David vs. Goliath: Internet Startups Battle Money Giants

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

The financial services industry has been shrouded in mystery for decades. The internet is finally transforming the financial services landscape by empowering consumers and businesses to research, compare, and demand better prices and service by knowing the competition.

Mint.com, LendingTree, TransFS and BillShrink caused paradigm shifts which put power in the hands of the customer instead of big institutions cashing in on a lack of knowledge.

This panel will leverage the experience of thought leaders in the industry to explore the trends which have led to their success: transparency, honesty, free for user models, disseminating information, etc.

The panel will also explore what’s at stake in the future both for consumers, small businesses, and big institutions. Is there such a thing as too much transparency? Does the acquisition of startups spreading transparency undermine their value proposition?

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Sean Harper

Co-founder of FeeFighters and TSS-Radio, part-time zookeeper bio from Twitter

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Suresh Ramamurthi
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Felix Salmon

Felix Salmon is the finance blogger at Reuters bio from Twitter

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Shamir Karkal

Co-founder and CFO of Simple.com. Fascinated by finance, technology, entrepreneurship. Check out my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/shamirkarkal bio from Twitter

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Noah Breslow

Startup Exec, Entrepreneur, relentless optimist. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Salon D, Hilton Austin Downtown

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