Laurel Touby is a former business journalist, exited tech CEO and the founding partner at Supernode Ventures (formerly Flatiron Investors). Supernode Ventures is a micro VC, focusing on pre-seed and early-stage tech startups. Prior to Supernode Ventures, Laurel founded mediabistro.com, a website that revolutionized the way people in the media industry do business, connect and communicate. Following the sale of mediabistro.com, Laurel created an angel portfolio of 22 companies including Braze (formerly Appboy), LaunchMetrics, PeerIQ, Credijusto, Click Therapeutics, AlphaHQ and others. She also remains actively engaged with the media via her popular Tech Media Dinner & Discussion events. She is a sought-after public speaker and hosted her own tech show, “Secrets of Successful Startups“ on CBS Interactive.