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About The Lobby Conferences

The flagship Lobby Conference was founded in 2007, bringing together a curated group of thought leaders from the startup world, the digital media establishment, and traditional media outlets, together with leading venture capitalists to talk about the future of digital media. The Lobby quickly became one of the industry’s most coveted invitations and has sold out year after year.

In 2014, Lobby:Enterprise was launched to capture the energy of the consumer Lobby conference, but serve the enterprise community. Lobby:Enterprise gathers the founders and CEOs from the most interesting startups, the leading Cloud and infrastructure providers, the preeminent enterprise application companies, and the thought leaders in financial technology, as well as the leading investors in the enterprise space.

For three days, we bring together highly accomplished individuals to have great conversations and engage in meaningful experiences. The Lobby conferences are designed to maximize open and honest conversation and nurture long-term relationships. The Lobby conferences are entirely off the record; as a result, attendees are willing to speak more freely and collaboratively about the topics that are most important to them. People leave the Lobby conferences more informed, more engaged, and better connected.

The Lobby is hosted and curated by David Hornik of August Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious venture firms.

Interested in joining us? Apply to attend here.


Who We Are

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August Capital

August Capital is a venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley that focuses on early-stage technology investments. For over twenty five years, the partners at August Capital have invested in breakthrough startups across the information technology sector. They have a diverse group of limited partners, including endowments, private foundations, fund of funds, public charitable organizations, and corporate strategic investors. Their team is open-minded, creative, flexible, experienced, and well networked. August believes in working closely with its portfolio to help support and guide entrepreneurial teams as they pursue their company vision. Venture capitalists don’t build companies, entrepreneurs do. But at August Capital, they’re there to help. Learn more.


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David Hornik

The Lobby Conferences are curated and hosted by David Hornik, General Partner at venture capital firm August Capital. David has spent more than two decades nurturing startups in both consumer and enterprise software. He has received Deloitte’s Venture Capitalist of the Year award and has been a member of the Forbes Midas List. In addition to his day job as a venture capitalist and conference organizer, David is a lecturer at Stanford Business School and Harvard Law School.