Save the date: Our next event takes place Wednesday, February 8, at the elegant Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. Here’s the official web page.

In the meantime, you can check out pictures and video from our last event, in September. Thanks very much to those readers who made it Palo Alto for a very fun evening!



FEBRUARY 8, 2016




Venture capitalist and startup whisperer Brad Feld on demystifying the startup funding process in 2017 (and more).

Cowboy Ventures founder Aileen Lee in conversation with Accompany cofounder and CEO Amy Chang on creating the world’s second-largest people database after LinkedIn.

Roivant Sciences founder Vivek Ramaswamy on building a pharmaceutical giant from thin air.

Tusk Ventures founder and longtime political strategist Bradley Tusk on becoming Silicon Valley’s favorite fixer — and what startups can expect with a Trump presidency.

Emily Weiss, founder of cosmetics company Glossier, in conversation with IVP general partner Eric Liaw on how she managed to build a cult following around her products — and where she’s taking the company next.



5:45 PM – 5:50 PM

Opening comments

5:50 PM – 6:10 PM

Power operators Amy Chang and Aileen Lee on the rise of Accompany.

6:10 PM – 6:30 PM

Political strategist turned startup advisor Bradley Tusk on what founders need to know to navigate today’s changing regulatory waters.

6:30 PM – 6:50 PM

Millennial Vivek Ramaswamy is trying to create the next pharma giant. Can he pull it off?


6:50 PM – 7:00 PM



7:00 PM – 7:20 PM

Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss with IVP’s Eric Liaw on building her next-generation cosmetics brand.

7:20 PM – 7:50 PM

A deep dive and Q&A with Brad Feld.

7:50 PM – 8:30 PM

Networking/Noshing/More Drinks!


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