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Secrets of Fintech Startup Success: A Formula for Disruption

Every founder starts with a big idea, but only 1 out of 10 see their idea succeed. So what’s the difference between the fintech startups that get off the ground and those that don’t make it out of the gate? What are the secrets of the startups that disrupt entire industries? This is your chance to find out how founders and VCs look at creating successful startups first-hand.

Our panel of industry experts will cover a range of topics, from getting started building your team, to the importance of finding an impactful mentor, and more. They’ll also answer questions from future startup founders in a Q&A. It’s everything you need to travel the path from big idea to successful startup.

Register for the webinar to discover:

• What successful fintech startups have in common
• The differences between being a solopreneur vs. being a co-founder
• Tips for finding and growing your dream team
• How to go from killer idea to disruptive startup


• Evan Schuman, Moderator, VB
• Jeff Cain, Senior Director, Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator, Envestnet | Yodlee
• Pierre Wolff, SVP Business Development, InCountry
• Ken Kruszka, CEO, SnapCheck
• Kathleen Utecht, Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital
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    --Dawn Sirras, SVP FinTech Partnerships, Constellation Digital Partners
    --David Nohe, CEO, FinGoal
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    - John Fazio, CEO, Nerd Street Gamers
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    VentureBeat x TriNet
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    - Melissa Culbertson, Associate Manager of Brand Engagement, Social Strategy, Burt's Bees
    - Kinney Edwards, Global Head of Creative Lab, TikTok
    - Noa Miller, Marketing Creative Strategist, yellowHEAD
    - Nicole M. Alexander, Professor of Marketing and Technology, New York University (NYU); Former SVP, Chief Innovation Expert, Ipsos (moderator)
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    - Sanji Fernando, SVP, AI Products & Platforms, Optum
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    VentureBeat x Snowflake
    The pandemic drove gaming revenue up by 9.3% in 2020, and advertising is a significant source of that income. But it's not easy money. It's a tough market, where new games are proliferating, advertising is shouting for gamers' attention, and attention spans are short. At the same time, consumers are more concerned than ever about how companies are using and sharing their data, propelling data privacy and security to the forefront of the industry’s priorities.

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    - Make data-driven decisions around optimization and personalization
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    VentureBeat x Dolby Labs
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    VentureBeat x Envestnet | Yodlee
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    - What’s happening with open banking in the U.S.
    - How open banking ecosystems work
    - Ways open APIs drive financial wellness
    - How to leverage deep consumer insights
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    - Peter Polson, Founder, Tiller Money
    - David Nohe, CEO, FinGoal
    - Brian Costello, VP, Data Strategy and Strategic Initiatives, Envestnet | Yodlee
    - Evan Schuman, Moderator
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    VentureBeat x DocuSign
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    - Anthony Heckman, Head of Business Development, unitQ
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    - Stewart Rogers, Moderator, VentureBeat
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    VentureBeat x Xsolla
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    You'll learn about:
    - Acquiring new users with a multi-platform experience
    - Creative ways to build a community beyond the app store
    - How to target the right markets, platforms, and regions for your game

    - Michail Katkoff, CEO & Co-Founder, Savage Game Studios
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    - Miikka Luotio, Interim Director of Business Development, Europe, Xsolla
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    VentureBeat x SambaNova
    To stay on top of cutting-edge AI innovation, it's time to upgrade your technology stack. Major
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    notable trends are emerging: technology has advanced beyond the limitations of multi-core
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    hardware and software capabilities can powerfully accelerate machine learning applications.

    In this VB Live event you'll learn how cutting-edge computer architecture can unlock new
    capabilities for natural language processing, visual AI, recommendation models, and scientific
    computing, from common use cases to real-world case studies and more.

    Registration is free.

    You'll learn:
    - Why multicore architecture is on its last legs -- and how new, advanced computer
    architectures are changing the game
    - How to implement state-of-the-art converged training and inference solutions
    - New ways to accelerate data analytics and scientific computing applications in the same

    - Alan Lee, Corporate Vice President and Head of Research and Advanced Development, AMD
    - Kunle Olukotun, Co-founder and Chief Technologist, SambaNova Systems
    - Naveen Rao, Investor, Adviser & AI Expert (moderator)
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    VentureBeat x LogMeIn
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    Digital maturity is essential, and getting started with artificial intelligence is critical to accelerating your customer service offerings. It helps optimize costs, boosts customer satisfaction significantly, and improves self service, which needs to be a top priority for organizations, and more.

    To learn about emerging data and customer service trends, don't miss this VB Live event!

    Register for free!

    You'll learn:
    - Why foundational self-service improvement is a top priority
    - How to make digital more effective for employees and customers
    - Why AI is a catalyst for digital maturity

    - Srini Janarthanam, Conversational AI - Technology Designer, NatWest (National Westminster Bank)
    - Chad Oda, Head of Consulting | Partner, Chat Mode
    - Stewart Rogers, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Evolve: Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AI (VB Live) Recorded: Dec 8 2020 77 mins
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    Evolve bridges two of the most significant trends in the corporate world in 2020.

    First, the events of the past few months have reawakened the world to continued racial injustice. The corporate sector, in particular the technology industry, has historically been perceived as slow in efforts to promote equality and affirmative action in the workforce. But recent events have spurred them into action, and there are signs that real change could come about.

    At the same time, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are arguably the most powerful enterprise technologies today, and hundreds of large companies are pushing AI/ML product development to get an edge on their competitors. But they are doing so at a time when many, if not most, of the decision-makers do not reflect the diversity of the general population. And many companies have been careless in making sure their data used in AI decision-making is not reflecting prejudice and bias that can perpetuate inequality for years to come.

    - Moderated by Seth Colaner, Editorial Director, VentureBeat

    - Moderated by Hari Sivaraman, Head of AI Content Strategy, VentureBeat

    - Tiffany Deng, Program Management Lead - ML Fairness and Responsible AI, Google
    - Rashida Hodge, VP, North America Go-to-Market | Global Markets, IBM
    - Huma Abidi, Senior Director of AI Software Products, Intel
  • Beyond Centers of Excellence: Operating models for the data-driven organization Recorded: Dec 3 2020 60 mins
    VentureBeat x Dataiku
    When it comes to AI initiatives, everyone talks about building a so-called Center of Excellence. But what does that mean? Ultimately, the reality of operating models is much more complex. The most pressing consideration is choosing the operating model that works best for your use cases and business objectives.

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    Join this VB Live event for a deep dive into the details of each of the three models, the pros and cons of each, plus real-world examples of organizations that use each model — and why. Plus, you'll uncover a framework of questions for understanding which model — or models — are best suited for your organization to get the most out of AI, so you'll leave with a firm grasp on best practices and your next steps.

    Register for free!

    You'll hear:
    - A detailed look at each of the three primary operating models for AI initiatives
    - The pros and cons of each operating model for a variety of business uses
    - Case studies from companies that have implemented each type of model
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    - Beaumont Vance, Head of AI, Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology DevOps, TD Ameritrade
    - Jennifer Roubaud-Smith, VP, Global Head of Strategic Advisory, Dataiku
    - Kyle Wiggers, AI Staff Writer, VentureBeat (moderator)
  • How data is revolutionizing game creatives for UA Recorded: Dec 2 2020 60 mins
    VentureBeat x YellowHEAD
    Creative is the key to user acquisition and is going through an evolution. Gone are the days of
    guesswork and hunches for creative production — data is now leading the charge, and
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    In this VB Live event, GamesBeat, yellowHEAD, Zynga, and Snapchat will discuss how to
    optimize creative for user acquisition; how to create your own set of best practices for every
    target audience and geo; how to gain a competitive edge through new, groundbreaking creative
    processes and technologies; and more.

    Registration is free!

    You'll learn about:
    - How data-based creatives boost user acquisition
    - Developing your own set of best practices
    - Optimizing creatives for every social media platform
    - How to gain a competitive edge in your UA efforts with smart creative ideation
    - And more!

    - Maria Waters, Head of Conversion Optimization, Zynga
    - Oliver Wapshott, Creative Strategist, Snap
    - Noa Miller, Marketing Creative Strategist, yellowHEAD
    - Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat (moderator)
  • Why Genre Matters for Mobile Game Monetization Recorded: Nov 19 2020 60 mins
    VentureBeat x Facebook
    Learn top rewarded video integrations by game type!

    Research has shown that the ad-supported model of in-game advertising is a major win for
    publishers. By the end of 2019, in-game ads accounted for 17% of total worldwide smartphone
    gaming revenue ($82.6B) – and that number is expected to triple by 2024.

    But no matter your game genre, if your goal is to maximize the revenue impact of ad
    monetization, it’s important to hone in on the right formats and strategies, and stay on top of the
    latest best practices and research on what works best for your genre.

    In this VB Live event, experts will share stats and user sentiment from research and analyst
    reports covering everything from the best ad formats for every game type — from casual and
    hypercasual, to strategy, action, and RPG, social casino games and more.

    You’ll get an in-depth look at the best rewarded video entry points for your game type, including
    what works best for each genre, common placements, design innovations and value exchange.
    And you’ll learn about how to test ads in your game, no matter what genre it is.

    In this webinar you’ll learn:
    - Insights into in-app ad success by genre
    - The best rewarded video entry points for each game genre
    - How to leverage common A/B testing methods
    - How to make sure ad integrations complement in-app purchases
    - How leading publishers test and prove the revenue potential of ads

    - Kiel LeBaron, Senior Director, Ad Monetization, Jam City
    - Hahn Kim, Strategic Partner Manager, Facebook Audience Network
    - Emma Bullen, Product Marketing Manager, Hyper Hippo Entertainment (moderator)
  • From the ground up: Building your ideal game studio infrastructure Recorded: Nov 19 2020 60 mins
    VentureBeat x Akamai
    So you’re starting your own game studio. This is an incredible opportunity! You and your team get to start fresh, with no technical debt, and build the infrastructure of your dreams.

    But what does that look like? Where have other new studios found success and failure? And how can you best build a platform on which to launch your new game? Join our panel of technical and operational experts for help on how to start strong, and prepare to scale. Plus hear from developers at other independent studios about how they started small and achieved big success.

    You will learn about:
    - Tips for starting your own game studio
    - The landmines you should watch out for
    - The best way to approach technical decisions as you grow

    - Glen Schofield, Chief Executive Officer, Striking Distance Studios
    - Emily Greer, Co-founder & CEO, Double Loop Games
    - James Dobrowski, Managing Director, Sharkmob London
    - Jonathan Singer, Senior Manager – Global Games Industry, Akamai
    - Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat (moderator)
  • COVID and mental health: What employers and HR need to know Recorded: Nov 17 2020 61 mins
    VentureBeat x TriNet
    As the COVID pandemic continues to evolve, employees are struggling under the weight of the unknown. From the stress of working from home or returning to an office environment when regulations are in flux, to the intense pressure on employees with school-age children who are trying to juggle work and impromptu teaching, workers are wrestling with hard choices and difficult issues. The scale of employee mental health support that HR and business leaders must provide is unprecedented.

    In this webinar presented by TriNet and FEI, the Workforce Resilience Experts, you'll learn about the impact that COVID is having on employees' mental health and productivity — and, in turn, how employees’ mental health impacts the health of a company. You’ll learn about the internal strategies organizations need now to support employees, from adapting communication policies, to creating buddy systems for co-workers, flexible work schedules, and more.

    Registration is free!

    You'll learn:

    - What employers need to know about COVID’s impact on the mental health of their employees
    - How the mental strain of COVID may negatively impact the health of a company and employee productivity
    - Best steps and practices companies are taking to help their employees get through this difficult time


    - Christy Yaccarino, Executive Director, Benefit Strategy and Wellness, TriNet
    - Michael McCafferty, Consultant, FEI Behavioral Health
    - Stewart Rogers, Moderator, VentureBeat
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