Starbuck, named for Katee Sackhoff’s character in Battlestar Galactica, was born in Palo Alto, to a tiny terrier family; her parents the canine companions of one of the valley’s best known investors. Although Starbuck lived abroad, she and her siblings are well established in the startup scene in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond; each the familiar to successful founders and entrepreneurs. Starbuck has supported a number of startups and companies in their daily operations and appeared in promotional materials and ad campaigns for several others, including gracing the pages of TechCrunch. Beyond bellyrubs, Starbuck enjoys regularly attending tech conferences and meetups.