Join Us in the Fast Lane

In two weeks’ time, three of the tech community’s most respected thought leaders on inside sales, growth hacking and marketplaces will sit down with one of the most thoughtful journalists writing about innovation to talk about…. velocity.  High    velocity, that is. How you achieve it and, perhaps more importantly, how you sustain it within the framework of your fast moving company.

Here at Polaris, we are super excited to be launching our Partnership Series which will systematically dive into some of the most important subject matters facing emerging companies today. Our inaugural event will take place in the evening of February 12, 2015 at the Automattic Lounge in San Francisco. It will feature Polaris Partner Gary Swart, President & Co-Founder, Ken Krogue and Founder & CEO Sean Ellis in an interactive discussion moderated by Re/code Senior Editor Liz Gannes.

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What to expect?

The Best Minds – If you aren’t aware (and if we may brag a bit on our partners), this is a stellar group of individuals. Gary was most recently the CEO of oDesk where he grew the business into the world’s largest online workplace with $1 billion flowing through the platform. Ken was honored this past year as #2 in the world in a list of Top Social Sales Influencers featured on Forbes. Sean is considered one of the preeminent and most provactive leaders in performance marketing, having coined the term GrowthHacking.  Liz is 10+ year veteran of Silicon Valley tech coverage and a highly respected voice within our community.

Rich Content – Gary, Ken and Sean are geared up to share with Liz and our audience strategic but practical perspectives on how to hire the right people and maximize the performance of your teams. They will talk about the opportunities and pitfalls of growth hacking, “game-ification”, and ongoing training. And they will offer thoughts on measuring success along the way.  There will also be dedicated time for Q and A.

Great Networking – We will have great food and drinks from Jessica Laskey Fine Catering before and after the program, giving you time to network with our speakers and one another. The Automattic Lounge is a superb venue for connecting with one another and we are proud to be an investor in the company.

Indisuptable Value – We want this content to be accessible to all in our community who are interested. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fenwick & West and TriNet, this event is free to those who want to be there. We are putting a cap on attendance so there is an opportunity to really make meaningful connections during the course of the evening

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Want to join us?

The event is free of charge but you must register to attend. Please sign up here with the promo code: PARTNER by February 3rd. Once we hit capacity, we will start a wait list  — so register soon.

Here are additional details:

  • What: Beyond Perks: Building a High Velcocity Work Environment
  • Where: Automattic Lounge, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco
  • When: Thursday evening, February 12, 2015
    • Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.
    • Program: 6:30 p.m.
    • Networking: 7:30 p.m.
  • Who: Emerging company leaders who are focused on growth – CEOs, COOs, CMOs Heads of Sales or Marketing, Heads of Talent

Questions?  Email Alison Powers at  We are looking forward to seeing many in our community there!


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