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SIEPR Policy Forum on the Evolution of Finance

Event Details:

Friday, May 15, 2015
1:20pm - 3:55pm PDT


SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Silicon Valley is famous for producing startups that challenge traditional industries.   Attention is now squarely focused on finance, with a wave of "fintech" startups.   Our Spring SIEPR Policy Forum will look at this fascinating mixture of money and technology.


Friday, May 15, 2015

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    Session I: Entrepreneurial Finance: The Venture View

    Nick Shalek - Ribbit Capital

    Ribbit Capital is a leading venture capital firm in financial technology.  Nick will provide an introduction to the entrepreneurial finance area, and the disruptive potential of merging new technologies into financial markets.

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    Session II: Silicon Valley Meets Wall Street: Algorithmic Investing

    Andy Rachleff - Chairman and Co-Founder, WealthFront

    Jeff Maggioncalda - Co-Founder, CEO from 1997-2015, and Senior Advisor, Financial Engines


    John Shoven -  Charles Schwab Professor of Economics and Trione Director of SIEPR

    Two of the leading companies using algorithmic investing to better serve investors will discuss their experiences from founding to "blue chip" status, and how pioneering finance research transforms into entrepreneurial success.

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    Session III: Safe and Fair by Design: Making Financial Technology Serve Investors and Consumers

    Mark Donohue, Cristie March, and Steve Buchholz, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    Dan Aisen - IEX

    IEX became famous as the "white knight" startup in the book Flashboys.  By algorithm design, IEX seeks to level the playing field for investors and high-frequency traders.  Joining the discussion are lead members of the San Francisco office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, tasked with ensuring entrepreneurial finance companies are fair and transparent.  

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    Session IV: New Opportunities: Financial Technology Startups

    Robin Hood - Vladimir Tenev

    Invoice2go - Brendan Kereiakes
    CreditKarma - Rama Katkar
    Venmo - Esther Jang
    Entrepreneurs are challenging almost all aspects of traditional finance.  Join the discussion with some of the most exciting startups creating new payment systems, consumer credit opportunities, and innovative brokerages.

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