Corporate High-Tech Intrigue in the Silicon Valley! Novelist Mike Trigg in Conversation with Parker MacDonnell

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Join novelist Mike Trigg for the launch of Bit Flip, his fast-paced, high-tech debut thriller set in the Silicon Valley. Mike will be in conversation with long-time tech investor Parker MacDonell.

Registration for this in-person event is on Eventbrite, closing at 6:00 pm on the day of the event. The purchase of Bit Flip when registering waives the $5 admission fee. Proof of full vaccination is required to attend, and masks are encouraged.

Combining the corporate intrigue of Joseph Finder, the satirical cultural critique of Dave Eggers, and the domestic drama of Laura Dave, Bit Flip is a fast-paced contemporary thriller that delivers an authentic insider's view of the corrupting influences of greed, entitlement, and vanity in technology start-ups. 

Tech executive Sam Hughes came to Silicon Valley to "make the world a better place." He's just not sure he's doing that anymore. And when an onstage meltdown sends him into a professional tailspin, he suddenly sees the culture of the Bay Area's tech bubble in a new light.

Just as Sam's wondering if his start-up career and marriage might both be over at fortysomething, an inadvertent discovery pulls him back into his former company, where he begins to unravel the insidious schemes of the founder and venture investors. 

Driven by his desire for redemption, Sam discovers a conspiracy of fraud, blackmail, and manipulation that leads to tragic outcomes--threatening to destroy not only the company but also his own moral compass. Entangled in a web of complicity, how far will Sam go to achieve his dreams of entrepreneurial success? 

Mike Trigg was born in Kentucky and raised in Wisconsin. He earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley. Over his twenty-five-year career in Silicon Valley, he has been a founder, executive, and investor in dozens of venture-funded technology start-ups, as well as a contributor to TechCrunchEntrepreneur, and Fast Company. He lives in Menlo Park, California, with his wife and two sons. Bit Flip is his first novel. 

A seasoned financial services and business executive who serves as an Advisory Partner at Rev1 Ventures in Columbus, Parker MacDonell leads the OhioTechAngel Funds, a group of for-profit investor funds that invest in high-growth, high tech Ohio companies in IT, advanced materials, and life sciences. Parker is also a singer/songwriter who performs with his band and releases recordings of original songs. He holds an undergraduate degree in music from Dartmouth College and a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.