Twitter, BlaBlaCar & 500 Startups – 5 things not to miss Tuesday afternoon

Twitter, BlaBlaCar & 500 Startups – 5 things not to miss Tuesday afternoon

February 22, 2016 by Anna O'Hare

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You’ve already seen what’s going on this morning. It’s time to look to this afternoon and what’s going on at the different SURGE stages.

Greg Moran – Co-Founder – Zoomcar
Rising above the on demand traffic – Marketing Stage – 1.20pm

Transportation is a natural fit for the on-demand economy. But how do you get users’ attention and get them to order up rides? The founders of Zoomcar and Jugnoo – which dispatch autorickshaws and rental cars – discuss the strides they’re making.

Zoomcar is India’s first 100% self-drive focused car rental company and has raised $22.2 million in funding. Co-founder, Greg Moran will be joined on stage by Samar SinglaCEO of Jugnoo.  Catch them at 01.20pm on the Marketing stage.

Mohit SaxenaCo-Founder & CTO – Inmobi
Meaningful discovery – Marketing Stage – 1.40pm


What has advertising been missing so far? The joy of discovery, says InMobi’s co-founder and CTO. He explains how to enhance the user-centricity of digital ads and what mobile ads should be – contextual, location based, micro-segmented and beautiful.

The company have raised $220.6 million in funding and is a mobile-first platform allowing brands, developers and publishers to engage consumers through mobile advertising. Don’t miss this talk on the Marketing Stage at 01.40pm.

Rich Paret – Global Head – Twitter
The Twitter-powered mobile revolution – Centre Stage – 2.35pm


From local startups to the biggest companies, everyone is pursuing the mobile revolution. Hear from Twitter’s Global Head of Developer Platform how Apps, Content and Data – powered by Fabric – are driving mobile businesses in India and around the world.

Dave McClure – Founder – 500 Startups
500 strong – Centre Stage – 3.35pm


The man behind investments in over 1400 startups from more than 50 countries, Dave McClure is not holding back on India and has big plans in store. Dave McClure is a venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, a venture capital firm & startup incubator headquartered in Silicon Valley founded by PayPal and Google alumni, with over $200 million in assets under management.


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About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.