Transitioning from Large Companies to Startups

Palo Alto, CA

September 27, 2018
SPEAKERS (7)
Dan Portillo
Former Talent Partner @ Greylock Partners
Wade Chambers
CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds
Jerry Krikheli
VP of Engineering @ Houzz
Andy Fang
Co-founder & CTO @ DoorDash
Adam Wolff
VP of Engineering @ Robinhood
Li Fan
Head of Engineering @ Lime
Jean Hsu
Co-Founder @ Co Leadership
Software Engineering Manager @ Google
Senior Engineering Leadership @ ConsenSys
Vice President Of Engineering @ Layer
Vice President Of Engineering @ NAUTO
Director Of Engineering @ realtor.com
Sr Manager, Software Development @ Cisco
VIDEOS
AGENDA
Check-in & food
05:30 PM - 06:20 PM
    Opening remarks
    06:20 PM - 06:30 PM
      Fireside chat
      06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
      • Dan Portillo , Former Talent Partner @ Greylock Partners
      • Wade Chambers , CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds
      Panel discussion
      07:00 PM - 07:40 PM
      • Jerry Krikheli , VP of Engineering @ Houzz
      • Andy Fang , Co-founder & CTO @ DoorDash
      • Adam Wolff , VP of Engineering @ Robinhood
      • Li Fan , Head of Engineering @ Lime
      • Jean Hsu , Co-Founder @ Co Leadership
      Breakout session & networking
      07:40 PM - 09:00 PM
        We believe peer learning is equally important. After the panel discussion, we will break out into small groups to further discuss this topic. This is to leverage peer learning and develop deeper connections.
        Breakout session is optional and has limited capacity. Opt-in is needed at check-in (via iPad).
        SPEAKER BIOS
        Dan Portillo
        Former Talent Partner @ Greylock Partners

        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 is currently EIR @ Greylock. He is a renowned engineering leader in Silicon Valley, who has held multiple VPE positions (Twitter, TellApart, Yahoo, Opsware, AOL, etc). His podcast episode - The Art of Interviewing 10x Engineers (http://bit.ly/2CzmwYj) is the most popular one among all podcasts by Greylock.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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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