After announcing our first 3 speakers for The Summit on Tuesday, it’s time to announce another 3 today. With 19 days to go until 2 for 1 tickets go on sale, and with 350+ speakers still to come, as well as 20,000+ attendees, it’s going to be an exciting few months. Today we’re delighted to announce Max Levchin, Kevin Rose and Joe Lonsdale as the 3 latest speakers for The Summit – 3 incredible tech stories.
Max Levchin – President at HVF
If there is something cool going on in the tech world, there is a good chance that Max Levchin is involved. He’s been one of the most influential people in tech over the past 15 years. Currently the President at HVF, CEO of Affirm, and Chairman of Glow, Max is most well known as the co-founder of PayPal – the incredibly popular global online payment system. If that isn’t enough, Levchin also founded Slide before selling to Google for $182 million in 2010. A man of many talents, Levchin is also an active investor in early stage startups.
Joe Lonsdale – Co-Founder and GP at Formation8
Joe Lonsdale’s career got off to a great start as a student, and he hasn’t looked back since. In his student days he worked with the financial arm of PayPal, and then joined as an early executive at Clarium Capital, and was a key player in growing Clarium into a $5 billion AUM global macro hedge fund. As co-founder of Formation8 and the hugely successful Palantir Technologies Joe continues to go from strength to strength.
Kevin Rose – General Partner at Google Ventures
A founder, a director, an innovator and an Angel Investor – and this is all one person. Kevin is a general partner at Google Ventures, and a good one at that according to Bloomberg who named him in their list of ‘Top 25 Angel Investors’. Prior to joining Google Ventures, Kevin co-founded Milk, founded Digg and co-founded Revision3 and Pownce. And if that isn’t enough, he’s also been named in BusinessWeek’s lists of Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web, and MIT’s list of Top 35 Innovators under 35.
We’re also excited to announce that Stripe’s President & Co-Founder John Collison will be speaking at The Summit. On Tuesday we announced his brother Patrick, but John will be taking his place in Dublin in November – welcome aboard John! You can find out more about John on our speakers page.
It’s now t-minus 19 days until our 2 for 1 tickets go on sale. Demand has gone through the roof, with over 50,000 people already signing up for discount codes. You can join them by signing up for a 2 for 1 discount code here. The Summit is going to be the biggest event of its kind in Europe – Max, Joe and Kevin are coming, are you?