Venture Hacks Meetup and Panel at SXSW

For those of you going to SXSW, I’ll be on the Seed Combinators Panel on Monday March 15 3:30pm. I’m joining Paul GrahamDavid CohenMarc Nathan, and Joshua Baer to talk about YStars, TechCombinators, SeedBoxes, and the like. Here’s the Plancast if you want me to “count you in.”

I’m also throwing a meetup on SundayMarch 14 5-7pm in the Four Seasons Lobby Lounge at 98 San Jacinto Blvd.

If you’re a Venture Hacker, please come talk to me about your startup and venture hacking at these two events. I’m looking forward to pressing the flesh and kissing some babies.

Please RSVP on Facebook xor Plancast so we can get a headcount. Gracias.

Live Appearance

More of a warning so you know where not to go, I suppose…

I’ll be on a panel at the “Future of Funding” event in San Mateo on February 18th.

More information here:

The Growth of Small Firms
February 18, 2010

Description: There are an increasing number of venture capital firms with smaller and smaller fund sizes. These firms are starting to see some interesting returns, while remaining popular with entrepreneurs. What is working? What is not? This panel will explore how some of the small firms are investing and looking for big wins.

Fellow Panelists:
– Moderator: Matt Marshall, CEO and Editor, VentureBeat
– Mike Maples Jr., Managing Partner, Maples Investments
– Rob Hayes, Partner, First Round Capital
– Reid Hoffman, Partner, Greylock Partners

If you’d like to attend and if we know each other, please contact me and I might be able to obtain a discounted pass for you.

New year, new blog

I wasn’t posting enough on my old blog since:

  • SquareSpace is annoying
  • I was writing long, infrequent posts

I’ll post more frequently on my new WordPress blog – shorter, mor wide-ranging topics, and more as notes to self than anything else.


For anyone who wants to chat with me or with anyone else looking at this page, I’ve added a Mobber bar to the top of the site – it’s pretty slick. Talk to each other or ping me, or stick Mobber on your own site by pasting the following HTML into your blog or page:

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