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 shed light on the booming marketplace phenomenon and share their expertise on how to succeed.
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.
The Marketplace Value Proposition
Marketplace essentials on exploring the core of your business and establishing a unique value proposition.
Building the Marketplace Business
Innovation and the building blocks of marketplace success.
Creating an infrastructure for growth
Harnessing the potential of a marketplace business.
The Marketplace Outlook
What’s shaking up the marketplace space? A report out on round composition, valuation trends, segment analysis and portfolio successes.
Refer to the schedule below for a complete description of sessions with biographies of the speakers.
8:15am – 6:30pm
Crosby Street Hotel 79 Crosby St New York, NY 10012 Map
We are pleased to bring you a lineup of speakers for SVB Mash Up: Marketplace Innovators. Check back for updates as well.
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.
Steve Allan Head of SVB Analytics
Steve Allan is the Head of Analytics, responsible for leading SVB Analytics in executing client engagements, issuing valuation opinions for private companies, and conducting research in the technology and life science private financing arena. Allan brings a strong financial background and passion for entrepreneurship to his leadership role at SVB Analytics.
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.
Reetika Grewal Head of Payments Strategy and Solutioning, SVB
Reetika leads the Payments Strategy team focused on working collaboratively with clients and partners in order to help deliver their payment solutions to market. Reetika also runs SVB’s Commerce.Innovated, an accelerator program with MasterCard, which focusing on helping early stage companies innovating in the commerce and payments space.
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.
Paul Hsiao General Partner, Canvas Venture Fund
Paul Hsiao focuses on partnering with innovators building mobile software, proprietary data graphs and large peer networks. A seasoned entrepreneur, operator and venture investor, Paul is on a mission to find early-stage companies that are tackling big, intractable problems and driving progress in enterprise, education, real estate and gaming.
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.
Doug Marinaro President and Co-Founder, LiquidSpace
Doug Marinaro is President and co-founder of LiquidSpace, a real-time marketplace that enables anyone to simply find and book a space to work or meet on-demand by the hour or day. Doug is an entrepreneur and product guy with a focus on software that changes the way people get work done. Prior to co-founding LiquidSpace, he helped lead startups including Kardia Health, using Mayo Clinic technology to help cardiologists provide remote diagnosis, Gearworks, using GPS in mobile phones to manage employees, and Toolwire, using web collaboration to teach complex software.
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 Founding Partner, Haystack Fund
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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8:15 - 9:00 am: Reception Area
8:15 am - 6:30 pm: Spring Room
9:00 - 10:15 am: Screening Room
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11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Prince Room
11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Screening Room
12:15 - 1:00 pm: Reception Area
1:00 - 1:45 pm: Screening Room
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3:45 - 4:30 pm: Screening Room
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4:45 - 6:30 pm: Reception Area
There are no activities on this date.
8:15 - 9:00 am
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Check-in and breakfast.
8:15 am - 6:30 pm
Available throughout the day
space for conversations, recharging, catching up on email and sharing the day’s
9:00 - 10:15 am
Josh MohrerGeneral Manager, Uber New York City
Todd LutwakPartner, Andreessen Horowitz
Gary SwartPartner, Polaris Partners
10:15 - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Innovation and the building blocks of marketplace success
Dane AtkinsonCEO, SumAll
Wrede PetersmeyerGeneral Manager, Airbnb NYC
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
The Mash pits provide an interactive and engaging opportunity for speakers and attendees to share and dialog on the challenges and approaches of marketplace innovation in a dynamic and open ended format.
Payments Panel Discussion
Rich AbermanCo-Founder and VP, Product, WePay
Chen AmitCo-Founder and CEO, Tipalti
Reetika GrewalHead of Payments Strategy and Solutioning, SVB
Veronica K. McGregorPartner, Hogan Lovells
Manoj VermaVice President and Senior Business Leader, MasterCard
Bruce WallaceChief Operations Officer, SVB Financial Group
12:15 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Harnessing the potential of a marketplace business
Fabrice GrindaCEO & Co-Founder, OLX
Doug MarinaroPresident and Co-Founder, LiquidSpace
1:45 - 2:30 pm
2:30 - 2:45 pm
2:45 - 3:45 pm
VC Panel Discussion
Steve AllanHead of SVB Analytics
Jeremy LevinePartner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Stephanie PalmeriPrincipal, SoftTech VC
Semil ShahFounding Partner, Haystack Fund
Paul HsiaoGeneral Partner, Canvas Venture Fund
3:45 - 4:30 pm
4:30 - 4:45 pm
Program closing remarks.
4:45 - 6:30 pm
Cocktail & Networking-Hosted by MasterCard.
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