Join Us for a Twitter Chat with Atlas Venture’s Fred Destin Today at 3pm ET
If you’ve been wanting to ask Fred Destin something, here’s your chance.
I’ll be hosting a 30-minute Twitter chat with the esteemed VC from Atlas Venture today, starting at 3 pm ET. What’s the occasion? Well, Destin will be speaking on a venture panel at XSITE 2012, Xconomy’s biggest conference of the year, on June 14 at Babson College. But really it’s just a good excuse to chat with one of the most active tech investors in the area.
Destin has a pretty interesting perspective on early-stage startups, especially in Web services and consumer-facing tech. He has been a partner at Atlas since 2004, but only relatively recently moved to the Boston area. Before that he worked in Europe, Asia, and New York; he calls Brussels his hometown. Destin’s training was in finance, and he worked at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan before diving into startups and VC. His previous investments include PriceMinister (acquired by Rakuten), Rainfinity (acquired by EMC), CapitalIQ (acquired by S&P), and Inxight Software (acquired by BOBJ); and his current companies (he serves on something like 10 boards) include AdSafe Media, Dailymotion, EnglishCentral, Kinvey, Recorded Future, and Zoopla.
I have plenty of questions for Fred about the state of venture, Atlas’s approach, and the Boston startup scene (maybe some global issues too), but we mostly want to hear from you, the innovation community—what’s on your mind? You can tune in to the tweet chat by following the hashtag #xcdestin, and ask Fred anything. He will answer questions from @fdestin, and I will help facilitate the discussion from @Xconomy.
See you online at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT today.