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Amit Kumar (Accel)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-silicon-valley-presents-amit-kumar-accel Amit Kumar joined Accel in 2016 and focuses on consumer-facing startups with an emphasis on social, gaming, esports, VR/AR, crypto, and payments. Amit led Accel’s investment in Smash.gg. He also works closely with the teams at Plays.tv, Cornershop, Deserve, and UserTesting. Previously, Amit co-founded Accel-backed CardSpring, a payments infrastructure company, where he led engineering for its developer-facing API platform. Twitter subsequently acquired CardSpring, where Amit led engineering for several of Twitter’s commerce and customer service initiatives. Amit is from Cupertino, California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking, Food + Drinks 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat 8:00 pm: Networking --- Speaker Amit Kumar - Accel (Partner) Amit Kumar joined Accel in 2016 and focuses on consumer-facing startups with an emphasis on social, gaming, esports, VR/AR, crypto, and payments. Amit led Accel’s investment in Smash.gg. He also works closely with the teams at Plays.tv, Cornershop, Deserve, and UserTesting. Hosted By Karlie Krieger Valine, Co-Director Karlie is the VP of Partnerships + Marketing at Startup Grind. As one of the first hires, Karlie started with the company in 2013 and now oversees Marketing - specifically the production of Startup Grind's Global Conferences, bringing thousands of entrepreneurs to the Silicon Valley in February and Europe in June. She also leads the strategic partnerships team. Previously, she ran national conferences and event strategy at Inc. Magazine in New York City. She now lives in San Francisco. Lindsay Markel, Director Lindsay manages Events & Partnerships at Startup Grind. She focuses on Startup Grind's Global and Europe Conferences, bringing thousands of founders and thought leaders together for networking, education and inspiration. She also heads up local events and content for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters. Lindsay holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA. She now lives in San Francisco. Judy Chang, Marketing Manager Judy is the "Marketing Entrepreneur” at Startup Grind. Grew up in Taiwan, New Zealand and San Francisco, Judy is passionate in helping global entrepreneurs to change the world. Judy focuses on promoting Startup Grind’s Global Conference to thousands of founders, thought leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition, she also runs the affiliate partnership and student programs. (Drop her a note to learn more!) Previously, Judy worked at Palm, Inc. (acquired by HP), Medallia and Cheil Worldwide (Samsung). Judy holds a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley and MAM/MBA from Yale SOM and NUS. Kevin Ng, Team Member --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Silicon Valley Bank (http://www.svb.com) For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at svb.com. Intuit Developer (https://developer.intuit.com/) --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-silicon-valley-presents-amit-kumar-accel

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