Fireside Chat with Stephen Messer, Co-Founder, Former CEO & Chairman, LinkShare

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

Fireside Chat with Stephen Messer, Co-Founder, Former CEO & Chairman, LinkShare

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Stephen Messer and his sister, Heidi Messer, co-founded LinkShare Corporation in 1996, and sold it to Rakuten for $425 million in 2005. Now called Rakuten LinkShare, the company lays claim to being not only a central forerunner in affiliate online marketing, but also to having created the largest network of affiliate partners of any program provider. Stephen and Heidi went on to start World Evolved, an online platform for global investment. They then co-founded their third business together - Collective[i], which helps businesses better analyse their data for performance optimization.

In a chat let by Michael Lints, Venture Partner at Golden Gate Ventures, Stephen will share his lessons from building LinkShare and selling it to Rakuten for $425 million; what it’s like to start three successful businesses with your sibling; and what keeps them searching for new challenges.

6:30 - 7:00 PM: Registration + Drinks 7:00 - 7:40 PM: Fireside Chat + Audience Q&A 7:40 - 8:00 PM: Drinks + Mingling

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