Buffalo, N.Y., January 30, 2019 – Launch New York (Launch NY), Upstate New York’s first
and only venture development organization to help provide pro bono mentoring and capital access to high-growth potential startup businesses across the 27 westernmost counties of the state, has added another national-level member to its board of directors with the appointment of Maggie Dorn, Chief Network Officer at the Motley Fool. Launch NY’s internal staff is also growing, as it recently filled two newly created positions to enhance its marketing, new product development and investment capabilities.
Maggie Dorn, Chief Network Officer at The Motley Fool and Venture Partner for Motley Fool Ventures, an early stage, technology-focused venture capital fund powered by The Motley Fool’s brand, investing approach and communities, has joined Launch NY’s Board of Directors, alongside Vice Chair Jordan Levy as a member who has ties to the national venture capital industry. Maggie was part of the Motley Fool Ventures team that led its recent raise collecting $150 million from over 800 individual limited partners for its debut venture fund.