Boxee Beta Unveiling - Dec 7th, Williamsburg, NYC

NYC-BETA-Unveiling-09 Dec 7th is "a day that will live in infamy" as FDR famously stated about Pearl Harbor day. It may also be infamous for what will in all likelihood go down at at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 7pm on December 7th of this year.

Our portfolio company Boxee will be unveiling the beta software that they have been working on for the past six months. They will be showing off new content, new features, and new platforms.

And they will have some help from various friends of Boxee.

The last time they did an event like this in NYC, this past March at Webster Hall, it was a great time and Avner Ronen, Boxee's CEO, has promised to do even better this time.

So I encourage all of you who want to see the future of television to get on the L train and head out to Williamsburg

Please RSVP using this link. There's a competition among the management team and board members to see who can drive the most RSVPs. I plan to win that competition and get a Boxee branded Burton Sleeper Hoodie for my cross country trips. I appreciate all the help I can get.

#VC & Technology

Comments (Archived):

  1. Mo Koyfman

    your victory is a foregone conclusion my friend

    1. fredwilson

      I don’t know about that. You’ve got a chance if you get busy

    2. avneron

      you should hustle (like your friend Bijan :))

      1. Mo Koyfman

        every day i’m hustling…

  2. bijan

    I don’t think fred’s link is working quite right.please use this link to register (and help this underdog win that sleeper hoodie!)http://boxeebeta-bs.eventbr…thanks 🙂

    1. daryn

      hah!Wish I could make it, sounds like a great event and I’m excited to see what Boxee is going to unveil.

      1. fredwilson

        Just heard they will be live streaming it, of course

        1. daryn

          sweet, will that be viewable on boxee? 😉

          1. avneron

            yes. LiveStream will be in the house broadcasting live.

          2. fredwilson

            Well that a damn good question. I’ll be back with an answer

      2. andrewparker

        Though you can’t make it, you should probably RSVP with this link regardless ( http://boxeebeta-ap.eventbr… ) 😉

        1. fredwilson

          oh, that is almost as bad as checking into a venue in foursquare after youleave!

    2. fredwilson

      I’m debating deleting this comment

      1. bijan

        I hope people know that I was only kidding about the “link not working quite right” linesorry about that.

        1. fredwilson

          All is fair in love, war, and startups!

          1. bijan

            All I know is that I want that hoodieyour description of it at the last board mtg was too good !

          2. fredwilson

            I’ve got one. If I win the boxee logo’d one, I’ll give you mine which has not been used yet

          3. Matthew Krawse

            This should be great! I’m excited. Sorry Fred… Bijan got me! I saw his first post before registering and took his word for it! He’s got one more on his list for that hoodie!

    3. David Semeria

      Jiu-Jitsu. Smart

      1. fredwilson

        Gotta work harder to beat him. He is smart

  3. Ostrick

    Trying my best to be able to make it. It’s going to be a blast!

  4. awaldstein

    I’ll be there.

    1. fredwilson


    2. Mark Essel

      Catch ya there Arnold!

      1. awaldstein


  5. Glenn Gutierrez

    Woot! Going to watch it through live stream with 12 other people… preferably on Boxee. I feel like I’m getting ready for the Superbowl.

    1. fredwilson

      Oh man, you know how to hurt a guy with that 12 people comment 😉

  6. Nick Giglia

    I’ll be there, Fred. Excited to see what they have up their sleeve.

  7. Greg Clayman

    Something tells me they’ll give you a branded hoodie one way or another. We all have t-shirts and stickers here in my shop if you want some… :-)See you there.

    1. fredwilson

      Shhh. VCs are compeitive

  8. Mark Essel

    Sounds like a blast, marking it on my calendar for fun stuff to do.

  9. chefbikram

    c’mon fred, seriously? you needed the FDR link in?

    1. fredwilson

      Its what popped into my mind. It pops into my mind every time I say or think dec 7th. I’m a military kid. That’s how I think

  10. Chris Dickson

    Don’t you think that the comparing your portfolio company’s latest beta to Pearl Harbor trivializes a tragic day in American history?

    1. fredwilson

      i didn’t see it that way. it’s just the first thing i think of wheneveranyone mentions dec 7thi’m a military raised kid, so i think of everything in military terms

  11. domainvestors

    I’m a big fan of Boxee – would really like the Hulu integration to be fully working as I have Boxee on my Apple TV and then a separate computer dedicated just to running Hulu. Now if only I lived in NYC so I could attend the event!!

    1. fredwilson

      your best bet to get Hulu on boxee is to email Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, andask him for itif enough people did that, it might happen

  12. Hybridcar

    I will definitely attend this event. It’s worth it.Gellert