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About

The Bay Area is where Startup Grind began. With our first event taking place over 5 years ago, we've since hosted over 100 events with founders and investors from Lyft, Houzz, Eventbrite, Pinterest, GitHub, Postmates, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures to name a few. The San Francisco chapter is run by the Startup Grind HQ team.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 29

Jeff Richards (GGV Capital)

Fireside Chat

Managing Partner at GGV Capital, Jeff joined the firm in 2008 after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the US and Asia. Jeff focuses on the Internet, Software and Mobile sectors, and currently sits on the boards of BIG COMMERCE, Boxed, Percolate, Reebonz and Tile.

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Thursday, September 21

Eric Yuan (Zoom)

Fireside Chat

Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Eric was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011.

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Thursday, November 16

Bret Taylor (Quip, Facebook)

Fireside Chat

A respected software engineer and executive with an impressive history of building widely used and loved products, Bret Taylor is the co-founder and CEO of Quip, A Salesforce Company. Prior to founding Quip, Bret served as the CTO of Facebook and saw the company through its successful IPO in 2012.

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Past Events

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area x Galvanize)

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area x Galvanize)

M.G. Siegler (Google Ventures)

M.G. Siegler (Google Ventures)

Aniyia Williams (Tinsel)

Aniyia Williams (Tinsel)

Ali Vahabzadeh (Chariot)

Ali Vahabzadeh (Chariot)

Phil Libin (General Catalyst, Evernote)

Phil Libin (General Catalyst, Evernote)

Startup Grind + Galvanize Holiday Party (Galvanize)

Startup Grind + Galvanize Holiday Party (Galvanize)

Brian Wong (Kiip)

Brian Wong (Kiip)

Jason Lemkin (SaaStr Fund)

Jason Lemkin (SaaStr Fund)

Mark Gainey (Strava)

Mark Gainey (Strava)

Arthur van Hoff (CANCELLED) (Jaunt VR)

Arthur van Hoff (CANCELLED) (Jaunt VR)

Bryan Johnson (OS Fund, Braintree)

Bryan Johnson (OS Fund, Braintree)

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area)

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area)

Nir Eyal (HOOKED)

Nir Eyal (HOOKED)

Jessica Herrin & Jenny Lefcourt (Stella & Dot / Freestyle Capital)

Jessica Herrin & Jenny Lefcourt (Stella & Dot / Freestyle Capital)

Eoghan McCabe (Intercom)

Eoghan McCabe (Intercom)

Roger Dickey (Gigster)

Roger Dickey (Gigster)

Startup Grind Holiday Party (Startup Grind)

Startup Grind Holiday Party (Startup Grind)

Gagan Biyani (Sprig)

Gagan Biyani (Sprig)

Ben Rubin (Meerkat)

Ben Rubin (Meerkat)

Bastian Lehmann (Postmates)

Bastian Lehmann (Postmates)

Kevin Gibbon (Shyp)

Kevin Gibbon (Shyp)

Summer Party (hosted @ Medallia)

Summer Party (hosted @ Medallia)

Marco Zappacosta; Bryan Schreier (Thumbtack)

Marco Zappacosta; Bryan Schreier (Thumbtack)

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Hunter Walk (Homebrew)

Hunter Walk (Homebrew)

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Joyus)

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Joyus)

Thomas Korte (AngelPad)

Thomas Korte (AngelPad)

Phil and Jacob Jaber (Philz Coffee)

Phil and Jacob Jaber (Philz Coffee)

Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)

Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)

Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital)

Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital)

Justin Kan (Twitch; Justin.TV)

Justin Kan (Twitch; Justin.TV)

Julia Hartz (Eventbrite)

Julia Hartz (Eventbrite)

Adora Cheung (Homejoy)

Adora Cheung (Homejoy)

Joshua Reeves (ZenPayroll)

Joshua Reeves (ZenPayroll)

Jennifer Dulski (Change.org)

Jennifer Dulski (Change.org)

Logan Green (CEO at Lyft & Zimride)

Logan Green (CEO at Lyft & Zimride)

Halle Tecco (Rock Health)

Halle Tecco (Rock Health)

Ali Partovi (Code.org, iLike, LinkExchange)

Ali Partovi (Code.org, iLike, LinkExchange)

Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

Ali Pincus (One Kings Lane)

Ali Pincus (One Kings Lane)

Adam Goldstein (Hipmunk)

Adam Goldstein (Hipmunk)

Adam Pisoni (Yammer)

Adam Pisoni (Yammer)

George Zachary (Charles River Ventures)

George Zachary (Charles River Ventures)

Sahil Lavingia (Founder of Gumroad)

Sahil Lavingia (Founder of Gumroad)

Greg Tseng (Founder and CEO of Tagged)

Greg Tseng (Founder and CEO of Tagged)

Naval Ravikant (Founder of AngelList)

Naval Ravikant (Founder of AngelList)

Team

From the Blog

500 Startup Batch 20 Demo Day: The Summer of Love

The 41 companies of Batch 20 proudly graduated from 500 Startups three month Accelerator program by pitching to an auditorium full of investors on their Demo Day held on May 12, 2017. The startups fell mainly into the categories of Digital Health, FinTech and Civic Tech. With a flair for fun, the theme for the event was the “Summer of Love” and Dave McClure and the 500 Team were dressed up in their groovy getups. 
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How A Pivot Saved Our Startup From Dying

It was June 19th and I was sitting at the San Francisco airport waiting to board my flight and contemplating future of our startup. I was returning from Valley after an exhausting few weeks full of customer feedback and learning that would shape the direction of our startup.
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Buy it or Build it?

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