Hi everyone,

It’s Gen Z Takeover this week at Upstream. Our amazing interns Tracy, Sofia, and Sarah Alister planned the Can’t-Miss-Event of the summer this Thursday at Norwood Club in partnership with Public.

RSVP here. Invite your Gen Z colleagues, interns, siblings, and friends!

Check out pop-ups and freebies from amazing Gen-Z founded brands including OffLimits Cereal, Couplet Coffee, Groovy Butter, BEHAVE gummies, BonBonWhims & drinks supplied by Oli Pop.

P.S. In case you got FOMO and also Googled “What is the cut-off for Gen Z vs Millennial?”… looks like Gen Z is anyone born after 1995.

5 Things You…

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Karandeep Singh to the Upstream team! Karandeep joins our team as a Software Developer and we truly cannot wait to see how Karandeep will help build the future of Upstream.

Karandeep brings 8+ years of dev experience as well as a talent for managing teams and seeing products through from vision to execution to our growing team.

Most recently, Karandeep was a Technical Engineering Manager at UBS. Previously, he worked as a Software Developer at Core Informatics and Miner Labs, and has even conducted nanotechnology research for Nasa.

Karandeep graduated from the NYU…

Hi everyone,

Super excited for an amazing week ahead, with IRL events in NYC and Miami and an awesome line-up of virtual speakers.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  • Tuesday at 5pm ET: On this week’s Pitch Night, Alex Parmley, Co-Founder and CEO at Phood, will share his mission to democratize dining plans for students. You may remember Phood from their Pitch Night raising their pre-seed; now they’re raising a seed! (RSVP)
  • Tuesday at 6pm ET: At Investor Series, we’ll discuss all things Mission-Led Investing with Ryan Bloomer, Managing Partner at K50 Ventures and Founding Partner at Kairos HQ. (RSVP)
  • Wednesday…

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a wonderful 4th! Amazing line-up of events this week. Hope to see you at an event and in-person next week!

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  • Tuesday at 5pm ET: Meet Midas Kwant, Founder of Next Question, and learn more about his amazing Q&A app that uses text-questions and voice answers to learn more about your friends at our weekly Pitch Night. (RSVP)
  • Tuesday at 6pm ET: Can’t wait to chat with Kim-Mai Cutler, Partner at Initialized Capital, (and previously a journalist at TechCrunch, Bloomberg, and the WallStreet Journal!) for our 44th Upstream Investor Series. (RSVP)

Today we are announcing a new product called Upstream Reconnect that solves a problem that I’ve grappled with for years.

What’s the Problem?

No matter how hard I try, I can’t stay in touch with everyone I want to.

Here’s what I mean. For example, I was super close with my co-workers at my first job after graduation. This may be a familiar story; there’s something about a first job that bonds people together.

After two years or so, people head off onto the next thing. Maybe you switch jobs too. As people leave, you vow to stay in touch.

Hi everyone,

Awesome to see so many of you at the Upstream IRL Events in Miami and NYC last week. If you missed it, check out the photos here.

Can’t wait to see you in July — Sarah is hosting in NYC on July 14th and I’m hosting Miami on July 15th!

Hi everyone,

We were proud to honor Juneteenth as a company this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you at IRL events this week if you’re in Miami or NY, and always on our weekly virtual events, wherever you are in the world!

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  • Monday at 5pm ET: Nikki Bogopolskaya from TikTok will host a discussion with Allison James, Head of Community, at mental health startup, Two Chairs. Alison will speak about the rapidly growing mental health and wellness space. (RSVP)
  • Tuesday at 6pm ET: Can’t wait to talk to Tina He, early-stage investor at Pace Capital…

Today we are proud to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States of America.

We are immensely proud of the diverse team and community we have built at Upstream thus far. That said, we know that our work is only getting started.

Designating Juneteenth as a company holiday represents a small but important step to honor the struggles and triumphs of the Black community in America that has continuously fought systems of oppression. It also provides a time for our employees to reflect and learn.

In celebration of this incredibly important day, we’d love to share…

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…


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