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BurdaPrincipal Investments took the DLD conference in New York as an opportunity to invite all Burda investments from the US East Coast to a get-together. On the eve of the conference, around 30 guests gathered in the showroom of the Italian luxury accessory label and Burda investment M.Gemi in the middle of Soho for an "Aperitivo & Dinner". Networking in the midst of shoes – some guests could not resist the offer of handmade leather goods from Italy.
"The US East Coast is an important part of BurdaPrincipal Investments' investment strategy," says Christian Teichmann, Managing Director BurdaPrincipal Investments. "With four investments here and a growing network of close partners, we have built a platform that also offers interesting exchange opportunities and points of contact. DLD New York was the perfect occasion to bring our investments together with speakers at the conference and to host our first BPI event in New York in M.Gemi's showroom".
Guests included Anneke Jong (COO) and founder Rachel Blumenthal of Rockets of Awesome, Baublebar founder Daniella Yacobovsky and DLD speakers, business partners and colleagues from BPI's London office. Burda CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen and Board Member Martin Weiss were also among the guests. The hosts Christian Teichmann, Managing Director BurdaPrincipal Investments, and M.Gemi founder Ben Fishman greeted the guests and opened the buffet afterwards – in true Italian fashion, Mediterranean specialties from Dean & Deluca were served.