Thursday, December 02, 2010

Did Not Meet Fred Wilson, But Met Mazy Dar

Last night I showed up for the AVC MeetUp: 11 W 17th St. Fred Wilson did not show.

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Fred Wilson, John Doerr
Change The Ratio: Fred Wilson, Rachel Sklar
Bubble, Boom Or Froth?
Binary Investments, The Middle Kingdom, And Super Exits
Event At Hunch: Angel, Super Angel, VC
Event At Hunch: Gender Talk (4)
After Party
Meeting Fred Wilson In Person
Netizen Has Arrived: A Link From AVC
Fred Wilson: A DJ

But I got to meet Mazy Dar. Mazy was part of a team that sold a company for $650 million in 2008 two weeks before Lehman collapsed. That was a close call. He now has a startup that sits at the confluence of mobile, and finance, and enterprise. This startup is going to be shaking things.

Mazy is half Pakistani, half Iranian, grew up American.

Mazy and I talked for hours. Right before I left I said, "You send me a friend request on Facebook, I send you a tweet." Deal, he said.

We are meeting for a dumplings lunch at Lam Zhou, 144 East Broadway, F to East Broadway, cheap, badass, swell.

I also got to meet Mazy's cofounder: Doerr. And I also got to meet the Zemanta guy Greg, VP of Sales.

Racism Caused Recession
Making Dick Costolo An Offer He Can't Refuse
Jai Ho
Paul Orlando In The New York Times
Bubble, Boom Or Froth?
No More Beer, No More Soda
John Battelle's Search Hangover
Amit Kapur Might Be Upto Something
I Fixed The Budget, You Can Too
Running A Promotion On W
Vinod Khosla's Entry Into New York City
Vinod Khosla: For Profit Poverty Alleviation
Google, Please Don't Be Evil
Andy Bechtolsheim: 100K To 1.5 Billion Through Google
After Party
Dropio Acquired
Digital Dumbo 21
Am I Smart?

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