The San Francisco Professional Chapter held its 2017 Summer Reception on Thursday July 20th. The reception featured a conversation with Joe Lonsdale, one of the co-founders of Palantir. Lonsdale also is a co-founder of 8VC and helped launch a number of other multi-billion dollar companies, including Formation 8, Addepar, and OpenGov. In a reception held in San Francisco's Financial District, Lonsdale discussed public policy, what he believes is next for Silicon Valley, when in a startup's lifecycle it's time to "bring in the adults." The summer reception allowed the San Francisco Chapter to welcome new members, including new MBA graduates.