• Symphony’s DAVID GURLE: Wall Street-Backed Startup, Raised $170M in 2 Years


    Join our friends from Zain & Co. at MaGIC for morning coffee, light bites and networking, during and after the event. AGENDA 8.30am-9.00am : Arrival and registration 9.00am - 10.30am : Discussion with David 10.30am – 10.45 am : Sponsor introductions 10.45am - 11.30am : Networking, coffee QUESTIONS - Ahmad Rafique Ahmad Mokhtar, Community & Events, MAGIC [masked] Lau Jia-Sen, Associate, Zain & Co [masked] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Access Silicon Valley (http://www.accesssiliconvalley.net/) invites you to join us on March 21, 2017 when we sit down with Symphony (https://symphony.com/) Founder & CEO, David Gurle – the man who is revolutionizing the way financial service teams interact each day. Symphony provides secure messaging for teams, workgroups and organizations of all sizes. Since 2014, Symphony has raised over $160 million from Google as well as a conglomerate of banks and blue-chip financial institutions that includes Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, JPMorgan, Citi, HSBC, and Bank of America – not bad for a 2-year-old startup! With 116,000 paying customers (competitor Bloomberg has accumulated 325,000 in its 25 years), Symphony is making a serious splash in the financial services and messaging industries. Roger Rappoport, (http://www.procopio.com/attorneys/view/roger-c-rappoport) founder of Access Silicon Valley, will moderate this Fireside Chat “Unleashed” with David, discussing his journey, from his early days at Microsoft in 1999 (and again 2011 when they acquired Skype), to joining the senior leadership team at Thomson Reuters in 2003, his role in creating Skype for Business, founding DMG Flight Ventures in 2012 and then going on to raise millions from Wall Street in 2014 for Perzo/Symphony. Join us for this interactive, audience-driven event full of insights from the perspective of one of the most awe-inspiring startup entrepreneurs to make it big in Silicon Valley! Don't miss DAVID GURLE unleashed!! ABOUT DAVID Co-founder & CEO, Symphony Author, inventor and leader, David’s ideas have influenced the major trends in enterprise communications over the last 15 years. He defined Microsoft’s unified communications strategy (Skype for Business) and as head of collaboration services at Thomson Reuters introduced federated communications to the financial services industry. Before founding Perzo/Symphony, he was VP and GM of Skype’s Enterprise Business. ABOUT SYMPHONY Symphony’s secure, cloud-based communications service delivers the next wave in organizational productivity where markets and individuals come together to create vibrant communities in which to share content, insights and opinions without compromising on organizational compliance. Symphony Meetings, Webhooks, and Partner Program collectively balance their vision of building the secure collaboration platform that powers work. By addressing the needs of employees who count on cutting-edge, rich interactive tools, the needs of developers to integrate applications into Symphony to improve workflow, and the needs of enterprise IT managers for security and compliance, Symphony responds to the way we work. Symphony enables and represents a community of innovators building the future of work, together. EVENT ORGANIZER: PREMIER SPONSORS: Zain & Co. (https://www.zain.com.my/index.php)- A leading full service law firm established in 1970 and consistently ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers and Asia Legal 500 for being “... practical and commercial in terms of giving... general advice." and for being able to “..actually come up with solutions” and “....understand the business as well as our in-house legal team does”. MaGIC - Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) empowers the spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation with a mission to build a Sustainable Entrepreneurship Ecosystem by catalysing Innovation & Creativity for driving Long - term nation impact. Procopio (http://www.procopio.com/)- Ranked among the Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report from[masked]