Hi everyone,

Happy Monday! IRL is back and we have amazing events for you, both virtual & in-person.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Tuesday at 6pm ET: Join us for a conversation with the amazing Sarah Holmes from Unshackled Ventures. Unshackled Ventures leads investments and provides full immigration support to help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed faster. (RSVP)
  2. Tuesday at 7pm ET: Come list to Nikolas Huebecker, 18 year-old co-founder of Quinn, on Pitch Night. Quinn is a next-gen productivity tool inspired by personal assistants. (RSVP)
  3. Wednesday at 1pm ET: We’ll chat with Conor Robbins from MSCHF, a conceptual art collective known…

Hey everybody,

Still deep in gratitude from all of your support with last week’s launch. Truly believe this community is the best in the world. See you at an event this week!

6 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Tuesday at 6pm ET: Could not be more excited to chat with Anu Duggal, founder of Female Founders Fund. (RSVP)
  2. Wednesday at 4pm ET: We can’t wait to talk to David Fraga, President of Invision, (valued at $1.9B and one of the earliest remote-first companies!) about what it takes to stay a remote-first team post-Covid. (RSVP)
  3. Thursday at 1pm ET: David Rosenberg, Director…

TLDR: We are officially launching Upstream for Web and announcing our $3.25M seed round led by Ibex Investors. This post is long, but I promise getting to the end will be worth it (there’s a gift for you!)

Hey everybody,

Watch your emails for a very exciting announcement from us on Wednesday! We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on (and there will be a gift!)

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Tuesday at 6pm ET: We couldn’t be more excited to chat with Jay Drain, Investor at Maven Ventures about all things consumer, cultural assets, and his road to VC. (RSVP)
  2. Tuesday at 8pm ET: Vernon Coleman, founder of Realtime, will chat with Sarah Alister, our Biz Dev Intern. Realtime is an invite-only social networking app that raised a $4mm seed round led by Alexis Ohanian…

Today we’re excited to welcome a new face to the Upstream team — Business Development intern, Sofia Guzowski!

Sofia is a rising sophomore at Columbia University, studying Economics and Behavioral Neuroscience. Inspired by her growing interest in education and creative writing, Sofia launched Otter Advising — an online college consulting platform that aims to make the college application process more affordable. We were excited to channel Sofia’s contagious enthusiasm and creative ideas into fueling the growth of Upstream.

For the next several months, she’ll be working closely with our Marketing and Community team to support and grow the Upstream community…

Hey everyone,

We’re super excited to partner with Teal on their Career Growth Summit this Thursday.

Teal’s Industry Insider Series sessions are deep-dives on an industry with a panel of experts. Each session will be live on Upstream!

Teal has brought together an incredible line-up of experts from companies including WeWork, GoFundMe, Airtime, Canva, and Checkout.com discussing HR, marketing, product management, strategy and operations, community management, and more.

Event Details (RSVP at the links below!)

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

10am ET:

11am ET:

Hey everybody,

What a gorgeous weekend. See you at an event this week!

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

We’re super excited to welcome Ilana Wieder to the Upstream team to lead Growth Marketing.

Most recently, Ilana ran growth initiatives at Guitar Center. Previously, Ilana worked in growth at Walt Disney for Disney+, ESPN, FX, ABC, and NatGeo. When we met Ilana, we were blown away by her contagious positive energy, eye for detail, and her eagerness to roll up her sleeves and jump right in helping Upstream grow.

We’re pumped to leverage Ilana’s incredible expertise to continue growing the Upstream community and delivering a world-class experience for our users. Her ideas are amazing and we can’t wait to…

Hey everybody,

Hope you were able to get outside this weekend! Packed week coming up, see you at an event or two.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Tuesday at 5pm ET: Ever had to call a salon to schedule a haircut? With glow, that’s a thing of the past. Hear how Renee Russo and Annie Reardon will make booking personal care appointments as easy as making a dinner reservation at Pitch Night. (RSVP)
  2. Tuesday at 7pm ET: Only thing better than one investor is two! Join Nikhil Basu Trivedi (former GP at Shasta Ventures) and Mike Smith (former COO of…

Hey everybody,

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Over here at Upstream, we’re celebrating being featured in the Apple app store last Thursday and Friday. We’re feeling the wave of positive momentum and are grateful for your support every step of the way.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Friday at 3pm ET: We’ll chat with Cliff Levy, Deputy Manager at the New York Times and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, about the evolution of the newsroom, the future of audio, and what goes into making The Daily. (RSVP)
  2. Tuesday at 8pm ET: Vernon Coleman, founder of Realtime, will chat with Sarah…


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