Reddit’s co-founder is visiting Sydney in Dec
Reddit’s co-founder, as well as a number of hot shot Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session over pizza and beer on December 10 at Fishburners in Sydney.
Given that reddit is pretty much the front page of the internet, this should get you tech enthusiasts / internet fiends at least a little tingly. Think of the success these people have achieved! I get a little excited just thinking about it.
This is a great opportunity to learn tips from some absolute start-up giants and something that probably doesn’t come around that often. Who knows what connections you might make?
And now, for the cast:
Justin Kan pioneered “lifecasting” when he started broadcasting his life 24/7 to the web in 2007. He’s the co-founder of both Justin.tv, and Twitch.tv, which recently sold to Amazon for $900 million+. He’s also a partner at YCombinator, the world's leading accelerator which includes AirBnB, Stripe, Dropbox, and reddit amongst its alumni.
Steve Huffman co-founder of reddit.com, a social news site and one of the largest communities online. Steve created Reddit with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian. Reddit was initially funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and has grown to over 5 billion page-views and 100 million visitors per month. In October of 2006, Reddit was acquired by Conde Nast Publications. In 2010, Steve co-founded Hipmunk, a travel search site that aims to take the agony out finding plane tickets and hotels online.
Tikhon Bernstam is the founder and former CEO of Parse, which was acquired by Facebook for $85 million He was also a founder at Y-Combinator company, Scribd, and is an angel investor in over 15 companies including Reddit, Crowdtilt, Optimizely.
Tracy Chou is the woman who single-handedly pushed large tech giants to disclose their gender diversity statistics. She's been a trailblazer in Silicon Valley, as one of the first engineers at Quora and now at Pinterest. She's also an advisor to Homebrew, a seed capital venture fund.
Joyce Kim is a MIT Media Lab director’s fellow and executive director at Stellar, which focuses on using cryptocurrency to allow people to economically empower themselves. She believes that financial access is a prerequisite to fulfill all human rights. Previously she was a venture capitalist at Freestyle Capital.
Susan Wu is based in Melbourne and is the Head of Stripe in Australia and New Zealand. She was previously a venture capitalist and an investor/advisor to startups including Twitter, Square, Findery, LIFX, Canva, Jawbone, more. She was a founding Partner at Obvious Corp (Medium).
Stripe is the easiest and most powerful way to accept payments online. With just a few lines of code, your startup can immediately accept payments from anyone anywhere in the world, in over 110+ currencies plus Alipay and Bitcoin, and be integrated with our new platform partners Apple Pay, Twitter, Facebook, with many more to come.
Fishburners is Australia's largest startup space.
Fishburners and Stripe present: Ask Me Anything with 5 Top Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs
608 Harris St
Ultimo, NSW 2007
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM (AEDT)