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Posts Tagged ‘Vinod Khosla’

LA Social Curation Summit: Early-Bird Registration Ends TODAY

On December 12, Mediabistro’s parent company WebMediaBrands will be hosting an all-day Social Curation Summit at the Marina del Rey Marriott. Scheduled events include a morning keynote by magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum and panels moderated by our blog network colleagues Jason Boog (Galley Cat, App Newser) and Devon Glenn (Social Times).

Though the event is still a few months away, today is the deadline for getting a huge discount on the registration fee. Anyone signing up for the Summit by midnight ET tonight will pay just $129 rather than $449. That’s a savings of $320!

Other participants include: Evan Bailyn, founder of First Page Sage; Dave Copps, CEO of Pure Discovery; Burt Herman, co-founder of Storify; and Ramy Adeeb, founder/CEO of snip.it:

Snip.it allows users to easily “snip” content – videos, images, and articles – and share your opinions with the world. Before founding Snip.it, Ramy was a principal at Khosla Ventures, working closely with the legendary investors Vinod Khosla and Pierre Lamond. There, he worked on a number of investments including Square, Groupme (acquired by Skype), and Ness Technologies where he is currently an advisor.

The event is also designed to allow for networking during coffee breaks, lunch and an early evening cocktail reception. To learn more about early-bird registration, click here.

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UCLA Grad Hosts Fourth Season of The Valley Girl Show

Even though the numbers for Jesse Draper‘s web interview program The Valley Girl Show are modest, both her audience and guest list encompass a solid chunk of Silicon Valley movers and shakers. When the UCLA acting grad’s fourth season launches in November, she will be expanding her reach to fast food restaurants and additional mobile devices via partner Mediafly.

Per a nice write-up this weekend in the San Francisco Chronicle, Draper (pictured) seeded her web show with earnings from 2007-2009 acting work on Nickleodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band. The 25-year-old daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper (and niece of actress Polly Draper) has managed, out of a donated studio in San Mateo, to cultivate a lot of fun, goofy moments:

She ate escargot with Tesla’s Elon Musk (in honor of the just-released S Car), smashed up a TV with Justin.tv founder Justin Kan, wrapped presents with M.C. Hammer, had clean-tech VC Vinod Khosla slather her with green paint and gave Craig Newmark a lava lamp she’d bought on Craigslist. Ted Turner, Mike Tyson, Eric Schmidt and Scott McNealy have also appeared.

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