Investor Panels

5

David Hornik brings 'Gangnam Style' to Vator Splash

Late Night with David Hornik, and Amy Errett, Adam Nash, Dan Scholnick, Bryan Goldberg, Jeff Smith

Innovation series by Bambi Francisco Roizen
October 1, 2012 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/2a88


You just never know what to expect from David Hornik, the partner at August Capital, who is our host for his own special program called Late Night with David Hornik, showed exclusively at our Vator Splash events.

At the last Late Night, Josh Felser brought up a zebra hat which Hornik proceeded to wear, for the first few minutes. (Check out photos here.)

This time, Hornik tapped into the American pop culture psyche by bringing on his version of the hugely-popular Gangnam Style dance onto the Splash stage. Gangnam Style is a single released this summer by a South Korean rapper. The video has been viewed more than 330 million times on YouTube. And, as Hornik calculates, must have already generated $3.5 million from the advertisements alone.

Watch Hornik kick off his show by doing the Gangnam Style dance with Ben Parr. Hornik then proceeds to interview his guests in a late-night format, with each coming out one at a time. His guests include Amy Errett from Maveron, Adam Nash from Greylock, Dan Scholnick from Trinity Ventures, Bryan Goldberg of Bleacher Report, and Jeff Smith of Smule.

Not surprisingly, this segment is not your every day VC panel. The conversation touches on gay venture capitalists, or "Venture Gays," to bagels, short Jews, bad pianists, venture worshipping, and why getting a PhD from Stanford is equivalent to spending lavishly in Vegas.   

For a good write-up, check out Faith Merino's: Late Night: Why practice venture worship.


Related companies, investors and entrepreneurs

Bio: Adam Nash is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for product and deep experience with mobile and social platforms.  He join...
10092
Jeffrey Smith
CEO,
Smule
Bio: Jeff is the CEO and co-founder of Smule. Smule, developer of I Am T-Pain, Ocarina, Glee, and Magic Fiddle for the iPhone/iPad, is buildin...
Bio: Amy J. Errett is a General Partner @ Maveron a venture capital firm. Her past experiences include being a founder, entrepreneur, senior e...
120741
Bryan Goldberg
Founder,
Bleacher Report
Bio: Bryan Goldberg is a co-founder of Bleacher Report, one of the web's largest sports brands. In that capacity, he took a leadership role in...
43789
David Hornik
General Partner,
August Capital
Bio: For more than a decade, David has worked with technology startups throughout the software sector.  In 2000, David joined August Cap...
77608
Josh Felser
Co-founder,
FYI Living
Bio: Josh is a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor. He is the co-founding General Partner of Freestyle Capital, an early stage ventur...
blog comments powered by Disqus

Featured Stories

Other episodes of this series

What's in store for Ed Tech?

14271

Investor Panels

by Faith Merino
Panelists Tim Brady, Wayee Chu, Shauntel Poulson, and Caryn Voskuil weigh in

Changes at the seed- to early-stages of...

13247

Investor Panels

by Kristin Karaoglu
Insights from 500 Startups, Felicis Capital, Lightbank and Illuminate

Top female VCs talk about the future of...

13138

Investor Panels

by Bambi Francisco Roizen
Rebecca Lynn, Sharon Wienbar, Maha Ibrahim, and Katherine Barr share insights

How have early-stage venture models evolved?

12554

Investor Panels

by Mitos Suson
Rob Hayes, Marcus Ogawa, Deborah Jackson, Larry Marcus, Alex Vittal explore that question

The Series A crunch and your options

12552

Investor Panels

by Mitos Suson
With so many startups vying for Series A rounds, what's a startup to do?
<