Later this month, Goldman Sachs will lure some of Silicon Valley's most influential investors to the Bellagio in Las Vegas for its annual off-the-record internet conference, a chance for attendees to hear from some of tech's buzziest CEOs and for Goldman to boost its reputation with the west coast tech crowd.
The event provides a glimpse into which startups and industries Goldman finds fascinating — the speaker list is usually an indication of what and who is hot right now. As my colleague Peter Kafka explained last year: "The companies Goldman asks to come onstage are either the ones it thinks are most promising, or the ones it would like to land as clients, or some combination."
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In other words: Companies worth paying attention to.
So here's the list of speakers, courtesy of numerous attendees. The event kicks off on Nov. 16, and the keynote speakers — BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and Slack's Stewart Butterfield — are set to speak on Nov 17.
(For those keeping score at home, of the 26 people listed on the agenda, only one is a woman: Goldman Sachs Managing Director Liz Milonopoulos.)
- Andreessen Horowitz
- Auto1 Group
- T. Rowe Price
- Machine Zone
- Funding Circle
- Color Genomics
—By Kurt Wagner, Recode.net.
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