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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Insights About Innovation: David Sacks Fireside Chat

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Building a successful startup and taking it through a successful exit is not easy. Yet David Sacks has done it twice – as the COO of PayPal, he took the company from product launch to IPO and $1.5 billion acquisition by eBay, and in July 2012 Microsoft purchased Yammer, the enterprise social networking company he founded, for an impressive $1.2 billion.
As a serial entrepreneur, investor, producer of the movie “Thank You for Smoking” and member of the “PayPal Mafia,” David has learned what elements are crucial for building a successful venture and is often at the bleeding edge of technology innovation.
Join David and Jason Calacanis, founder of LAUNCH.com and the LAUNCH Conference, while they discuss what it takes to create a disruptive startup in today’s market, lessons learned during David’s time at PayPal, his advice for entrepreneurs, as well as the current and future state of innovation in Silicon Valley.
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Jason Calacanis

CEO/FounderMahalo.comJason McCabe Calacanis is the founder and CEO of Mahalo.com, an educational app company. He also co-founded This Week In, an online TV network where he hosts the network's flagship show, "This Week in Startups." Calacanis previously founded the Silicon Alley Reporter... Read More →
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David Sacks

Founder/CEOYammerDavid has been involved in the Internet space for more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He was PayPal's chief operating officer and product leader, taking the company from startup to IPO and eventual sale to eBay... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH 500 E 4th St

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