Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Episode 69: Connecting the VC and Sports World

  • Broadcast in Sports
Columbia Sports Management

Columbia Sports Management


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Columbia Sports Management.

Jeff Volk and Deepen Parikh join Joe and Tom this week for a conversation on NYVC Sports. Jeff is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at MLB (Major League Baseball) Advanced Media. Previously, he headed major web developments as the head of USTA's  Digital Media team, shaping interactive and promotional campaigns. is also the founding member of New York Venture Community  and a member of the executive committee at NextGen Angels NYC. Deepen is a Partner at Courtside Ventures, which invest in early-stage companies that are transforming the intersection of sports technology, media and gaming. Courtside has invested in companies like LiveLike VR and The Atlantic. Before that, Deepen was a partner at Interplay Ventures.

NYVC Sports seeks to integrate New York City's vast entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investing communities through a curated network of executives -- all at the intersection of the digital and sports marketplaces. Through monthly panels, debates, breakfast series, business pitches, and other unique events, NYVC Sports integrates New York’s vast entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investing communities.

In this episode, Deepen and Jeff talk about the story behind NYVC Sports and how they have managed to grow and expand it. They also talk about some of the key aspects of running a successful sports conference and creating a community.  Be sure to check out NYVC Sports’ website at http://www.nyvcsports.com/ and follow Deepen on Twitter @deepenparikh and Jeff @javolk

The Facts

The CUSP Show is a production by the faculty of Sports Management at Columbia University. You can get in touch with the program on Twitter @CU_SPS_Sports Our presenters are Joe Favorito (@Joefav) and Tom Richardson (@ConvergenceTR).