Sit Down with Howard Lee Morgan, Chair of B Capital Group & President of Arca Group Inc.

August 21 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Manhattan

Date
Wednesday, August 21st
at
6:00 PM EDT
Location

Manhattan

About

IN-PERSON IN NYC - Open to Professional & Young Leadership Members

Join us for an intimate In-Person roundtable with Howard Morgan. This session will be an opportunity to connect with a select, intimate group of young rising stars in the industry, as we convene on August 21st.

Howard Lee Morgan is Chair of B Capital Group, a multi stage global fund based in Singapore and Manhattan Beach, CA and Co-Founder of First Round Capital, established in 2004 as an early stage venture fund based in Philadelphia, PA, New York and San Francisco. He is also President of Arca Group Inc. in New York and a Director of Idealab, the Pasadena , CA based creator and operator of internet companies, where he was a founding investor in 1996. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York, a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University, and an M.S.(hc) from the University of Pennsylvania.


This roundtable is open to young professionals in all industries. 


With any questions, please feel free to reach out to nicole.krieger@yjp.org

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Speaker
Howard Lee Morgan
Chairman at B Capital Group

Howard Lee Morgan is Chair of B Capital Group, a multi stage global fund based in Singapore and Manhattan
Beach, CA and Co-Founder of First Round Capital, established in 2004 as an early stage venture fund based in Philadelphia, PA, New York and San Francisco. He is also President of Arca Group Inc. in New York and a Director of Idealab, the Pasadena , CA based creator and operator of internet companies, where he was a founding investor in 1996. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York, a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University, and an M.S.(hc) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Morgan served as Professor of Decision Sciences at The Wharton School, and Professor of Computer and
Information Sciences at The Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1985. He started his career as Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science at Cornell University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School. During his academic career he served as an editor of Communications of the ACM, Management Science, Transactions on Office Information Systems and Transactions on Database Systems. His research on user interface technology and on optimization of computer networks led to his bringing the ARPAnet to Philadelphia in 1974.

From 1982 to 1989, he served as President of Renaissance Technologies Corp. in New York, where he supervised venture capital investments in high technology companies. He has helped seed a number of quantitative trading firms including Numerai, DCM and Vatic Labs. He has been an active consultant and speaker to users and vendor in the information systems area for more than 30 years, and has worked with many of the Fortune 100 companies and numerous government agencies. He has been on the boards of more than 20 public companies, and on advisory boards for major corporations.

Since 1989, he has been President of the Arca Group, Inc., a consulting and venture capital investment management firm specializing in the area of computer and communications technologies. Arca Group has taken many ventures from seed stage through initial public offerings. He also runs M5Invest LLC and the Morgan Family Common Investment Fund, MFCIF LLC.

He is currently helping to nurture a number of startups in both early stage venture and quantitative investing
including Precision Neuroscience, EeroQ, MyndYou and Augury Systems. He worked with numerous Idealab
companies, serving on the board of Evolution Robotics (since sold to IRobot) and as Chairman of Internet Brands, the leading internet media company through its public offering and subsequent sale to Hellman Friedman.

Dr. Morgan serves as a Trustee of Cornell University, a Foundation Director of the New York Public Library,
Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, a Director and Executive Committee member of Math for America and as a Chair of the Mabel Mercer Foundation. He was named Delaware Valley Entrepreneur of the Year in the
prestigious Ernst & Young competition.

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