Disruptive Startups Sydney December will be interviewing Victor Kovalev, CTO of Redbubble to learn more about the people side of technology.
Redbubble is an online marketplace that connects artists to buyers who choose designs applied to a wide range of products including T-shirts, stickers, posters and other mediums. Following its ASX debut last year, the company is now worth almost $300 million and has offices in Melbourne and San Francisco and will open in Berlin in 2017. Redbubble had 2.2 million customers for FY16 buying designs from 438,000 artists from all over the world.
The goal of this meetup is to share practical advice on setting up and scaling technical teams for success through periods of intense growth. Culture creation & guardianship, litmus tests of effective team dynamics, “Dos & Don'ts”, etc. rooted in real-life stories and lessons learned based on the experience of growing technical teams at Redbubble, Indiegogo, Yelp, VMware, etc.
This meetup is for anyone who wants to build a successful technology startup beyond the "garage" phase – because (A) all technology is built by people, who are the true source of the success of any venture and (B) everything breaks at every order of magnitude of scaling your business and your team.
Victor Kovalev, CTO at Redbubble
Victor joined Redbubble as CTO to lead the amazing technical team creating a home for hundreds of thousands of artists to make a living! Being an avid musician himself, Victor’s passion is in using tech to help independent artists scale – and building driven cultures that foster radical innovation. Previously, he was Indiegogo's VP of Engineering and held leadership roles at Yelp and VMware. He has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and volunteers his time as a Partner at Zoo Labs, a non-profit music incubator.
6.30pm - 7.00pm: Registration and Networking
7.00pm - 8.00: Interview Guest Speaker
8.00pm - 8.30pm: Q&A
8.30pm onward: Networking
All attendees are required to bring photo ID to gain access to the venue.
Attendees who are under 18 years old, please bring your guardians, photo ID and please notify organiser to gain access.