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Duygu Daniels

Duygu Daniels, Sr. Designer & Strategist for Computer Vision Software

 
 
ERA, one of New York’s leading technology accelerators and early-stage venture capital funds, has invested in more than 165 start-ups since launching in 2011.

I was the inaugural Program Manager and subsequent design advisor to following cohorts for 2 years: predicting pivots and helping 10+ startups with their design challenges.

 
 
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⌁  Helped the founding VCs spread the word, source startups and manage applications.
⌁  Helped organize Entrepreneurs Roundtable, a monthly pitching event that has recently celebrated its 80th event.
⌁  Helped recruit mentors, managed relations and organized meetings.
⌁  Throughout the years mentored over 10 ERA startups on their design challenges, conducting sessions to help them determine their vision/mission/goals.

 
 
 
 

During the period I lived in Istanbul I was the host of the monthly Entrepreneurs Roundtable pitching events where we invited Turkish VCs and Angel investors to deliver feedback for startups.

 
 
 
 

It wasn't long until I had to make the exciting yet difficult decision to leave ERA to found my second venture and first startup Pikz.com.