World Trade Ventures (WTV) is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on deploying capital to companies in New York City which are building the next generation of market-disrupting technologies and businesses. We collaborate with inspired entrepreneurs who are driven to make a meaningful impact and passionate about changing the landscape in adtech, fintech, healthtech, big data and enterprise. WTV is embedded with SilverTech Ventures, a Silverstein-backed startup incubator based in the World Trade Center.
WTV is run by a diverse group of investment partners with decades of experience generating returns across multiple industries, including real estate, technology and entertainment. The team takes great care to thoroughly vet and develop its portfolio entrepreneurs, working closely with the the incubator at SilverTech Ventures to identify ripe opportunities to generate returns for its limited partners. WTV is professionally administered by Partner and General Counsel Jon Avidor and his team at Startup.law. Mr. Avidor has worked with innovators and investors from Silicon Valley to New York and Tel Aviv since 2005. Prior to working with WTV and founding Startup.law, Mr. Avidor practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell (NYC) and Goodwin Procter (Silicon Valley), focusing on venture capital, private equity, real estate and M&A for a wide variety of clients ranging from banks such as Goldman Sachs and Barclays to venture capital leaders such as Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Mr. Avidor also notably represented Lynda.com in its sale to LinkedIn for $1.5BN in 2015, Modest.com in its sale to PayPal in 2015 and Replay Technologies in its sale to Intel for $150M in 2016. He holds a JD-MBA from Northwestern, where he graduated cum laude and was a merit scholar. He is a published author and is regularly invited to present at the Forum for Economists International on the topic of innovation.
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World Trade Ventures
7 World Trade Center, 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10007