Mark your calendar! StrictlyVC's first INSIDER event of 2018 takes place Tuesday evening, February 27, at the elegant second floor offices of New Enterprise Associates at 2 South Park Street in San Francisco. If you want to mingle with some of the smartest operators in the tech-investing ecosystem and catch up with friends, you won't want to miss it.
1.) Marten Mickos is a former HP exec and the CEO of HackerOne, a fast-growing, five-year-old, San Francisco-based company that has increasingly become a mediator between companies with cybersecurity issues and hackers who are looking to solve problems rather than cause them. Those problems are getting bigger and faster, too, as Mickos will discuss with top security reporter Kate Conger of Gizmodo.
2.) Ryan Williams says that Cadre, the New York-based startup that he founded with Josh and Jared Kushner in late 2014 and which connects institutional investors with commercial real estate deals, has much bigger ambitions. He'll talk with StrictlyVC founder Connie Loizos about what's coming and why he thinks he can pull off this transition, despite a growing number of competitors.
3.) Tina Sharkey wants to build the Procter & Gamble for millennials by selling a wide variety of Brandless goods for just $3. Will enough people buy what she's selling, and how does Brandless compete with Amazon? Sharkey, in conversation with venture capitalist Medha Agarwal of Redpoint Ventures, will share her experiences to date and how Brandless evolves from here.
4.) Caterina Fake wasn't interested in becoming a VC a decade ago, despite overtures from top firms. Things have changed for the serial entrepreneur and longtime angel investor. She'll talk with StrictlyVC's Connie Loizos about why she and fellow founder Jyri Engeström think they can make an impact with their new venture firm, Yes VC.
5.) Robinhood, the commission-free stock trading app, has for years been trying to undercut its much larger rivals, like E*Trade. Last month, the company added commission-free cryptocurrency trading and tracking, putting it in direct competition with Coinbase, too. Is the firm biting off more than it can chew? We'll talk with cofounder and CEO Vlad Tenev about the future of his fast-growing company.
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Opening comments with help from our host, NEA's Jon Sakoda
6:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Marten Mickos (HackerOne)
6:20 PM - 6:40 PM
Ryan Williams (Cadre)
6:40 PM - 7:00 PM
Tina Sharkey (Brandless)
7:00 - 7:20 PM
Caterina Fake (Yes VC)
7:20 - 7:40
Vlad Tenev (Robinhood)
7:40 PM - 8:30 PM
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The StrictlyVC INSIDER Series fee is $105 per person and includes access to the featured interviews, along with the following social gathering. Hope you can make it for a night of top-notch content, great networking, and delicious food!
*Note this event is now sold out. Join our waitlist here.