Recap: StrictlyVC’s “Insider Series” (May 13)

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Last week, StrictlyVC with it’s chief exec Connie Loizos held it’s second “Insider Series” event on May 13 @ Galvanize in San Francisco. It was packed. Connie’s audience is growing and growing, and it’s been a blast to see people anticipate the events and reconnect with old friends and make new ones at these events. I suspect there will be more and more to come, and I’m excited to be a small part of it.

For this recent event, it was packed with content: Connie opened evening by chatting candidly with Tom Fallows, formerly the head of Google Shopping Express, and now the Director of Global Expansion Products at Uber (Connie’s write-up here); then I chatted with Dan Morehead of Pantera Capital in a more technical discussion of the Bitcoin and blockchain market, startups, challenges, and opportunities (Connie’s write-up here); this was followed up by Charles Hudson in conversation with Thumbtack’s CEO Marco Zappacosta alongside his VC board member, Sequoia’s Bryan Schreier (write-up); and the night ended with Connie again talking to Lightspeed’s Jeremy Liew, who was remarkably thoughtful and candid about the limitations of VC in today’s age.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, here are pictures from the official photographer, pencil in September 17 on your calendar (no promises!), and if you haven’t already, make sure you’ve signed up for the StrictlyVC email list here:  http://www.strictlyvc.com/signup/

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