Monday, July 20
American Express Theatre
Learnings from Salesforce, the $175B dollar company that no VC would invest in
In this keynote session, tech entrepreneur Magdalena Yesil will share insights and stories from her 40+ years investing in some of Silicon Valley's top companies, including the successes and setbacks that happened along the way. Ms. Yesil will walk you through the journey of Salesforce, the company that pioneered the cloud-based, software-as-a-service model, where she served as a founding board member and original investor. When Salesforce started, very few people wanted to take a chance on such a disruptive and different business model. Twenty years later, Salesforce is one of the largest and most successful technology companies in the world. She will explain her approach to leading and managing change.