Fireside Chat with Google Ventures Advisor - Stephan Somogyi

Location: The Vaults (Events Room)

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Moderated by Paddy Flynn, Director at Google Ireland, Stephan will talk about security, privacy and pitching to VCs in Silicon Valley.

Stephan Somogyi, Security Advisor at Google Ventures

Stephan Somogyi works in security and privacy product management at Google. He’s currently on the Chrome team, developing new approaches to make computing safer and more privacy-preserving.

Previously, Stephan led the expansion of Safe Browsing, Google’s system that protects over three billion devices worldwide from malware and phishing. He also built and led Motorola’s Privacy Engineering team after the acquisition through the launch of the first Moto X; worked on End-To-End, a project to make strong encryption more usable; as well as a variety of other security and privacy efforts.

Prior to joining Google, Stephan held a range of global security and product management roles, including stints at VMWare and Infineon. He was previously the Director of Products at PGP Corporation, and has also worked in brand strategy and information design. In a former life, he was a business, technology, and design journalist, writing for the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and I.D. Magazine, among others.

About GV

Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc. and provides seed, venture, and growth stage funding to technology companies. The firm operates independently from Google and makes financially driven investment decisions. GV seeks to invest in startup companies in a variety of fields ranging from the Internet, software, and hardware to life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, transportation, cyber security and agriculture. GV has offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, New York City, Cambridge, and London.

GV has $2.4 billion under management. In 2014, the group announced $125 million to invest in promising European startups.

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