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StartupSac Happy Hour with Sonny Mayugba of AZRA Games

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Mingle with other entrepreneurs and enjoy appetizers at Startup Happy Hour! Plus we'll have an AMA with Azra Games cofounder, Sonny Mayugba!

About This Event

Mingle with other entrepreneurs and enjoy appetizers at Startup Happy Hour! Plus we'll have an AMA with Azra Games cofounder, Sonny Mayugba!

Join StartupSac and the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Global Entrepreneurship Week edition of Startup Happy Hour! Our featured AMA (ask me anything) guest is serial entrepreneur Sonny Mayugba, cofounder and COO of Sacramento-based Azra Games!

Startup Happy Hour is a monthly get-together where entrepreneurs can connect, socialize and learn from each others stories and journey Our featured guest will tell a little of his story and then invite you to ask your questions about launching or scaling a company

Location: The Urban Hive, 1007 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

About Sonny Mayugba

Sonny Mayugba is building games on the blockchain as COO and co-founder of Azra Games. He previously led all people ops and talent acquisition as Chief People Officer at Swimply, the “Airbnb of pools.” Prior to CPO, Sonny led growth for the venture-funded company, stewarding revenue production, customer acquisition, and market expansion, leading the company through Series A and B.

Sonny spent a year in venture capital, first as a Managing Director at Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH and next as an Entrepreneur In Residence at Spero Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm founded by Ebay’s Pierre Omidyar.

A serial entrepreneur, Sonny first got hooked on startups by launching Heckler, a print/digital action sports magazine that he scaled internationally and sold to Times-Mirror when he was 25. After that, there was no turning back from the startup world.

Sonny went on to start multiple companies, among them Requested, a mobile app for restaurants & bars. Requested eventually merged into restaurant delivery app Waitr, where Sonny was the founding CMO. In charge of customer acquisition, brand identity, and revenue stewardship, Sonny helped grow Waitr Holdings to $800M annual revenue, expanded into 700 cities, and rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell when the company went public as Waitr Holdings (Nasdaq:WTRH) in 2018.

Sonny is an angel investor and advisor. He also makes time for his lifelong passions for competitive table tennis, skateboarding, snowboarding, and music.

About Azra Games

Azra Games believes that the childhood experience of bashing, smashing, and storytelling with your favorite toys in unhinged and imaginative play is the purest form of gaming. We are on a mission to recapture that freedom for the modern era with kickass collectibles and combat RPGs powered by Web3 technology. LFG!

We are both gamers and crypto natives. Founded by virtuoso game designer Mark Otero, best known for Electronic Arts’ top grossing Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, serial-preneur Sonny Mayugba (COO) and crypto degen Travis Boudreaux (CTO), Azra Games is backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and NFX.

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