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🌴 Recap on Upfront Summit Founders Brunch

#012: 30 Founders and VCs attended our early morning breakfast in Santa Monica as Upfront Summit ended

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Welcome to issue #012

For those who don’t know me (yet) – hello! 👋

I'm Brandon Hoffman, the founder of Emerging LA. After stints on Wall Street and Silicon Valley, I was excited to return home to Southern California in 2019 and settle in Los Angeles.

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Highlights, reflections, and pictures from our latest event

Upfront Summit LA Founders Brunch had 30 guests! 🚀

On Thursday, February 29th, our Upfront Summit Founders Brunch brought together over 30 guests.

We celebrated the founders, VCs, and operators who attended the Upfront Summit by hosting a brunch event to help reconnect the LA tech and venture community.

The event kicked off at 9:00 AM with an initial networking session to help introduce everyone to one another for about 30 minutes before diving into the delicious cuisine Tiato had to offer, especially their famous French Toast.

I met many talented founders involved in AI, B2B, healthcare, SaaS, etc. It appeared everyone had someone they could relate to at the event.

By the way, did I mention all the founders had raised their Seed round and beyond?

The founders were great, and we were blessed to have some wonderful VCs and operators in attendance.

A special shoutout to the Zendesk for Startups team. We couldn’t have done this event without you! Kristen Durham, Fernanda Baker, Brad Bowery, and
Laurel Wholihan.

By the end of brunch, we had filled up on good conversation and good energy in the spirit of collaboration and innovation.

It was the perfect way to wrap up the Upfront Summit, and we hope to have you all join us for our next upcoming event!

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