The views were inspiring from the 75th floor of the Columbia Tower Club.  I really love this venue for poker.   The food was inspiring too — seriously… the the Columbia Tower Club builds the best cheese plates I’ve ever seen.  The salmon lasagna and the shrimp something-or-other were top notch as well.  If you’re interested in checking out the sweet deal the Club put together exclusively for Startup Haven members, here’s the link to learn more.

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The wild card this month was the shutdown of 1/2 of the I-5 freeway… which caused an especially snarled traffic scene, got us off to a late start and cost us a handful of players.  But turn out was still great and we filled four big tables.

A new tradition was born when Jacquie Puzas introduced the idea of collecting bounties in the form of the name tags of the players you busted out.  Really cool idea.  As you can see, our 1st place winner, Nick, busted six players on the way to his victory.



Thanks to our sponsors, without whom this community of founders and investors would not be possible:

  • Wilson Sonsini, Parag Geewhala, Nathan Hatfield
  • Comcast for Business, Dwayne Neufeld
  • Blue box Group, Jesse Proudman
  • Columbia Tower Club

Here’s how it all went down….

Small-dog Pot:

1st) Nick
2nd) Chris Bradbury, Angel Investor
3rd) Danny Dalal, Angel Investor
4th) Bob Crimmins, Founder, MoonTango
5th) Nathan Hatfield, Associate, WSGRphoto (1)
6th) Parag Geewhala, Partner, WSGR
7th) Travis, Thurber, Founder, Stealth

Big-dog Pot

1st) Chris Bradbury, Angel Investor
2nd) Herman Calabria, Founder, NewCo
3rd) Erik Jansen, Founder, JRNB, Inc.