AngelList User Group Meeting

  • March 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM


AngelList User Group Objectives:

• Helping you get the most from AngelList
Hearing firsthand accounts and success stories from users
Extending your AngelList profile with proximate interactions
• Nurturing productive interactions and prosperous relationships

AngelList User Group Audience:

• Investors
• Entrepreneurs
• Startup Talent
• The Inveterately Curious

All are welcome.


The venue is Runway, 1355 Market Street, Suite 488, in San Francisco, California USA. Runway is a new startup tech incubator located in the  Twitter Building.

Runway is well-served by public transportation.

The format is speakers, panel discussions, open conversation, Q&A and networking. Refreshments include water, coffee, soda, chips and canapés. Event dress is business casual. It is recommended to bring business cards.

The AngelList User Group is sponsored by participants.



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  • Dirk H.

    I sent my contact information to Lydia. My direct email is dhm90265 at gmail dot com. Please add me to any relevant lists.

    Not birthday, initials+zip code when I lived in Southern California. People ask that all the time.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I didn't get to speak with you the other night and exchange cards, please send me an email to connect directly. lksugarman at gmail dot com. We still have to crack the code of AngelList!

    March 17, 2013

  • John M.

    Boy, tough crowd! Thanks. Look, the value proposition is self-evident: "Meet-Up." That was accomplished. We specifically designed the event as a pilot, an authentic Meetup, not as a training class, panel, experts, etc. Of course we may compose a training class, panel, vendors, etc., in the future, with lots of tips and tricks, but it will not be a "Meet Up." The high caliber of people, interactions and relationships was a consequence of avoiding the 'free' meme of Meetup. Entrepreneurs must be comfortable with failure, i.e., nothing ventured, nothing gained. The missed expectations are valuable since they inform and tune future events. Maybe the notion of deliberate peer-to-peer mentoring for startups is ambitious. Still, it is an important activity since it will propel higher startup achievement. IMO, failure, per se, is an important technique, particularly for startups. Our Meetup was an auspicious beginning like AngelList itself. My two cents. Stay tuned!

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      John, there are too many really smart people who all had the same impression of what this meetup was going be for you to continue to ignore the fact that what you wrote was misleading, albeit unintentional, I think. I also think you have a 1.0 interpretation of what Meetup is and how user groups/SIGs work these days. This was anything but an auspicious beginning. You've got an uphill battle to regain credibility and trust .

      March 17, 2013

  • Dirk H.

    John, removing unflattering posts on meetup.con won't work. Many receive their comments in emails. You would be better of doing it differently the next time.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • John M.

      The convention is to excise ad hominem arguments only.

      March 17, 2013

    • Dirk H.

      Again, people have them in their email. Just say you are learning and move on.

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to chime in too. Everyone seemed to be there to learn about how to use Angel List better, and everyone seemed to be an Angel List amateur. That is also why I came to the event, so it seemed that everyone understood the same thing I did.

    If the idea was to get a group of Angel List veterans together share best practices and give suggestions for how to make the site better, that should have been very clearly communicated. I think I was in the majority in that I came to learn, not to teach, since I am a beginner, especially given the cost. A great event would have had a panel of experts (or at least 1) who could offer some valuable tips and tricks, followed by a discussion. That would have made it worth the time and money (although I enjoyed meeting you all).

    If there is another event, hopefully everyone's feedback will be considered.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Richard B.

    I look forward to the next one. I think the group is a great idea, but cannot make tonight.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • John M.

    Greetings - For those unfamiliar with Meetups and User Groups the admin fee is how your event is sponsored. It covers logistics, Meetup Fees, subscriptions, venue, materials, Internet, equipment, catering, beverages, cleanup, assistants, social media, and other modest expenses ad infinitum. They add up fast. It is ambitious to expect the organizers to cover expenses for your Meetup. The best, most productive Meetups and user groups pass on corporate or vendor sponsorship. This propels the open, frank and agnostic conversation essential to effective Users Groups. Of course the advantages and benefits of emergent relationships and robust networks far outweigh the Meetup Fee. Cordially, -John

    March 12, 2013

  • SunHee Y.

    I am afraid I can't attend this time due to the conflicting schedule.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    unfortunately due to last minute travel i will no longer attend. Refunds?

    March 11, 2013

  • Alan T.

    I think it's reasonable.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • ari

    Next one

    March 11, 2013

  • Ken D.

    What is your definition of "modest" and of "administrative"?

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is not clear what the $40 fee is paying for. This is a lot of money for a small start up to justify to their co-founders.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. Founder of Kivalia, the online investment advice platform.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • John M.

    Hi - AngelList User Group Meeting­


    February 28, 2013

  • Christian DE N.

    Would love to come but in Europe most of next month. If I know long enough beforehand, I can combine with my travel plans in North America. Have fun! - @cdn

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Not in US but thanks for invite

    February 16, 2013

  • John M.

    Note change of venue to Runway. Runway is a new new startup tech incubator located in the Twitter Building.

    January 25, 2013

  • Christian H. L.

    I am in europe...

    January 14, 2013

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