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Startup Grind Silicon Valley Hosts Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey)

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Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey

Dave Goldberg is the Chief Executive Officer of SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions. Dave has been a successful entrepreneur, investor and technology and music industry executive. He has run and successfully grown several online consumer businesses.

Dave founded LAUNCH Media Inc. in 1994, which delivered music and music-related content online, and he led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Following the sale, Dave served as Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Music where he built it into the Internet’s most-visited music destination. In 2006, Dave was named one of Billboard Magazine’s top power players in digital music. Prior to SurveyMonkey, Dave served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Benchmark Capital where he evaluated investment opportunities for the firm and advised portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, Dave was director of marketing strategy and new business development at Capitol Records in Los Angeles.

Currently, Dave serves on the board of directors at Washington Post, Ancestry.com, Dashbox and the non-profit New Schools Venture Fund. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and government.

Agenda

6:00 Networking and Food
6:45 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Derek Andersen, Founder and CEO of Startup Grind

Derek Andersen spent four years in product management at Electronic Arts working on games like the Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror's Edge. He left in 2009 to found Vaporware Labs, a company that has tried and failed many times, but successfully launched products like Startup Grind, Commonred, and Steve Young Football (iOS). He's also a contributing author for Techcrunch and Business Insider and lives in Palo Alto, California.
Email: derek@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @derekjandersen (http://twitter.com/derekjandersen)

Hosted By Karlie Krieger, Director of Events

Karlie is passionate about producing flawless events. Prior to Startup Grind she spent 3+ years running all national conferences for Inc. Magazine in New York. In August 2013, she joined the HQ team as the Director of Events, heading up the 2014 global event (http://startupgrind.com/2014) and then some. Karlie now lives in San Francisco.
Email: Karlie@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @KarlieKrieger (http://twitter.com/KarlieKrieger)

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