About + Services
MartiniBird is a boutique events firm that works with a select number of individuals and companies. We are savvy and creative, and our passion for events comes across in every detail. With our networks, expertise, and experience in philanthropy, marketing, venture capital, hospitality and cultural arts, we are able to create quality events with purpose and energy. We are also able to plan and manage associated activities that normally fall outside the scope of most event companies. We choose our projects carefully and operate by recommendation only. MartiniBird collaborates with an incredible community of designers, chefs, business owners and entertainers and is able to offer the following on consultation or full service basis:
Operations and Project Management:
Budget planning and management Timelines and logistics Guest list curation and management Venue scouting, negotiation and booking Vendor and talent sourcing and negotiations Establishing event goals and roadmap to those goals R.s.v.p. Management
Event and theme concepting Decor planning and procurement Invitation copy and design Collaboration with and access to an elite list of chefs, entertainment, artists, florists, fabricators and designers
Other aspects, when applicable:
Donor cultivation and fundraising strategy Communication and marketing strategies relating to the event Follow up projects such as photography books, thank you cards, etc Gift selection Toast and speech writing Wardrobe and makeup styling
Founder: The Information
"Rebecca planned and executed a perfect launch event that exceeded our expectations-- and was within our budget. I wouldn't do an event without her."
Entrepreneur, V.C. and Co-Founder: Sherpa Ventures and Sherpa Foundry
"Rebecca has organized all of my personal and professional events for years. Whether it be a dinner at home or a destination event, everyone walks away so incredibly impressed. She is a true star."
Co-Founder and CEO: Uber
"Rebecca mixes her elegant, refined taste with a strong empathy for the client to create experiences that are unique and true to her client’s vision."
Finance Director: Senator Cory Booker
"Rebecca coordinated an intimate event in San Francisco in support of Senator Cory Booker’s campaign. Coordinating across country during a heated political campaign is not easy- but Rebecca took it on with ease and was able to deliver an event that was elegant, fun and successful"
Founder and President: FWD.us
"When FWD.us launched ThinkFWD, our membership program, we simultaneously launched our national public forum. These events bring together leaders in technology and politics to discuss how to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in the global economy. Rebecca worked with us to launch our inaugural San Francisco and Silicon Valley events and again to help standardize our event planning process so that we could continue to replicate and scale the program around the United States. ThinkFWD is proving to be a huge success, with events occurring monthly in seven cities across the country."
Founder and CEO: Samasource
"Rebecca was the internal coordinator for Samsource's 2nd annual Give Work Gala, chaired by Michael Arrington and Cory Booker. From A-Z she dedicated herself entirely to making this event a success- and it was. We raised over $350,000 and raised the bar on our event fundraising strategy."
Director of Development: J/P HRO
"As we all walked up the stairs to the house, we saw the shadow of a violinist in the window, her back to us. Literally every one of us said wow at the same moment. Walking into the house, the spirit of the evening was set by the lighting, the canopy on the rooftop deck with heaters for the rainy night, and the most perfect mix of music and talking to all the people who came together for this special event. Rebecca did a tremendous job bringing this all together."
General Partner: Trinity Ventures
"As our Director of Marketing, Rebecca worked closely with the General Partners to build a unique and savvy events program for the firm, which she then executed on for three years. Her penchant for detail and impeccable taste in selecting venues and cuisines is unmatched. She made us look good!"
CEO and Founder: RocksBox
I was fortunate enough to work with Rebecca on the RocksBox holiday and launch party. Rebecca is incredibly creative, smart, hard working and so fun to work with. She created a night that our customers and bloggers still talk about a year later! I was proud to have her on our team and would honestly jump at any opportunity to work with her again.
Who We Are
Founder and President
Growing up in the small town of Twin Bridges, Montana, Rebecca's favorite stories have long been those of her family's enterprise and philanthropy in San Francisco, which began just before the Gold Rush days. With more than eight generations of family history in the City By The Bay, including entrepreneurial roots in some of the Nation's most recognizable brands, Rebecca's life has revolved to encompass the new world of business and the social entertainment that surrounds it. Prior to founding MartiniBird, Rebecca worked at Trinity Ventures, a top tier venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, as the Director of Marketing. She was responsible for the firm’s marketing - including content strategy, events & workshops, social media, public relations, strategic partnerships, messaging and branding. She also advised Trinity’s early, mid-stage portfolio companies on their marketing and communications, assisting them with marketing resources and execution. Prior to Trinity, Rebecca worked at the social enterprise Samasource as Chief of Staff and in programming at the Commonwealth Club of California. She has served on the executive board of the San Francisco Symphony’s Symphonix league, has been a council member of the SFMOMA’s Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, and now serves as a Generation V member of the Bothin Foundation. With memories of intimate and glamorous events from Montana to Montauk to Marin and a corporate career in place, the spark to entertain has finally taken form in her own venture. Welcome to MartiniBird.
Martini Bird works exclusively by recommendation. Occasionally our team will consider outside projects. Inquiries are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org