24 Memorable Quotes From Disrupt NY 2015

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24 Memorable Quotes From Disrupt NY 2015

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24 Memorable Quotes From Disrupt NY 2015

The social media team at TechCrunch compiled a gallery of 24 memorable quotes from Disrupt New York 2015. This year’s speaker lineup featured everyone from Tom Wheeler (FCC Charmain) to Ben Rubin of Meerkat. Click through to see them all.

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Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder of Reddit

My favorite thing on the Internet is when I get to see two normal, random strangers connect over something in a positive way and create something that didn’t exist before…seeing the Internet at its best gives me so much hope. -Alexis Ohanian of Reddit. Watch the full interview here.

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Tristan Walker, Walker& Co.

“Folks at the top are using technology in a way that those at the bottom are not. If we are to believe that our economy is increasingly digital and no longer analog then we should be doing what we can to help.” – Tristan Walker of Walker & Co. Watch the full interview here.

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Bill Maris of Google Ventures

“If you’re in this business and you don’t expect failures, or to get it wrong sometimes, you’re never going to do anything significant.” – Bill Maris, Google Ventures. Watch the full interview here.

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Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder & President of Gemini and Principal at Winklevoss Capital

“We don’t just have our skin in the game, we have our whole body in the game.” – Cameron Winklevoss on bitcoin investing. Watch the full interview here.

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Ben Rubin, Meerkat founder

“If the past decade was about consuming or sharing, the next decade is going to be about participating in content.” – Ben Rubin, Meerkat founder. Watch the full interview here.

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Ben Rubin, Meerkat founder

“Nobody knows what a good livestream is and what this medium is going to be. It’s important to give people a chance to show their creativity.” – Meerkat founder Ben Rubin on launching a developer platform. Watch the full interview here.

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Bredan Kennedy, Co-founder and CEO of Privateer Holdings

“About 85% of Americans believe medical cannabis should be legal. You can’t get 85% of Americans to agree on anything, but they agree on this.” -Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings. Watch the full interview here.

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Bob Bowman, CEO of MLB Advanced Media

“For my generation, paid TV isn’t gonna go away. We’re used to it, we grew up with it. It may be a melting iceberg, but I think it’s pretty cold water.” -Bob Bowman, CEO of MLB Advanced Media. Watch the full interview here.

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Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller

“I’m still of the belief that a loyal following is going to be more important and is more impressive than a whole big host of page views that amount to a lot of nothing.” -Leandra Medine, Man Repeller. Watch the full interview here.

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Sam Shank, CEO of Hotel Tonight

“Travel is a really hard category. You’re dealing with an episodic purchase, its infrequent, and you’re dealing with really large competitors that have lots of money. We have spent as much money in the entirety of Hotel Tonight as Expedia spends in a day.” -Sam Shank, CEO of Hotel Tonight. Watch the full interview here.

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Alex Klein, Kano founder

Our intent is to make kids feel like Neo in The Matrix -Alex Klein of Kano. Watch the full interview here.

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Alex Klein, Kano founder

Play can be one of the greatest accelerators of invention -Alex Klein of Kano. Watch the full interview here.

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Kevin Gibbon, CEO of Shyp

“Calling us on-demand trivializes our logistics expertise. We have an on-demand component, but the overall experience is much more than that. We are a logistics service.” -Kevin Gibbon, CEO of Shyp. Watch the full interview here.

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Joanne Bradford, Head of Partnerships at Pinterest

“People use Pinterest to show what they are passionate about.” -Joanne Bradford, Head of Partnerships at Pinterest. Watch the full interview here.

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Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups

I don’t think 80% of those public tech companies are going to survive the disruption that’s going to happen. -Dave McClure of 500 Startups. Watch the full interview here.

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Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups

Women & minorities are underpriced assets that the rest of the world is missing. -Dave McClure of 500 Startups. Watch the full interview here.

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Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare

If you listen to what the outsiders are saying about you, you’ll just drive yourself bananas. You have to look past that stuff. -Dennis Crowley, Foursquare CEO. Watch the full interview here.

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Paula Long, CEO of DataGravity

“When somebody offers you something with a B in it, you should think about it.” -Paula Long, CEO of DataGravity. Watch the full interview here.

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Ron Conway, Founder at SV Angel

“Tech has to get involved in the community.” -Ron Conway. Watch the full interview here.

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Carly Fiorina, current presidential candidate

“I’m willing to bet that 85 to 95% of what people spend doing on their technology today is pretty superficial and useless.” -Carly Fiorina, current presidential candidate. Watch the full interview here.

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Bastian Lehmann, CEO of Postmates

This is a space where the first-mover advantage is there. It might not be a winner-take-all but it’s a winner takes most. -Bastian Lehmann, CEO of Postmates. Watch the full interview here.

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Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman

When you’re talking about the Internet, you’re talking about something very personal to people. They then use that personal medium to express themselves. That’s what’s meaningful. -Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman. Watch the full interview here.

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Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent The Runway

I want to see female founders succeed in creating multi billion dollar businesses, because it lifts all boats. -Jennifer Hyman (Rent The Runway). Watch the full interview here.

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Limor Fried, founder of Adafruit

It’s emotionally fulfilling for humans to create things. -Limor Fried, Adafruit. Watch the full interview here.

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