Rants, AI and other notes from Upfront Summit

The venture capital stars were shining in Los Angeles this week at the Upfront Summit, an invite-only VC conference founded by Mark Suster and known for going all-out.
For example, there were Coco robots serving drinks and lots of pink. AI was the talk of the town again and even some celebrities graced the stage, including Lady Gaga, Cameron Diaz, Katy Perry and Novak Djokovic.
What may have been a little different this year, though, is that it’s been a tough one for venture capital and startups seeking venture capital. Some media outlets even called it out.
Keith Rabois, …