November 2015 San Francisco Recap

The competition at November's Poker 2.0 in San Francisco was fierce! We had a blast hanging out with some of the top tech entrepreneurs in the area -- fierce at startups... fierce at poker. Not only did Mattermark host our offices this month, our team made a hell of a showing -- capturing 2 of the 3 overall winners! Poker 2.0 [...]

November 16th, 2015|

San Francisco, June 2014 Event Recap

Thanks to the team at 500 Startups for hosting us in their new SF offices.  They're still unpacking boxes but it's not hard to imagine the great vibe that will be flowing once the first cohort moves in later this summer. It was a great crowd with plenty of regulars and some new faces as [...]

June 24th, 2014|

Why should women founders come to Poker 2.0?

This is a question I've thought a lot about almost since the very beginning of Startup Poker 2.0 more than eight years ago.  I have heard it from many, many women. To be clear, the essence of the question is not "why should I come play a game with other founders?"  The essence of the [...]

June 18th, 2014|

San Francisco, April 2014 Event Recap

 We were back at Mattermark HQ in the Mission again this month, with four full tables of 32 players!  It was hard not to notice that Team Mattermark is quickly expanding to fill their space -- which is awesome.   But a few more headcount and we'll be playing poker in the hallways. I blame [...]

April 12th, 2014|

SF Launch Event Recap

Last night, for the first time ever, 30 San Francisco startup founders, execs and investors sat around poker tables and had a blast.  I was blown away by the caliber and character of the attendees and the vibe was awesome. Best of all, I saw the same magic I see at every Poker 2.0: serious [...]

March 7th, 2014|

Startup Poker 2.0 Launching in San Francisco

After eight years of running continuously in Seattle, more than a year running in Portland and about eight months running in San Diego, I am over-the-top delighted to announce that Poker 2.0 is now launching in San Francisco.  There's a lot to be excited about. Firstly, this is city number four.  Wow.  Cool. Why cool? [...]

February 24th, 2014|