Founding: July 2010.
We are hosting the worlds biggest UN-corporate holiday party for startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners! Freelancers and self-employed professionals are all welcome! Join us at YouDazzle HQ in the Nest GSV incubator as we broadcast the party live to dozens of cities worldwide through Startup Grind! Special guest appearance by founder/CEO of North Pole Industries, Santa Claus. Learn more about it here.
Adam Pisoni, Editor of TechCrunch, 10.11.12
The Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Yammer, Inc. Adam co-founded the company with David Sacks in 2008, taking one of Geni’s internal projects and turning it into the 2008 TechCrunch 50 winner. Before working at Geni and Yammer, Adam was Director of Web Engineering at Shopzilla, playing a pivotal role in systems architecture and product development. View more event details here.
George Zachary, Partner at FLOODGATE Capital, 09.06.12
Many consider George to be one of the most brilliant VC’s in the valley. He is A partner at Charles River Ventures and early investor in companies like Yammer, Shutterfly, Udacity and others. He joined CRV in 2004 with 20+ years of operating and investing experience in computing and consumer technology. George’s focus is on building consumer internet and infrastructure companies. Previously, he was a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV).
Anthony Soohoo, Sahil Lavingia, Charles Huang, Founders and VC’s
For this special event we had a warm discussion among Anthony Soohoo (Rumpus) Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad) and Charles Huang (Red Ocatane). See the video below to learn more about how the got started, dealt with the grind or running a startup, and what they are doing today.
Sahil Lavingia, Founder and CEO of Gumroad, 06.27.12
Founder of Gumroad and one of the first employees at Pinterest. At just 19, Sahil has quickly become one of Silicon Valley’s hottest young CEOs. The future is bright for him and worth to keep an eye on.
Naval Ravikant, Founder at AngelList, 05.26.11
Naval is an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks, and a co-maintainer of AngelList. Previously, he was a co-founder at Genoa Corp (acquired by Finisar), Epinions.com (IPO via Shopping.com), and Vast.com (large white-label classifieds marketplace). He has advised Bix.com, iPivot, and XFire, among others, and invested in many companies, including Twitter, Foursquare, DocVerse (sold to Google), Mixer Labs (sold to Twitter), Jambool (Social Gold), SnapLogic, PlanCast, Stack Overflow, Heyzap, and Disqus.