Well, the agenda for TechCrunch Disrupt SF is shaping up nicely, really nicely. And today we’ve got another two Valley thought leaders we’d like to announce: Path’s Dave Morin and Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler will be taking the stage in September to impart their perspectives on the state of the tech now.
Morin and Cohler will join our all-star speaker list which now includes: TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Disrupt veteran Ron Conway, CEO of salesforce.com Marc Benioff, Ben Horowitz, founder of Khosla Ventures Vinod Khosla, Joel Klein, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and The Honest Company’s Jessica Alba and Brian Lee.
I know we say this every post, but this year’s SF Disrupt will be our biggest and boldest yet: We’ve received Startup Battlefield applications in record numbers and we still have many more surprises coming at you. So act fast and get your tickets now homeslices.
As CEO of Path, Morin is best known for successfully turning around the mobile startup, which started as a beleaguered photosharing app in a saturated market and is now experiencing a renaissance. Before Path, Morin worked at Facebook where he contributed to Facebook Platform and led the Facebook Connect project.
Matt Cohler is a General Partner at VC firm Benchmark Capital, which is responsible for early investments in some of today’s hottest companies including Instagram, Asana and Cohler. Cohler was also the 7th employee at Facebook where he later went on to become the VP of Product Management, helming the company through its critical growth phase. We can’t wait to have both with us at Disrupt SF.
So much excitement! What else are we excited about? In a reprise of his famous Yahoo CEO interview, Michael Arrington will do a one on one with Marissa Mayer where quite honestly anything can happen, Vinod Khosla will speak about investing outside the box and maybe John Biggs will drive around Startup Alley again like this.
It could happen. Get your tickets now.
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Co-founder & CEO, Path
Dave is an entrepreneur. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Path, the modern journal that helps you stay connected with family & close friends. Previously, he was an early member of the Facebook team where he spent several years working to make the Internet more social by contributing to Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect. Prior to Facebook, he spent several years learning design thinking and marketing while working at Apple.
Dave received a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dave has been a featured speaker at universities, conferences, and panels worldwide including South by Southwest, Future of Web Apps, Web 2.0 Summit, Fast Company Innovation Uncensored, Le Web, Stanford, MIT, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
General Partner, Benchmark Capital
Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark Capital. He’s responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related services, in addition to working closely with companies across the firm’s portfolio.
Previously he served as the VP of Product Management at Facebook, where he led the development of new strategic initiatives for the company. As the seventh employee at Facebook, Matt has worked with the team during many critical growth phases. Previously Matt was Vice President and General Manager at LinkedIn, where he was a member of the founding team. Prior to LinkedIn, Matt was a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley office and worked in Beijing for AsiaInfo, the Chinese startup that built the infrastructure for the Internet in mainland China. Matt’s writings on the startup economy have been published in Harvard Business Review. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors and distinction from Yale University.