President Obama spoke at Facebook yesterday.Afterwards he went to the home of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Beniof for a $35,000-a-plate fundraiser.
According to TechCrunch, other Valley bigwigs in attendance included:
Drew Houston of DropBox, Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp, Marissa Mayer of Google, Craig Newmark of Craiglist, Jonathan Kaplan of Flip, angel investor Ron Conway, and Valley M&A king Frank Quattrone.
The name that pops out at us from that list is Jeremy Stoppleman. Yelp turned down a $500 million offer from Google in 2009. It later took a big late stage round from Elevation Partners. Guess Jeremy took some money off the table, eh? Why sell the whole company when you can sell a piece and get that big payday, anyway!