Annual Advisory Board Dinner

10 Aug

The official date for the Annual Alpha Advisory Board Dinner will be Tuesday Dec 14th.

Appetizers @ 6:30PM.

Dinner @ 7:00PM.

I’d like to thank our Platinum Sponsor, SVB for graciously offering to supply us with some amazing wines for the dinner.

http://parksidegrille.com/

Cheers,

Eric & Mike

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Alpha Club Pham’s Going Away Party

24 May

As many of you know, long-time Alpha Advisory Board Member Peter Pham is moving to L.A. with his incubator Science based in Santa Monica, and we are hosting a going away party this Thursday (5/24) in San Francisco at Mighty SF.

Special thanks to our annual sponsors Silicon Valley Bank, Microsoft, SoftTech VC, and First Round Capital and event sponsors Trinity Ventures and Fewnick & West.

Cheers,

Eric and Mike

Alpha Roundtable Dinner on Founder Liquidity

19 May

We’re hosting our upcoming Alpha Dinner at Waterfront Restaurant in San Francisco on May 17th. The theme of the dinner is founder liquidity.

Special thanks to our sponsors SecondMarket, Silicon Valley Bank, Microsoft, SoftTech VC, and First Round Capital.


What:  Round table format for 16 Founders/CEOs 

Where:  Waterfront Restaurant, http://waterfrontsf.com/

When:  Thursday May 17th, 6PM cocktails, Dinner 7PM

Name Job Title Company
Bryan Goldberg Founder Bleacher Report
Jason Oberfest CEO and Co-founder Mango Health
Joe Hurs Managing Partner The Katama Group, LLC
Ricky Yean Co-founder / CEO Crowdbooster
Arjun Sethi Angel Investor / Advisor Self Employed
Chris  Albinson Managing Director Founders Circle Capital
Karl Jacob Angel Investor Self Employed
Jeff Thomas Senior Vice President SecondMarket
Adam Oliveri Managing Director SecondMarket
Alyssa Morris Vice President SecondMarket
Jonathan Abrams Managing Partner Founders Den
Michael Jung Founder Alpha
Michael Jung Founder Alpha
Steven Hoffman CEO PlayGearz
Val Agostino CEO MashLogic
Munjal Shah CEO Stealth
Ben Smith Managing Partner BTSIV, LLC
Salil Deshpande General Partner Bay Partners
Kate Thorp Entreprenuer/ Director Mintbox/LBi
Scott Sorochak EIR Foundation Capital
John Ramey Founder CEO isocket
CJ MacDonald Co-Founder gyft
Bill Trenchard Founder Partner Founder Collective
Noah Eisner GM AWS
Julian Green Founder, CEO Jetpac

Alpha Internet Marketplaces Dinner – April 25

12 Apr

We are hosting our annual Alpha Dinner on Internet marketplaces at 25 Lusk in San Francisco on April 25th. Details are below. 

Special thanks to our sponsors RBC, Silicon Valley Bank, Microsoft, Softech VC, and First Round Capital.


What:  Round table format for 16 Founders/CEOs 

Where:  25 Lusk, http://25lusk.com/

When:  Wednesday April 25th, 6PM cocktails, Dinner 7PM

First Name Last Name Job Title Company

1

Michael Neril Director Webb Investment Network

2

Matt Mickiewicz Co-Founder 99designs & Flippa

3

Simon Rothman EIR Greylock

4

Eric Chin General Partner Crosslink Capital

5

Mehul Patel COO Kaggle

6

Brendan Marshall CEO Kitchit

7

T.J. Clark CEO Limos.com

8

Lee Jacobs Founder Colingo

9

Bill Trenchard Founder Partner Founder Collective

10

Brian Grey CEO Bleacher Report, Inc.

11

Jeff Claver Managing Partner Softech VC

12

Dan Knox Founder Science Exchange

13

Steven Cox CEO TakeLessons

14

Sunil Rajaraman CEO Scripted

15

Omar El-Ayat Associate Crosslink Capital

16

Erin Turner CEO Crave

17

Art Agrawal CEO YourMechanic.com

18

Stew Langille CEO Visual.ly

19

Sean Plaice Co-Founder Postmates

20

Karl Jacob Founder Stealth Startup

21

Jeff Titterton CMO 99designs

22

Avery Lewis Head of Product Getaround

23

Tim Karman Managing Director RBC

24

Andre Mancl Vice President RBC

25

David Silverman Partner Crosslink Capital

26

John China SVB Managing Director


Alpha Gamification Dinner

11 Apr

We’re hosting a private, roundtable dinner on gamification with Tim Chang, Managing Director at Mayfield Fund, focusing on investments in mobile, gaming, digital media, social media, eCommerce, and AdTech .

What: Alpha April Roundtable on Virality with 12 CEOs
When: Wednesday, April 11th; Cocktails: 6PM, Dinner 7PM
Where: Parkside Grille, Portola Valley

And thanks to our gracious sponsors Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, First Round Capital Mayfield Fund, and SoftTech VC, the dinner is on us! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Name Job Title Company

1

Patrick Salyer CEO Gigya

2

Kris Duggan CEO Badgeville

3

Rajat Paharia Chief Product Officer Bunchball

4

James Park CEO FitBit

5

Ben Ling Product Management Lead Google

6

Tim Chang Managing Director Mayfield Fund

7

Charles Hudson Venture Partner Softech VC

8

Ric Williams COO Empire Avenue

9

Eric Chin General Partner Crosslink Capital

10

Mike Jung Partner Panorama Capital

11

Kristian Segerstrale EVP, Digital Electronic Arts

12

Bharat  Vasan COO BASIS

13

Tejash Unadkat Head of Product and Marketing 500Friends

14

Renata Dionello Head of Market Development, POS PayPal

15

Chris Levine Founder Toobit

16

Tim Kendall Monetization Pinterest

17

Stan Chudnovsky Founder Ooga Labs

Alpha Azure Roundtable Dinner

11 Mar

We are having a roundtable dinner with Bob Kelly, Corporate VP at Azure discussing topics about the cloud, SaaS and big data. 

Special thanks to our gracious sponsors Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, First Round Capital, Raymond James and SoftTech VC.

What:  Round table format for 16 Founders/CEOs/VCs

Where:  Zibibbo, http://restaurantlulu.com/Zibibbo_about.html

When:  Monday March 12, 6PM cocktails, Dinner 7PM

 

  First Name Last Name Job Title Company
1 Jeff Epstein Executive In Residence Bessemer Venture Partners
2 Jim Franklin CEO SendGrid
3 Pete Sonsini General Partner NEA
4 Adrian Scott CEO Coderbuddy
5 Peter Boboff Managing Partner Transmedia Capital
6 Chris Redlitz Managing Partner Transmedia Capital
7 Bong Suh Former CEO BuyDirect
8 DJ Patil Data Scientist in Residence Greylock Partners
9 James Hong Seed Investor /  Founder
10 Mark Gones Partner Morgenthaler
11 Billy  Bosworth  CEO DataStax, Inc.
12 Lynda Ting Emerging Business Team Microsoft
13 Josh Stein Managing Director DFJ
14 David Beyer CEO Chart.io
15 Karun Bakshi BizSpark One Microsoft
16 Eric Chin General Partner Crosslink Capital
17 David Silverman Partner Crosslink Capital
18 Mike Jung Partner Artisan
19 Bob Kelly Corporate Vice President Microsoft Azure
20 Robin Murray Partner Adams Street Partners
21 Rory O’Driscoll Managing Director Scale Venture Partners
22 John Vrionis Managing Director Lightspeed Venture Partners
23 Artur Bergman CEO Fastly
24 Jean Elliott Emerging Business Team Microsoft
25 Scott Case Managing Director SVB
26 David  Castagna Managing Director Raymond James
27 John Kelley Managing Director Raymond James
28 Nicholas Kardas Emerging Business Team Microsoft

Alpha Azure Roundtable Dinner

11 Mar

We are having a roundtable dinner with Bob Kelly, Corporate VP at Azure discussing topics about the cloud, SaaS or big data,.

What:  Round table format for 16 Founders/CEOs/VCs

Where:  Zibibbo, http://restaurantlulu.com/Zibibbo_about.html

When:  Monday March 12, 6PM cocktails, Dinner 7PM

And thanks to our gracious sponsors Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, First Round Capital, Raymond James and SoftTech VC.