For those who haven’t experienced our events yet, we like to think of them as cocktail parties with great content. Here are some pictures from past get-togethers, and here is information about our one-and-only in-person event of 2021, which took place on November 11 in San Francisco and featured crypto VC Katie Haun, serial entrepreneur Parker Conrad of Rippling, serial entrepreneur and investor Jack Abraham of Atomic, cofounder and CEO Mateo Jaramillo of Form Energy, and crypto founder and CEO Nader Al-Naji, who both heads the DeSo Foundation and is also the figure behind the somewhat controversial decentralized social network BitClout. (You can check out photos of the event, which the venture firm Eclipse Ventures generously sponsored, here.)
Other entrepreneurs we’ve featured previously include Sam Altman (OpenAI and Y Combinator), Adam Bowen and James Monsees (Juul), Vlad Tenev (Robinhood), Emily Weiss (Glossier), Blake Scholl (Boom Supersonic), Patrick Brown (Impossible Foods), Julie Wainwright (The RealReal), Daphne Koller (Insitro), Peter Szulczeski (Wish), Marten Mickos (HackerOne), Tina Sharkey (Brandless), Chris Urmson (Aurora), Howie Liu (Airtable), Marco Zappacosta (Thumbtack), Amy Chang (Accompany), Matt Mullenweg (Automattic), Kim Scott (Radical Candor), David Rogier (MasterClass), Mark Gainey (Strava), Ryan Williams (Cadre), Carl Bass (Autodesk), Zander Lurie (SurveyMonkey), Jim Collins (Kitchen United), Vivek Ramaswamy (Riovant Sciences), Scott Cutler (StockX) and Alex Rodrigues (Embark) among others.
We’ve also hosted many renowned VCs, including Marc Andreessen (Andreessen Horowitz), Chamath Palihapitiya (Social Capital), Ravi Mhatre (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Cyan Banister (Founders Fund) Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko (Future Ventures), Brad Feld (Foundry Group), Bill Maris (Section 32), Craig Hanson (NextWorld Capital), Megan Quinn (Spark Capital), Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures), Jessica Verrilli (GV), Hunter Walk (Homebrew), Heidi Roizen (DFJ), Bradley Tusk (Tusk Ventures), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), Hans Tung (GGV Capital), Tony Conrad (True Ventures), Greg Gretsch (Jackson Square Ventures), Caterina Fake (Yes VC), Dan Morehead (Pantera Capital), Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), Bryan Schreier (Sequoia Capital), Semil Shah (Haystack), Laura Deming (Longevity Fund), Mamoon Hamid and Ilya Fushman (Kleiner Perkins), Jeffrey Housenbold and Anna Lo of the SoftBank Vision Fund, Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six), Garry Tan (Initialized Capital), Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures) and Eva Ho (Fika Ventures).
Not last, we’ve been privileged to feature academics like Renee DiResta, currently Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory, and Alex Stamos, the former chief security officer of both Facebook and Yahoo — both of whom have spoken about the misinformation loops enabled by tech, and what can be done about them.
If you’ve never come to an event, we hope you can join us for one soon.