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Summer 2024 Magnet Events in Seattle  

Recently launched, Magnet is about attracting ambitious ideas and energizing connections. We’re excited to present our Seattle Startup Now meetup series.

Amy Chen, Director of Community 

Recently launched, Magnet is about attracting ambitious ideas and energizing connections. We’re excited to present our Seattle Startup Now meetup series which aims to bring together select builders, founders, operators, and researchers to meet each other, share experiences, and voice what part of the startup journey is top of mind.  

Our discussions will focus on enterprise and AI software. We welcome folks already part of the startup community as well as folks coming from backgrounds at Amazon, Microsoft, or Google, etc. looking to create connections with others who are building and launching new startups or looking to join startups.  

On July 9 evening, we will have a Taco Tuesday themed meetup where the conversation will skew towards open source and AI. RSVP here.

Then, during the 2nd annual Seattle Tech Week, we will gather for coffee, and the conversation will focus on responsible innovation and AI trust and safety.  RSVP here.

Our VP Jake Nibley will host both events. Here are some fun facts about Jake: 

  • He joined Tola in 2019 and has a background in business planning and applying financial and metrics-based views to strategic business and product decisions. A specific focus area for Jake is investing in backoffice automation and productivity applications.  
  • Prior to Tola, Jake was the finance lead for the Customer Experience product line at Qualtrics where he led both revenue and OPEX planning. Before joining Qualtrics, Jake was part of Microsoft’s Commercial Office 365 business where he worked on M&A, strategic partnerships,  and product roadmap planning.  
  • He is a proud alum of the University of Washington. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, running, and cooking. Occasionally, he sings karaoke!

If you have an idea for the Seattle Startup Now meetup series or Magnet, I’d be happy to hear from you. Feel free to drop me a note at amy[at]tolcapital.com.