The Web Summit brings together Fortune 500 companies, promising startups, world-class speakers, and investors for a 4-day conference that is attended by over 70,000 people.
Web Summit 2023 Lisbon - Who are the Top 10 main speakers & what will they be speaking about?
1 - Brad Smith - Microsoft president
Brad Smith leads a team of more than 1,900 businesses located in 54 countries. On January 23, 2023, Microsoft announced a new multi-billion-dollar investment deal with ChatGPT. The revenue of Microsoft is estimated at US$ 211.9 billion in 2023.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Brad Smith of Microsoft will be speaking about “How do we regulate AI?”
2 - Nick Clegg – Meta president of global affairs
Nick Clegg joined Microsoft in 2018 after serving as deputy prime minister in the UK’s first coalition government since WWII, from 2010 to 2015. Meta has acquired multiple companies. The revenue of Meta is estimated at US$ 116.61 billion in 2022.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Nick Clegg of Meta will be speaking about “Every tech firm will soon be an AI company.”
3 – Ole Obermann - TikTok Global Head of Music
Ole Obermann is the global head of music at ByteDance, where he oversees music business development and strategy, including negotiating music rights for TikTok. Cloudflare ranked TikTok the most popular website of 2021, surpassing Google. According to estimates from Insider Intelligence, TikTok is projected to generate $ 14.15 billion in revenue in 2023, that is a huge rise compared to $9.89 billion in 2022.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Ole Obermann of TikTok will be speaking about “What's the next big tech development in the news?”
4 – Will Gaybrick - Stripe President for Product and Business
Will Gaybrick joined Stripe in 2015 as its CFO. Stripe is an Irish American multinational financial services and Software as a Service (SaaS) company with headquarters in California and in Dublin. Stripe primarily offers payment-processing software for e-commerce websites and mobile apps. The revenue of Stripe is estimated at US$ 12 billion in 2021.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Will Gaybrick of Stripe will be speaking about “Software as a Service.”
5 – Garry Tan - Y Combinator CEO
Garry Tan is the CEO of Y Combinator (YC). Garry built key parts of the YC founder’s experience, including Bookface and the Demo Day website. Garry is also a co-founder of Initialized Capital. Y Combinator is a US tech startup accelerator that has launched more than 4,000 companies, including Airbnb, Coinbase, Cruise, Dropbox, Reddit, Stripe, and Twitch. The combined valuation of the top YC companies was more than $ 600 billion by January 2023. Y Combinator's estimated annual revenue is currently $ 75 M per year.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Garry Tan of Y Combinator will be speaking on Centre Stage about the question “What are VCs looking for right now?”
6 - Victor Riparbelli - Synthesia CEO
Victor Riparbelli is the co-founder of Synthesia, a synthetic media generation platform used to create AI generated video content, that is based in London. As part of a Series C funding round in June 2023, Synthesia raised an additional $ 90 million from investors such as US fund Accel and Nvidia. The total valuation of Synthesia is estimated at $ 1 billion, thus making it to Unicorn status. Synthesia's estimated annual revenue is currently $ 24.8 M.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Victor Riparbelli of Synthesia will be speaking about “The age of the avatar?”
7 - Dario Amodei - Anthropic CEO
Dario Amodei is the co-founder of Anthropic and a leading figure in the field of AI research. Anthropic is working to build reliable, interpretable, steerable AI systems. Dario was VP of Research at Open AI, leading the efforts to build GPT-2 and GPT-3. The estimated annual revenue Anthropic is $ 15.4 M.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Dario Amodei of Anthropic will be speaking about “How AI is changing the world.”
8 - Maëlle Gavet – Techstars CEO
Maëlle Gavet was named as one of Fortune's 40 Under 40 and as one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2012. She is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader alum. Techstars, that is located in Colorado, is a global investment business that provides access to capital, one-on-one mentorship, and customized programming for early-stage entrepreneurs. As of May 2022, Techstars has accepted over 2,900 companies into its accelerator programs with a combined market capitalization of 71 billion USD. Techstars peak revenue was $ 11.0 M in 2022.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Maëlle Gavet of Techstars will be speaking about “The great VC reckoning.” She will discuss whether the Venture Capital model is broken and what can be done to improve or replace it.
9 - Vanessa Stock - Pitch co-founder
Before joining Pitch, Vanessa Stock worked at Wunderlist, focusing on hiring the core team. Pitch is a software company headquartered in Berlin that helps teams collaboratively build presentations and create content. The estimated revenue of Pitch is $ 7.4 M in 2023.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Vanessa Stock of Pitch will be speaking about collaborative presentations software.
10 - Albert Wenger - Union Square Ventures Managing Partner
Albert Wenger is the Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures and the author of the recent book The World After Capital. Union Square Ventures (USV), a US venture capital firm based in New York, has backed more than 130 startups, including Twitter, Etsy, Stripe, Coinbase, Zynga, Tumblr, Stack Overflow, and Meetup. The estimated Revenue of Union Square Ventures is $ 5 million.
At the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures will be speaking about “Why attention is the new capital.”