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An Evening with Phin Barnes, Partner of First Round Capital [SOLD OUT!]

SOLD OUT! Join us for a talk with Phin Barnes of First Round Capital. He will share everything from what numbers are interesting to VCs to how to create the right company culture.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Join WAFFA for a conversation with Phin Barnes, Partner of First Round Capital at the beautiful office of T3 Advisors in downtown San Francisco. Phin will be offering an inside perspective on a wide range of topics including:
  • What numbers attract VCs
  • How to create the right company culture
  • How to get to know your customers
  • How to create a great brand
  • How to make constraints part of your brand
Light appetizers and drinks will be provided along with the opportunity to network following the panel discussion. 

Register Here [SOLD OUT!]
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
T3 Advisors 140 Geary St Ste 1000, San Francisco 94108
Upon arrival, dial 1000 in the door code. Once you hear the click, push the handicap button, as the door is rather heavy. Once inside, the elevators are to the left. T3 Advisors is located on the 10th floor.
Cost: $20/person. Wine & light food will be provided. No refunds within 48 hours of the event. 

Meet Our Speaker:

Phin Barnes is a Partner at First Round Capital and a sneakerhead. Before joining, he worked at AND 1 from “day 2″ and founded a fitness video game company.

In his first job after college, Phin spent six years helping to scale AND 1 Basketball from $15 million to over $225 million in revenue. As the Creative Director for Footwear he led product direction, managed relationships with national retail accounts, and created the initial concept for the signature AND 1 marketing property — the AND 1 Mix Tape.

After training for an Ironman in 2002, he wanted to build fitness technology and founded an independent video game company to do it. The company developed and published Yourself!Fitness, the first fitness game for Xbox and PlayStation 2. Phin managed product, marketing and distribution and secured retail partnerships with Nordstrom and Best Buy as well as promotional partnerships with Procter & Gamble and McDonald’s.

Following a consulting engagement for MTV in product and marketing, he decided to pursue an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A basketball player during his time at Haverford College, he’s since maintained his addiction to sneakers, love of hip-hop, and a decent trash-talk vocabulary. Phin lives in San Francisco with his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Etta.

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