Transitioning from Large Companies to Startups

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AGENDA:

• 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM: Check-in & food

• 6:20 PM - 6:30 PM: Opening remarks

• 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Fireside chat

• 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM: Panel discussion

• 7:40 PM - 9:00 PM: Breakout session & networking

FIRESIDE CHAT

  • Dan Portillo, Former Talent Partner @ Greylock

  • Wade Chambers, CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds

PANEL

  • Li Fan, Head of Engineering @ Lime

  • Andy Fang, Co-founder & CTO @ DoorDash

  • Jerry Krikheli, VP of Engineering @ Houzz

  • Adam Wolff, VP of Engineering @ Robinhood

  • (moderator) Jean Hsu, Co-Founder @ Co Leadership

SPEAKER BIOS:

Dan Portillo, Former Talent Partner @ Greylock

Dan spent 7 years as a Talent Partner at Greylock. Previously, held executive roles at Rypple (acquired by SalesForce) and Mozilla, creators of Firefox. Earlier in his career Dan spent a decade building out successful early-stage, venture-backed consumer and enterprise companies.

Wade Chambers, CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds

Wade Chambers oversees all aspects of engineering and technology innovation at Grand Rounds, a company focused on Automating Intelligent Healthcare. With more than 25 years of engineering leadership experience, he has deep technical domain expertise and a successful track record of scaling teams and leaders, market-defining technology innovations, and business growth for companies of all sizes including Twitter, TellApart, Yahoo, and Opsware.

Before Silicon Valley, Wade served in the military and the White House Situation Room.

Li Fan, Head of Engineering @ Lime

Li Fan is Head of Engineering in Lime, an innovative technology company that connect and empower urban living through mobility. Before Lime, Li is SVP of engineering in Pinterest, led all 600+ engineers to execute technology strategy and deliver company priorities (2016-2018) Li was a Senior Director of Engineering in Google Inc before Pinterest, accountable for Google’s popular image search (2014-2016). From 2012 to 2014, she’s Vice President of Engineer in Baidu, China.

Andy Fang, Co-founder & CTO @ DoorDash

Andy Fang is the cofounder and CTO of DoorDash, where he currently leads the engineering team. DoorDash, founded in 2013, is an on-demand delivery company that's working to build a logistics platform for local commerce, starting with restaurants. Andy holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Jerry Krikheli, VP of Engineering @ Houzz

Jerry Krikheli is the VP of Engineering at Houzz where he oversees all infrastructure, platform, and engineering across Consumer, Marketplace, and Industry Solutions initiatives. Prior to Houzz, Jerry was an engineering director at Google responsible for developing early versions of the display ad serving infrastructure and launching YouTube ads as well as video ads on mobile apps. He has a passion for building high-performing systems, products, and people.

Adam Wolff, VP of Engineering @ Robinhood

Adam Wolff is the VP of Engineering at Robinhood. Previously, he was in charge of Facebook's product infrastructure group, which was responsible for popular open source technologies including React, GraphQL and Litho. Adam joined Facebook when the startup that he co-founded, Sharegrove Inc., was acquired in 2010. Before founding Sharegrove, Adam was the Chief Software Architect for Laszlo Systems, where he worked on rich client apps and open source software before it was cool.

Jean Hsu, Co-Founder @ Co Leadership

Jean Hsu is a co-founder of Co Leadership, a leadership development company for engineers and leaders in tech. She brings a decade of experience in engineering and management roles from Google, Pulse, and Medium. She's coached individual contributors, tech leads, managers, CTOs and VPs at companies that include Dropbox, Medium, Asana, Slack, Github, Stripe, IFTTT, and Lever.

About this Event

Details

AGENDA:

• 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM: Check-in & food

• 6:20 PM - 6:30 PM: Opening remarks

• 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Fireside chat

• 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM: Panel discussion

• 7:40 PM - 9:00 PM: Breakout session & networking

FIRESIDE CHAT

  • Dan Portillo, Former Talent Partner @ Greylock

  • Wade Chambers, CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds

PANEL

  • Li Fan, Head of Engineering @ Lime

  • Andy Fang, Co-founder & CTO @ DoorDash

  • Jerry Krikheli, VP of Engineering @ Houzz

  • Adam Wolff, VP of Engineering @ Robinhood

  • (moderator) Jean Hsu, Co-Founder @ Co Leadership

SPEAKER BIOS:

Dan Portillo, Former Talent Partner @ Greylock

Dan spent 7 years as a Talent Partner at Greylock. Previously, held executive roles at Rypple (acquired by SalesForce) and Mozilla, creators of Firefox. Earlier in his career Dan spent a decade building out successful early-stage, venture-backed consumer and enterprise companies.

Wade Chambers, CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds

Wade Chambers oversees all aspects of engineering and technology innovation at Grand Rounds, a company focused on Automating Intelligent Healthcare. With more than 25 years of engineering leadership experience, he has deep technical domain expertise and a successful track record of scaling teams and leaders, market-defining technology innovations, and business growth for companies of all sizes including Twitter, TellApart, Yahoo, and Opsware.

Before Silicon Valley, Wade served in the military and the White House Situation Room.

Li Fan, Head of Engineering @ Lime

Li Fan is Head of Engineering in Lime, an innovative technology company that connect and empower urban living through mobility. Before Lime, Li is SVP of engineering in Pinterest, led all 600+ engineers to execute technology strategy and deliver company priorities (2016-2018) Li was a Senior Director of Engineering in Google Inc before Pinterest, accountable for Google’s popular image search (2014-2016). From 2012 to 2014, she’s Vice President of Engineer in Baidu, China.

Andy Fang, Co-founder & CTO @ DoorDash

Andy Fang is the cofounder and CTO of DoorDash, where he currently leads the engineering team. DoorDash, founded in 2013, is an on-demand delivery company that's working to build a logistics platform for local commerce, starting with restaurants. Andy holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Jerry Krikheli, VP of Engineering @ Houzz

Jerry Krikheli is the VP of Engineering at Houzz where he oversees all infrastructure, platform, and engineering across Consumer, Marketplace, and Industry Solutions initiatives. Prior to Houzz, Jerry was an engineering director at Google responsible for developing early versions of the display ad serving infrastructure and launching YouTube ads as well as video ads on mobile apps. He has a passion for building high-performing systems, products, and people.

Adam Wolff, VP of Engineering @ Robinhood

Adam Wolff is the VP of Engineering at Robinhood. Previously, he was in charge of Facebook's product infrastructure group, which was responsible for popular open source technologies including React, GraphQL and Litho. Adam joined Facebook when the startup that he co-founded, Sharegrove Inc., was acquired in 2010. Before founding Sharegrove, Adam was the Chief Software Architect for Laszlo Systems, where he worked on rich client apps and open source software before it was cool.

Jean Hsu, Co-Founder @ Co Leadership

Jean Hsu is a co-founder of Co Leadership, a leadership development company for engineers and leaders in tech. She brings a decade of experience in engineering and management roles from Google, Pulse, and Medium. She's coached individual contributors, tech leads, managers, CTOs and VPs at companies that include Dropbox, Medium, Asana, Slack, Github, Stripe, IFTTT, and Lever.

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Managing Partner @ Sweat Equity Ventures

Dan is a former Talent Partner @ Greylock. Previously, he was VP of Success & Engagement at Rypple, and VP of Organizational Development at Mozilla, creators of Firefox. Earlier in his career Dan spent a decade building out successful early-stage, venture-backed consumer and enterprise companies. Dan also served as a Council member for Code2040.org, a non-profit creating opportunities for underrepresented minorities in tech.

CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds

Wade oversees all aspects of engineering and technology innovation at Grand Rounds. With more than 25 years of engineering leadership experience, he has deep technical domain expertise and a successful track record of scaling teams and leaders, market-defining technology innovations, and business growth for companies of all sizes including Twitter, TellApart, Yahoo, and Opsware.

Before Silicon Valley, Wade served in the military and the White House Situation Room.

VP of Engineering @ Houzz

Jerry Krikheli is the VP of Engineering at Houzz where he oversees all infrastructure, platform, and engineering across Consumer, Marketplace, and Industry Solutions initiatives. Prior to Houzz, Jerry was an engineering director at Google responsible for developing early versions of the display ad serving infrastructure and launching YouTube ads as well as video ads on mobile apps. He has a passion for building high-performing systems, products, and people.

Co-founder & CTO @ DoorDash

Andy Fang is the cofounder and CTO of DoorDash, where he currently leads the engineering team. DoorDash, founded in 2013, is an on-demand delivery company that's working to build a logistics platform for local commerce, starting with restaurants. Andy holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

VP of Engineering @ Robinhood

Adam Wolff is the VP of Engineering at Robinhood. Previously, he was in charge of Facebook's product infrastructure group, which was responsible for popular open source technologies including React, GraphQL and Litho. Adam joined Facebook when the startup that he co-founded, Sharegrove Inc., was acquired in 2010. Before founding Sharegrove, Adam was the Chief Software Architect for Laszlo Systems, where he worked on rich client apps and open source software before it was cool.

CTO @ Lime

Li Fan is CTO at Lime, an innovative technology company that connect and empower urban living through mobility. Before Lime, Li is SVP of engineering in Pinterest, led all 600+ engineers to execute technology strategy and deliver company priorities (2016-2018) Li was a Senior Director of Engineering in Google Inc before Pinterest, accountable for Google’s popular image search (2014-2016). From 2012 to 2014, she’s Vice President of Engineer in Baidu, China.

Co-Founder @ Co Leadership

Jean Hsu is a co-founder of Co Leadership, a leadership development company for engineers and leaders in tech. She brings a decade of experience in engineering and management roles from Google, Pulse, and Medium. She's coached individual contributors, tech leads, managers, CTOs and VPs at companies that include Dropbox, Medium, Asana, Slack, Github, Stripe, IFTTT, and Lever.

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09/27/2018 - Fireside Chat

Daniel Portillo, Wade Chambers
Agenda
5:30 PM - 6:20 PM PDT
Check-in & food
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
Opening remarks
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Fireside chat
Daniel Portillo
Managing Partner @ Sweat Equity Ventures
Wade Chambers
CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds
7:40 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Breakout session & networking
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Transitioning from Large Companies to Startups


September 27, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Houzz
285 Hamilton Ave 3rd Floor , Palo Alto, CA
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