11 Luminaries You Don’t Want to Miss at Street Fight Summit New York 2015

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The annual Street Fight Summit New York kicks off next week on October 20th with a star-studded lineup of speakers. Here are just 11 of the many experts you won’t want to miss (click here to see a detailed agenda and buy tickets):

  1. Ted Leonsis is a co-founder and partner in the “speed-up capital” Revolution Growth Fund II, which currently has made investments in 12 companies, including Bigcommerce, Booker, RunKeeper, and sweetgreen. He’s also the founder, chairman, majority owner, and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA), and Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. And if that’s not impressive enough, Leonsis is a former co-CEO of Groupon and the current chair of that company’s board of directors.
  2. Dennis Crowley is co-founder and CEO of Foursquare and a pioneer in imagining ways to help people discover the world around them using data and social encouragement. He previously founded Dodgeball, one of the first mobile social services, which was acquired by Google in 2005. Foursquare has embarked on a number of exciting initiatives in the past year, from its “location cloud” to deeper integration with other apps. Click here for Street Fight’s complete Foursquare coverage.
  3. Sharon Rowlands is the CEO of ReachLocal, an influential player in local online marketing since 2005, when it first offered small businesses the opportunity to advertise on search engines and directories. Rowlands, who previously served as the CEO of Altegrity, Penton Media, and Thomson Financial, joined ReachLocal in 2014. Street Fight recently interviewed Rowlands about about digital marketing’s “one-stop shop” mentality and how the industry is making things more complicated for business owners.
  4. Howard Lerman is the co-founder and CEO of Yext, a leader in digital location management software and solutions. The fast-growing company continues to add senior-level executives at an impressive clip. It recently broadened its suite of location-based targeting products with the launch of Xone, a beacon-based program for businesses to engage in-store consumers with relevant content.
  5. Pooja Khana is the CEO Americas at Zomato, the global restaurant search and discovery service that operates in 10,000 cities in 22 countries and which earlier this year raised a $50 million funding round. Before joining Zomato in 2011, Khana worked as a credit analyst at Standard Chartered Bank.
  6. Angus Davis is the founder and CEO of Swipely, which provides a payments-centric data analytics platform specifically aimed at restaurants. Before Swipely, Davis co-founded Tellme Networks, which Microsoft acquired in 2007 for an estimated $800 million.
  7. Chris Cunningham is the head of mobile and global brand partnerships at ironSource. He was founder and CEO of appssavvy and is an active investor in and advisor to a host of emerging technology companies. Cunningham recently spoke with Street Fight about the changes he’s seen in his 16 years in ad-tech and how location influences ironSource’s services.
  8. Jason Richelson is the founder and chief strategy officer at ShopKeep, which began life as POS software provider and now offers hardware, payments, marketing, and analytics to SMB customers. Before ShopKeep, Richelson co-founded gourmet food and wine business The Greene Grape. He spoke with Street Fight about ShopKeep’s move beyond the software space and how cloud computing is changing the playing field for small businesses.
  9. Steve Cheney is co-founder of Estimote, a company offering beacons and stickers compatible with both Apple’s iBeacon and Google’s Eddystone formats. Before Estimote, he served as vice president of business and platform for GroupMe, which Skype acquired in 2011 for $80 million. Cheney talked to Street Fight last month about the evolution of beacon technology and the trajectory of its adoption.
  10. Chris Spanos is co-founder and CEO of Urgent.ly, the on-demand roadside assistance provider. He was general manager of Repair.com and founder and CEO of SeniorChecked, acquired by Asurion in 2011. Spanos recently spoke with Street Fight about bringing technology to roadside assistance and ending AAA’s run as the dominant player in the industry.
  11. Satish Dharmaraj is managing director at Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital firm with investments in companies like Nextdoor, Vurb, Button, and HomeAway. Prior to Redpoint, he was CEO of Zimbra and vice president of messaging products at OpenWave. Last month, Street Fight spoke with Dharmaraj about emerging opportunities in the local landscape.

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  1. March 22, 2016

    Street Fight

    Look what we have managed to find online about Reachlocal


    63 complaints, headlines as follows

    ReachLocal – Worst SEO company possible, (client in Tempe in Arizona)

    ReachLocal – Worst Experience Ever (client in Huntington Beach California)

    ReachLocal Is a Premier Global Partner of Google’s (mole)

    ReachLocal – Talk Big with Zero Results, (Client in Edmonton Alberta)

    ReachLocal – Reach Local ripp offfffff, (client in Ottawa Ontario)

    ReachLocal – They chasing targets not customer solutions, (Melbourne, Victoria)

    ReachLocal – Wow, cant believe we all got ripped off (Hoddesdon England)

    ReachLocal – Deception and Misleading Conduct (Ventura California)

    ReachLocal – Dont touch them (Melbourne Victoria)

    ReachLocal did not provide me with what I paid for

    Reachlocal keep 60% of the entire spend for themselves

    ReachLocal – This website proves there is justice, please heed the complaints presented here (Hillsboro, Oregon)

    ReachLocal – NOT ONE LEAD !! ASK FOR A REFUND IT WAS SO BAD! (Los Altos, California)

    ReachLocal – Just one Month into Contract (West Palm Beach Florida)

    ReachLocal – Liars, Scammers, Thieves…(Cibolo Texas)

    ReachLocal – Waste of Money, Don’t contract this service. Was coned into this but the person telling me they will get great results. (Saugus, Massachusetts)


    Reachlocal – BIG FRAUD CASE (London, UK)

    ReachLocal – Reach Local should be shut down!!

    ReachLocal – At a loss..in more ways than one! (Orlando, Florida)

    ReachLocal – First two months work perfect and then nothing


    ReachLocal – Simple Review #1410141334 (winter Springs Florida)

    ReachLocal – Local? leads from Out of State!; No Cancellation (Chicago, Illinois)

    ReachLocal – No visibility of adwords, lies and pocketing 50% of your money!!!!! (London UK)

    ReachLocal – Reach Local – go elsewhere, wish I had

    ReachLocal – Everything was fine and then……….nothing, zero, nada

    ReachLocal – No ReTargetgin Campaign

    ReachLocal – Lack of support with poor performance. Bad terms and conditions (colombus Ohio)

    ReachLocal – I should have just flushed $3,300 down a toilet (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

    ReachLocal – Reach Local are the Devil’s advocate


    ReachLocal – Told to go to ***.


    ReachLocal – Act like they invented online marketing

    ReachLocal – Do Not Use Reach Local!!!!!!!!!! (Houston, Texas)

    ReachLocal ripped off (Houston Texas)

    ReachLocal – Do not use

    ReachLocal – Still reeling after almost a year

    ReachLocal – Very Unethical company

    ReachLocal – Vice president

    ReachLocal – Reach Local – RIP OFF

    ReachLocal – Terrible Results – complete WASTE OF MONEY

    ReachLocal – Never Do Business with Reach Local. They Are Not To Be Trusted!

    ReachLocal is not Competent

    ReachLocal – Reach Local is way too expensive

    ReachLocal is a SCAM “BIG PROMISES” no results!

    ReachLocal – Lied, did nothing, and stole my money.

    AVOID REACHLOCAL for your Biz Marketing!

    ReachLocal Does Not Know What They Are Doing

    ReachLocal – Reach Local’s Sale Scams! Don’t Trust!

    ReachLocal is a Scam that the IMC doesn’t even understand

    Do not believe ReachLocal, SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!

    ReachLocal – Asked for Targeted Program and Got Worthless Keywords Instead

    ReachLocal – Reach Local has no business ethics


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