Ross Goldstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Gotham Ventures, which has been investing in early-stage tech companies since 2000. He focuses on business and consumer investments in a variety of areas including digital media, ad tech, ecommerce and data services.
Ross sits on the board of the firm’s portfolio companies STELLAService, Medialets, JIBE, PulsePoint and Mimeo. He also oversaw the firm’s investments in Drop.io, which was acquired by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Ingenio, which was acquired by AT&T (NYSE: T), Q-Link Technologies, which was acquired by Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Searchandise, which was acquired by Rich Relevance. He is also a mentor at TechStars NYC and is involved with start-up accelerator DreamIt.
Prior to co-founding Gotham Ventures, Ross was EVP, Chief Financial Officer of Interactive Imaginations, Inc., one of the East Coast’s pioneering Internet companies, and the predecessor company to 24/7 Media, Inc. Ross helped manage Interactive Imaginations through the challenges of the early Internet advertising industry toward its IPO as 24/7 Media, prior to its acquisition by WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). Prior to joining Interactive Imaginations, Ross was with Morgan Stanley for 13 years, where he had most recently been a senior banker responsible for equity financings for the firm’s technology, telecom and media clients.
Since 2001, Ross has served on the Board of Directors of New York Cares, a leading non-profit volunteer service organization based in New York City. Ross received a B.S., magna cum laude, in Applied Mathematics-Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife and two children. Ross enjoys playing hockey, lacrosse and golf and is the keyboardist in the rock band Same Day Service.