We like to think of our events as cocktail parties with great content. At our most recent gathering, we hosted an event sponsored by Felicis Ventures in CBRE’s dramatic offices in Salesforce Tower. Our guests included Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital, whose bets on Airbnb and DoorDash landed him at the top of last year’s Midas List; fintech VCs Mercedes Bent of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Victoria Treyger of Felicis, and Jillian Williams of Cowboy Ventures; and Open AI CEO Sam Altman, whose company developed ChatGPT and is leading a growing pack of generative AI companies.
Entrepreneurs we’ve featured previously include 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), Parker Conrad (Rippling), Anatoly Yakovenko (Solana), 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), Katie Haun (Haun Ventures), 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 (SoftBank Vision Fund), Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six), Garry Tan (Initialized Capital), Aydin Senkut (Felicis), 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.