F50 Startup Brainwave Link Raised 2M from Elon Musk & Google Venture

Community, Entrepreneurship

Brainwave Link, a fresh startup developing technology to connect human using brainwave, announced 2M angel investment from several well known investors, one day after its selected as one of F50 Season I Startup.

 

Brainwave Link, which has not been publicized anywhere yet, was founded by X-Googler Principle Engineer, Facebook Marketing Director, and Stanford Alumni. Brainwave Link, had been secretly working on its technology for the past half of year.

For more information, visit http://f50.io

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80 Miles Founder Biking Challenge – 3/29 SF Bay #SVSocial

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Looking for a challenge in your life as founder? Do something you never thought you will be doing? Take the 80 miles biking challenge at 3/29!

I have done it once which never thought I would. Now I would like to do it again. So join me, challenge ourselves!

Bring you startup heart, biking from heart of SV, along the beautiful shoreline of SF Bay, lunch at SF harbor, and show off your startup energy and passion!

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Founders who finish the whole trip will be invited to share your founder experiences at future SVEntrepeneurs meetup!

Welcome sponsors and event partners.

Of cause, you are welcome to attend only partial of the ride as  option B (About 40 miles)

For friends in SF, you can join us at lunch time at SF, and ride from SF to Facebook HQ

If you start from Facebook HQ but cannot finish the whole trip, you  take Caltrain to come back.

Agenda:

8:15AM warm up and introductions at Assembling area: Facebook HQ Parking Lot (Front)

8:15AM Start (To Hayward, Oakland, Bay bridge)

11:30AM Arrive in Jack London Square

11:30pm Take ferry to SF

12PM: Lunch & relax at SF Harbor (Location TBD)

1:30PM Coming back to Facebook HQ

Welcome to join partial of the trip!

6PM End

To RSVP:

#Digital-Detox: 80 miles founder biking challenge II: SF Bay #SVESocial

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014, 8:00 AM

Location details are available to members only.

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Dear founders,Looking for a challenge in your life? Do something you never thought you will be doing? Take the 80 miles biking challenge!I have done it once which never thought I would. Now I would like to do it again. So join me, challenge ourselves!Bring you startup heart, biking from heart of SV, on the beautiful shoreline of SF Bay, lunch a…

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Meet Dan Galpin from Google @ 3/12 Entrepreneur Mixer – Mountain View #svesocial

Community, Developers, Events

Dan Galpin, an Android Developer Advocate from Google will give a lightning talk at the upcoming SVE Entrepreneur mixer event at Wed March 12 at Sports page.

Are you looking for co-founders, partners, core team members for your start-up / mobile / app start-up? You are welcome to post your needs as comments to this event page (No spam though)

Together we make Start-up’s fun with pool, darts, volleyball and ping pong and more

If you have a start-up position including co-founder, partner, core team member, you can pitch at the group around 6:50Pm

Agenda:

6PM: Networking (You can arrive earlier)

6:45PM Introduction Host by: Carlo Licciard)

6:47PM Lighting Talk Dan Galpin Developer Advocate,  Google

6:55PM Co-founder / Startup Pitch / Open Mic

We welcome sponsors for food and drinks!

We will host a volunteer meeting around 7:30PM.  Be a volunteer: http://goo.gl/BvleX

More detail at SVE meetup site

David Cao

Founder and Fire Starter for the Fabulous people

 

Analyzing Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital’s Investment Syndicates

Community, Investor, Venture Forum

(CBInsights)

In venture capital, network centrality is an important driver of VC performance.  In short, better networked VCs have better fund performance.  This is not networking in the “I have 500+ contacts on LinkedIn” sense but means being networked with other high quality investors to share dealflow, syndicate deals, etc.

Since VCs often syndicate their deals with other VCs, these co-investment patterns reveal a web of relationships between firms that can be analyzed to provide insight into which firms are closer than others, whose networks truly are stronger, where firms have overlapping investment strategies and where funds may be sourcing their dealflow from (what seed funds or angels for example).

Andreessen Horowitz Investment Syndicate Trends

Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) has made a number of seed investments over the past two years, including over 30 in 2013 year-to-date. And its most frequent co-investor in such deals has been SV Angel, who has co-invested with A16Z in over 25 seed rounds and 48 deals overall. As the year-over-year trend line highlights, A16Z’s syndicate with SV Angel has increased dramatically in the last year with recent co-investments including Swiftype and Vastrm.

Fellow hyperactive VC Greylock Partners has also seen its relationship with A16Z grow recently. The two firms have made over 30 co-investments, including four in 2013 YTD. Below are A16Z’s top 5 co-investor by number of deals.

a16zcoinvestorsWhen we look beyond who they invest with to who invests in A16Z companies prior to them getting involved, it is not surprising to find Y Combinator as the most frequent investor in companies before A16Z invests. In 2011, A16Z jumped on board YC’s Start Fund program. A16Z has also made a number of follow-on investments to startups first backed by prominent NY-based investor Union Square Ventures including Shapeways and Dwolla, as well as Khosla Ventures (Boku, Lookout).

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Full article:

Analyzing Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital’s Investment Syndicates.

 

Meetup offered Automatic dues extension to all organizers

Community

Meetup CEO announced automatic dues extension to all organizers today.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Scott Heiferman <outage@meetup.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Subject: Meetup Organizers: Automatic dues extension

Meetup
Hello Meetup Organizers,

First and foremost, we’re happy to report that Meetup is up, running, and stable.

We’ve issued a 7 day credit to all Meetup Organizers because we know how difficult it was for many of your Meetups to actually Meetup during the recent server attack. This extension was added to your current billing cycle and has been automatically applied to your account. The change is reflected on your account page, and there’s nothing further you need to do.

If your Meetup Group faced an extraordinary challenge due to the outage and there is something else we can do to help you out, please email us at outage@meetup.com — we want to hear!

We’ve heard from Meetup Organizers that it’d be helpful if Meetup HQ sent an email to all Meetup Members to update them, and to let them know they should go see what’s happening in their Meetup Groups. We’ll do that over the next couple days.

The last thing I want to say is thank you for your patience and for doing what you do. This week reminded us of how many people are rooting for Meetup, all of us. Why? Because we stand for something important. So let’s keep creating community and not let them down!

Scott Heiferman,
Co-Founder
and CEO, Meetup

PS. If you have other questions or suggestions, note that we’ve published a list of FAQs on our blog, which should help to answer some of your questions.

 

Yahoo Buys Social Data Visualization Firm Vizify, Will Shut It Down

General

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Today Vizify announced that Yahoo has acquired it, adding yet another small company to the purple acquisition machine. Vizify helped its users better visualize and graph their social lives in the format of a personal website of sorts.

Vizify, a company founded in 2011, had raised $1.46 million in its life. Given that its last round of funding came in 2012, the timing of the exit-ish makes sense. The company would likely have needed to either raise more money, or find a new home. Yahoo has very welcome arms these days.

Yahoo will shut down what the company built. The company will issue refunds to paying users. It is also not accepting more new user signups. Vizify is essentially no more.

The price of of the acquisition was not made known, though we are looking into the matter. Given the size of the company in question, its past funding, and its…

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Led By Ex-Google Play Marketing Chief, Unspoken Tales Aims To Bring Hardcore, Story-Driven Games To Tablets

General

DavidCao01:

Congratulations to Patrick, a long time supporter to SVEntrepreneurs community!

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

A team of gaming veterans, including founder Patrick Mork, former global marketing director for Google Play, are coming together to form a new company called Unspoken Tales, which aims to bring story-driven, action role-playing games for the hardcore gamer to tablet computers. To be clear, these games would sit at the opposite end of the spectrum of where many top mobile hits reside today.

After all, the Apple App Store’s Top Charts are currently filled with overly simplistic titles that follow in the footsteps of “Flappy Bird.” (Though, hopefully, this trend will die out soon.)

Instead, Unspoken Tales is a bet on the future – one where hardcore gamers shift their time and attention away from traditional console gaming to mobile. And one where mobile gaming will have new ways of reaching a consumer’s big screen TV, via technologies like Apple’s AirPlay or Google’s Chromecast, for example.

The founding…

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Meetup.com is back, “data is secure”, said Scott Heiferman CEO of meetup

Community

Meetup.com is back online after a lasting new type of DDoS attack, see techcrunch  

Just received email from Scott Heiferman, the CEO of meetup few minute ago, all the data are secure!  I am so glad meetup is back online.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Scott Heiferman <outage@meetup.com>

Meetup
Meetup Organizers around the world,

You may have had trouble accessing Meetup’s site or apps over the past few days, and you may have heard that Meetup has suffered a massive attack on our servers — a DDoS attack, which is a barrage of traffic intended to make services unavailable. Organizer and member data is secure, including credit card information. No data has been accessed or stolen. (See our blog for all the details on the attack and our response.)

This has been a tough few days for Meetup, and I know it’s been a real struggle for many of you to manage your Meetups while our site and apps were down. You should know that we’re listening to your questions and concerns and that you can count on meetup to be stable and reliable soon, to bring back all features, and to minimize the effects of the service outages.

Thanks for everything you do to create community,

Scott Heiferman,
Co-Founder
and CEO, Meetup

 

 

Made it: Berry Creek Falls at its climax, in the rain today #svesocial

Community, General, social

I bet most of my friends nenver saw Berry Creek Falls, in its climax! Took me 5.5hours round trip to day 2/3 time inthe rain to view the most beautiful falls near SV:  at Big Basin redwood park.
Here are some pictures took today.

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And, herw is me. Join me next time!

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I made a new year resolution 1/1 this year: i would like to see Berry Creek Falls before i start a new company. Now time to move forward!

SVE Big Basin Hiking Communication: Twitter #svesocial & Google+

Events, General

Lets use twitter #svesocial and Google+ community to communicate for the Big Basin Hiking tomorrow, since Meetup.com is still down.

 

I would like to highlight few things for our tomorrow hiking event:

1 We will keep the event tomorrow

2 Please arrive in before 9AM for both group A and B
If weather condition is not great, everybody join group B (comeback around lunch time)
3 Lets use these communication channels
A. Twitter Hashtag: #svesocial
Official handle: @sventrepreneur

My contact: my Twitter and Google ID is davidcao01 if you need to reach me.

I will keep looking for these two for questions and response. Look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow.

David Cao

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Founder Challenge: Berry Creek Falls – 11 miles hiking #svesocial @bigbasin Redwood Forest

General

DavidCao01:

Dear friends, this event had been changed to March 2nd due to weather condition. I look forward to hiking together with many of you Sunday!
-David Cao

Originally posted on Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups:

Please join me, challenging yourself like never before with one the most beautiful nature near Silicon Valley: 7 hours hiking event to see the most beautiful falls within 1 hour of driving distance from SV: Berry Creek Falls at Big Basin Redwood Forest. You can only see this fall after 3 hours hiking!

  • The 7 hours full hiking include 30m pitching session at Berry’s fall and 45 minutes lunch break. This will be the longest hiking event I organized. So please do join me if you exercise or hike regularly.

    Duration: 7 hours (including 30m pitching session at Berry Creek Fall and 45 minutes lunch break)

    Length:  11Miles

    http://www.everytrail.com/guide/berry-creek-falls-loop-at-big-basin-redwoods-state-park

    Official map:

    http://www.bigbasin.org/trailsberrycreekfalls.html

    Overview: Redwoods and waterfalls make this the best hike in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    If you’re up for 11 miles and a thousand feet of elevation gain spread out over a half-day, you’ll be amazed to see the…

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Meet 7 startups: WizMaps, Waygum, Spotlime, RaceYourself, Onvedeo, Sowt, Tournative @ Pitch and Demo SF Feb 28th

Community, Entrepreneurship, General, Startup of Month, SVEntrepreneurs

7 Startups  (WizMaps, Waygum, Spotlime, RaceYourself, Onvedeo, Sowt, Tournative) had been selected to present at Feb 28 Pitch and Demo event @ SF

=== Startup Pitching List ===

Wiz Maps:  “Wiz Maps delivers real-time user-generated data maps and leverages using hard to find data, which real estate professionals and businesses need, so they can reduce the massive time waste and risk in home-buying and location analytics. “

Presented by Eddie Godshalk

waygum.io : “WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite (think Parse.com for Enterprises) that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. “

Presented by Sundar Krish, CEO & Co- Founder

Spotlime: “Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events – the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute.”

Presented by Francesco Rieppi, Co-Founder & CEO

Race Yourself: “We are building an augmented reality motivational fitness platform games for wearables and mobile for running, cycling, in gyms and skiing. “

Presented by Hayley Melidonis, CEO

Onvedeo: “Onvedeo built the Micro-localized, Auto-generated, Hyper-targeted video.”

Presented by Boubou Guiro, CEO

Sowt:  “Sowt is an audio social network, offering people a platform to–literally–make their voices heard.”

Presented by Hazem Zureiqat, Co-Founder & CEO

Tournative: “Tournative is a marketplace to help tourists have local experiences when they travel.”

Presented by Quynh Pham, Founder and  CEO

===Details ===

Wiz Maps: “Wiz Maps delivers real-time user-generated data maps and leverages using hard to find data, which real estate professionals and businesses need, so they can reduce the massive time waste and risk in home-buying and location analytics. “

Our current demo for the SF and San Jose markets is at:
http://64.90.186.70/~whizmaps/whizmaps/#

Type in “95125″ into the search box and press the search button to see real-time data maps rendered. Being improved and B2B.

Presented by Eddie Godshalk

• Analyzed and ran due diligence on the real estate and banking industries with emphasis on current local demographic and economic data. Developed system to monetize this data information.

• Developed an accurate 24-month forecasting model at the national & local (Block Group) levels.

• Developed unique colorized maps and reports allowing customers to select form a list of the latest local parameters, such as job growth or migration. Maps allowed ranking of local parameters that changed every month/quarter, and then optimal listings or target.

• Discovered a more accurate model not to properly assess risk. Built a team that developed the only accurate predictive model for over 300,000 US markets that accurately predicted the housing crash in late 2007, 2-years before it happened.

waygum.io : “WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite (think Parse.com for Enterprises) that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. “

WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. Its Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaas) product provides the best in class enterprise grade push notifications, audience intelligence and analytics (Think Parse.com for Enterprises). The Visual App Dev product helps you create beautiful Mobile Apps.

Check us out at wagyum.io

Presented by Sundar Krish, CEO & Co- Founder

Tech from IIT Madras, one of the most prestigious Engineering University in India. 15+ years Enterprise Software Experience; Has architected, led and  built many high impact software systems in Cisco, eBay, SVB, Wells Fargo.

Spotlime: “Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events – the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute.”

Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events – the simplest way to discover and book events last-minute. Join us at www.spotli.me and start enjoying the best events in your city in 2 taps.

Presented by Francesco Rieppi, Co-Founder & CEO

“I am Co-Founder & CEO at Spotlime - the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute. Before founding Spotlime, I worked in VC (MAS Angel Fund), consulting (The Boston Consulting Group) and banking (Barclays Capital) in Germany, Italy and UK.”

Race Yourself: “We are building an augmented reality motivational fitness platform games for wearables and mobile for running, cycling, in gyms and skiing. “

Race Yourself is a unified, gamified, fitness platform leveraging wearable technology, and based on an augmented reality experience to motivate and entertain users. At first it will be for Google Glass, but imagine being able to ‘Race Yourself’, everywhere you can see a heads up display, smart watch or screen in gyms/ on your phone. Race against a 3D virtual avatar of yourself, against friends or celebrities, a well known computer game character, or fleeing from flesh eating zombies pursuing at your target pace. Race on foot, bike, through gates or slope style on skis or a snowboard, or even whilst sky diving mid-air. The point is that tens of millions of people are underwhelmed by their fitness trackers because all they do is track. We’re turning it into a game by race-ifying it, providing useful real-time feedback to motivate better performance, and we’ll extend the experience (over time) to other sports.

For serious athletes, this may be racing yourself, your team mates and gaining on-screen technique feedback. For others, this may mean challenging groups of friends or earning ‘sweat credit’ from burning calories and building streaks to unlock further features and rewards.

We’re putting everything we’ve got into our first product right now but at the core of it we’ve built a platform entirely focused on enabling rich (and stable) spatial experiences in a battery-optimised, low CPU environment. Whether as an API for other developers or a ready-made platform for brands – we are building something with many revenue streams to explore.

The virtual reality fitness angle has been incredible for talent acquisition – we’ve built a superstar-only engineering-led algorithm, AR and AAA gaming team to rapidly create a new tier in the fitness software market.

We were over-subscribed for our first funding round ($325,000) which we closed early October and our Beta launch during CES week received loads of positive press including a TV appearance on Fox Business and articles in Mashable, TNW, Metro, Mirror, Venture Beat, Tech Crunch, Men’s Health, The Mail, Fast Company and Pocket Gamer.

Presented by Hayley Melidonis, CEO

“With a background in engineering, banking and venture capital, I’ve seen how life changing taking fitness seriously has been for me. Now I’ve made it my mission to build he world’s most exciting exercise platform.”

Onvedeo: Onvedeo built the Micro-localized, Auto-generated, Hyper-targeted video

Video marketing is widely accepted as being the best Online marketing tool out there, but videos are hard to produce, really expensive, can’t scale and are not personalized. Onvedeo creates micro-localized, auto-generated, hyper-targeted videos. We solve the video marketing challenges in the current online market with an automated video engine that produces high quality and personalized videos easily, affordably and at scale. We currently use this technology to generate real estate listings videos for brokers and agents nationwide. We are building the next generation of video ads. We believe the future of video ads is content.
Onvedeo videos drive more engagement and stronger SEO. Our clients can finally compete with the Zillows and Trulias of the world for Google ranking simply by having one of our videos on their site.

Presented by Boubou Guiro

Boubou Guiro is the CEO and Founder of Onvedeo. Prior to Onvedeo Boubou was heading up product at CBS Interactive.

 

Sowt: Sowt is an audio social network, offering people a platform to–literally–make their voices heard.

Sowt (Arabic for ‘voice) is an audio social network, offering people a platform to–literally–make their voices heard. Launched in March 2013 on the web, iOS, and Android, Sowt today boasts close to 50,000 users.

The idea behind Sowt was inspired by the events of the Arab Spring. The founders initially wanted to create an audio-based citizen journalism platform, but the idea then evolved into a more generic platform that can be used by journalists and others alike. Today, engagement on Sowt spans a variety of topics, from current events to music and poetry, social issues, and even jokes!

Website:
http://www.sowt.com
Intro video:
http://youtu.be/6i3Ne1ow_iE
iPhone app:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sowt/id582625275
Android app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.sowt.com

Presented by Hazem Zureiqat,  Co-Founder & CEO

Hazem Zureiqat is the Co-Founder & CEO of Sowt, a new audio social networking platform. He leads product development, marketing, and investor relations activities at Sowt. Hazem is an active member of the tech community in his native Jordan. He is currently based in Silicon Valley.
A graduate of MIT and Macalester College, Hazem’s area of expertise lies in transportation engineering, planning, and economics. In addition to his work at Sowt, Hazem serves as a transportation consultant at Engicon, a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm based in Amman, Jordan. He has previously worked at the Greater Amman Municipality as the Head of the Transportation Economics and Modeling Division.
Hazem is currently the President of the MIT Arab Alumni Association and a founding member in Taqaddam, a citizen-driven political, economic and social platform in Jordan.

Tournative: “Tournative is a marketplace to help tourists have local experiences when they travel.”

TourNative is a unique online marketplace that connects travelers with the locals all over the world. Our one of a kind platform serves as a bridge between travelers who are looking to experience a country in its full authenticity and the natives who are eager to show their local hidden gems.

Presented by  Quynh Pham
Quynh Pham is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Computer Science. Upon graduation, she worked as a software engineer at IBM and for several finance and e-commerce companies. Quynh is now a serial entrepreneur, a hacker, a finance enthusiast, a world traveler, and a technologist. She single-handedly took online classifieds to the next level and founded Reachoo. Reachoo is now profitable and serves hundreds of thousands users monthly.

She’s just launched her second startup, TourNative, and on her way to grow it rapidly.

More detail at:

http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/158231342/

Silicon Valley’s largest community opens up to its members

General
SVEntrepreneurs community cannot succeed without you. Now its open to SV Entrepreneurs  to the members / organizations to host meetup who are benefiting to the members.
We welcome :
1 Free events who are generally benefiting the community members.
2 We love to collaborate with different non-profit organizations.
3 We love to work with different VCs, Angel Network, and Accelerators, Incubators
4 Service providers, please send sponsorship inquiry. We love your support
Our team will help you to promote to Facebook, Linkedin, etc if you have a great content!
But promoting a paid or a product/service marketing event? Contact organizer team
Bellow is the guideline my team sent out few months ago. And since then, we had done several events this way.
Founder & Fire Starter, SVEntrepreneurs
-David
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From: SVEntrepreneurs <sventrepreneurs@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Subject: [SVEntrepreneurs] Suggest a a great meetup for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups!
To: SVEntrepreneurs-announce@meetup.com

SVEntrepreneurs, the Co-Organizer of ‘Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups’ Meetup Group has changed the settings for the group.

If you have two of the following (Strongly prefer venue, subject, and date):

A Venue

B Speakers

C  Sponsor(s)

D A great subject (Can be existing one)

E A date (or range)

You can go ahead suggest a meetup here:

Suggest a Meetup http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/#suggested

Members can add Meetups, but can only be announced by an Organizer. Please do not use this to promote third party events.

Organizer team

Berry Creek Falls

Founder Challenge: Berry Creek Falls – 11 miles hiking #svesocial @bigbasin Redwood Forest

Community

Please join me, challenging yourself like never before with one the most beautiful nature near Silicon Valley: 7 hours hiking event to see the most beautiful falls within 1 hour of driving distance from SV: Berry Creek Falls at Big Basin Redwood Forest. You can only see this fall after 3 hours hiking!

  • The 7 hours full hiking include 30m pitching session at Berry’s fall and 45 minutes lunch break. This will be the longest hiking event I organized. So please do join me if you exercise or hike regularly.

    Duration: 7 hours (including 30m pitching session at Berry Creek Fall and 45 minutes lunch break)

    Length:  11Miles

    http://www.everytrail.com/guide/berry-creek-falls-loop-at-big-basin-redwoods-state-park

    Official map:

    http://www.bigbasin.org/trailsberrycreekfalls.html

    Overview: Redwoods and waterfalls make this the best hike in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    If you’re up for 11 miles and a thousand feet of elevation gain spread out over a half-day, you’ll be amazed to see the strain melt away in this land of the giants.

    Veteran Berry Creek Falls hikers recommend a counter-clockwise loop starting on the Sunset Trail, turning left on to the Berry Creek Falls Trail, taking another left onto the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail, which returns to the trailhead.

    When to go: This hike can be done in almost any weather. Winter rains bring greater flow to the falls, but the shorter days create a greater risk of running out of daylight.

    Tips: Buy a map at the park HQ – it’s easy to get lost at Big Basin without one.

    Bring your lunch, and enough water,


    Parking lot – Skyline to the sea – Berry’s Fall – Sunset

    Trails:

    Trail head location

    Parking lot across from park headquarters at the large marker for the Redwood Trail. Continue past the restrooms and cross the bridge over Opal Creek.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Big+Basin+Redwoods+State+Park+CA+CASPBGBAIS:13:US

    Agenda draft (please arrive at 8:30AM):

    8:30AM Introduction at the Assembling area

    8:45AM Hiking Start

    Noon Arriving in Berry’s Creek Fall

    Noon Pitching / Picnic Lunch

    1:30PM going Back

    5PM Back to parking lot

For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/154208632/

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:30 AM

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831.338.8860

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP “No” or “Yes”.)

You can always get in touch with me through my group profile on Meetup.

Call for fundable startups to present at Private Pitch and Demo Day – Startup Venture Network

Investor, Startup of Month, Venture Forum
Call for Startups to pitch at Private Pitch Demo Day 2014 to a group of investors  Feb 12th Private Pitch Demo Day is the next step of SVE’s Public Pitch and Demo day event will bring together a group of Silicon Valley’s active investors. We will select a group of fund-able founders  from 10-12 candidates, and help them get funded by further private assistant. They will also get the direct pass entering our annual startup competition Startup Of Year. Startups who want to apply for pitching slots must meet with at least one ore more of the following:

1 Received seed or small Angel round investment

2 Graduated from incubator

3 Has a lead investor

How to attend:

This event is private and by invitation only, but it’s open to past Pitch Demo Day winners/ runners and judges.

If you are a past pitch demo day Winner/ Runner/ Judge, email the assistant organizer Vicky at viki @ svlab.net to book a seat.

If you are a startup who never win at SVE Pitch Demo Day event, please fill out this startup application form first, our team will contact you asap if you can pass the pre-selection process.

If you are an Angel/ Investor/ VC who never attended Pitch Demo Day event, please fill out this investor application form first.

  • When: Feb 5th
  • Where: Menlo Park, CA
Agenda: 
3PM             Networking, Introduction & Keynote
3:10PM    Startup Pitching
6PM        Cocktail
7PM      Announce resultTotal 10-15 minutes for each presentation and Q&A.
- 5 minutes for Presentation
- Unlimited minutes for Q&AAwesome Investors in our network:

Investor Company
Richard Melmon Bullpen Capital
Kayvan Baroumand nestGSV
Duncan Davidson Bullpen Capital
Patrick Mork Google Play
Bill Reichert Garage Technology Ventures
Amit Sinha SAP
Konstantin Tryapitsyn Vice President of Business Development, FinEx+ Asset Management
Vignesh Ravikumar Sierra Ventures
Sonja Markova Keiretsu Forum
Marcelo Manjon Xseed Capital
Jialu Chen Asset Management Venture
Mahendra Ramsinghani TriplePoint Venture
Eugene Zhang InnoSprting; TEEC Angels.
Mike Loftus Angel’s Forum
Binay Ackalloor Sand Hill Angels
Neil Weintraut Cloud Venture
Ting Louie SharesPost Investment Management / SP100 fund
Monali Jain Kiretsu Forum and Angel Investor
Luke Lee Asset management Venture

Some pictures of past Pitch Demo Day

Successful Stories
Below are examples of winners of Startup Of Year 2013.


Boombotix, Nov-13 Winner, raised $3.2million.
Nudge Technology, Nov-12 Winner, raised $250K.
invi. Inc, Jan-13 Winner, raised $3million.
Oculii, Sep-13 Winner, raised $1million.
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Best Regards,
Founder & Firestarter, SVEntrepreneurs
David Cao

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Join SVEntrepreneurs as Community Event Organizer or Helper

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SVE is growing, we need help in many areas, from event management, marketing/blogging, to event hosting. To help, please submit your information here:

http://goo.gl/BvleX

And, I had stepped down from CEO of GWC (US) position to spend more time to help entrepreneurs as well as planning my next venture. If you are interested in joining the SVE 2014 organizer team, please come to our lunch meeting at Jan 29th.

For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/132542692/

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:15 PM

Palo Alto Golf Course Club House and Restaurant

Dave Bell - Gummiecube

Gummicube won Startup of Month Jan. followed by Patient Army & LookAllure #SVEPnD

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Gummicube won the Startup of Monday Jan. followed by Patient Army and LookAllure at the monthly Pitch and Demo day event hosted by SVEntrepreneurs at Jan 25

Winner:     • Gummicube, Inc. : Gummicube helps apps find their audience in App Store search.

Gummicube offers a full service App Store Optimization solution. App Store Optimization is like SEO for Apps. It improves app distribution by increasing Search Ranking for apps in an App Store. Gummicube leverages exclusive data from inside the App Store and proprietary technologies to help apps improve their search rank and increase organic downloads and revenue from App Store search.

Presented by Bell Dave, Co-Founder & CEO at Gummicube, Inc. | Community of Mobile App Shoppers

Dave Bell is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gummicube. In this role, Dave is responsible for overseeing the business strategy for the company, driving growth and market development. Dave is a pioneer of the mobile entertainment industry with more than 15 years of experience publishing, marketing and distributing mobile applications and games across carrier, direct to consumer and app store channels.

Prior to co-founding Gummicube, Dave was a member of Playphone’s founding team and served as SVP, Business Development & Strategy. Playphone was one of the first direct-to-consumer channels for mobile entertainment, growing to $100M in annual revenue during his tenure. Prior to Playphone, Dave was the founder of Chasma Publishing. Chasma was one of the first publishers of mobile games in the world and was responsible for releasing some of the first downloadable apps on carrier networks. Chasma merged with Kayak Interactive and was sold to Oberon Media in 2005.

Runner Ups:

Patient Army Inc: ” PatientArmy is a crowd-sourced marketplace that gets money back on your medical bills by resolving billing errors.”

Healthcare is broken. Medical billing errors cost patient $110B a year annually. Over 100 million health insurance claims are declined each year and a majority of them are wrongfully denied. Detecting and fixing these errors are challenging, as it requires analyzing and cross-referencing jargon-loaded bills, medical records and insurance coverage details. PatientArmy makes medical billing advocacy accessible to consumers by making it easy for patients to find answers to questions on their medical bill.

Runner Ups:

Presented by Vj Anma, Founder and CEO

Vj Anma is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold Internet and mobile companies. He sold Visual Search Engine Company, YoMeta.com in 2009 and AppMe.com in 2012.

 LookAllure: “LookAllure is a company that uses visual search technology to make it easier to find fashion.”

LookAllure is a Stanford-based startup focusing on visual search and discovery of fashion with a team of 3 PhDs in computer science. With LookAllure app, users take a picture of a shoe they see at a store or elsewhere. The app uses our patent-pending visual search technology to find shoes that look similar and maybe even better but cheaper and tells the users where to buy them. Our team has the best visual search and recognition technology and the largest shoe database in the world through affiliate relation with 36 companies.
Here is the link to our website:http://www.lookallure.com

Here is the link to the LookAllure on the App Store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lookallure/id707462012?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Here is the link to the LookAllure promotion video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZfZe0sbOYg&noredirect=1

Here is the link to the AngelList page for LookAllure:https://angel.co/lookallure

Presented by SunHee Yoon, CEO

I founded LookAllure to solve problems in fashion search and discovery using computer vision technology. Prior to LookAllure, I was a researcher at Stanford University working on mobile and social systems. I received my Ph.D. in computer science from USC where I developed algorithms to efficiently collect information from wireless sensor networks.

More information:

http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/153561442/

Move on with new venture, 2014

Community, General

I had stepped down from CEO post at GWC US, the company I started two years ago. I will spend my effort to help the entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley and also invest into startups who have great potential. At same time, I will spend some time to enjoy life.

Thanks for all the support in the past!

-David

@davidcao01 (Linkedin, FB, Google, Twitter, etc)