HANAHAUS VENTURE TALK WITH GENERAL MAGIC
Join us for a private screening of General Magic, an upcoming documentary about how great vision and epic failure can change the world, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film producers and General Magic employees featured in the film.
This event is part of a new monthly event series organized jointly by Sapphire Ventures, SAP Silicon Valley, and HanaHaus. Each event will bring together pioneers and thought leaders of Silicon Valley to discuss significant trends in the areas of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and technology.
• 6:00pm-6:30pm – Check-in and Networking
• 6:30pm-6:50pm – General Magic Movie Preview
• 6:50pm-7:20pm – Q&A with Matt Maude, Dee Gardetti and Michael Stern (movie director and former employees of General Magic)
• 7:20pm-8:00pm – Closing Networking Reception
Please register on Eventbrite.
About General Magic:
This is the story of one of history’s most talented technology teams. From the first smartphones to social media, e-commerce and even emojis, the ideas that now dominate the tech industry and our day-to-day lives were born at General Magic, a 1989 Silicon Valley startup that most of us haven't heard of.
The film features members of the original Mac team along with the creators of the iPhone, Android, and eBay. These designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs saw the future decades before it happened. General Magic captures the spirit of those of us who dare to dream big and the life-changing consequences when we fail, fail again, fail better, and ultimately succeed. Learn more about the movie here.
• Matt Maude, Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Writer, General Magic
• Dee Gardetti, Co-producer, Employee #4 and Head of HR at General Magic
• Michael Stern, Executive Producer, and General Counsel at General Magic
About Sapphire Ventures:
Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on helping innovative technology companies become global category leaders. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience and an extensive global enterprise network, Sapphire Ventures invests capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, Sapphire Ventures offers a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth. With $2.5 billion under management via direct growth investments and early-stage fund investments, Sapphire Ventures is positioned to elevate companies to the global stage.
About SAP Silicon Valley:
For nearly 25 years, SAP Labs Silicon Valley has been in the epicenter of global innovation and technology for SAP customers and partners. Today, as the largest non-US company in the Valley, SAP’s investment and influence continues to be exponential by forging tight relationships with top tech brands like Apple and Google, NVIDIA and Slack or early stage disruptors through SAP.iO. Beyond enabling this revolutionary ecosystem, SAP Labs Silicon Valley empowers customers’ digital transformation with tremendous Cloud knowledge, access to SAP Leonardo innovations, and experience in Line of Business solutions like Ariba, Concur, Hybris, and SuccessFactors and delivers award-winning, Design-Thinking-inspired User Experience capabilities and insight.