NJBIZ’s named Don No. 7 on its Power 100 list, citing his role as founder of Newark Venture Partners, the venture capital firm and accelerator that has attracted dozens of startups to Newark’s growing tech ecosystem.
Katz is the executive chairman of Audible, one of Newark’s most prominent corporate citizens. But Katz’s influence extends further. He is also the founder of Newark Venture Partners, which has invested $26 million in 74 technology companies that employ a total of 500 people. Executives of technology companies said these businesses bring high-paying jobs to New Jersey.