Make the Leap to Founder

About this Event

Are you thinking about what's next?

We’re getting together a small group of people from top tech companies that are considering how and when to make the leap to founder. If you're interested in meeting a group of like-minded people in a confidential setting to get feedback on your ideas, find potential co-founders, and hear stories from people who have done it before, we'd love to have you join us.

We're only taking a handful of people for this first dinner to make sure that you spend your time with great people in an environment that is both casual and confidential.

Speakers (3)
General Partner @ Greylock Partners

Saam is excited about the next generation of enterprise software and especially focused on new opportunities in data and machine learning infrastructure, applied AI, application software, and cybersecurity.

Saam joined Greylock Partners as an investor in 2016. He works closely with Blend, Clockwise, Spoke, Notable Health and Avi Networks. He’s a board director at Utmost, two unannounced companies and has led a few investments still in stealth.

Prior to Greylock, Saam co-founded Guru Labs and worked in product management at RelateIQ, where he drove the development of data products before and through the company’s acquisition by Salesforce.

Investor @ Greylock Partners

Jason is the newest member of the Greylock investing team and focuses on cybersecurity and AI. He comes to Greylock from AI Fund, a startup studio where he built AI products and companies internally before hiring the founding team and spinning them out. Prior to AI Fund, Jason worked at Opendoor and in McKinsey’s tech practice.

Founder @ SFELC

Jerry is passionate about connecting people and empower their career growth. He founded SFELC for this purpose. SFELC is a curated community of 4200+ engineering leaders across all levels in San Francisco and beyond, with a mission to connect the world's engineering leaders and help evolve how leadership is implemented in the tech industry.

Prior to SFELC, he was a director engineering at Groupon, overseeing the entire payments engineering with distributed teams. Before Groupon, he was an engineer and later an engineering manager at Amazon.

6:30 PM - 7:10 PM PDT
Check-In & Networking Reception
7:10 PM - 7:40 PM PDT
Welcome & introductions
7:40 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Moderated Conversation & Group Discussion
Jason Risch
Investor @ Greylock Partners
Saam Motamedi
General Partner @ Greylock Partners
Jerry Li (Moderator)
Founder @ SFELC
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
October 29, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Alexander's Steakhouse
448 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA
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Organized by
Jerry Li
Liz Cherson
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