Friday, February 20, 2015

TechCrunch Crunchies

I went to the TechCrunch Crunchies award show a few weeks ago.  I can sum up the attendees as:
  1. TechCrunch and VentureBeat employees
  2. Big names in tech, some brought their bodyguards and dog - Marc Benioff, Travis Kalanick, Jim Goetz, Drew Houston, Elizabeth Holmes, et al
  3. People with startups - mostly guys
  4. Gals dressed like they were trying to find boyfriends or "working"
I saw three girls change in the bathroom and doing full hair and makeup.  Ladies, couple of things:
  1. The big names and very successful guys you might be trying to meet do not attend the 2,000+ person afterparty; they have their own, this year, it was sponsored by Yahoo
  2. Many of the very successful guys are already married


  1. I've been twice and it's definitely the "who's who" of the tech world. The women are all very dressed up. I definitely dressed up and partook in all the mingling afterwards. I was there for work so I couldn't get too wild, but I think in general it's not a bad way to meet someone - a large concentration of smart dudes in one place.

    1. P.S. It's way better than attending TechCrunch Disrupt, which is super nerdy/techy. At least for the Crunchies, the big names are there and people are a little bit dressier.

    2. The two years you went, did you meet good dudes? I could barely move, packed like sardines

    3. It was packed but if you stay later as the crowd thins out, it was easier to talk. Since I was there under a semi-work capacity (i.e. all of our C-level execs were there), I felt uncomfortable trying to chat up someone who could have turned out to be a cilent!