Those connections were on display last night at a dinner hosted by Nirav Tolia, a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur who’s now running Nextdoor, a local social network.
A prominent guest: Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware and software design.
The CEOs of Twitter, Yelp, Path, and Dropbox were also there.
Mike Cassidy, a director of the Google X skunkworks, posted a photo of the dinner on Facebook. A source alerted us to its presence.
The interconnections between this group are staggering. Think of how Path’s mobile social network relies on Twitter and Apple, for example; or how Apple once courted Dropbox; or how Marissa Mayer, while at Google, reportedly championed an acquisition of Yelp.
We contacted several attendees or their press representatives.
Stephanie Ichinose, a spokesperson for Yelp, confirmed CEO Jeremy Stoppelman‘s attendance: “He was at a dinner with a bunch of execs last night. Nothing more to report.”
No one else has commented on the event.
Here’s the photo, a list of who came to dinner, from left to right, and how they’re connected.
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