Follow Howard Lindzon: Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Just enter your email address below and click follow.

Congratulations to Greycroft and to Marissa of Stocktwits

My friends at Greycroft have just closed their second digital media fund for $130 million .

I have invested with Greycroft in a few deals including Buddy Media and Marketbright and we have become friends.

I was thrilled when they offered me a role as a Venture Partner with the new fund, but we decided over time that my time conflicts were too much and that I would continue to work at arm’s length with them.

While discussing the opportunity, I wanted them to consider Marissa who has worked for both Stocktwits in business development and as an analyst at my fund Social Leverage. Marissa is a crack analyst, a web native and has amazing instincts for good investments and solid entrepreneurs. They did not consider very long and they have hired her. It makes perfect sense than that she take a role as a Senior Associate at Greycroft with a great team and ready fund to take her skills to the next level.

Marissa is the first person we have lost at Stocktwits. I am proud of the fact that as crazy as I am, we have kept a tight crew. Sometimes, great offers for great people just make total sense. This one did. They better treat her good.

Congrats all around.

  • ppearlman

    Congrats to Marissa!!!!

    You are so awesome sis!

    Thanks for everything you have taught me and brought to the table.

    • marissa

      Thanks! Back at ya!! Please keep me up on my slang!

  • http://sisyph.us/ ErikSchwartz

    Congrats to all!

  • http://twitter.com/rosswhiting Ross Whiting

    Who is going to fill her shoes?

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      my mom. sandra is a killer.

      • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

        Haha, I keep harassing my pop who just retired this year that I’m gonna make him learn how to hack out some web programs. He’s a helluva lot smarter than me

  • Pingback: uberVU - social comments

  • Marissa

    Thank you very much. This means a lot. You’ve been great, and I appreciate all the support.

  • http://leveragingideas.com/ Sam Huleatt

    Is that the same Marissa of Huff Post fame? Damn she does it all! Congrats M.

  • Pingback: Tweets that mention Howard Lindzon » Blog Archive » Congratulations to Greycroft and to Marissa of Stocktwits -- Topsy.com

  • http://www.ivanhoff.com ivanhoff

    Congrats Marissa. I suspect you’re Howard’s “trojan horse” who is supposed to convince Greycroft to buy StockTwits :) Best of luck

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    Not many sane folks would give up their star team members for one of the most coveted jobs in the world. Another great reason to follow your crazy gunslinging blog. Congratulations to your buds at Greycroft and Marissa!

    As to your passing up the VC spot, who wants to get paid to say no thanks 1000 times a day? You can do that investment thing when you’re old :)

  • ppearlman

    Congrats to Marissa!!!!

    You are so awesome sis!

    Thanks for everything you have taught me and brought to the table.

  • http://sisyph.us/ ErikSchwartz

    Congrats to all!

  • http://twitter.com/rosswhiting Ross Whiting

    Who is going to fill her shoes?

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    my mom. sandra is a killer.

  • Marissa

    Thank you very much. This means a lot. You've been great, and I appreciate all the support.

  • marissa

    Thanks! Back at ya!! Please keep me up on my slang!

  • http://leveragingideas.com/ Sam Huleatt

    Is that the same Marissa of Huff Post fame? Damn she does it all! Congrats M.

  • http://www.ivanhoff.com ivanhoff

    Congrats Marissa. I suspect you're Howard's “trojan horse” who is supposed to convince Greycroft to buy StockTwits :) Best of luck

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    Not many sane folks would give up their star team members for one of the most coveted jobs in the world. Another great reason to follow your crazy gunslinging blog. Congratulations to your buds at Greycroft and Marissa!

    As to your passing up the VC spot, who wants to get paid to say no thanks 1000 times a day? You can do that investment thing when you're old :)

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    Haha, I keep harassing my pop who just retired this year that I'm gonna make him learn how to hack out some web programs. He's a helluva lot smarter than me

  • http://financetrends.blogspot.com Anonymous

    Congrats to Marissa, who (I recall) sent me one of the earliest beta versions of ST Desktop. Cool beans.

  • http://financetrends.blogspot.com FinanceTrends

    Congrats to Marissa, who (I recall) sent me one of the earliest beta versions of ST Desktop. Cool beans.

  • Pingback: Darel Philip

Back

© Trends… Find them, ride them and get off.. All rights reserved.