Fortune has smiled upon us again, as the national spotlight on My Family Cloud continues. Our story was featured along with the American Underground and Mati Energy on the Nightly Business Report as part of Durham's Tobacco Road business revival. The show aired Tuesday, July 28th, and brought national attention to our region and the startups who call Durham home. This was an amazing opportunity. If you haven't seen the segment, check out the story on the link below.
Kerri Patterson, co-founder and CEO of My Family Cloud was interviewed today by CNBC. The segment focused on her ability to reinvent herself after being laid off, by pushing the boundaries as an individual and a woman in the world of tech startups.
This was an amazing opportunity to reach a national audience just as we are preparing to launch our private beta product to 250 customers this fall, and actively raising capital to fund the project for 2016 and beyond. With a three year enterprise plan in place, My Family Cloud is looking to reshape how families communicate and interact by creating a socially engaging way to keep families connected. Check out the interview!
Kerri Patterson and I traveled to New York City to attend the “Ask a VC NYC” TechBreakfast on Friday, July 10th. The event was held at the Microsoft offices in Times Square. Over 35 investors were present, and the event was sold out with 200 attendees ready to network their way to funding.
The morning activities included two different sessions with VC panels discussing Emerging Trends and Seed and Series A Financing, and there was an opportunity to sign up for two lightning rounds – a random selection from the participants to “pitch” your story. In addition, attendees were also given the chance to each meet with two VCs of our choice at the Venture Fair.
Kerri and I decided to divide and conquer by attending separate sessions to give ourselves a better chance to be selected during the lightning rounds. Neither one of us was picked during the first lightning round, but we were both selected during the second lightning round. If you think about it, the odds of being picked were crazy that one of us would be picked, but both of us…all I can say is WOW.
The trip was amazing, and we were fortunate to make connections with some fabulous individuals. We’ll be back New York!!!
Kerri and Teri pictured in front of the Microsoft offices in Times Square, NY, NY.