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Silicon Valley Teahouse Message Board › Order Ticket for Tomorrow (7/20): Startup Tea Talk: Austin Allison, dotloop

Order Ticket for Tomorrow (7/20): Startup Tea Talk: Austin Allison, dotloop & Greg Tarr, CrossPacific Capital

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Dear founders,

Thank you for your reservation for tomorrow’s Startup Tea Talk!

It features two great speakers:

  • Austin Allison, "Innovator of the Year”, General Manager and Founder, dotloop which was acquired by Zillow.

  • Greg Tarr, Founding Partner, CrossPacific Capital, a famous Angel Investor.

We also have two great moderators.

  • Ed Roman, Managing Director at Hack VC

  • Peter Su, Partner of Denton

In order to attend, you need to purchase a ticket from EventBrite at­


6PM Opening remark

6:05PM Fireside chat with Austin Allison, General Manager and Founder, dotloop

Austin Allison is general manager and founder at dotloop, the leading online transaction and productivity optimization platform in real estate. Austin bought his first house at 17, became a licensed realtor at 18, and sold real estate in the Cincinnati area throughout college. After experiencing firsthand the frustrations and inefficiencies of the real estate transaction process, Austin founded dotloop in 2009 to eliminate paperwork and make the transaction process more efficient for real estate professionals and consumers. Dotloop was acquired by Zillow Group in 2015.

Austin has received numerous recognitions, including being named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” one of 10 CEOs featured as “Ohio’s Most Talented Entrepreneurs” by CEO Magazine, Inman News’ 2012 “Innovator of the Year,” and “Executive of the Year” for the Best in Biz Awards 2012. Austin graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Real Estate Development from the University of Cincinnati.

6:35PM  Fireside chat with Greg Tarr, Founding Partner, CrossPacific Capital

Greg Tarr, Founding Partner, CrossPacific Capital, based in Palo Alto, California and Founding Board Member: AdMobius, Glympse, Board Member: RX Networks and Seed Investor in Shanghai based Linktone (Nasdaq-IPO- 2004) and Smartpay.

Prior to CrossPacific, Greg worked in venture capital at RVP where he created the original strategic plan draft for Rogers Communications new $150m VC Fund and sourced the Payfone investment. Prior to RVP, he launched Globe Telecom's Silicon Valley VC operations, was Senior Advisor to Sumitomo's Silicon Valley VC fund, architected Vodafone's China VC Strategy and developed CDP Capital's Greater China VC/PE strategy.

He has unique domain knowledge, C level customer relationships and startup operating experience across adtech, big data, commerce, social, local, mobile, geo and security. Leadership roles include: Networks in Motion (acquired by TCS- $170m)-recruited by Redpoint Ventures. In addition, Greg was recruited by Kleiner Perkins to Advisory Board's of Pelago (acquired by Groupon), Movius and as Kodiak Networks VP Asia/Japan. Past experience includes: Founder/CEO SecureMobile.

Reuters ranked Greg a top Asian Tech Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank/DMG Asia covering software, internet and telecom equipment. Previously, he worked at Toyota’s U.S. HQ, MTV/Music Television during startup mode and Disney/ABC's flagship New York radio station.

Greg has lived/worked for 13 years in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Sweden, Canada and is a native New Yorker. He holds an MBA- Pepperdine University, BA- University of Colorado-Boulder and attended Bronx H.S. of Science.

Moderator: Ed Roman, Managing Director at Hack VC

Ed is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. His specialty is growing small businesses, forming and leading teams to achieve success. He is also an award-winning game developer, and best-selling technical book author. He angel invests in startup companies. His specialties include all areas of running a startup, Sales, Marketing, HR/Finance, Executive Management, Leadership, Software Development / Programming, Project Management, Game development, Java development, M&A, Authoring and Publishing, Investing. To get access to co-invest in his deals, please visit­

Find out more about Ed:­.

Moderator and Venue Sponsor: Peter Su, Partner of Denton

Peter Su is a member of Dentons' Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Pete's practice concentrates on intellectual property counseling, technology-based litigation and technology licensing for US, Asian and European clients. Ingrained in the Silicon Valley ecosystem for more than 15 years, he counsels startups and multinationals to protect and litigate companies' intellectual property through patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.

Pete conducts industry-wide smartphone patent risk analysis in the US, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Europe. He has worked with major players and key enabling technologies, and he advises clients on market positioning with standard essential patents, mobile applications, design patents and royalty stacking. As an IP business advisor, Pete assesses the scope, validity, infringement and value of patents in a variety of business and legal settings, including strategic patent counseling, patent reexaminations, opinions, litigation, prosecution, due diligence investigations and licensing. He participates as a member of the Firm's Patent Litigation team in US district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Technical areas of his practice have included software (mobile, cloud computing, social media, e-business, business method applications), electronics (memories, wireless, networking, graphics, architectures), optics (lasers, optoelectronics, optical components, optical networks) and medical systems.

Public companies he has represented include Apple, Cisco, Advanced Micro Devices, National Semiconductor, Xilinx, Varian Medical Systems, 3M, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Avanex, Inphi, Sony, Lenovo and Macronix.

Private entities he has represented include Luxtera, Ethertronics, Agate Logic, Metavana, StratumOne (acquired by Cisco), Timbre Technologies (acquired by Tokyo Electron Limited), Vhayu Technologies (acquired by Thomson Reuters), SandCraft (acquired by Raza Microelectronics), Genoa (acquired by Finisar), Nova Crystals (acquired by Gemfire), IC Media (acquired by MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd), Sequoia Capital, Venrock, IPotential, the Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.

Pete is active with community activities, including serving on the San Francisco Regional Council of Syracuse University and a board member at the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.

Check out the latest videos from Startup Tea Talk­

Including interviews to speakers include:

Paul Holland, General Partner, Foundation Capital

Tony Perkins, Founder, Alchemist, Always On, Red Herring

Josh Elman, Partner,  Greylock

Louay Eldada, CEO and Co-founder, Quanergy (1.5billion startup)

Adam Goldberg, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Sam Santhosh, Founder and CEO, Medgenome Labs

Doug Renert,   Co-founder and Partner, Tandem Capital

William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO, Knightscope, Inc. (100M startup)

Peter Herbet, Cofounder, Lux Capital

David Chen, HYST Chairman on Cross Boarder Investment

Laird Cagan, Cagan McAfee Capital


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