my memory is really messed up from that period as I wasn't sleeping, so what I remember is almost random and triggered by something else.Tell us more about the times you met her! GOSSIP AT ME
I remember other people getting a bit worked up about her, especially the HBS contingent. I talked to her, or I was introduced to her? because I was considered to be "a technical person", and she apparently was too? I don't know. There are these sort of VC events, and a tiny click of people that rotate through them, so you'd see them in that same context in NYC, then in SF say, then in Phoenix or something. I can't remember where any of the things happened, except for a few which were in bars around NYC that I knew.
Everything that I remember probably doesn't reflect very well on me. I didn't take her seriously, she seemed like an enthusiastic about God American teenagers. Phenomenally sure of herself, talky, smiling, and... yeah, I didn't really care. I think I remember wondering why the fuck am I even being introduced to this person, she wasn't in my field, I didn't have anything to say to her. I only remember it at all because one of the HBS types was really into that thing, and I didn't understand how it worked. I was told "microfluidics", which I don't know anything about. The HBS person got annoyed with me saying I was being obtuse and I DID understand microfluidics but I just didn't want to explain it to HER. I think I saw Elizabeth more than once, because I remember thinking she got dressed up to look like a grownup the second time, but still looked like a teenager.
At some later point I was flown out to the SF to do an interview for another company, just acquired by Illumina I think, who were also talking about this lab on a chip thing, and I remembered thinking that was similar sounding to what they were doing, and I still didn't understand anything about it. Along with the fact that I didn't want their job. Plus rental car I was given had absolutely bollixed brakes, and SF is really really hilly, and I had to drive that VW bastard for the next couple of days.