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Friday, March 7 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Starting a Company While Staying a Couple

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What's it like starting a company with your significant other? Your work and home life will lose separation. Some VCs won't fund you as a matter of principle. But at the same time, you get to obsess about work together, long hours aren't quite so hard to bear, emotional support is baked into your company's DNA, and you get to see each other 24x7...
This panel will feature veterans of the startup-plus-couple life - Aye Moah and Alex Moore from Baydin, and Mendel Chuang and Derek Langton from Smoopa. Both couples have been together for over a decade and have been working together for over 3 years.
We will provide insight onto how we've made it work, stumbling blocks and how we got past them, plus the best practices we've discovered while working together on a company.

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Mendel Chuang

CEOSmoopaMendel is the CEO of Smoopa, a free shopping app where you can collect and share what you love. He graduated from MIT with two degrees and joined Google pre-IPO. During his 5 years at Google, he worked on a variety of projects including Google Desktop, Toolbar, Blogger, AdWords... Read More →
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Derek Langton

DeveloperSmoopaDerek is the lead iOS developer at Smoopa, a free shopping app where you can collect and share what you love. After serving as a Massachusetts state trooper for 18 years, he picked up programming to change his career. Read more about his story at http://techcrunch... Read More →
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Aye Moah

Chief of ProductBaydinAye Moah is the co-founder/Chief of Product at Baydin, a profitable email productivity company.
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Alexander Moore

CEOBaydinAlex is the CEO of Baydin, an email productivity company. Baydin makes software that combines AI and behavioral science to ease the burden on overloaded emailers. Alex previously worked at Analog Devices and graduated with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from MIT. When... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Sheraton Austin, Capitol EFGH