12 Dec '14, 4pm

A Private Social Club for Silicon Valley VCs and Entrepreneurs? Simply Cuckoo.

A Private Social Club for Silicon Valley VCs and Entrepreneurs? Simply Cuckoo.

A couple of Silicon Valley venture capitalists think that the Valley needs a place “where entrepreneurs can find each other and hang out.” That, according to Fortune Magazine , is what Tim Draper, managing director of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is telling the people he is recruiting to join The Cuckoo’s Nest, a soon-to-be-realized social club. He and his cohorts plan to lounge in the former Menlo Park offices of robotic research lab Willow Garage . Point man on the club’s creation is Tony Perkins, a VC at Draper Fisher Jurvetson who runs the AlwaysOn conferences . (Full disclosure—my husband was editor-in-chief of Perkins-founded and Draper-funded Upside Magazine for close to five years.) The club is officially a joint venture between AlwaysOn and VC firm BootUp Ventures . It plans to recruit, according to its website, “1,200 thinkers and actors pioneeri...

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