nairobi startup entrepreneurs & disrupters



Thu 05:45, 2017-01-12

Thu 07:30, 2017-01-12

Duration: 1h | Timezone: Africa/Nairobi

Status: passed

Event description:

Join us for an evening meetup & networking session. 

We'll introduce you to Access Silicon Valley and will be sharing some incredible insights live from Silicon Valley.

**we will be broadcasting the livestream during this evening meetup**

Access Silicon Valley invites you to join us in kicking off the New Year on JANUARY 11, 2017 with our youngest guest to take the ASV stage, the highly acclaimed Bill Clerico, CEO and Co-Founder of WePay.  WePay is currently the leading payments company for platform businesses like marketplaces, crowdfunding sites & small business software, processing billions annually for platforms like:

Since 2008, WePay has raised $74M in funding, including from some notable investors like Philip Purcell (CEO & Chairman of Morgan Stanley), Max Levchin (President of HVF, Founder & CEO of Affirm, Co-founder of PayPal and Glow), Maynard Webb (Chairman at Yahoo), as well as top tier VC’s. Recently ranked 8th out of 100 of the Bay Area’s fastest growing private companies, WePay was also named to the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing private companies for the second year running.

Roger Rappoport, founder of Access Silicon Valley, will moderate this Fireside Chat “Unleashed” with Bill, discussing his journey, from graduating from YC in 2009, to becoming a YC Partner in 2016, and raising a boatload of money from incredible big-name sources, in addition to touching on 2017’s hottest, most influential topics for startup entrepreneurs and Fintech enthusiasts. Join us for this interactive, audience driven evening of insights from the perspective of one of the youngest and most inspiring startup entrepreneurs to make it big in Silicon Valley!

Don't miss BILL CLERICO unleashed!!


Co-founder & CEO, WePay

Bill Clerico is co-founder and CEO of WePay. As co-founder and CEO, Bill has driven the company's vision, strategy, and growth from inception to present day, where WePay processes several billion dollars annually, has over 170 employees and has raised over $75 million in financing.  WePay was recently named to the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing private companies for the second year running.

Bill came up with the idea for online payment processor WePay when he was a 21-year-old graduate from Boston College. The concept looked so promising that he and WePay co-founder Rich Aberman moved to Silicon Valley, raised some money and opened for business eight years ago. About 7 months after starting the company, not making the progress they had hoped for, Bill and Rich applied to Y Combinator. They graduated with the Y Combinator class of 2009, and Bill is now a part-time Partner at YC, helping other entrepreneurs further their startup journey.

Prior to WePay, Bill was a technology investment banker at Jefferies and earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston College. 


WePay, is a company that powers payments for the platform economy.  WePay's customers include crowdfunding sites, marketplaces and SMB software platforms like GoFundMe, FreshBooks, Constant Contact, and Meetup.  WePay partners closely with platforms like these to ensure a seamless experience for their users while also protecting them from risk and regulatory exposure. 

WePay continues to expand its capabilities and services and grow at rapid pace. Earlier this year, WePay announced the first-ever fully white label mobile POS system, which provides platforms the ability to offer their own branded credit card reader without needing to take on any of the overhead of building, maintaining and fulfilling hardware. In addition, WePay recently expanded its international operations into the UK. 



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