Allison: I'm not a gold-digger and if I were, I wouldn't go to San Francisco

Nicholas Carlson · 04/10/08 10:00PM

Ever since Julia Allison and Meghan Asha visited the Valley last summer and said in front of various cameras that they intended to find themselves a geek boyfriend, people have described the pair as golddiggers. We know Asha isn't one — why marry for money when you come from it? — but yesterday, Allison told CNET's The 404 that she isn't staking out San Francisco riches either. "If I'm gold-digging, why would you go to San Francisco? There are hedge fund managers right here," Allison said. "And they're getting cash instead of equity in a company that isn't worth anything," b-school graduate Asha chimed in. After the jump, Allison digs a deeper hole:

Allison, Asha and Rambin dump the Web, embrace TV

Nicholas Carlson · 03/24/08 03:00PM

It's unclear if wanterpreneurs Julia Allison, Meghan Asha and Mary Rambin will cancel their Silicon Valley tour entirely, but word is the trio has wised up to venture-capital realities. Valley angel Ron Conway, an early backer of Google and, "has a list of 200 things he'd invest in and nowhere on there is content," Allison's friend David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, advised her. She got the same advice from Valleywag commenters. Undaunted, Allison, Asha and Rambin are already onto funding plan B. The New York Post reports the trio will star in a pilot for a reality TV show named IT Girls about creating their Web company. The difference between exposing every detail of their lives to Web viewers and TV audiences? The latter actually gets them paid.

Allison, Asha and Rambin receive Pittsburgh private-jet pitch

Jackson West · 03/20/08 08:00PM

A Mr. John French forwarded us a poorly punctuated invite. He seems to be extending it to the "Three Musketeers" — Julia Allison, Meghan Asha and Mary Rambin — for an all-expense paid trip to Pittsburgh and the Bahamas on the private jet of inveterate gambler Jeff Tott, who sits on Pittsburgh Financial's board of directors. Presumably they would want to explore "investment opportunities." Why not offer the getaway to Pittsburgh's own iJustine for her birthday? That seems easier. Update: And the answer is, um, no.

Manhunting no more, Allison, Asha and Rambin plan Sand Hill Road tour

Nicholas Carlson · 03/20/08 08:00AM

Julia Allison, Meghan Asha and their friend, bag designer Mary Rambin, are planning a mid-April trip to Silicon Valley. This time, they say they're after funding for their new startup — Oprah on the Web! — not geek boyfriends. The three met with some New York VCs last week and it went "well enough," Allison told me, that their next stop: Menlo Park. Ah yes: Broadway has become the warm-up act.

Julia Allison and Meghan Asha, live on the Internet

Nicholas Carlson · 03/14/08 02:58PM

Below, watch as startup wantrepreneurs Julia Allison and Meghan Asha tell Pop17's Sarah Meyers about their plans to stop blogging, take over the tech world and renounce dating men who work in tech. Rumor has it they're planning a startup with the blonde you people are so crazy about, Mary Rambin.

Who is Meghan Asha?

Owen Thomas · 03/09/08 05:47AM

A curiousity in our inbox: Meghan Asha, the Silicon Valley heiress who formerly dated TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington, may not actually be Meghan Asha. A tipster says Asha's last name is actually Parikh, and her father is Mihir Parikh, a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur. One piece of evidence that suggests Asha is actually Parikh: A friend congratulated Asha on running the New York Marathon last fall. But no one by the name of Asha ran in the marathon. Instead, a Meghan Parikh did. Asha's — rather, Parikh's — close friend Julia Allison also changed her name. But one wonders if Parikh was doing more than just following a friend's fashion. Update: More evidence, courtesy of the enigma herself:

Meghan Asha's family friend: Arrington was "certainly a lapse in judgment"

Nicholas Carlson · 03/03/08 04:40PM

Silicon Valley heiress Meghan Asha, the daughter of an original investor in Sun Microsystems, needs to stop fraternizing with the plebes, a longtime family friend warns. "Her choices in friendships, recent or otherwise, aren't serving her well," this friend writes, singling out ex-boyfriend Michael Arrington — "an unattractive offering" — and fellow geek addict Julia Allison:

Arrington blames us for his latest breakup

Nicholas Carlson · 02/29/08 12:30PM

Michael Arrington sat for an interview with Portfolio and they hit on all the important topics: Silicon Valley's "pirate" entrepreneurs, venture capital's relationship with the stock market, and of course, Arrington's love life. The nonboring bits:

Asha already moving on, planning to get geeks gone wild in Miami

Nicholas Carlson · 02/25/08 07:00PM

Michael Arrington and Meghan Asha aren't on-again, off-again anymore. Sources with intimate knowledge of the situation tell Valleywag that it's unambiguously over. We're confident a man with Arrington's prospects will have no problem moving on. Asha, it seems, already has.

Michael Arrington is single

Nicholas Carlson · 02/25/08 01:20PM

Four eager tipsters inform us that TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington is once again single. We hope this doesn't mean it's completely over between Arrington and his on-again, off-again fling, Meghan Asha. But if it does, we just hope Arrington has learned his lesson. Next Valentine's, Michael, send flowers. Then, late February next year, maybe you won't still be looking for "a relationship" and "dating," as your profile indicates.

We were kidding about the Julia Allison cover, Wired

Nicholas Carlson · 02/22/08 07:20PM

We weren't actually serious about Julia Allison following up her Time Out New York cover with an appearance on the front of Wired. And yet, here's a photo from Julia Allison and Meghan Asha's brunch meeting with an unnamed Wired "marketing manager." Our hope is expired.

Meghan Asha plays with toys not named Arrington

Nicholas Carlson · 02/21/08 06:00PM

Meghan Asha — the SIlicon Valley heiress who keeps TechCrunch's Michael Arrington as her on-again, off-again boy toy — found a new dog to play with at yesterday's toy fair in New York. Improvements over Arrington: He can't talk, but he can wag his tail."Do you want a date?" Asha asks. "Do you want to come home with me? I would take really good care of you." Below, in another clip, Asha in a lurid threesome.

Happy birthday, Julia Allison, we're finding a new man for you

Nicholas Carlson · 02/20/08 01:30PM

Geek-loving cover girl Julia Allison turns 27 soon and all she wants — other than a MacBook Air and whole long list of stuff — is a boy, "tied with a red bow, like a new car for graduation." Knowing Julia's taste for geeks like Kevin Rose and some guy who used to run some video site, we figured: Who better to help Julia land a new man than Valleywag readers? So help her out and vote in our latest poll.

Did Michael Arrington forget to call his girlfriend yesterday?

Nicholas Carlson · 02/15/08 02:40PM

"Julia got me the most thoughtful gift for Valentine's Day," Meghan Asha writes on her blog, "Girlfriends are the best remedy for the V-day blues." Who disappointed Asha? She was, last we heard, seeing TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington. Michael, be a gentleman and at least send flowers.

Meghan Asha's party plane

Nicholas Carlson · 02/07/08 05:00PM

Videoblogger Meghan Asha, who pals around with TechCrunch's Michael Arrington from time to time, comes from a wealthy Los Gatos family, we hear. The evidence? She flies around the country in a private plane. Here's what that party venue in the sky looks like. That's Asha between fellow geek-luster Julia Allison and comedian Demetri Martin. A tight squeeze.