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Fireside Chat UNLEASHED with Mark Bailey, DFJ Growth (SpaceX,Tesla,Twitter,Box)
If you wish your startup would take off SpaceX Style then you NEED to join ASV for our next Fireside Chat UNLEASHED with Mark Bailey, DFJ and Roger Rappoport, Founder of Access Silicon Valley. Mark will share his experiences building hyper-growth startups like Box, Twitter, SpaceX, Coinbase, Ring (Amazon) and more into sustainable businesses, as well as his investment perspective. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RSVP Here: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ **THIS EVENT HAS A COVER CHARGE - YOU MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND** ( ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DESCRIPTION The evening will include networking dinner and attendance to the upfront and interactive Fireside Chat with Mark Bailey, DFJ ABOUT MARK BAILEY Co-founder & Partner at DFJ Growth Mark focuses on helping DFJ's portfolio companies succeed. He started his career at HP, where the company's progressive team-oriented corporate culture made a strong impression upon him. He worked in HP's optoelectronics division after graduating cum laude with a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, and before earning an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has since gained more than 30 years of experience in entrepreneurial deal making and company building in both investment and operating roles. He was an executive and corporate officer leading M&A at Symantec and Healtheon/WebMD. He also co-founded WebPartner and was an executive at Portal Software. Mark was one of the first associates at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and a general partner at Venrock Associates. He has been at DFJ since 2002. Mark is always seeking smart, self-aware entrepreneurial teams who have invented something faster, better, or cheaper. Mark believes true innovation is measured best by the extent to which a company can drive changes in habits in the marketplace. He admires the entrepreneurial spirit and the courage it takes to think big and set out on new paths. As a co-founder of DFJ Growth, he's proud of the accomplishments of the companies and teams backed by DFJ Growth over the past decade. Don’t miss Mark Bailey’s Fireside Chat UNLEASHED! ABOUT DFJ DFJ is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Since 1985, DFJ's core funds have raised over $5 billion. Our investments include Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), Box (NYSE: BOX), AdMob (Google), Cylance, Nervana (Intel), Planet, Redfin (NYSE: RDFN), Ring (Amazon), Skype, SolarCity (Tesla), SpaceX, Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA), Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Tumblr (Yahoo!), Unity, Yammer (Microsoft), and Zoox. DFJ works with companies at seed, early and growth stages, with the goal of creating iconic and lasting businesses. DFJ invests in emerging markets including consumer, enterprise, and disruptive technologies. Learn more at EVENT ORGANIZER: Access Silicon Valley: Get Your Tickets HERE: (


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As the founder of Silicon Valley Startup Entrepreneurs (, we share your vision of creating a space to meet, dream, learn, strategize and co-create. Yes, we are fully on board that dreaming is still part of the creation process!

Silicon Valley Startup Entrepreneurs ( began with a vision to provide startup founders access--access to educational and other information that every first time founder should know or be exposed to. This includes access to high caliber angels, VCs and “been there done that” successful, serial entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley ecosystem is unique, and, that’s why we created a new meetup group “Access Silicon Valley” that extends beyond the geographical borders of Silicon Valley! In fact it’s much more than just a Meetup group…it’s the opportunity to become part of the Silicon Valley ecosystem or “mindshare” as we like to think of it.

Access Silicon Valley is the “virtual bridge” to Silicon Valley, where startup entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs in real time, get access to and interact with, angels, VCs and great entrepreneurs that they otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to see, hear or possibly connect with. In addition we have put together valuable workshops to prepare startup entrepreneurs for the roller coaster ride of the startup world!! We encourage you to join us.

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