See You at Tonight’s Michael Moritz Chat

11/30/10Follow @wroush

The big day is here—it’s Xconomy’s first event in San Francisco, and we couldn’t ask for a better headliner than Sequoia Capital partner Michael Moritz, who’s been called the most powerful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. The fun starts at 5:00 pm with an hour of networking at Kicklabs at 250 Brannan Street in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, followed by an hour-long chat between myself and Moritz, with plenty of time built in for audience Q&A. Then we’ll stick around for yet another hour of networking and refreshments.

Ticket sales for this event have been more than brisk. In fact, we were on the verge of putting up the “sold out” sign yesterday, but we decided to rent some more chairs and increase the registration limit. As I write this, we have exactly four seats left, so if you want to grab one, register now.

We couldn’t have planned this event without help from a large group of supporters, starting with Michael Moritz himself and all the folks at Sequoia, including Mark Dempster and Natalie Willis. It was a huge boost when Kicklabs offered to host the event, and I’m especially grateful for all the help extended by Beverly Parenti and Chris Redlitz of Transmedia Capital, which oversees the incubator.

We’re also grateful, of course, to our event sponsors Goodwin Procter, Silicon Valley Bank, and HP Startup Central, and to our friends at GigaOm, who helped spread the word about the event.

And we couldn’t do what we do at Xconomy without the ongoing support of our underwriters and venture capital members. Our underwriters at Xconomy San Francisco are Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Fenwick & West, Goodwin Procter, HP Startup Central, Invest Northern Ireland, J. Robert Scott Executive Search, Jennifer Jones & Partners, the Kauffman Foundation, Latham & Watkins, Morrison Foerster Cleantech Group, Schwartz Communications, the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security, and SRI International. Our venture capital members are ARCH Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures.

See you shortly—and be sure to bring your questions about the worlds of venture investing and entrepreneurship.

Wade Roush is Chief Correspondent and Editor At Large at Xconomy. You can subscribe to his Google Group or e-mail him at wroush@xconomy.com. Follow @wroush

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