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Wharton Club of Beijing reception with Bruce Gibney, Founders Fund Partner
You may have seen the movie The Social Network and have been following Facebook’s recent IPO.
If so, you know that Peter Thiel, Paypal co-founder and former CEO, and Sean Parker, founder of Napster and Facebook’s first president, played pivotal roles in helping launch Facebook as well as backing other groundbreaking companies such as SpaceX and Spotify through Founders Fund, their San Francisco-based venture capital fund.
Join us on Monday, May 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm to meet Bruce Gibney, Partner at Founders Fund (bio below), and hear his take on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur and why there are still some amazing untapped investment opportunities.
Bruce previously managed a public equities portfolio and later served as General Counsel and Managing Director, Operations at Clarium Capital Management LLC, a global macro hedge fund founded by Peter Thiel. Prior to Clarium, Bruce reviewed opportunities for Peter Thiel’s portfolio (including, with partner Ken Howery, the first investment in Facebook). He holds a BS in STS/IE from Stanford University (where he and his family made an early investment in Confinity, which became PayPal) and a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a managing editor of the Law Review.
This is also a great chance to meet the newly elected directors/officers of the Wharton Club of Beijing and to share your ideas on how the make the club a better platform for connecting with other Wharton alums.
Our new club officers are Andy Mok, President; Marvin Mao; VP Membership; Kai Hong, VP Events; Tomer Rothschild, VP Sponsorships; Andrea Chang, VP Marketing. Robert Zou and Jim Zhang are also board members.
Wine, beer, soda and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Please note that due to the venue, attendance is limited and an RSVP is required. Preference will be given to members of Wharton Club of Beijing.
The event will be held at Sharewithu’s offices in Sanlitun
Pacific Place (盈科中心), Tower A, Room 1108, 2A Gongti North Road Sanlitun