SXSW 2015: Startup Mixer

Nicole Halmi
Neon Open
Published in
3 min readMar 19, 2015


SXSW is a crazy week of panels, parties, and networking. In the thick of it, Neon teamed up with Mohr Davidow Ventures and their other partners, Wildcat Venture Partners, Comerica Bank, Connectup, BottleRock Napa Valley, Silvercar, and Escalate Capital, to throw a great party at SXSW on Monday. Here are some of our favorite snaps from the event.

Trevor Hammond (Sparkpr), Lauren Lyon (Mohr Davidow Ventures), Jack Krawczyk (Pandora), Abhas Gupta (Mohr Davidow Ventures)
Bryan Stolle (Mohr Davidow Ventures)
Sophie Lebrecht (Neon)
Pru Ashby, Karen Sandhu, Padraig Gleason (London & Partners)
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About Neon

Neon is a fully automated image selection platform for monetizing digital content. Neon’s proprietary scientific solution maximizes revenue for leading online entertainment, media, sports publishers, and advertisers, proven to increase engagement by 5 to 30+%.

About Mohr Davidow Ventures

For 30 years the Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) team has invested in early stage technology-based startups that redefine or create large new markets. Based in Menlo Park, the Firm partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build companies where big data, applied analytics, and the reach and power of the web/mobile cloud can be leveraged to drive emerging opportunities in verticals ranging from social commerce to fintech to online marketing and consumer-driven healthcare. Leading companies funded by MDV include: Agile (acq. NYSE: ORCL); Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD); BuildDirect; Coupa; HealthTap; Hotchalk; Infusionsoft; Kabbage; Neon Labs, Proofpoint (NYSE: PFPT); Rally Software (NYSE: RALY); Rambus (NASDAQ: RMBS); Retention Science; Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL); Ruby Ribbon; Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY); Storefront; Ticketfly; and Work Fusion. For more information, visit