Archive | January, 2012

Alpha Roundtable Dinner on Curated Commerce

20 Jan

The theme of the dinner is curated commerce, keynoted by Brian Lee, founder of ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom, and two other stealth start-ups, both focused on curated commerce. Special thanks to our dinner sponsors Cowen & Co and our charter sponsors Silicon Valley Bank, Microsoft, Softech VC, and First Round Capital.

What:  Round table format for 20 Founders/CEOs 

Where:  Park Tavern, http://parktavernsf.com/

When:  Wednesday January 25th, 6:30PM cocktails, Dinner 7:30PM

Guest List:

Name Firm

1

Eric Chin Partner, Crosslink

2

Mike Jung Founder, Artisan Venture Partners

3

Gil Penchina Gentleman Hacker

4

Katrina Lake Sitchfix

5

Brian Spaly TrunkClub

6

Peter Pham Partner, Science

7

Brian Lee Founder, ShoeDazzle

8

Hunter Walk Advisor (Google)

9

Oren Michels CEO, Mashery

10

Karl Jacob Stealth

11

Sandra Oh Lin CEO, Kiwicrate

12

Michael Preysman CEO, Everlane

13

Adam Bain CRO, Twitter

14

Steph Palmieri SoftTech VC

15

Ryan Junee CEO, Inporia

16

Barak Diskin Founder, MeUndies

17

Kerry Cooper CMO, Modcloth

18

Michael Durbin CEO, Dollar Shave Club

19

Jonathan Shokrian Founder, MeUndies

20

Sean Percival CEO, FineFolks

21

John Caplan CEO, OpenSky

22

Rob LaFave Founder, Foodzie

23

Sonia Wong CEO, alex+von

24

Mike Marquez Managing Partner, CODE Advisors

25

Beti Cung Microsoft Emerging Business

26

Andy Ruben E-Commerce Strategy, Walmart
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Alpha Roundtable Dinner on Product Virality

17 Jan

The theme of the dinner is product virality, keynoted by Ed Baker, founder of Friend.ly (recently acquired by Facebook) and Stan Chudnovsky (founder Wonderhill and Ooga Labs).

What:  Round table format for 16 Founders/CEOs 

Where:  Portola Valley, http://parksidegrille.com/

When:  Thursday January 19th, 6:30PM cocktails, Dinner 7:30PM

Guest List:

Name Firm

1

Ed Baker Friend.ly, Facebook

2

Stan Chudnovsky Founder WonderHIll, Co-Founder Ooga Labs

3

Eric Chin Partner, Crosslink Capital

4

Mike Jung Founder, Artisan Venture Partners

5

Chris Levine Founder, Toobit

6

Gil Penchina Gentleman Hacker

7

Steven Cox CEO, ServiceScout

8

Duleepa Wijayawardhana CEO, Empire Avenue

9

Justin Stanislaw CEO, Giftiki

10

Jeff Clavier Managing Partner, SoftTech VC

11

Andrew Moers SVP, Mindspark (IAC)

12

Travis Katz CEO Gogobot

13

Brian Grey CEO, Bleacher Report

14

Mark Goines Partner, Morgenthaler

15

Jason Johnson CEO, Blue Sprig

16

Yen Lee CEO, Uptake

17

Lance Tokuda CEO, SchoolFeed

18

Martin Greene President, Meebo

19

Roger Lee Partner, Battery Ventures

20

Val Agostino CEO, Mashlogic

21

Nir Eyal Founder, AdNectar

22

Steve Hoffman Founder, Yumby

23

Thomas Pun Founder, Nowbox

24

T.J. Clark CEO, Limos.com

25

David Silverman Partner, Crosslink Capital