SIEPR Policy Forum on the Evolution of Finance
SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA 94305
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
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.
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.
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.
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.