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We thought it was time to give an update on some incredible new speakers announced for RISE. These guys are massively competing with the likes of Airbnb and Uber. Watch this space.
Melissa Yang – Tujia
China’s millions of vacant apartments and unique customer demand gave rise to Tujia. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Melissa pointed out that the company’s online-to-offline business model sets it apart from competitor Airbnb. She founded the company in 2011, and before that was an executive of travel company Expedia and Microsoft’s search engine division.
Joe Lee – Kuaidi Didi
Kuaidi Didi is backed by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Didi Dache, in which Tencent Holdings Ltd. is an investor. Joe is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at the company rapidly transforming the concept of moving people – starting in China. U.S. hedge funds are jumping on board China’s dominant taxi-hailing app business, putting an $8.75 billion valuation on the Chinese startup.
Michael Wolf – Activate
Michael Wolf is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Activate. Michael has an impressive resume. Before founding Activate in 2010, Wolf was the President and COO of MTV Networks, a Director at McKinsey and board member at Yahoo! During his tenure at MTV, he became one of Mark Zuckerberg’s early mentors, as chronicled in “The Facebook Effect”, by David Kirkpatrick.
Brian Koo – Formation 8
Brian is a founding member of Formation 8, a venture capital firm that provides financial and strategic capital to early growth smart enterprise and energy technology companies. Brian keeps busy serving on the boards of AKAStudy, Illumio, Kidaptive, and Learnsprout. Fun fact: he’s the grandson of the founder of the LG conglomerate.
Kirt McMaster – Cyanogen
Kirt is the CEO and cofounder of Cyanogen Inc. Forbes recently described them as the startup that wants to steal android from Google. Kirt is a tech executive and entrepreneur with 20 years experience working with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He co-founded Boost Mobile, now wholly owned by Sprint, has spent time at Sony and Sega defining mobile strategy and has been a senior executive at multiple startups; 3 were acquired and 3 IPO’d.
MORE SPEAKERS CONFIRMED:
Bryan Mistele – Inrix
David Moloney – Movidius
Eric Klinker – BitTorrent Inc
Alison Gianotto – Snipe IT
Jim Kim – Formation 8
John Cowan – 6fusion
John Dalton – Engine Yard
Jono Millin – DroneDeploy
Junyang Woon – Infinium Robotics
Lucas Englehardt – WaimaiChaoren
Maggie Jauregui – Intel
Mel Torrie – ASI Robots
Phillip Kingston – Trimantium Capital
Romeo Durscher – DJI
Shay Banon – Elastic
Simon Loong – WeLab
Teemu Arina – Meetin.gs