Dinner 2.0 October
Some great conversation around the current state of the industry, especially on the recent Bulletin article and the supposedly poor state of web 2.0 VC in Australia – Mike Zimmerman notably said he was misquoted in the article – and of course, more on the YouTube acquisition and what it means for the ‘bubble’ talk.
Yorke Hinds gave an update on Zookoda’s progress towards a sale (22 interested parties, 3-4 very serious bidders); negotiations underway. Chris from Smoothbudget discovered a whole new world. Remember The Milk forgot to come – actually that’s not fair, Omar ended up in hospital, but thankfully it wasn’t too serious. Alistair Smith had some great stories of wild patents he’s been approached about, including: a teleport device (only worked if you walked into it though), a dancing blow-up doll and tracking diseases using missile guidance systems (this one is actually pretty serious).
Everybody else managed a healthy consumption of steak and beer. Our only serious issue now: no girls! Damn I hate IT for that.
Attending last night was:
- Phong Mai (Tangler)
- Alex von Kotze (Tangler)
- Andrew Joyner (Dot Communications)
- Peter Crowe (Quotify)
- Mike Zimmerman (Tech Venture Partners)
- Marc Woodward (NEO)
- Nick Gonios (3eep.com)
- Yorke Hindes (Zookoda)
- Randal Leeb-du Toit (NICTA)
- Craig Baker (Tangler)
- Rory Brennan (Dot Communications)
- Michael Liubinskas (Tangler)
- Alisdair Faulkner (NICTA)
- Alistair Smith (Davies Collison Cave)
- Chris Hulbert (Smothbudget)
- Erik Miller (Tangler)
- Rhandy Lado (Tangler)
All the photos are available over here.