Joining our all star cast will be co-founder of Founder Collective and CEO of recently acquired Hunch, Chris Dixon, as well as Fab founder and CEO, Jason Goldberg. Andreessen Horowitz general partner and former CEO of Open Table, Jeff Jordan will share his investment perspective and David Lawee, Google’s Head of Corporate Development who our own Michael Arrington told all startups with dreams of being bought by Google to stalk, round out this week’s speaker announcements.
While our amazing speakers are the cornerstone of Disrupt, the Startup Battlefield is the crew we look forward to seeing introduced by that dramatic Disrupt music. Will your company be one of the 30 to launch the new hotness on the Disrupt stage? Applications are being accepted now for this year’s Battlefield and close on Sunday, April 1st, at 11:59pm Pacific.
Disrupt NYC kicks off on May 19th with our 24-hour Hackathon, with the main event starting May 21st and going through the 23rd. Stay tuned as we’ll reveal more of what’s in store for Manhattan in May. Get your tickets now.
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CEO and Co-founder, Hunch
Chris Dixon currently works as the CEO and Co-founder of Hunch. He is also a contributing writer for TechCrunch. He previously was the CEO and Co-founder of SiteAdvisor, which was acquired by McAfee. Chris is a personal investor in early-stage technology companies, including Skype, TrialPay, DocVerse, Invite Media, Gerson Lehrman Group, ScanScout, OMGPOP, BillShrink, Oddcast, Panjiva, Knewton, and a handful of other startups that are still in stealth mode. In addition to his personal investments, Chris is also a co-founder of Founder’s Collective and the host of TechCrunch TV’s Founder Stories.
VP Corporate Development, Google
David Lawee was named vice president of corporate development at Google in February 2008. Previously Lawee was vice president, Marketing, at Google. He had global responsibility for all Google marketing activities. His worldwide mandate encompassed product marketing, field marketing, customer analytics, creative and advertising, as well as directing all of Google’s regional marketing groups in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Initially hired to expand Corporate Development at Google, David brings significant entrepreneurial and general management experience to his role. David co-founded Xfire, a leading online gaming community, where he led product development, marketing and international business development. Within 2 years of launch, Xfire became the fastest growing Internet gaming site with over 5 million registered users. Xfire was sold to Viacom in early 2006.
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Jeff is general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Jeff has been CEO and remains an active board member of OpenTable, which has transformed the restaurant industry with 20,000 restaurants and 200 million diners served. Before that, Jeff ran PayPal, the definitive online payments company of the Internet era, resulting in a business with 133 million user accounts and $38 billion of payment volume when he left. And before that, Jeff ran eBay North America for five years, where he helped build eBay into the Internet’s leading e-commerce company and led eBay’s successful and transformative acquisitions of PayPal and Half.com.
Founder and CEO, Fab.com
Jason Goldberg is the founder and CEO of Fab.com. Fab is the fastest growing e-commerce site on the planet. Each day Fab features daily design inspirations and sales across all verticals at all price points.
Jason authors the blog betashop.