The Future of Money
This panel will offer an in-depth look into the rise of financial tools available in the cloud and on mobile. It will discuss the idea of how these services have changed the way consumers deal with money and how it is affecting small businesses and merchants. With the social web, ecommerce and mobile offerings infiltrating our financial lives on a daily basis, consumers are more empowered than ever. With the click of a mouse or a swipe of a Smartphone, we can buy or sell items, make or lose money in an instant. Mobile tools make it easy to process purchases in real time, and on-the-go payments will soon be the default for shoppers around the world. Small businesses can flourish within minutes on the Web, and consumers can thoroughly analyze their personal flow of money with effortless online tools. So what do all of these developments mean for businesses, consumers and everyone in between? This panel will explore the future of payments, purchases and financial tools that will empower consumers and fuel small businesses throughout the digital age.
Bill is CEO and co-founder of WePay, where he drives the company’s vision, strategy and growth. His goal is to make sending and receiving the world’s money impossibly easy. Bill was also named one of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs of 2011 in Businessweek.
Before founding WePay, Bill worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Army’s Communications Engineering Research Command and in electronic trading at Goldman Sachs.
Bill has a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston College.
Dan is a Principal at Highland, focusing on the mobile and financial services sectors. Dan represents Highland on the boards of PerkStreet Financial, Triad 700 and TriStar. He also is currently or has been actively involved with Highland's investments in CampusLIVE, Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications), Picochip (acquired by Mindspeed Technologies), Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), WePay and Zoove. In addition, Dan was a Founding Executive Committee Member in First Growth Venture Network and is Chief Learning Officer for the HBS Angels Alumni Association.
Prior to joining Highland, Dan worked at HarbourVest Partners, LLC, where he invested in and worked closely with several growth-stage technology and communications businesses, including Axerra Networks, eHelp (acquired by Macromedia), MobileAccess Networks (Acquired by Corning), Nuera Communications (acquired by AudioCodes), and Quallaby (acquired by Micromuse).
Dan has also worked in corporate development at RSA Security (RSAS, acquired by EMC), as a software consultant for American Management Systems (AMSY, acquired by CGI Group), and independently consulted to several communications start-ups.
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Finance and Information Systems
Harvard Business School, M.B.A., with Distinction
Dan is an aspiring, yet novice skier, and enjoys playing basketball.
Dave Boyce is the CEO of Fundly, the #1 online social fundraising platform in the US. Under Dave's leadership, Fundly has raised over $230M to date for causes for nonprofit, charity, and political campaigns. Prior to Fundly, Dave was an early executive and Vice-President of Business Development & Marketing at ProfitLogic, a company that created and defined the retail price and inventory optimization space. When Oracle acquired ProfitLogic in 2005 Dave stayed on and ran Oracle Global Retail Products for four years as Vice-President. Dave began his career in strategy consulting for InteCorp and Monitor group. Dave has an Honors Degree in German Literature from BYU and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
David Lee is the Founding Managing Partner of SV Angel, an angel fund with investments in companies such as Twitter, Foursquare, Flipboard, Dropbox and Airbnb. Prior to SV Angel, David was at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage venture firm. He also held business development roles at StumbleUpon and Google, and was a corporate attorney at leading technology law firms. David has an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow; a J.D. from NYU; and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins.
Patrick is cofounder and CEO of Stripe. He previously studied mathematics at MIT.