'Now is the time for venture firms to move to the city': Josh Kopelman [VIDEO] - Technical.ly Philly

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Nov. 8, 2012 10:30 am

‘Now is the time for venture firms to move to the city’: Josh Kopelman [VIDEO]

In order for our tech scene to grow, says Kopelman, managing partner at First Round Capital, we need to hold on to our most valuable startups. How do we do that? Money, for one.
[Full Disclosure: Technically Philly is housed in the First Round Capital headquarters.]

If you’re an entrepreneur thinking about leaving Philly, Josh Kopelman wants to hear from you. Seriously.

At last week’s special edition of the monthly Philly Tech Meetup, Kopelman, who has seemingly spoken anywhere and everywhere locally since moving his venture firm to the city, took to the stage at the Philly newspapers’ Market East headquarters to talk about how Philly can retain its talent.

In order for our tech scene to grow, says Kopelman, managing partner at First Round Capital, we need to hold on to our  most valuable startups. How do we do that? Money, for one.

“Now is the time for venture firms to move to the city,” he says. It was a year ago that the chatter around making University City a venture hub was shouted about.

But Kopelman is quick to add two other important draws: community and talent.

Watch Kopelman’s whole half-hour talk below, thanks for Philly Tech Meetup videographer Jason Sherman

 

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