During Trusted Insight's annual summit, entrepreneurs discussed their personal founding journey and validating their niche ideas; building a tech-enabled company that has a competitive moat; and what they believe are the greatest inefficiencies in the real estate industry. Speakers include JD Ross, co-founder, Opendoor; Srikanth Lyer, co-founder and CEO, HomeLane; Mate Pencz, founder and co-CEO, Loft Brasil; and Andrew Collins, co-founder and CEO, Bungalow.
During Trusted Insight's annual summit, entrepreneurs discussed their outlook on the rapidly evolving fintech industry; what they think is the 'game-changing' moment for their unique businesses; and the correlation between government entities and their companies. Speakers include Lewis Hower, managing director, Silicon Valley Bank; Puneet Agarwal, co-founder and CEO, Money View; Lily Liu, co-founder and CEO, Earn.com; Immad Akhund, founder and CEO, Mercury; and Arad Levertov, co-founder and CEO, Sunbit.
During Trusted Insight's flagship event, entrepreneurs discussed the underlying drivers of global innovation and venture capital, identifying product-market fit before expanding overseas, and finding success in international markets as opposed to just Silicon Valley. Speakers include Trang Nguyen, co-founder of TI Platform Management; Nicolas Dessaigne, co-founder and CEO of Algolia; Neil Kothari, co-founder and co-CEO of Drip Capital; and Dylan Serota, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Terminal.io.
During the API panel at the Trusted Insight Summit 2019, entrepreneurs discussed the meaning and purpose behind API-focused companies; the complexities behind building APIs; and why APIs will be in your portfolio if they aren't already. Speakers include Tom Drummond, managing director at Heavybit Industries; Mathias Biilmann, co-founder and CEO of Netlify; Matt DeBergalis, founder and CTO of Apollo; and Sylvain Giuliani, CRO of Pusher.
During the venture capital panel at the Trusted Insight Summit 2019, asset managers and entrepreneurs discussed what it takes to build a unicorn company; the next metropolitan areas to produce the most unicorns; and the concept of "Blitzscaling" and startups that can benefit from this approach. Panelists include Michael Fertik, founder and managing partner of Heroic Ventures; Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First; Daniel Gross, founder of Pioneer.app; Guru Chahal, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners; and Jude Gomila, founder and CEO of Golden. The panel was recorded on June 19th, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
Christian Weedbrook recently joined Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer at the Trusted Insight Summit 2019. Weedbrook is the founder and CEO of Xanadu, a photonic quantum computing and advanced artificial intelligence company based in Toronto. Cournoyer is the co-founder and partner at Real Ventures, the VC firm that helped turn Canada into a world-class center of innovation with projects like Founderfuel, Canada's leading accelerator. During the talk, they discussed the very basics of quantum computing; why asset allocators and managers should view this as the evolution of computing power; and the timeline for when investors could implement advanced quantum technology.
Kim Lew is the vice president and chief investment officer of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the oldest private foundation in the country established in 1911. Prior to Carnegie, she spent 13 years at the Ford Foundation and also worked at Prudential Capital and Chemical Bank. During this keynote, Kim discussed her 25 plus years managing portfolios for renowned Foundations; Carnegie's view on innovation and technology and how it's impacting institutional portfolios; and why she agrees with Warren Buffet's call for contrarian investing.
Alex Bangash has been an active investor ahead of many trends in the venture capital scene. What are his views as an LP on the broadening VC landscape? Are venture studios superior or proof of a bubble? What does increasing ticket size of giant funds mean for seed investing and what will be the long term effects for the startup ecosystem? All of this will be covered in an intense fireside chat with Jyri Engerstr, founding partner of YES VC.
Binny Bansal recently joined Alex Bangash at the Trusted Insight Summit 2019. Binny is an internet entrepreneur and software engineer that co-founded the online e-commerce site, Flipkart. He started off as the chief operating officer for the company until January 2016, but has since been promoted to chief executive officer. During the discussion, Binny talked about his entrepreneurial journey; his views on the current startup and venture ecosystem in India; and his next step in helping entrepreneurs build innovative companies. The discussion was recorded on June 19th, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
During the chief investment officer panel at the Trusted Insight Summit 2019, leaders from different institution types discussed navigating through a late market cycle. They also talked about the challenges and opportunities presented during a volatile market; the importance of having a strategic asset allocation strategy in place; and why governance structure should be emphasized.