As the tickets roll in for our conference on May 27th and 28th, we’re happy to announce another speaker – Jake Levine. Today Levine is the founder of Electronic Objects, a cool hardware startup we’re excited to learn more about. Previously Levine was the general manager at Digg – the news aggregator startup acquired by betaworks and merged with News.me in July of 2012. Prior to working on News.me and Digg, Levine was Entrepreneur in Residence at betaworks – the New York based startup studio and seed-stage VC that’s been at the heart of the New York startup scene.
Betaworks has gotten their hands into a number of fast-growing startups like Tumblr, Airbnb, Groupon, and Twitter, as well as “more exclusive” stakes in Chartbeat, Bitly, and Socialflow. In a connection to the Nordic startup scene, Stockholm-founded Bloglovin’ recieved $1 million from betaworks and Lerer Ventures last year as the startup moved its headquarters to New York.
Levine occasionally posts to his blog, which will give you some sense of how he’ll be as a speaker at ArcticStartup. As a headline writer, I particularly love this February 2012 post titled: Facebook, it’s like Instagram for Birthdays.
With Levine’s hands-on approach with early-stage successes and his first-hand knowledge on how the New York startup scene ticks, he should be a great speaker and good contact for startups attending Arctic15: Exit Path. So! Don’t wait to the last minute, get that early-bird priced tickets and help ArcticStartup put out more quality content with your support. Tickets and a list of other speakers can be found on our website.