Marissa Mayer and Alfred Lin are coming to Disrupt SF 2019

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Twenty+ startups, each with six minutes to tell the world what they’re about. If they can prove to our panel of judges that they’re the best of the best, they’ll walk away with $100,000 and their name forever etched on the Disrupt cup.

That’s the core idea behind the Startup Battlefield, a pillar of TechCrunch Disrupt SF — which, as you might know, is just weeks away. As the event approaches, the list of incredible speakers and world-renowned judges only grows.

We’re thrilled to announce that Alfred Lin and Marissa Mayer will be joining us as Battlefield finals judges.

Alfred Lin is a partner at Sequoia Capital, and by no means a stranger to the startup world. He helped to helm LinkExchange as VP of Finance leading into its $265M acquisition by Microsoft in 1998, and COO at Zappos leading into its billion-dollar acquisition by Amazon. He now sits on the board of companies like Airbnb, Dia&Co, Houzz, and DoorDash.

Marissa Mayer was one of the earliest employees at Google, where she’d go on to lead the company’s search and mapping divisions. She led Yahoo! as President and CEO from 2012 to 2017, including through its acquisition by


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