Caption contest: Jony Ive at Silicon Valley’s all-star pizza dinner

By , Jan 18, 2013

Silicon Valley pizza Jony Ive

This photo is gold. Twelve of the most important people in Silicon Valley gathered for a dinner tonight, hosted by Nextdoor CEO and longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur Nirav Tolia.

In attendance was Apple’s design guru Jonathan Ive alongside a few other Silicon Valley celebrities.

Most notably, these include Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Google X director Mike Cassidy, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and CEOs of Yelp, Dropbox (“you’re just a feature”) and Path. Ive is just behind Yahoo’s Marissa on the right.

Such a rare photo-op, and with an informal Jony Ive as a bonus? Priceless. At any rate, it’s nice to see the world’s most acclaimed industrial designer hanging out with Silicon Valley’s most influential entrepreneurs, even if he doesn’t look like he’s having much fun. Perhaps you could write your own caption?

Google X director Mike Cassidy shared the image via his Facebook account and Business Insider re-posted it. As the publication notes, the interconnections between these people are staggering.

From Steve Jobs trying to acquire Dropbox CEO Drew Houston’s cloud-storage startup to Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer who invested in Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey’s payments startup Square and also tried to buy Yelp when she worked at Google.

As for Apple SVP Jony Ive:

After executive Scott Forstall’s departure, Ive gained oversight over Apple’s software design as well as its hardware products. As such, he’s a critical contact for pretty much everyone in the room.

Your list of everyone at the dinner: Drew Houston, CEO, Dropbox; Trevor Traina, Traina Interactive; Dave Morin, CEO, Path; Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter; Dion Lim, education startup CEO; Nirav Tolia, CEO, Nextdoor; Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp; Michael Birch, cofounder, Bebo; Mike Cassidy, director, Google X; Jony Ive, SVP, Apple; Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo; Bret Taylor, CEO, Quip.

Now, the caption: help us out here!

Whoever’s caption gets the most upvotes down in the comments wins the bragging rights trophy and gets to keep his or her fanboy badge.

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  • Gregory Surels

    How do they decide who pays for that dinner considering they are all rich ?

    • bobzie

      They pay in iPhones as it is a worldwide accepted currency.

    • Sol Estravís

      The tip must have been terrific.

      • Jason Masters

        Ill bet they tipped cheap rich people usually are shitty tippers.

    • Yo mama

      The European in Ive says they should all go Dutch.

  • workin

    Jony Ive: “I will eat you all”

  • SimonReidy

    Ive: “I brought my own special cutlery made from brushed aluminium”.


      You mean, “aloomineeum”

  • CaptainPabzley

    Who is using Path?

    • Jason Masters

      My next door neighbor and he annoys the shit out of me with constant Nike fuel updates he’s an asstard lol

  • Tuan Z

    Something is not right; there is pizza but where the f***k is my beer???

  • SirPsycho

    The pizza and plates are round, don’t they know apple owns round? Sue them all!

  • Dani Hayes

    “I’m so sueing Samsung if they have a pizza party.”

  • Sean

    These nerds sure know how to party!!!

  • Frank Ho

    The last supper!

  • Faiz Aly

    Jony Ive having a slice with non-Apple members

  • Myo Thaw Tun

    Yet Another Last Supper.