Bloomberg, Cornell Tech, & Tech:NYC invite you to join us for the latest installment of the CornellTech@Bloomberg series,featuringAnthony Casalena, founder & CEO of Squarespace, in conversation with Scarlet Fu of Bloomberg Television.
Anthony Casalena started building what would become Squarespace 15 years ago in his college dorm room in an effort to create a platform for his own website. What began as a personal project borne from his dissatisfaction with existing web publishing platforms has since grown to a service used by two million people & businesses -- from Keanu Reeves to Lyft -- to design, create, manage, & host their websites.
Squarespace took outside investment in 2010 from Accel & Index Ventures to accelerate its growth, ushering in a new phase of the company's history, complete with celebrity endorsements & Super Bowl commercials. With 50% year-over-year revenue growth in 2017, the company reportedly raised a $200 million funding round in December that valued it at $1.7 billion, which will allow Squarespace to expand its e-commerce & international offerings.
Casalena & Fu will cover the evolution of Squarespace -- along with your questions -- in their wide-ranging discussion.
Bloomberg L.P. Headquarters731 Lexington AvenueNew York, NYTuesday, April 17, 20185:30 PM: Cocktail reception begins6:00 PM: Doors close, conversation starts6:45 PM: Audience Q&A with Cornell Tech students7:00 PM: Networking andhors d'oeuvresto follow**PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited & registered attendees will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Doors close promptly at the top of the hour. Individuals arriving late may be turned away from the building.No walk-ins allowed**
Anthony Casalena is the founder & CEO of Squarespace. During the company's early years, Anthony acted as the sole engineer, designer, & support representative for the entire Squarespace platform. In addition to running the company & setting overall product strategy, he remains actively involved in many departments of the company that he had previously run himself. Anthony holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Maryland.
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