KPMG Partners With F.ounders in New York, Bringing Together 150 of the World's Top Tech Startup Founders


NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, will partner with F.ounders technology networking event on March 13 and 14, and the inaugural U.S. START event on March 15. The sponsorship of these events is part of KPMG's continued support of entrepreneurs and high-growth companies leading the charge in technology innovation.

F.ounders New York, which will take place at the NASDAQ MarketSite on Times Square, is a gathering of 150 founders of the world's fastest growing tech startups and a select group of non-traditional investors and established VC's for intensive conference sessions and networking events. Last year's attendees included the founders of Tumblr, Survey Monkey, Foursquare, AOL and Huffington Post. In its inaugural invite-only U.S. event in New York, START will be held at New York's Center 548 and bring together attendees comprised of 100 early-stage startup founders and over 400 investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

"Start-ups and early-stage companies continue to face complex challenges in a market characterized by changing regulations, increasing globalization and intense competition," said Brian Hughes, co-leader of KPMG's Venture Capital Practice. "We are committed to supporting important networking events like F.ounders and START that encourage the sharing of best practices among the world's technology leaders."

"We are delighted to have KPMG as one of our original global partners, as our organizations have a shared focus on helping tech companies succeed as they navigate each stage of development," said Paddy Cosgrave, creator of F.ounders and START. "We're especially excited to bring START to New York this year, connecting early-stage startup founders and allowing them to build meaningful and lasting relationships with investors and opinion leaders."


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About F.ounders and START

Started in 2010, F.ounders is an invite-only annual gathering of 150 of the world's top tech company founders in Dublin and New York. Previous attendees have included the founders of YouTube, Skype, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn, Pintrest as well as leaders from outside the world of tech. Former head of the US Treasury Larry Summers, Goldman Sachs International Chairman Peter Sutherland and Bono have also addressed the group.

START is an invite-only gathering of 100 early-stage tech company founders as well as 400 key influencers and investors. The event is highly curated and aimed at connecting the next generation of emerging tech companies with those who have gone there before them and those that will help them on their journey. Last year's attendees in Dublin included the founders of Twitter, Skype, Kazaa, and WordPress.

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