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Going Global: Secrets of Silicon Valley - September 15, 2016 - San Francisco, CA
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Going Global: Secrets of Silicon Valley
September 15, 2016 - San Francisco, CA

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1446 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


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For today’s companies, going global is no longer an option – it’s the only real way to compete in the modern economy. This event looks at the challenges and success stories of the internet’s newest realm of winners: the panel features guests from companies that have recently made the leap into the global arena, all the way through those that were truly “born global”.

Learn about the obstacles that companies face in international expansion, get insights on how they’ve successfully overcome these challenges, and discover what lays ahead on the horizon for 2017.

Hosted by Payoneer, the world’s leading cross-border payments platform, Going Global: Secrets of Silicon Valley is a can’t-miss event for companies ready to grow from local to global. Venue is sponsored by Splacer, the marketplace to list, discover and book unique spaces.

We thank the following companies for sending their executives to our BayPay event:


       waze           udemy                   splacer1   
      tophatter            crossover                   Startup Grind 
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5:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM Announcements
6:35 PM Introduction and Panel Discussion
  Josh Fried, Head of Business Development at Waze Carpool
  Amy Kux, Head of Finance at Udemy
  Maria Molland Selby, Co-Founder and COO at Splacer
  Andrew Blachman, COO at Tophatter
  Andy Tryba, CEO at Crossover
  Panel moderated by Derek Andersen, Founder and CEO at Startup Grind
7:50 PM Networking
8:30 PM End of Session


Josh Fried

Head of Business Development at Waze Carpool

Josh Fried leads business development for Waze's carpool program. Previously, he led a Shopping BD team focused on brands and manufacturers. Before joining Google, Josh built and managed digital media properties for NBCUniversal, including leading destination websites for pet owners, food lovers, moms and baby boomers. Josh’s career began on the content side of the media business, holding editorial and production jobs at STANFORD magazine. He’s had stints at CNN, the San Francisco Giants baseball club, and at Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated magazine. Josh earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Stanford and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He loves authentic food, adventurous travel, and college sports. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.

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Amy Kux

Head of Finance at Udemy

Amy is the Head of Finance/ Sr. Director of Finance for Udemy, a global online learning marketplace with over 10+ million students and over 40,000 courses. Prior to Udemy, Ms. Kux was on the management team at CloudFlare, helping them raise $110M and expand globally (opening offices in the UK and Singapore). She has significant experience with venture backed technology companies, ranging in education marketplace, internet security, mobile gaming, mobile marketing and healthcare software solutions industries. She is known for her cross-functional strategic/ operational roles in driving and implementing key business objectives and expanding companies globally.

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Maria Molland Selby

Co-Founder and COO at Splacer

Maria is the co-founder, COO, and Head of Growth at Splacer. Maria has over 20 years of experience in the development and management of marketplace, e-commerce, digital media, and technology businesses. She brings broad, international experience and experience scaling companies from small teams to hundreds of people globally. Prior to that Maria was an Advisor to eBay's CEO as well as Chief European Officer at Prior to Fab, Maria has held global executive roles at corporations like Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones, Yahoo, and Disney. Maria has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Andrew Blachman

COO at Tophatter

Andrew Blachman is COO of Tophatter, the discovery shopping experience for mobile. Prior to Tophatter, Andrew was CEO of GET ME IN!, a European online ticket marketplace acquired by Ticketmaster in 2008. Before GET ME IN!, Andrew was a consultant for Stubhub and earlier was European director and VP Business Development for WideRay. Andrew began his career as an investment banker in Goldman Sachs' high technology group in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. He is also an early seed investor in several online marketplaces, including SeatGeek, Bridebook, and Outdoorsy. Andrew received a BA in economics and MS in engineering economic systems from Stanford University.

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Andy Tryba

CEO at Crossover

Andy Tryba has spent the last 15 years as CEO of multiple successful startups, Director of Strategy at Intel Corporation, and advisor to the US White House on the future of jobs and engineering talent. The common thread in all of these positions is his passion to drive the ‘future of work’ in a global, interconnected society. Andy passionately believes that by enabling high-skill jobs growth, we can raise the standard of living across the globe. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from Rice University.

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Derek Andersen

Founder and CEO at Startup Grind

Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a community of over 200 Chapters in 80 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind's values of giving, helping others, and making friends have spread across the world.

Since 2012 Startup Grind has hosted 3,000 events for more than 150,000 entrepreneurs. In 2009 Derek founded Vaporware Labs, incubating many products including Startup Grind and professional social network Commonred, which was acquired by in 2012.

His entrepreneurial career consists of mostly spectacular failures with occasional successes. Previously, he worked at Electronic Arts on games like Burnout Paradise, Mirror's Edge, Sims 3, and The Godfather. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and three children.

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Location 1446 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Thursday 15 September 2016, 05:30pm - 08:30pm
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