NJ Tech Meetup 44 w/ Vinit Bharara, cofounder Quidsi
Thursday, January 9, 2014 – ( 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm )
Location: Babbio Center at Stevens Institute Of Technology
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15 - 8:15: Welcome/Startups present
8:15 - 9: Feature Speaker
9+: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)
Startups: coming soon
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Stevens students/faculty free: RSVP here
Speaker: Vinit Bharara, cofounder, Quidsi (diapers.com, soap.com, wag.com)
About Vinit: Vinit Bharara is co-founder and was previously chief operating officer of Quidsi. Prior to founding Quidsi, Vinit was the general counsel of The Topps Company. Before that, he was a co-founder, executive vice president and general counsel of the Pit, Inc., which was successfully sold to Topps.
Bharara began his legal career at the Wall Street law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a research assistant to the former dean. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Vinit and his wife live in New York City with their young daughter and son.
About Quidsi: Acquired in 2010 by Amazon for $545M, Quidsi is one of the world’s fastest growing e-commerce companies and parent of Diapers.com (baby care), Soap.com (health, beauty and household essentials), BeautyBar.com (luxury beauty), Wag.com (pet supplies), YoYo.com (toys), Casa.com (housewares and decor), Vine.com (natural and organic goods), AfterSchool.com (kids' sports/activity gear), Bookworm.com (children's books) and Look.com (kids' clothing).
The company’s mission is to make life easier by creating a new type of e-commerce experience, delivering in 1-2 days, and providing incredible customer service.