It’s official — Los Angeles has a Startup Haven chapter! The launch event was an intimate affair but what a great start! Having spent the last decade running events of 30 – 60 founders and investors in Seattle, I forgot how great it was to tuck in with a small group.

Big thanks to WSGR for sponsoring all the food and drink and to The Satellite for generously hosting us for the evening.

The enthusiasm for getting to know and helping each other was only exceeded by everyone’s enthusiasm for learning and playing the game of poker; it was really cool.

Here’s how the winners circle turned out. Mark and Amanda are both very new to poker but both showed a voracious appetite to learn the game. And Despite Amanda’s 5th place finish, she wins my vote 2018-01-23 21.27.30of the one to watch out for in the months ahead.

1st: Lev Filimonov, Founder, CHCk-N.com
2nd: Mark Okoh, Founder, OnYourFrequency.com
3rd: Bob Crimmins, Founder, Startup Haven
4th: Manshu Agarwal, Founder/CEO, PonderApp.com
5th: Amanda Szabo, Founder/CEO, ResortPass

See you next month!

Bob and Manshu