FACC-NY: Meet the Founders
April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Making the leap to launching your startup is a gamble: in 2019, the failure rate of startups was around 90%, 20% of those occurring within the first year after launch. Startups that go on to earn the coveted distinction of “Unicorn” represent just above 1% of all companies. With these odds, feedback from successful entrepreneurs is an incredible asset for anyone considering entrepreneurship. Join the FACC Tech, Startup and Entrepreneur Committee as we welcome founders who will share their advice for successfully breaking into new markets.
Meet the Speakers:
Ilan Abehassera is a French-American NY-based Entrepreneur and Investor. Now a Co-Founder and President at Willo, a Kleiner Perkins backed health tech startup building a device that’s reinventing the oral care experience, making it automated, super-fast, and efficacious like never before. He previously founded Producteev, a task management platform for SMBs, acquired by Jive Software ($JIVE) in 2012, and a consumer electronics startup, Ily, a new type of communication device for young kids, acq’hired by Nucleus in 2016.
Jonathan Cherki founded ContentSquare in 2012 and has since been growing the company exponentially and promoting the importance of UX to optimize the customer journey. He believes knowledge is power, and his mission is to change the way companies work by creating a data-driven culture that is accessible to everyone. In Spring 2017, Jonathan moved to New York with his family to open ContentSquare’s outpost in the Americas. Nine years later, what started off as a college assignment is now an international company with eight offices worldwide and over 700 clients.
Adrien Nussenbaum is Co-Founder & U.S. CEO of Mirakl, the global leader in online marketplace solutions. Since graduating from HEC Paris in 2001, Adrien’s career has been focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and disruption. His background in corporate finance and management consulting has allowed him to support top Fortune 1000 companies in their strategic growth and transformation initiatives, including creating and leading FNAC’s marketplace from 2008 to 2011.
Yoni Elmalem (Moderator) leads client partnerships and business solutions at Inbox America. Prior to joining the firm, Yoni Elmalem has launched the U.S. subsidiary of a marketing software company who later raised €10M in series B funding. Mr. Elmalem brings to IA’s client base 15 years of IT and management consulting experience as a business analyst at Accenture, senior consultant at Eurogroup and Financial Services manager at Aurexia Conseil.