Super Angels To Super VCs: The Changing Face Of Venture Capital: Ron Conway (SV Angel), Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital), Dave McClure (500 Startups), Roelof Botha (Sequoia), Chris Dixon (Founder Collective)
From the flinging of poop in various directions I take it that Arrington's story may have had some truth to it after all.
I wouldn't extrapolate the subjects of the meetings without some hard facts.
Ones that didn't come from TC or people who stand to benefit from "SuperAngels" getting embarrassed/investigated.
followed up by this
look through this quora topic you can find out more
As always, you're better off if you run a business and don't pursue funding from anybody except profits.
EDIT - Per 146's comment below Calacanis already comments & denies. Better educating myself on Twitter search now.
> No, I was not at the "super angel summit," and I would never be pro collusion. Sounds like @arrington is stirring the pot to get pageviews
"Additionally we’ll be talking about Michael Arrington’s ‘AngelGate’, fact or fiction. And we’re going to tell you how you can come to The Launch Conference, that’s my version of TechCrunch 50, on February 23-24, 2011. All this and more on today’s This Week In Startups."
Hopefully he's clean.
Also, these reports were probably all wildly exaggerated or blatantly fabricated by Mike Arrington--which is his best reporting technique!
But what do I know.
Brightest bulb or not, he's just trying to play the fiddle here..
Since I started following this story I have seen all manner of ridiculous commentary, regardless of the evidence presented. Each new day disproves almost every comment made from the previous day.
Your accusation is cheap and is not held to the same standards that you expect from the same blogs and people that you criticize.
I understand that prior to the email a lot of people still had doubt, but there were comments here still trying to string an anti-Techcrunch conspiracy together even after the email was published.
I'm leaning more toward the "not the brightest bulb in the valley" theory.
When someone comes out with a transcript of what was said at the dinner I think we can move to the next phase, until then there is not much more that can either be said or done.
I'm sure that TC will try to keep this (successfully) on the front burner as much as they can but as far as I can see no new newsworthy facts have come out about what this dinner was actually about or who all of the remaining attendants were.
Dave McClure is now berated more for his writing style than for what he actually said, Ron Conway gets involved, it's a true photo opportunity for everybody and their dog to stick their oar in.
Reputations are to be made or broken, but over what, actually?
(down voting open)
> Please don't bait other users by inviting them to downmod you.
If there is a 'smoking gun' then I'm not aware of it, for all we know they discussed golf and fishing.
Is it anything conclusive yet? Of course not, but it would be foolish to write this story off as "hot air" at this point.