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 startup circle of life, especially having founded and led a company, FashionMall.com, to a successful IPO.

Ben shared a number of lessons from FashionMall.com, and insights he’s gained as an angel investor and now VC. Hats off to Ben for the seriously engrossing talk. Follow @bnarasin [https://twitter.com/bnarasin] on Twitter to keep up with everything he’s thinking about.

Some nights the cards are cold, and some nights they’re hot. This evening was definitely the latter, all the way through the final table where we saw pocket rockets face off, and quad As take down a big one.

Thanks to everyone who attended.

  • 1st – Marty Ringlein, Eventbrite
  • 2nd – Adeo Ressi, Founders Institute
  • 3rd – Bob Crimmins, Wise Walker