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Event Recap: Silicon Valley, July 2019

  Our July edition of Founders Poker Silicon Valley was hosted by Nordic Innovation House in downtown Palo Alto. Thank you for hosting us, NIH! And thanks, as always, to our stalwart sponsors, WSGR and Colliers – we couldn't do this without you. If you're a regular at Founders Poker, you'll know that your humble organizers, Will and Eugene, generally compete for the small buy-in [...]

By | August 2nd, 2019|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, June 2019

Our June edition of Founders Poker was hosted at Founders Institute in Palo Alto. Thanks to Adeo and the FI team for being such wonderful hosts! And thanks to our sponsors, WSGR and Colliers, for their enduring support for founders everywhere. Despite a case of laryngitis (which really just created additional dramatic effect), Adeo opened the event with a warm welcome to the very first [...]

By | August 2nd, 2019|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, May 2019

Our May edition of Founders Poker was hosted at Armory's downtown San Mateo office. Thanks Armory! And thanks, as always, to our sponsors WSGR and Colliers. We appreciate all that you do for founders. We had a full house this evening, and a lot of new faces. The great energy was a proper send off for one of our favorite venues, as Armory is moving [...]

By | August 2nd, 2019|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, April 2019

Thanks to Nordic Innovation House for hosting us once again in downtown Palo Alto, just a block off University Ave. And thanks, as always, to our sponsors WSGR and Colliers – we couldn't do this without you. This evening proved, once again, that a chip and a chair is all you need. Bobby, in town from Tampa, blinded down to two chips with four others [...]

By | August 2nd, 2019|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, April 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