Coinbase is hosting Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Please join us for food, drinks, swag, and networking at Coinbase HQ in San Francisco! Dinner and cocktails will be followed by a panel discussing ‘The Challenges in Disrupting Finance’. In a world where tech companies such as Airbnb and Uber are pushing boundaries in their regulatory environments, how do fintech companies forge their path in the most heavily regulated industry and global market of all – finance? Panelists will include members of Coinbase’s legal, engineering, and compliance teams.
Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is creating an open financial system for the world. It’s industry leading platform enables consumers and businesses to exchange and transact digital currency. The company has raised $106M to date from notable investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, as well as financial institutions such as USAA and NYSE. Coinbase serves customers in 32 countries, and was the first digital currency company to proactively work with regulators around the world to obtain licenses
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Coinbase Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Drinks, Dinner, Meet & Greet.
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Talks and Q&A
7:30pm – 8:30pm: More Networking!
Coinbase Girl Geek Speakers
Jane Chung (Software Engineer, Coinbase)
Jane is a Software Engineer at Coinbase focusing on mobile development. Before Coinbase, she started a consumer drone start-up and learned a lot from its failures. She’s passionate about cryptocurrency, virtual reality, lucid dreaming, food and Dota2.
Kristen Stone (Business Development, Coinbase)
Kristen leads partner relationships at Coinbase. Her focus is on identifying, researching, and developing new market opportunities. Previously, she worked at Occidental Petroleum building their data analytics team and driving improvement for strategic categories. Kristen received her business degree from Texas A&M University where she was a collegiate athlete. After becoming passionate about Bitcoin technology and digital currency she moved across the country to join Coinbase. Since then, she has managed partnerships with major financial institutions such as USAA, Braintree, and Fidelity Charitable.
Sarah Hody (Legal Associate, Coinbase)
Sarah’s contributions to the Coinbase legal team involve overseeing the company’s state-level money transmission licensing program, advising the business on bank and other financial institution partnerships, and fostering other B2B relationships with developers and other partners. After briefly dabbling in marketing, Sarah’s legal career began in the Washington, D.C. area where she primarily engaged in litigation and arbitration in the financial services sector. In 2014, after shifting her focus to representing small businesses, Sarah moved to San Francisco, started her own law practice, and soon thereafter joined Coinbase. When she’s not geeking out on legal issues impacting cryptocurrencies, you’ll most likely find Sarah running, cycling, hiking, or reading a fantasy novel.
Preethi Kasireddy (Software Engineer, Coinbase)
Preethi is a Software Engineer that is passionate about creating beautiful and useful consumer experiences for the web. In her previous life, she was a Venture Capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz and Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs. She went to USC for undergrad and studied Industrial & Systems Engineering. She hopes to weave together her experiences as a software engineer, industrial & systems engineer and venture capitalist to build a startup in either Education, AI or Distributed Systems.