You're invited to an unforgettable dinner with Initialized Capital Partner Alda Leu Dennis, Netflix Lead Content Designer Ben Barone-Nugent and Stilobox Founder Roya Sabeti. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Alda, Ben, and Roya, curated connections, and a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.
Alda Leu Dennis is a General Partner at Initialized Capital, the $500M venture firm founded by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and former Y Combinator Partner Garry Tan. The firm's investments include Coinbase, Cruise, Skip Scooters & 200+ more.
Prior to joining Initialized, Alda was a managing partner at 137 Ventures where she led investments in Planet Labs, Wish, Coupang, CourseHero, and Work Market (acquired by ADP). Additionally, she made personal early-stage investments in companies such as Maven, Common Networks, Legalzoom (acquired by Permira), SpaceX, and Osaro. She was COO at Airtime, General Counsel at Founders Fund, Assistant General Counsel at Peter Thiel’s Clarium Capital Management, and practiced as a litigator for IP disputes at WSGR.
Ben Barone-Nugent is the Lead Content Designer at Netflix. After various Melbourne-based agencies — DT, Whybin/TBWA and CHE Proximity - he relocated to R/GA New York, where he led the led major product design initiatives for Google and SolarCity (Elon Musk company) as well as the development and rollout of Samsung’s first global content strategy.
Ben also served as Content Strategist on the product design team at Facebook in New York. He has been published on the topic of content strategy and business design in a range of publications — including UX Booth, UX Magazine, The Next Web and The Guardian.
Roya Sabeti is the founder of Stilobox, a platform for women aspiring to lead. Stilobox highlights the stories of female leaders and shares growth & speaking opportunities. She is also a member of the team at Galvanize and is especially passionate about empowering entrepreneurs by creating content & resources to help them learn and grow their companies. When she’s not creating content you can find her practicing circus arts or creating unique experiential experiences for others.
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We will serve salads and grain bowls.