SawtelleTech is a community of SoCal entrepreneurs, investors and people involved in the startup scene. We hold monthly events with tech luminaries that have a strong connection to SoCal.
Friday, November 1st, 2013 6:30pm @ The Olympic Collection
(includes open bar drinks and awesome food from Seoul Sausage, winner of the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network )
This month, we are hosting Super-Angel David Lee, Founder and Managing Partner of SV Angel. SV Angel is considered, by many, the top Seed Fund in the world, having invested early in every runaway success story you can imagine (Snapchat, Dropbox, Twitter, Pinterest, Square, Airbnb, just to name a few). David and his mentor/partner-in-crime, Ron Conway, are so revered in Silicon Valley, that in the words of another top investor, Jeff Clavier from SoftTech Ventures, "the saying is that there is always room for David and Ron [in any deal], because what they can pull off, in terms of their network, is unbelievable.". And, Sarah Lacy, one of the top tech writers today, calls David and Ron "the Godfathers of the Silicon Valley seed investing scene."
So what's David Lee's connection to SoCal? Well, earlier this year, David moved with his family to LA. Sarah Lacy broke the news on her tech blog, PandoDaily.
So, David is now our neighbor, although he does commute almost every week to the SF Bay Area.
David Lee, Founder & Managing Partner: SV Angel
David Lee is the Founder and Managing Partner of SV Angel, an angel fund with investments in companies such as Twitter, Foursquare, Pinterest, Flipboard, Dropbox and Airbnb. Prior to SV Angel, David was at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage venture firm. He was a founding member of Google’s New Business Development team and led business development at StumbleUpon prior to its sale to eBay. He also was a corporate attorney at leading technology law firms. David has an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow; a J.D. from NYU; and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
With some exceptions, our events are held in Sawtelle Boulevard, Little Osaka, in West LA.
Our first event will be held at the distinguished:
The Olympic Collection, Regency Ballroom. 11301 Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Strong Ventures is a seed fund, based in California, that finances, supports and mentors Korean/Asian/Global entrepreneurs, empowering them to build strong ventures and to break successfully into the global market.