NY Tech Scene Gets Political With Cocktail Benefit For Reshma Saujani

By Chiara Atik on Thursday, January 14, 2010

Reshma Saujani is a Yale grad, a former lawyer for Hillary Clinton, and now a contender for Carolyn Maloney's seat in Congress. Last night at a cocktail benefit she raised $20,000 for her campaign, with a little help from her tech-savvy friends.-

The event was held at Vault.com founder Sam Hamadeh's Gramercy home. Guests were invited to donate to Ms.Saujani's campaign by using Square, Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's revolutionary new program that allows you to make credit card payments via your mobile phone. A portion of last night's proceeds will be donated to relief efforts in Haiti.




Celerie Kemble, Boykin Curry      Devaraj Southworth, Par Gandhi

Christina Beaumier, Saadiq Rodgers-King, Ari Jacoby

Kate Greer, Mo Koyfman, Rachelle Hruska

Rebecca Rattner, Maureen White    Nihal Mehta, Reshma Saujani

Stephanie Mattews, Sam Hamadeh, Joey Ranzenbach

Trevor Sumner, Jon Steinberg        Allison Floam, Tess Soroka

Allison Yarrow, Ben Yarrow, Kunal Modi

Sam Hamadeh, Jack Dorsey, Nihal Mehta

[All photos by JP Pullos for PMc]