May 8, 2023 | Members
Jaideep Sen is the Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder of Minfy Technologies. He tells us about his role and what his interests and involvements are outside of the office.
Minfy is an AI solutions company. My work allows me to meet with customers and partners in different parts of the world. It is amazing to see how businesses around the globe are trying to solve the same problems and get to similar outcomes.
In my spare time, I mentor and advise startup founders and entrepreneurs to help them build and grow their businesses. I volunteer for several charitable activities in the US and abroad. I am also an amateur author, having previously published a book called Trappings of a Big Company. I am in the process of writing my second book now.
I love the ambiance around Satellite Sunnyvale – especially with all the free chocolates.
I like networking and connecting with people, so feel free to reach out if you want to talk about AI, singularity, food, or entrepreneurship.
Mar 15, 2023 | Community
The Historic Del Monte Building, home to Satellite Workplaces for more than ten years and a large part of Sunnyvale history, was built in 1904. This area boasted orchards and fruit for miles. At first, dried fruits were processed here.
From 1930-1986 this building was used for seed processing and research. In 1993, no longer active, the Del Monte Building was moved across the street, to the corner of Murphy and Evelyn, in order to avoid demolition. It was then renovated for Commercial use: a hotel/restaurant, then an event space hosting weddings and banquets, and a coworking space today.
This special location was dedicated as a Historic Building in March of 1999. The plaque on the building notes the contribution to local history and business.
Satellite owners and members alike love the location right in the middle of downtown and its action as well as proximity to the train station. Location, Location, Location!
A lot of people have come through these doors over the years. One new member walked into Satellite and gasped. “Oh my gosh, I got married here”! Nice memory for him going back to the event space days. And a heartwarming story for us!
We at Satellite are proud to participate in the continued legacy of this building. The location is prime, near restaurants, cafes, and the train station. The history is rich. We have enjoyed working with so many businesses and individuals, from startups to corporations to solo ventures. We count ourselves lucky to be here and look forward to more action right here!
Sep 28, 2022 | Staff
I live and breathe coworking these days, and the greatest part of that is meeting and chatting with our wonderful members. You’re all doing such exciting things!
I’ve lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains for many years, raising my four kids here. Over time, though, I’ve gone through a lot of iterations: living in England for three years (two kids born there); living in West Virginia for eight years with no running water, growing most of our food (two more kids); starting a technology business and growing its two niche products to 90% of the world market before selling to a Fortune 1000 business; and in the middle, getting degrees in Economics and Public Policy.
You may notice the software that is in the background of everything you do at the Satellite: Deskworks. That’s the main thing I work on these days, making it easier for people to create the workplace of the future. A future in which people can work anywhere in the world virtually while connecting in their chosen community, avoiding commutes and the resultant CO2 emissions, working closer to their kids, and generally improving their quality of life.
That’s why I’m here.
Sep 28, 2022 | Members
Hi. I am Ahmad Takatkah, General Partner at KingsCrowd Capital. I joined them as Senior Vice President of Investment Research, first to build quantitative ratings to evaluate investment opportunities in the online private market, then to manage venture funds.
My background in venture capital and data science is perfect for this work. I earned my MBA, was a Kaufman fellow, and spent eight years working in venture capital. I have enjoyed employment with N2V, Leap Ventures, and ArzanVC. I spent three years at Carta as a data scientist. They are a leader in cap table management and private equity technology.
In my free time, I run my own VC and data science blog — VCpreneur.com, reaching thousands of readers. Hopefully, the education goes down easily when mixed with my own brand of entertainment!
I came to Satellite and found it offered the flexibility I needed. I can come in and grab a desk without booking weeks in advance. Previous coworking spaces didn’t have that. This flexibility allows me to be more spontaneous. Also, Ann R. Mejia makes the place feel like home. She is genuinely happy to help all of the time and spares no effort to make sure everyone has what they need.
I am new at Satellite, but look forward to meeting people and making new friends. This is what I miss the most about working at a big company’s office — building relationships, having lunch together, kitchen and water cooler conversations. Most kept to themselves at other coworking places. I look forward to making new friends here!
Soon, I will bring my dog to work. Taffy is the cutest dog you will ever meet! She is a full-grown Chihuahua + Yorkshire Terrier and just 5 pounds…smaller than a cat! Come ask me to show you her pictures!
Finally, did you know that you can now invest as little as $100 in startups?! Most people now dedicate a couple hundred dollars each month to invest in a new startup. On KingsCrowd.com we aggregate all crowd-investing opportunities, conduct thorough data-driven research, and give scores to help you decide where to invest. If you’re interested, come to me for a free 3-month trial.
Aug 31, 2022 | News
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