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Event Recap: Silicon Valley, March 2019

We held our March Founders Poker event at Armory’s newly redecorated offices in downtown San Mateo. Thank you for hosting us, Armory! And a huge “thank you”, as always, to our sponsors WSGR and Colliers - we couldn’t do this without you. Chris of Clerky sparked an entertaining conversation on our companies’ names origins. Can't go wrong with portmanteaus, Nirvana songs, and animal mascots. One [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, March 2019

Our March Founders Poker event was hosted at Node’s beautifully nerdy space at the intersection of SF’s vibrant North Beach, Chinatown, and Jackson Square neighborhoods. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality, Node! And a huge thank you, as always, to our sponsors Colliers and WSGR - we couldn’t do this without you! I think we gave SXSW a run for its money, tonight! We had [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, February 2019

We held the February edition of Silicon Valley Founders Poker at Nordic Innovation House in downtown Palo Alto. Thanks for always being such great hosts, NIH! Thanks also to our sponsors, WSGR and Colliers, for their continued support – we couldn’t do this without you. Consensus around the table was that Oakland would overtake Silicon Valley as a startup hub in the next 10 years. [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, February 2019

Our February game was so popular, it was almost like we had a poker celebrity headlining the event. And we did! Chatbox founder and former poker pro, Phil Gordon, swung by on his way to SaaSter, and gave an awesome talk about how to apply lessons from poker to startups and vice versa. And for everyone who showed up for their shot at the crown, [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, January 2019

Our first SF Startup Poker of 2019 was hosted by 500 Startups. A big thank you to 500, and our sponsors WSGR and Colliers, for everything they do for founders. We couldn't do this without you. We had the great fortune to start the new year with special guest, Ben Narasin of NEA. As a serial entrepreneur turned VC, Ben's career sort of spans the [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, January 2019

Our first Silicon Valley Founders Poker of 2019 was hosted by Armory in downtown San Mateo. Our sincerest thanks to Armory, and our sponsors WSGR and Colliers, for their continued support of founders. We couldn't do this without you. We had a great turnout this evening with players braving the rain to come in from all parts of the Bay Area. It was also our [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, September 2018

This month, we were hosted by Nordic Innovation House in downtown Palo Alto, a wonderful little hub for Nordic startups laying their roots in Silicon Valley. Thank you for hosting us! And as always, a big thank you to our sponsors, WSGR and Colliers, for their continued support. Your dedication to founders is deeply appreciated. We had a mix of regulars and new faces, including [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, August 2018

Our August edition of Startup Poker Silicon Valley was hosted, once again, in Armory's beautiful office in downtown San Mateo. Thank you, Armory! And thanks to WSGR and Colliers, as always, for their continued support of startup founders. Conversation this evening covered the usual broad range of startup topics, but also a surprising number of extracurriculars. The night ended with most attendees agreeing to join [...]

By | August 22nd, 2018|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, July 2018

The July edition of Silicon Valley Startup Poker was a hit! Thanks to Armory for hosting us in their beautiful offices in downtown San Mateo. And thanks, as always, to our sponsors WSGR and Colliers who generously provide the food, drink, and prizes – your continuing support for founders is deeply appreciated. A common thread in the founders at this event was long-distance relationships. It turned out [...]

By | July 24th, 2018|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, June 2018

Silicon Valley Startup Poker’s June event was graciously hosted by Armory in downtown San Mateo. Armory helps your team ship better software, faster. Thanks Armory! And a big thanks, as always, to our sponsors WSGR and Colliers. Your continued support for founders is deeply appreciated. We saw a lot of new faces this month including a couple folks in town from our Seattle chapter, and [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments