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Laurel Touby

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Investor/Advisor, several companies. Previously CEO, inc..

Investor/Advisor, several companies. Previously CEO, inc..

8 vouches

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TechStars New York
Fashion GPS
Angel Investments


Angel Investor/Advisor Angel Investments July 2011 - present
CEO Mediabistro July 1997 - July 2011
Contributing Editor Condé Nast July 1995 - July 1999
Staff Editor Business Week magazine October 1990 - December 1991
Senior Media Planner Young & Rubicam July 1985 - July 1988


Smith College Economics, International Relations October 1981 - July 1985
Pine Crest 1979 - 1981

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Healthcare
  • • Education
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Quantified-self

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Chris O'Hara
We worked together  •  Sales Leadership at Krux, Advising Affinity Answers, MassExchange, and others.
Laurel is one of the leading innoivators in the digital space, especially when it comes to connecting content, community, and commerce, She ... has been an instrumental advisor (and investor) for many early stage companies, and the consummate connector of talented people. I recommend her highly.
Chuck Stormon
Board Director and Lead Investor, SwipeToSpin and Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator.
Laurel is a great adviser because she's built her own business and because she's passionate and motivated. She would be a great advocate for ... any team.
Adam Lewis
We worked together  •  CEO, Apploi and CEO, Innovate CV.
Laurel is a fantastic advisor, who is ready to help and assist on so many levels: from a strategic perspective all the way through to being ... on the ground and getting involved in the action. Laurel has done so much to help me think through ideas and ways to enhance our business and will then be there to also help with the execution and implementation. Its terrific to have someone like Laurel who has built a successful business herself and is there to act as a sounding-board for me.
Desi Saran
Business Development Manager, Lean Startup Machine and Real Estate Agent, Prestige Property Group.
Laurel advises our company Lean Startup Machine, and brings so much valuable insight through her business experience. She's real, and down t ... o earth!
Dina Kaplan
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Previously Reporter, WNBC.
Laurel is smart and honest and really, really "gets it".
Nora Abousteit
They're my friends  •  Founder, Kollabora, Inc.. Previously Co-Founder, BurdaStyle.
Laurel is a very experienced and highly successful entrepreneur, who is very well connected in the startup eco system. What I love is that s ... he is very honest (and funny); you always know where you stand with her. I've always learned something when talking to her and can highly recommend her.
Bunny Fayne
Owner, Circle and Square San Francisco. University of Miami grad.
Laurel Touby is the very definition of an entrepreneur..driven,determined,smart,focused,creative! Laurel founded a company and took it from ... a Garage into a Globally recognized and respected company...ever heard of MEDIA BISTRO? Yes, Laurel more than qualifies as an entrepreneur.Bunny Fayne
Joel Smernoff
Chairman, Parachute Corp and COO, Citia. University of Michigan grad.

Bunny Fayne
They're my advisor  •  Owner, Circle and Square San Francisco. University of Miami grad.
Bunny is already an entrepreneur and has been for several years. She has had a successful retail operation and now a successful online store ... . She really understands product-market fit -- and has a huge following of fans. She also has a terrific sense of design/style. What she is lacking is the tech/marketing staffing to take her already-successful brand,, to the next level. Bunny is scrappy, smart and driven to succeed. She just needs a good partner to work with, bounce ideas off of and take the technical stuff off her back. She is the classic Visionary CEO.