Gingrich and Patsy

When he came in today it became quickly apparent why Newt Gingrich rose to the Speaker of the House. Regardless of your politics you would probably admit on meeting him that he is one engaging guy. Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson brought him in for breakfast to meet with principals of two of DFJ’s startups, Kana and Everdream. It seems that Mr Gingrich is here to get a handle on The Valley in that he is now a Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

He said he intends to move to the area and he is finding out what makes things tick around here. He said his top priorities are healthcare and exploring the technology for which the Bay Area is famous.