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Mike Maples Jr (FLOODGATE)
Tuesday, June 28

Mike Maples Jr

FLOODGATE

Mike Maples Jr has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and was also named one of "8 Rising Stars" by FORTUNE Magazine. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was involved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back startup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (IPO TIVS, acquired by IBM) and Motive (IPO MOTV, acquired by Alcatel-Lucent.) Some of Mike's investments include Twitter, Twitch.tv, ngmoco, Weebly, Chegg, Bazaarvoice, Spiceworks, Okta, and Demandforce. He holds a BS, from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Baiju Bhatt & Vladimir Tenev (Robinhood)
Wednesday, August 3

Baiju Bhatt & Vladimir Tenev

Robinhood

After graduating from Stanford, roommates Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt moved to New York, where they built trading platforms for some of the largest financial institutions in the world. They began to realize that electronic trading firms pay effectively nothing to place trades in the market yet charge investors up to $10 for each trade — and thus the idea for Robinhood was born.

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Past Events

Steve Case

Steve Case

Alex Austin, Scott Nolan

Alex Austin, Scott Nolan

LIVE Online Talks

LIVE Online Talks

STARTUP GRIND HOLIDAY PARTY

STARTUP GRIND HOLIDAY PARTY

Adam Nash

Adam Nash

Christine Tsai

Christine Tsai

Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya

Tony Xu

Tony Xu

Summer Party

Summer Party

Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel

Amy Pressman & Borge Hald

Amy Pressman & Borge Hald

Bill Clerico

Bill Clerico

Josh Elman

Josh Elman

Largest Startup Holiday Party

Largest Startup Holiday Party

Kanishk Parashar

Kanishk Parashar

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson

Manu Kumar

Manu Kumar

Adi Tatarko

Adi Tatarko

Dave Goldberg

Dave Goldberg

Mary Grove

Mary Grove

Chrys Bader-Wechseler

Chrys Bader-Wechseler

Trip Hawkins

Trip Hawkins

Largest Startup Holiday Party

Largest Startup Holiday Party

Semil Shah

Semil Shah

Patrick Llewellyn

Patrick Llewellyn

Mike Maples, Jr.

Mike Maples, Jr.

Bill Maris

Bill Maris

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla

Jessica Livingston

Jessica Livingston

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

Dan’l Lewin

Dan’l Lewin

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Bing Gordon

Bing Gordon

Eric Eldon

Eric Eldon

Charles Huang

Charles Huang

Dave McClure

Dave McClure

Ann Miura-Ko

Ann Miura-Ko

Adam Lashinsky

Adam Lashinsky

Jason Putorti

Jason Putorti

Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison

Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Bo Fishback

Bo Fishback

Ben Silbermann

Ben Silbermann

Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose

Rod Swanson

Rod Swanson

Scott Heiferman

Scott Heiferman

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Ben Parr

Ben Parr

Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad

MG Siegler

MG Siegler

Anthony Soohoo

Anthony Soohoo

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

David Cowan

David Cowan

Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Ben Galbraith

Ben Galbraith

Rod Swanson

Rod Swanson

Chad Harrington

Chad Harrington

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