Last year, like many people, I participated in a lot of virtual events. In the pre-Covid world, I went to industry events mainly to network and meet people, not to listen to speakers. I was disappointed with the networking and community features on most of these platforms, some of which had raised large amounts of funding.
Upstream was different and awesome. It was the only product experience where I was actually making new connections during Covid. I was also meeting people in other cities who I would not have met in San Francisco.
Kent and I liked it so much that we invested last year. Upstream was one of the first portfolio companies of 8-Bit Capital.
Today Upstream is announcing their seed round and the launch of Upstream for web.
We are looking forward to seeing Upstream continue to develop the future of professional networking.