Innovative start-ups with great ideas can get the inside track from those who have “been there and done that” to gain traction and market share in an ever growing and competitive marketplace landscape. Join us as key influencers and leaders from companies like Airbnb, oDesk, Uber, Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures shed light on the booming marketplace phenomenon and share their expertise on how to succeed. This is an invite-only networking event with unprecedented access to industry leaders, top VC firms and industry savvy.
This event will assemble a group only SVB is able to do:
Marketplace Summit is free to participants and is by invitation-only. If you are a Founder/CEO in the Marketplace ecosystem and would like to attend, please contact Shai Goldman at email@example.com.
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Rich Aberman Co-Founder and VP, Product, WePay
Rich Aberman is a co-founder and the Chief Product Officer of WePay. WePay helps platforms and marketplaces seamlessly facilitate payments without worrying about risk or regulation. Rich has an unhealthy obsession with payments systems and takes pride in driving innovation in an archaic industry.
Chen Amit Co-Founder and CEO, Tipalti
Chen is a veteran high tech executive and a repeat entrepreneur. Prior to Tipalti Chen was CEO of Atrica, the innovator in the Carrier Ethernet market. Atrica was sold Nokia-Siemens. Prior to Atrica Chen was co-founder and CEO of Verix, a provider of business intelligence software. At ECI Telecom, Chen founded, led the sales and marketing and was General Manager of the ADSL business unit, leading it from inception to $100M/yr. Chen holds a BSc from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
Dane Atkinson CEO, SumAll
Dane Atkinson is a serial entrepreneur, founder of 6 startups with 5 successful exits and an adviser to nearly a dozen companies. He is the co-founder and CEO of SumAll, a VC backed analytics startup servicing 250,000+ companies and tracking over a trillion social actions.
Mark Gilbreath CEO, LiquidSpace
Mark Gilbreath is the Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, the real-time marketplace that’s redefining the boundaries and behaviors of the workplace. LiquidSpace lets professionals simply find and book the best space to work, onsite at their company or on the go. Mark is a chronic entrepreneur having spent more than 25 years in and around Silicon Valley.
Fabrice Grinda CEO & Co-Founder, OLX
An Internet entrepreneur and investor, Fabrice Grinda co-founded OLX, Inc. in 2006 in hopes of building the largest free local classified site in the world. He has successfully operated and invested in businesses in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Jeremy Levine Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Jeremy Levine is a partner in Bessemer’s New York office. He contributed to the firm’s early stage investments in Internet companies such as Diapers.com, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Yelp and in marketplaces including Fiverr, Gerson Lehrman Group and OLX.
Todd Lutwak Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Todd Lutwak , a partner at Andreessen Horowitz focuses on market development and accelerating time to market and matching corporate partners with emerging technology leaders. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Todd was the VP of Selling at eBay where he led teams responsible for eBay's seller base, pricing & monetization, and site inventory.
Melody McCloskey CEO and Co-Founder of StyleSeat
Melody McCloskey is CEO and co-founder of StyleSeat, the largest online marketplace for beauty and wellness services. More than 200,000 beauty professionals in 15,000 cities use the platform today and more than 5.5 million beauty appointments were booked through StyleSeat in 2013 alone.
Veronica K. McGregor Partner, Hogan Lovells
Veronica McGregor's practice focuses on payment systems, financial services, mobile banking, mobile payments and m-commerce, stored value systems, consumer lending, privacy, online business, anti-money laundering compliance, ATM and debit networks, and software and technology licensing. She has represented clients in a variety of financial services-related matters, including banks, payment system providers, social networking companies, online service providers, and software application developers.
Josh Mohrer General Manager, Uber New York City
Josh Mohrer is the general manager of Uber in New York City. Uber is transportation network company based that makes mobile application software that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services.
Stephanie Palmeri Principal, SoftTech VC
Stephanie Palmeri focuses on early-stage investments at SoftTech VC, where she covers in next-generation commerce & marketplaces, mobile, and SaaS start-ups. Her investments include Poshmark, Niche, Handshake, Grovo, Panorama Education, and Class Dojo.
Wrede Petersmeyer General Manager, Airbnb NYC
Wrede Petersmeyer is currently the General Manager for Airbnb in New York City. He focuses on managing the overall business, building out local operations, and building coalitions among key leaders, stakeholders, and influencers in the region.
Semil Shah has been working on mobile products and mobile product marketing for the past three years, for companies such as Swell, IFTTT, and more, as well as participating as a seed investor in many mobile-related companies. He's an investor with Haystack Fund and a consultant with a handful of Sand Hill VC firms.
Gary Swart Partner, Polaris Partners
Gary Swart is a Venture Partner at Polaris Partners. Until early 2014 he was the CEO of oDesk, the world's largest online workplace—on which more than $1B of work has been done. Gary is a thought leader in entrepreneurship; how best to hire and manage teams; and the future of work.
Manoj Verma Vice President and Senior Business Leader, MasterCard
Manoj Verma serves as the Vice President and Senior Business Leader at MasterCard responsible for Business Development & Strategic Alliances for the US Market with a focus on internet and non-traditional partnerships. With over 15 years in the banking and internet space, Manoj is actively involved as an advisor to start-ups, venture capital firms and angel investors.
Bruce Wallace Chief Operations Officer, SVB Financial Group
Bruce Wallace is Chief Operations Officer of SVB Financial Group. In this role, he is responsible for leading all bank and non-bank operations and IT services for SVB worldwide.
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