MashMeet LA at SEVEN in West Hollywood

Not everything is business at FreedomSpeaks! Sometimes we geeks gotta break loose and let off some steam. Besides, our fingers get hurt from playing Guitar Hero and a cold beer helps ease the pain (OK, so I never play the game, who has time?). I just wanted to give a shout out to all the great people I met with last night (Saturday, March 29th, 2008) at SEVEN in West Hollywood. put on a great mixer for the tech community in Los Angeles. The venue was a bit tight, but overall the experience was fun. Good times. I met a bunch of great people:

Albert Ko, Founder of – His company posts coupons for virtually every retail product in the US. Great concept, and I hope he does well with it!

Jake Gold, CTO of – I’m acutally going to use their service to broadcast a bi-weekly (or weekly) show about politics. Much like Kevin Rose’s Revision3 and Digg, but focused completely on hot issues surrounding politics.

Felix Rieper, VP at – An online reputation service. I’m definitely going to check their site out and give it a test drive. Another great concept (similar to RapLeaf’s), and I wish them all the luck as well.

I’m looking forward to the next one, great job Pete! I plan on attending the TechCrunch/PopSugar party at the Vanguard this coming April 10th. Looks to be another great event. It’s really nice to see the tech community back in Los Angeles. It was getting pretty dreary for the past few years after the bubble burst in 2000.

One last note, an old acquaintance of mine from high school was at the party last night. I didn’t run into him, but wanted to promote the site he works for – I signed up with their service and will be exploring it the next few days. Their blog, the Daily Mahalo, is definitely worth checking out. I’ve watched a bunch of the episodes already!

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