, articles and equity research as well as creates original content, including video, interviews and articles. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks, services or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investing involves risk and possible losses. This site is currently compensated for news publication and distribution, social media and marketing, content creation and more. 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Gotham Ventures Investments

110 Investments

Gotham Ventures has made 110 investments. Their latest investment was in LendKey Technologies as part of their Series D on December 12, 2019.

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Gotham Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/11/2019

Series D

LendKey Technologies

$4.15M

No

1

3/11/2019

Series D

Stella Connect

$11M

No

6

11/13/2017

Convertible Note

Steep Hill

$2.5M

Yes

1

7/13/2017

Series C

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$99M

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10

7/15/2015

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

12/11/2019

3/11/2019

11/13/2017

7/13/2017

7/15/2015

Round

Series D

Series D

Convertible Note

Series C

Series C

Company

LendKey Technologies

Stella Connect

Steep Hill

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Amount

$4.15M

$11M

$2.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

6

1

10

10

Gotham Ventures Portfolio Exits

28 Portfolio Exits

Gotham Ventures has 28 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Steep Hill on January 31, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/31/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

4/29/2021

Acquired

$99M

3

9/3/2020

Acquired

$99M

2

6/19/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/1/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

1/31/2022

4/29/2021

9/3/2020

6/19/2019

12/1/2018

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

3

2

10

10

Gotham Ventures Fund History

6 Fund Histories

Gotham Ventures has 6 funds, including DFJ Gotham Venture Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/24/2011

DFJ Gotham Venture Fund II

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$41.05M

1

3/20/2009

DFJ Gotham Ny Fund II

$99M

10

7/30/2007

DFJ Gotham Affiliates Fund II

$99M

10

7/30/2007

DFJ Gotham Principals Fund II, A

$99M

10

11/1/2000

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Ventures LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

2/24/2011

3/20/2009

7/30/2007

7/30/2007

11/1/2000

Fund

DFJ Gotham Venture Fund II

DFJ Gotham Ny Fund II

DFJ Gotham Affiliates Fund II

DFJ Gotham Principals Fund II, A

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Ventures LP

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Open

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Amount

$41.05M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Gotham Ventures Team

7 Team Members

Gotham Ventures has 7 team members, including current Founder, Managing Director, Ross H. Goldstein.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ross H. Goldstein

Founder, Managing Director

Current

Danny Schultz

Star Ventures, and Lehman Brothers

Founder, Managing Director

Current

Thatcher Bell

Managing Director

Current

Elizabeth Barrett

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Jed Katz

Managing Director

Former

Name

Ross H. Goldstein

Danny Schultz

Thatcher Bell

Elizabeth Barrett

Jed Katz

Work History

Star Ventures, and Lehman Brothers

Title

Founder, Managing Director

Founder, Managing Director

Managing Director

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

Former

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