Google Ventures’ Rich Miner, Stamped CEO Stein at Mobile Madness NY

Few people have played a more instrumental role in the mobile computing revolution than Rich Miner.

As the co-founder of Android, Miner spread the seeds of an operating system that has spread at a breathtaking pace, becoming the most widely used mobile OS in the world. In fact, some analysts say Android could surpass even mighty Microsoft Windows a few years from now.


These days, he’s moved from entrepreneur to investor—as a general partner at Google Ventures, Miner is tackling opportunities in enterprise, e-commerce, and more.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Miner has joined our all-star cast for Mobile Madness New York, Xconomy’s signature half-day mobile conference, being held Dec. 4 at Microsoft’s technology center in Midtown.

And he’s bringing a friend: Robby Stein, most recently the CEO of Stamped, a social bookmarking startup that made headlines last week as new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s first acquisition since taking over the Web 1.0 pioneer.

When the deal was announced, Stein and his team said they’d be “creating a brand new product and engineering office for Yahoo in NYC’s Bryant Park,” but they didn’t drop any hints.

Miner knows that story well, of course, since Stamped was one of his portfolio startups at Google Ventures. Maybe Miner can tease out a few details about what the Stamped crew will be working on for Yahoo?

You’ll have to come to Mobile Madness New York to find out for yourself. Miner’s chat with Stein is one of our series of founder-investor chats, which also feature appearances from Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures with PlaceIQ CEO Duncan McCall, and Will Porteous of RRE Ventures talking to SkyHook CEO Ted Morgan.

Check out the full roster of amazing speakers and get your tickets here—the saver rate expires soon. We’ve also got special deals for students and startups. And stay tuned for more exciting details as the date draws closer. We’ll see you Dec. 4.

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