XX weekly: Breakfast with Nate (Airbnb) & What's next
Hi there! Happy Thanksgiving!
How was your weekend? At the XX house, we made many many dumplings with our closest friends and the XX founders. We must’ve made more than 200 dumplings! All of this (dumplings included) wouldn’t have been possible without you.
XX Events A little more than a week ago, Nate (one of the 3 cofounders of Airbnb) joined us for breakfast. He lived 5 blocks away from our house so he just walked over to spend his morning with us. Nate told us about Airbnb’s biggest oh-shit moments (also turned out to be his fondest memories) and THE cereal story but from his perspective. Jenna, our storyteller, wrote about it and you can read it here.
Wednesday, November 28th @7pm: Fireside Chat Dinner with founders of Chartboost, Kabam and Hipmunk and investor from SV Angel.
This week, Maria (Chartboost, Series B), Beth (SV Angel), Holly (Kabam, sold for $1B, part-time YC partner), Adam (Hipmunk, YC) and Lynne (Key Values, YC) will be at our fireside chat dinner. This will be a bigger than usual dinner so let us know if you’d like to join us. We cook all our meals at home 🙂
What's next for XX: The last day of the first XX batch is in three weeks. It’s crazy how time just flew by. It feels like they just started a few weeks ago!
To celebrate their hard work in the last three months, we’re hosting a huge party for them on Friday, 12/14. You’re totally welcome to join if you’d like!
The XX started out as a mini project. We talked to many early stage female founders and investors and realized how so many qualified founders weren’t getting funding at the early stage, and we wanted to figure out how to fix that. We wanted to create a no brainer program to help founders have the best support they needed when building their companies. After 10 weeks, I’m happy to say the XX proved to be super helpful for the first batch of 6 teams. They love us and we love helping them. We’ve become really good friends. And that’s why we’re starting another batch. This time, focusing on immigrant founders.
Many of us are the children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of immigrants. Half of Fortune 500 founders are immigrants. That’s why we’ll choose 10 companies led by immigrant founders to be part of our next XX batch, starting on Februrary 4th, 2019. If you know any awesome immigrant founders, please nominate them to us! The deadline for the next batch is January 6th.
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