Posted by donAdeo on 2013-03-12
The Founder Showcase, now in it's 13th edition, is TheFunded.com's pitch and networking event for early-stage startups and investors. To kick off 2013, the first Showcase of the new year will be an exclusive, investor-focused event centered around the theme: “The Future of Funding".
After announcing our first Keynote Speaker last week (Chris Dixon, Investing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz), I am excited today to announce our second Keynote Speaker: Keith Rabois, Investor at Khosla Ventures.
Keith Rabois joined Khosla Ventures in March 2013. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at Square from August 2010 until January 2013 where he lead the company’s business operations including marketing, communications, business development, distribution, human resources and risk management. Keith specializes in transforming early-stage startups into successful businesses and has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs.
An accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor, Keith has held leadership roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide and began his career practicing law at Sullivan & Cromwell. Keith was an early investor in several high-profile Internet companies including YouTube and currently serves on the board of directors of Yelp (NYSE: YELP) and Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM). He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree in political science from Stanford University. You can follow Keith on Twitter @rabois, or learn more about him at http://krabois.com.
I look forward to hearing Keith's thoughts about the "Future of Funding" at the event, and I hope you will join us.
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