Syracuse LaunchPad superstars Jack Kuveke, co-founder of Huddle, and Matt Shumer, co-founder of Otherside AI, have launched new ventures and raised millions of dollars this past month. They join an elite group of LaunchPad startups — SparkCharge, PowerSpike, CLLCTVE, Verse Gaming. Gamercraft and a few others — who have raised more than $12 million this year in a pandemic. What’s the secret to raising amazing amounts of seed capital to launch an idea? Learn from the pros at an awesome LaunchPad Huddle, Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. co-hosted by Kuveke and Shumer.
We’ll be using a hyper cool platform, Huddle, just launched by Kuveke’s team who have created a special Huddle for this event: https://doahuddle.com/launchpad/. Just go to this link and sign up for a fun, fast and furious inside conversation.
Huddle is a consumer social app, currently available in iOS, that creates small group video calls with interesting people around topics, trends, tech, innovation, business, brands, food, fashion, personalities, and more. It’s a video chat & video podcast in a chatty informal style mashed up with a meetup style confab on a new platform that runs on digital steroids. Plus, it is so simple easy to use. We’re super excited to help launch it and share the platform with our favorite LaunchPad family and friends (and your family and friends, so feel free to share).
Kuveke is a former Syracuse student and active LaunchPad mentor who was most recently program manager at Antler and was previously a successful entrepreneur in the cryptocurrency sector. He’s obsessed with building things, connecting people and chasing capital for great ideas. He is in the final stages of closing a formidable seed round with brand name investors for Huddle.
Shumer is a Syracuse student who shares those same passions. He built Otherside AI, a startup using GPT-3 tech to write automated emails, with co-founders Miles Feldstein and Jason Kuperberg, who are also a Syracuse student and alumnus. It has quickly become the darling of the AI world. Madrona led a $2.6 million round for OthersideAI just months after the team met and conceived of the company during the LaunchPad’s SummerStartup Accelerator. The venture has recently been featured in TechCrunch, Fortune, the New York Times and Wired, and has scored incredible customer traction, becoming a viral overnight success. Shumer, Feldstein and Kuperberg are also active LaunchPad mentors.
This is an amazing opportunity to get the inside scoop from startups that have scored incredible success in the most challenging economic times in recent history – demonstrating that capital chases dynamic founders, and strong teams with great ideas. How can you be one of them?