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Founder, Mediabistro; Startup Advisor

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 Laurel Touby Biography

In 1994, Laurel Touby, a Smith College graduate and then-freelance business writer and Glamour magazine contributor, decided to host a mixer for media people. About 20 editors, writers, and other content creators came to that original cocktail party at Jules Bistro in the East Village. The parties quickly grew, and soon Laurel had 4,000 of New York's top media talent on her email list. After creating a website in 1996 and adding features such as job listings, bulletin boards, classes, e-classes, media and a freelance marketplace, Touby's business began to take off. Today, mediabistro also includes news, events and "learn" emails, as well as media industry blogs. Last year, Touby sold mediabistro to Jupitermedia for $23 million. Following the sale of Mediabistro, Laurel began a second career as a New York City based start-up Advisor and Investor focusing on the Media, Financial Technology and Emerging Technology industries. She has also been a mentor for the tech incubator, Techstars. In January 2015, she set up her own investor syndicate, Flatiron Investors, representing New York based private investors.

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Laurel Touby

Founder, Mediabistro; Startup Advisor

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Laurel Touby Biography

In 1994, Laurel Touby, a Smith College graduate and then-freelance business writer and Glamour magazine contributor, decided to host a mixer for media people. About 20 editors, writers, and other content creators came to that original cocktail party at Jules Bistro in the East Village. The parties quickly grew, and soon Laurel had 4,000 of New York's top media talent on her email list. After creating a website in 1996 and adding features such as job listings, bulletin boards, classes, e-classes, media and a freelance marketplace, Touby's business began to take off. Today, mediabistro also includes news, events and "learn" emails, as well as media industry blogs. Last year, Touby sold mediabistro to Jupitermedia for $23 million. Following the sale of Mediabistro, Laurel began a second career as a New York City based start-up Advisor and Investor focusing on the Media, Financial Technology and Emerging Technology industries. She has also been a mentor for the tech incubator, Techstars. In January 2015, she set up her own investor syndicate, Flatiron Investors, representing New York based private investors.

Laurel Touby Videos

  • The Belgrave Trust - WSJ Report With Maria Bartiromo on Vimeo
  • Laurel Touby (MediaBistro) at Startup Grind New York - YouTube
  • Laurel Touby - YouTube

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  • How to book Laurel Touby?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Laurel Touby for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Laurel Touby, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Laurel Touby or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Laurel Touby?

    Booking fees for Laurel Touby, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laurel Touby, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Laurel Touby?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laurel Touby for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laurel Touby for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laurel Touby or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laurel Touby or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Laurel Touby is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Laurel Touby for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Laurel Touby generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Reid Hoffman, Rachel Haot, Lynda Weinman, Rebecca MacKinnon and Peter Thiel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laurel Touby for an upcoming event.

Laurel Touby Speaker Videos

  • The Belgrave Trust - WSJ Report With Maria Bartiromo on Vimeo
    Laurel Touby (MediaBistro) at Startup Grind New York - YouTube
  • Laurel Touby - YouTube

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