San Francisco, Sept 18-20, 2017

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Speakers & judges

  • Sam Altman

    Sam Altman

    Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator and the co-chair of OpenAI. Sam also serves on the board of Boom and Reddit. He was cofounder and CEO of Loopt, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. Sam also founded Hydrazine Capital. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there worked in the AI lab.

    Prior to taking over as Y Combinator's president, Sam was a part-time partner at Y Combinator since 2011. You can read Sam's essays on startups and technology at [his blog](

    Sam has consistently been recognized for his entrepreneurship. He was featured in Inc. Magazine's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 and BusinessWeek's Tech's Best Entrepreneurs.

    As an early innovator in mobile location services, Sam joined Apple CEO Steve Jobs on stage at WWDC 2008, presenting Loopt as one of the first applications in the iPhone App Store.

    Sam has been a valuable source for many media outlets including Charlie Rose, CNN, The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and numerous others.

    See Sam Altman's Crunchbase profile
  • Alon Cohen

    Alon Cohen

    Alon Cohen is the President and co-founder of Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Alon and his wife and cofounder, Adi Tatarko, started Houzz out of challenges that they faced during their own remodeling process. Today, millions of homeowners and more than 1.5 million active home professionals connect through and its mobile apps every month, sharing their photos, advice and product recommendations. Earlier in his career, Alon was a Senior Director of Engineering at eBay, where he helped start eBay's developer APIs and manage technology teams responsible for eBay Stores, ProStores, advertising and analytics. Before that, he worked in various software development roles and founded a software company together with his wife. Alon lives in Palo Alto with his wife and three boys. He enjoys traveling the world and playing basketball with his sons, both of which he hopes to do more often.

    See Alon Cohen's Crunchbase profile
  • Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Wayne Durant is a high-profile professional basketball player. After playing college basketball for only one season at the University of Texas, Austin, he was chosen second overall in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics.

    Durant’s success started with the PG Jaguars, an Amateur Athletic Union youth basketball team in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The team won two national championships during Durant’s tenure.

    During high school, he played for the National Christian Academy and Montrose Christian School, both in Maryland, and for basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, located in Virginia. After his senior year, he was named to Parade Magazine’s “First Team” list, and to USA Today’s “First Team All-American” list, capturing attention from major college basketball recruiters nationwide.

    Durant received offers from top Division I colleges, and although prompted by his friend, point guard Tywon Lawson, to join him and play with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, Durant signed with the University of Texas Longhorns in Austin. Russell Springman, a Longhorn assistant and Maryland native, had been in touch with Durant since his freshman year of high school.

    As a Longhorn, Durant started in every game during his freshman year of college, averaging 25.8 points per game (first in the Big 12, fourth in the nation) and 11 rebounds per game in 35 games. He scored 20-plus points 30 times, and put up 30-plus points 11 times. He was named the Big 12 Tournament’s Most Valuable Player after hitting a tournament record of 92 points and leading the Longhorns to the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship, where they lost to the University of Southern California.

    As a freshman, Durant received the Oscar Robertson and the Adolph F. Rupp awards, and was the first freshman to win both honors.

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers - Game ThreeAfter just one year of college basketball, Durant declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft. In June of that year, he was chosen second overall in the first round by the Seattle SuperSonics. Around that same time, Durant signed a $60 million, seven-year endorsement deal with Nike.

    In his rookie season, Durant was selected as a member of the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team and was named the NBA’s “Rookie of the Year.” After the 2007-08 season, the Seattle SuperSonics relocated the organization from Seattle, Washington to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Durant continues to thrive with the franchise. In 2013, Durant ended the season with a 51 percent shooting rate, a 41.6 percent three point shooting rate, and a 90.5 free throw shooting rate, Durant became the youngest player in NBA history to join the 50–40–90 Club. His 2013 campaign was called “one of the greatest shooting seasons in league history.” 

Durant has been named an NBA All-Star 5 times (2010-14) and to the All-NBA First Team 5 times (2010-14). He also led the league four times as NBA scoring champion (2010-12, 2013-14). During the 2013-14 season, Durant surpassed Michael Jordan’s record for the most consecutive 25+ point games with 41 games. He was named the NBA’s MVP for the 2013-14 season.

    Durant has also played internationally, and was named 2010 FIBA World Championship MVP by the International Basketball Federation. Additionally, he was chosen to play with the 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the U.S. basketball team took home the gold medal.

    In July 2016, Durant became a free agent & announced he would be joining the Golden State Warriors.

    See Kevin Durant's Crunchbase profile
  • Anna Fang

    Anna Fang

    Anna Fang is the CEO and Partner of ZhenFund, an angel investment fund active in China's TMT sector. Anna oversees the fund's investments, portfolio management and operations. Since starting the fund in 2011 with Xu Xiaoping, Anna has managed the fund’s over 300 early stage investments. She also sits on the Boards of many of ZhenFund’s investments.

    Before joining ZhenFund, Anna worked at GE China in Corporate Business Development, responsible for GE’s M&A and BD efforts in China. Anna started her career as an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in the New York office covering consumer and retail companies.

    Anna is an Advisory Board member of Columbia University's East Asia Center and also serves on the Board of Visitors of Columbia College. Anna is also the co-head of Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Beijing Chapter.
    Anna received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    See Anna Fang's Crunchbase profile
  • John Giannandrea

    John Giannandrea

    John Giannandrea is currently a Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, where he leads the Search and Machine Learning teams. In this role, John is responsible for overseeing product and business development in these areas, as well as leading longer-term technology initiatives at the company.

    John joined Google in 2010 following the acquisition of Metaweb, a company that he co-founded with Danny Hillis, and whose technology became the foundation for the Google Knowledge Graph. Previously John was a co-founder and CTO of Tellme Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in 2007.

    John is a native of Scotland and a graduate of the University of Strathclyde.

    See John Giannandrea's Crunchbase profile
  • Kirsten Green

    Kirsten Green

    Kirsten Green used a unique and unconventional blend of professional history and acquired investment experience to launch San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures in 2010, where she currently serves as Founder and Managing Director.

    Noticing that emerging purchasing processes were linear and ripe for improvement, Kirsten developed a pacesetter mentality and analytical eye to remain ahead of experience-driven retail trends and identify compelling brand platforms and visionary entrepreneurs.

    As a founder, Kirsten has lead efforts to raise over $250M from leading investors and has invested in more than 40 early stage companies. Forerunner Ventures is the only VC firm to invest in both Dollar Shave Club and, two of the biggest and highest-profile e-commerce exits in recent years, and counts Birchbox, Bonobos, Glossier, Hotel Tonight, Warby Parker and Zola among its portfolio companies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Forerunner portfolio companies including Glossier, InTurn, Outdoor Voices, Ritual and Rockets of Awesome among others.

    In an unpredictable consumer landscape, Kirsten’s 20+ years of evaluation and investment success stems from a combination of product savvy, retail acumen and a thesis-driven approach that has been the basis of all Forerunner investments — from pre-revenue startups to multi-billion-dollar enterprises- to date.

    Prior to Forerunner, Kirsten was an equity research analyst and investor at Banc of America Securities, formerly Montgomery Securities, covering publicly-traded retail and consumer stocks. Kirsten graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Business Economics, and earned a CPA license and a CFA certification.

    See Kirsten Green's Crunchbase profile
  • Theresia Gouw

    Theresia Gouw

    Theresia is an engineer, an experienced entrepreneur, and successful investor in the new mobility space, focused primarily on Consumer, Social Commerce, and Security opportunities.

    Prior to co-founding Aspect Ventures, Theresia was a partner at Accel for 15 years, with a number of successful exits, including IPOs for Imperva (IMPV), PeopleSupport (PSPT), Trulia (TRLA), and acquisitions of Kosmix (WMT), Xoopit (YHOO) and Zimbra (YHOO).

    Theresia serves on the boards of several private and public companies. She led the series A or seed rounds in several leading Mobile/Consumer Internet companies (Birchbox, HotelTonight, LearnVest, Trulia, Joyus) and Security Software companies (Imperva, ForeScout, TRUSTe).

    As an entrepreneur, Theresia was founding VP of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that provided SaaS to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry.

    Earlier, she worked at Bain & Company and as a product manager at Silicon Graphics. Theresia holds a ScB in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Stanford University.

    See Theresia Gouw's Crunchbase profile
  • Justin Kan

    Justin Kan

    Justin Kan is an internet entrepreneur and investor. Justin has founded various companies including: Kiko, the first AJAX web calendar;, a live video streaming platform; Socialcam, a mobile video sharing app (acquired for $60mm by Autodesk in 2012); Twitch, a video game streaming platform (acquired by for $970mm by Amazon in 2014); and Exec, an on demand home cleaning service (acquired by Handybook in 2014). Justin also served as a Partner at Y Combinator from 2011-2017. During his time there, he impacted over 900 companies and funded more than 130. More recently he has founded Whale, a video Q&A app; and Atrium LTS, building technology to revolutionize the legal industry. He has personally angel invested in over 65 companies, including Zenefits, Cruise, and Wave. Justin graduated from Yale University with a degree in Physics and Philosophy.

    See Justin Kan's Crunchbase profile
  • Michael Kim

    Michael Kim

    Founder and Managing Partner of Cendana Capital

    Michael Kim is the founder and Managing Partner of Cendana Capital, a next generation fund-of-funds investing in private equity. Michael is a member of the LP Advisory Boards of Accelerator Ventures, Bowery Capital, Engineering Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Founder Collective, Freestyle Capital, IA Ventures, K9 Ventures, Lerer Ventures, MHS Capital, PivotNorth Capital and SoftTechVC. Prior to the founding of Cendana Capital, Michael was one of the original partners of Rustic Canyon Partners, a venture capital firm with approximately $1 billion under management.

    In March 2004, Michael was appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco to a 5 year term as a Trustee of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System, a $15 billion pension fund, and served as the President of the board and the Chairman of the Investment Committee.

    Formerly an investment banker, Michael was with Morgan Stanley's Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group in Menlo Park. Michael was directly involved with 27 announced transactions worth over $77 billion for such clients as Hewlett-Packard, Ciena, Seagate, Bay Networks, Netscape and Texas Instruments. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Michael was an associate at The Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC and also worked at IBM.

    He is an honors graduate of Cornell University, where he presently serves on the Cornell Council, has an MS from the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

    Michael formerly served on the boards of Lead21, an organization that enables entrepreneurs to advocate free market public policy, and the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank that champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free market policy solutions. He is a Trustee of the Asian Art Museum Foundation, where he is a member of the Investment Committee, and the former Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Symphonix League of the San Francisco Symphony.

    See Michael Kim's Crunchbase profile
  • Rich Kleiman

    Rich Kleiman

    Rich Kleiman is currently the President at The Durant Company. Formerly he was Vice President at Roc Nation Sports, a global leader in the sports agency industry, founded by Jay-Z in April 2013. He began working at parent company Roc Nation as a music manager in 2008 producing “Fade to Black,” a documentary on Jay-Z. Kleiman has managed musical artists in the past, but he said since the launch of Roc Nation Sports he has been “out of music” and is working full time in sports. Roc Nation Sports currently represents many top athletes including Kevin Durant, Robinson Cano, Victor Cruz, Skylar Diggins and Dez Bryant. Rich also serves as Kevin Durant’s agent. Rich lives in Manhattan with his wife Jana and their children. Rich attended Fieldston HS (where he was a rival on the court with Ted Smith) and then attended Boston University.

    See Rich Kleiman's Crunchbase profile
  • Rebecca Lynn

    Rebecca Lynn

    Rebecca is a General Partner of the Canvas Venture Fund, where she focuses on early-stage investments in mobile, financial services, digital health, SaaS, and consumer. She led Canvas’s investments in HealthLoop and FutureAdvisor and currently serves on their boards of directors. Rebecca was named a “Midas List Hot Prospect” by Forbes in 2013. She was also named “Top Women VC” by Forbes in 2013 and 2014.

    In 2007, Rebecca joined Morgenthaler Ventures and currently serves as a Partner at that firm as well. She led investments in Lending Club, Practice Fusion, Check (sold to Intuit for $360M in June 2014), Doximity and Convo. Rebecca is a board member of Lending Club, Convo, Doximity and a board observer of Adara Media and Socrata.

    Rebecca began her career at Procter and Gamble’s corporate headquarters where she launched new products internationally. She spent time in both Cincinnati and Mexico City developing new products and launching a new category in Latin America.

    She then joined NextCard as employee number 30, and rose up the ranks to become VP of Marketing and head of customer acquisition. During her four years at NextCard, Rebecca led product development efforts and managed one of the top-five largest online marketing efforts of that time. NextCard was the first online credit card company, and it went public in 2000 with a $1.3B market cap. After NextCard, she ran her own consulting business focused on online marketing for financial services and affiliate marketing.

    Rebecca is a member of the California Bar Association and a member of the US Patent Bar, with a focus on intellectual property litigation and corporate law. She was published in the Berkeley Law and Technology Journal. Rebecca is also an inventor on several issued patents.

    See Rebecca Lynn's Crunchbase profile
  • Moxie Marlinspike

    Moxie Marlinspike

    Moxie Marlinspike is the founder of Signal and Open Whisper Systems. He is a renowned cyber security expert and cryptographer. Moxie is known for his in-depth research of online privacy and anonymity issues. Moxie is also a member of the Institute for Disruptive Studies, and was formerly the Director of Product Security at Twitter.

    See Moxie Marlinspike's Crunchbase profile
  • Cindy Mi

    Cindy Mi

    Cindy Mi is the founder and CEO of VIPKID, an education technology company that connects K-8 students in China with teachers in North America for online English immersion. Founded in 2013, VIPKID has become one of China’s leading education startups, growing 40% month over month and attracting investments from Northern Light Venture Capital, Innovation Works, Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital, YF Capital, Learn Capital and Bryant Stibel. VIPKID, which offers a progressive pedagogy based on the Common Core curriculum, now serves over 600,000 students from all of China’s provinces. The company is regularly featured in the Chinese media and has won accolades from technology giants like Tencent.

    Ms. Mi, a lifelong entrepreneur, is passionate about the power of education to transform and empower students, parents and teachers. Prior to founding VIPKID, she was a classroom teacher and a co-founder of ABC English, a tutoring company, where she led business development and campus expansion across China. She serves on the advisory boards of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Alumni Association and Learn Lab, an education accelerator

    See Cindy Mi's Crunchbase profile
  • Keith Rabois

    Keith Rabois

    Keith Rabois is a Senior Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures since March 2013. Keith's focus at the firm includes consumer Internet, education, enterprise, financial services and digital health.Since joining Khosla Ventures, Keith has led investments in Stripe, Timeful, HealthTap and Piazza, among many others. Keith also started real estate startup, OpenDoor, which aims to transform the process of selling a home through technology.

    Keith has a unique and unparalleled track record as an entrepreneur, executive and investor. Over the last decade, Keith has forged several of the most important new social and commerce platforms.Keith began his career in the industry as a Senior Executive at PayPal [NASDAQ: PYPL, later acquired by EBAY] and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn [NYSE: LNKD] and as chief operating officer of Square.

    As a Member of the Board of Directors, Keith guided Yelp [NYSE: YELP] and Xoom [NASDAQ: XOOM] from inception to successful initial public offerings. Simultaneously, Keith also invested in other like-minded entrepreneurs with early stakes in YouTube [acquired by GOOG], Yammer [acquired by MSFT], Palantir, Lyft, AirBnB, Eventbrite and Quora.Earlier in his career, Keith was a Litigator at the preeminent Wall Street law firm Sullivan and Cromwell, after clerking for the United States Court of Appeals for the fifth circuit.Keith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Harvard University.

    See Keith Rabois's Crunchbase profile
  • John Riccitiello

    John Riccitiello

    Since joining Unity as CEO in 2014, John Riccitiello has been a driving force in the successful launch of Unity 5 – the company’s next-generation multiplatform engine and development tools. Previously serving as CEO of Electronic Arts, John played a critical role in the company’s transformation into a mobile, online, and digital gaming leader, with subsequent revenue growth exceeding $1.6 billion during that time. John is also an active private investor, serving on Unity’s board since 2013 as well as Syntertainment, Telltale Games, and a few other higher-ed and non-profit boards. In addition, he was an investor and advisor to Oculus.

    John joined Electronic Arts as President and COO in 1997, helping start EA in a phase of rapid international growth. With his help, EA increased its global market share significantly, diversifying its product portfolio and growing rapidly. John left EA in 2004 to found Elevation Partners, a private equity partnership focused on the media and entertainment sector. He returned to EA in 2007 as CEO, leading the company’s transformation into digital, online and mobile markets. During John’s tenure as CEO, EA’s digital and mobile revenues increased nearly 5x to $1.6B in 2012, making EA the leading western digital gaming company in 2012. In 2004, John was also a co-founder of a private equity firm, Elevation Partners, raising and investing a fund of $1.8B in a number of successful media and technology companies.

    See John Riccitiello's Crunchbase profile
  • Balaji S. Srinivasan

    Balaji S. Srinivasan

    Balaji S. Srinivasan is the CEO of and a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. allows people to get paid in digital currency for reading and responding to email.

    Prior to running, Balaji was a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and the cofounder and CTO of Founders Fund-backed Counsyl. Dr. Srinivasan also teaches occasional CS and Statistics courses at Stanford, including a massively open online course (MOOC) that enrolled more than 200,000 students. He was named to the MIT TR35 and the Founders Fund F50, and won the Wall Street Journal's Innovation Award for Medicine.

    Counsyl won the Wall Street Journal's Innovation Award for Medicine, was named one of Scientific American's Top 10 World Changing Ideas, raised more than $65M in funding from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund among others, and has become one of the largest clinical genome centers in the world.

    He holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford.

    He was an NDSEG, NSF, and VIGRE fellow and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Reviews Genetics.

    See Balaji S. Srinivasan's Crunchbase profile
  • Adi Tatarko

    Adi Tatarko

    Adi Tatarko is the CEO and co-founder of Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Adi and her husband and cofounder, Alon Cohen, started Houzz out of challenges that they faced during their own remodeling process. Today, millions of homeowners and more than 1.5 million active home professionals connect through and its mobile apps every month, sharing their photos, advice and product recommendations. Earlier in her career, Adi founded a software company, which developed products and services for the high tech industry. She lives in Palo Alto, CA with her husband and three boys. In her spare time, she still enjoys looking at inspiring home design and renovating the rest of her own house one room at a time.

    See Adi Tatarko's Crunchbase profile
  • Sebastian Thrun

    Sebastian Thrun

    Sebastian Thrun is a scientist, educator, inventor, and entrepreneur. He is founder, chairman, and president of Udacity, whose mission is to democratize education by providing lifelong, on-demand learning to millions of students in more than 190 countries.

    He is also the founder of Google X where he led the self-driving car, Google Glass, and other projects. Earlier on, he led the Stanford Racing Team whose robot “Stanley” won the DARPA Grand Challenge.

    Sebastian continues as a research professor at Stanford University, and is the first recipient of the inaugural Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Education.
    Sebastian has set his sights on democratizing higher education with the founding of Udacity. Sebastian is a Research Professor at Stanford University, former Google Fellow, as well as inventor of the autonomous car and lead on various projects at Google X including Google Glass. Sebastian has been named the 5th Most Creative Person in Business (Fast Company), among the 50 Smartest People in Tech (Fortune), and highlighted in 50 Best Inventions of 2010 (Time).

    See Sebastian Thrun's Crunchbase profile
  • Dai Wei
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Speaker Submissions

Speaker submissions for Disrupt SF 2017 are now open. Submit your nominations here.




At the heart of the conference floor lies Startup and Hardware Alley where hundreds of early-stage companies showcase their talent and technology to attendees, investors and members of the press. With different companies exhibiting each day, Startup Alley hosts hundreds of exciting companies, many of which are launching for the first time. Don't miss the "Wild Card Winner" which is selected by a combination of audience and editorial votes and is awarded a place in the Startup Battlefield competition. We'll also be selecting several startups to demo for free. If you are a startup in one of these categories - AR/VR, AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain/Cryptocurrencies, Health/Biotech, E-commerce/Marketplace, Enterprise, FinTech, Media (Entertainment, Film, TV, Music, Marcom & Advertising, Gaming), Robotics/Drones/Mobility or Security/Privacy - apply by July 14.



CrunchMatch is a program designed to introduce investors to entrepreneurs, based on curated analysis of which startups fit with a given investor’s profile. The goal is to improve the odds that investors and entrepreneurs make a super promising contact. The program is free to qualifying Disrupt attendees.

How it works: When an investor or a Startup Alley company registers for Disrupt, they receive an invitation to complete a questionnaire about their interests. When the TechCrunch team finds a strong match, we will propose that the parties connect at Disrupt. We help curate a meeting time and we provide a private meeting space. Questions? E-mail



NEW for 2017 is our Off The Record sessions – moderated Q&A sessions and networking receptions with top founders and investors making waves within a certain hot category. At Disrupt SF we will hold Off The Record sessions in the following categories: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cryptocurrencies/Blockchain, Biotech, Drones/Mobility, Privacy/Security and AR/VR. These sessions will be open to all Disrupt SF attendees with more details coming soon!

If you are an investor and would like to be featured at an Off The Record session, you can apply here.



Bloomberg. CNBC. Financial Times. Mashable. Disrupt hosts hundreds of accredited reporters, bloggers and correspondents from around the world. Journalists can apply for a media pass to Disrupt here.


Our Hackathons are crazy, exciting, exhausting events where hundreds of coders and developers come together to form teams which have just shy of 24 hours to build something amazing from the ground up.


Email for general event questions or for questions about exhibiting as an early stage startup.

Early Bird Price - General Admission Ticket


  • Three Day General Admission Conference Pass Including After Parties
  • For Investors, Technologists and Later Stage Startups (more than 2 years old)
Startup Alley Exhibitor Package


  • Includes 1 day of exhibition in Startup Alley and 2 General Admission Conference Passes
  • One package per startup PLEASE NOTE: Startup Alley companies must be less than 2 years old and have less than $2.5M in funding (does not apply to Hardware companies)
  • Exhibition day to be assigned by TechCrunch


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