TechCrunch Turns 5 Years Old, Celebrate with Us!

This Friday we’re co-hosting the San Francisco TechCrunch 5th birthday celebration along with SocialGold here at 501 Folsom Street, and we’re looking forward to hanging out with fellow TechCrunch readers.

This event is one of over 300 meetups taking place around the world in celebration of TechCrunch’s 5th anniversary, and we anticipate the San Francisco event will be one of the largest. A big thank you goes out to Rob Ross, who stepped up as the SF event organizer and reached out to us to provide a place to party – we can’t wait to have you in our office!

RSVP for the event here

Update: Now with Sponsors!

A huge thank you to these companies for stepping up to help us make the event a success and supporting the community.

IMVU

IMVU is an online destination where adults and teens meet new people in 3D. Members of IMVU have fun meeting new people with similar interests and expressing themselves through personalizing their 3D avatars, digital rooms, music, and home pages. IMVU offers the world’s largest digital goods catalog with over 1.8 million items.

Mashery

Mashery is designed to make it cheaper and easier for companies to build and control channels for web services than it would be to do everything in-house.  Mashery offers all the ingredients needed to get APIs widely distributed and successfully used – an API marketplace, tracking, metrics, usage/access management, commerce, security and performance tools.

Charles River Ventures

Founded in 1970, Charles River Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that takes a value-added, hands-on approach to support its portfolio companies.

Portfolio companies include Blippy, Yammer, Zendesk, Twitter, Scribd, and many more.

Triple Point PR

TriplePoint is the leading agency serving the interactive entertainment and digital lifestyle industries. Founded in 2002 as Kohnke Communications by Erica Kohnke Kain, the agency has grown to be the market leader in public relations, marketing, business development, and product consulting within the games and digital media market.

TriNet

We help you, the small business entrepreneur, realize your ambitions by being your essential HR partner. Our unparalleled customer service, technology, and industry expertise have already made a measurable difference to 8,000 small businesses. As your Trusted Advisor, we help you contain your HR costs, minimize your employer-related risks, and relieve the administrative burden of HR, thus helping you focus on your number one priority – your business.

Battery Ventures

Battery Ventures invests in technology-driven companies run by exceptional individuals and management teams. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with great entrepreneurs across stages, sectors, and geographies. Our mission is to support these entrepreneurs as they build extraordinary companies. The firm’s current portfolio includes such Internet & Digital Media innovators as: Angie’s List, Bazaarvoice, BlockChalk, BlueKai, FreeWheel Media, Exact Target, Groupon, LiveIntent and TrialPay.

Ignition Partners

Ignition Partners is a premier venture capital firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs seize opportunity – from turning their early stage idea into a business, to hiring the right team, providing industry and functional insight and connections, and growing their business strategically, globally, and financially to realize the best ultimate outcome. Ignition invests in emerging and future leaders in communications, internet, software, and services across business and consumer targets. Ignition brings together an unparalleled combination of domain focus, technical expertise, and global operational experience. Ignition’s partners are proven business leaders who have built some of the world’s most successful businesses of the last two decades, including Microsoft Windows and Office, McCaw Cellular Comunications, AT&T Wireless, and Starbucks. Ignition is based in Bellevue, WA.