Wednesday, December 13, 2000

Other Alley Goings-On

The night was full of panels and parties, and NYNMA held its
"Connecting the dot-coms in Silicon Alley" at their BizDev Network
SIG meeting at the Columbia Club of New York. I-Hatch's Chip Austin
moderated the panel, which included CMGi Strategic Partnership
Group VP David Luff, Microsoft VC Relations Manager Bob Savage,
Navisite President and CEO Joel Rosen and CMGi Alliance's Steve
Kirchoff. Downtown Atlantic Television hosted a screening with the
Discovery Health Channel for a film "Breaking the Code: The Race to
Uncover the Secret of Life" at the Tribeca Film Center. In Soho,
Koko Interactive had its holiday party at Bar D'o, where I popped
in to give holiday greetings to Katie Peters and Glen Lipka. In the
charming restaurant Provence, Upoc hosted its holiday gathering for
friends, investors and colleagues. Guests gathered for rounds of
champagne and other holiday cheer, and I had a chance to catch up
with's Laurel Wells, WitSoundview's Zoe Adlersburg and
meet Christine Courtney. UPOC's CEO Gordon Gould, looking sexy in
his black leather pants, received many kisses from the ladies. The
Wilsons (Fred of Flatiron and Joanne of MOUSE) were chatting it up
with guests, Michael Beckner considered the delicious dinner on the
back buffet or leaving with Susan Soloman. Launch 39's Cherry
Arnold was cheery, and UPOC's Greg Clayman introduced me to
DailyCandy's Dany Levy and folks from Silicon
Alley Reporter's Jason Calacanis told me about his upcoming
conference in LA, and when's Lynn Maloney arrived I took
my cue and let them sit together.