🌴 Gaming Meetup - Event Recap

Biggest Emerging LA event ever! We had 124 sign up for our gaming tech meetup at an arcade. It was 4X over capacity and took over the venue, packing The One Up in Sherman Oaks

It was the biggest Emerging LA event ever!

We had 124 sign up for our gaming tech meetup at an arcade 🙌🏼

Emerging LA packs the venue at The One Up

It was 4X over capacity and took over the venue, packing The One Up in Sherman Oaks for a happy hour hangout over games, drinks, and food.

This was an experiment to test a new format... It paid off big! 🚀

We had never tried one of this size and with a more open sign-up list, as opposed to the more curated and intimate small group meals (which we will still do more of in the future).

It shows that you should always test new offerings and features of anything you build.

Let the community speak for itself, whether value is being added or not.

Here is some of the positive feedback from this crowd:

"There aren't enough gaming meetups in LA. This is awesome!"

"It is so nice to have a tech event here in The Valley!"

"This group is great! Is there a paid membership that you offer?"

More than what folks were saying, there were live demos organically happening between the founders, builders, and operators who showed up.

I saw folks playing augmented reality RPG games on the tabletops!

Shout out to my co-host Brent Liang, who attended a previous gaming meetup and stepped up this time.

Great work, and I'm looking forward to many more ahead!! 👏🏼👏🏼

Co-hosts: Brandon Hoffman (Sunset Ventures), Brent Liang (Goat Capital / Fractal)

Thank you to our sponsors: Fractal.is, Goat Capital , Sunset Ventures


Until now, our events have been ad hoc, planned within a few weeks' notice, and minimally marketed.

Many of you have told me that you want to be able to be on the event list to keep an eye on future events.

Now, there will be multiple ways to keep in touch:

  1. LINKEDIN: Subscribe on Emerging LA LinkedIn, which I will only use for upcoming events and to recap prior events in LA

  2. LUMA: Subscribe to the Emerging LA Calendar to be directly invited via the Luma event app


If you have attended a prior Emerging LA event with me and would like to try co-hosting an event in 2024 as I plan out next year.

Then do the following:

  1. Reply directly to this email

  2. Follow up with DM to me on LinkedIn

Co-hosting duties include curating the list, setting the format, and choosing a theme.


  • 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘴: Sector/Tech (Gaming, Space, Fintech, GenAI, Web3, Consumer)

  • 𝘈𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘴: Investors (GPs, VCs, LPs, Angels), Founders (aspiring and current), Operators (leaders, experts, and ecosystem partners)

  • 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘴: big meetups, small group meals, physical activities (yoga, hikes, workouts)

I make it as easy as possible, so no event experience is required! 🫡

Until next time!

Thanks to all who signed up, showed up, and continually support !!!