Hi, I’m Brittany

I’m a traveler, optimist and a geek. I am the General Manager of the Union Square Ventures Network, where I get to work with all of the people who are building the future of the internet.

Outside of USV, I spend my time building VetsinTech NYC (formerly called Incline) to help military veterans transition into technology jobs. Want to help? Get in touch!

Previously, I co-founded gtrot - (the best) local discovery tool (which pivoted to rang.com before selling to Groupon). Sharpened my Ruby on Rails skills at the inaugural Starter League class in Chicago. Spent time understanding the viability of algae based biofuel with a team at M.I.T. Saw the world through a camera lens filming a few short documentaries. And helped launched two new products at American Express OPEN.

I believe half the fun of living on this planet is seeing what it’s like to live in different places on it. I set out to visit all 7 continents before turning 25, now I’m focused on reaching 50 countries before 2016. I’m now up to 45 countries and 41 states (with so many places left to explore). 

I’m always up for meeting new people or hearing new ideas so say hello @br_ttany.

I speak about entrepreneurship, venture capital, community building and travel. Find more around the web:

LinkedIn

Guest Writer at Forbes

Talks:

The People Side Panel: Working within a VC Community [Video]
Why the world needs short-term education
[Video]
Next For Women: Staring a career in startups [Video]
Crain’s Entrepreneur Spotlight [Video] 
Panel: Life in a Startup Incubator [Video]
Reuters Entrepreneurs Edge: gtrot [Video]
Interview on TechZulu [Video]
NYC Entrepreneur’s Roundtable [Video]
gtrot at the 2011 Internet Summit  [Video]
"Turning what you love into what you do" talk at IdeaMensch LA [Video]

Articles: 

30 and Under: Rising Stars in NYC Tech VC
Profile on Business Insider
TechWeek 100
Interview on The X Factor
Post by Joanne Wilson on The Huffington Post
Interview on IdeaMensch
Interview on Girls Who Rock