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Perfect Pitch: Eugene Carr

Founder, CEO, Cellist



Current City: New York, NY.

Current Job and Entrepreneurial Focus: I am a serial entrepreneur having started two companies at the intersection of arts & culture and technology. I am an angel investor, board member and mentor/coach for several start-up technology companies and am actively working on my next start-up business idea.

Notable Prior Jobs: Founder, CEO Patron Technology (patrontechnology.com) and (patronmanager.com) - a company that provided cloud-based ticketing/fundraising and marketing technology to over 800 arts & cultural organizations, built on the Salesforce.com platform. Prior to that I was the founder of CultureFinder.com, an early innovator in web-based cultural event listings and online ticketing, funded by AOL and Comcast Ventures. I also served as the Executive Director of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City, producing concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

When I Started Performing: I'm pretty sure I started performing cello at 8 years old in public school.

Performing Arts Background: Juilliard Pre-college; Oberlin Conservatory.

How did your performing arts background supercharge your entrepreneurship? I am a strong believer that the skills and values instilled in musicians carry-over directly to running an entrepreneurial business. Particularly the notion of a long-term and iterative focus on continuous improvement and a goal-orientation of excellence. At Patron Technology we built a thriving team of artist-techies which validated this approach.

Favorite Performer: Leonidis Kavakos.


Follow Eugene Carr:

LinkedIn - eugenecarr



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