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Stewart Butterfield: DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
Join us for the first talk of the 2015-16 academic year, featuring Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack. He will be in conversation with Andrew Braccia, a general partner at the venture capital firm Accel Partners.
Prior to Slack – a platform for team communication used by hundreds of thousands of professionals everyday – Butterfield co-founded and led Flickr from its inception in late 2003 through its 2005 acquisition by Yahoo! He stepped down in 2008, at which point Flickr was one of the largest web services in the world with over 50 million users and billions of photos.
In nearly two decades working on the web, Butterfield has had a distinguished career as a designer, entrepreneur and technologist. He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time Magazine, BusinessWeek's Top 50 Leaders, and been featured in interviews and articles by hundreds of publications and broadcasters including the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, The New York Times, CNN and Financial Times.
The DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar series is generously supported by the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.