GGV Capital’s 6th annual EvolvingIE Summit is a wrap! Our annual gathering of innovators shaping the digital economy—disrupting how we live, work, and play in the 21st century—saw more than 1000 entrepreneurs, executives, and investors engage on building a digital first future. Through thought-provoking panels, we delved into how technology is rapidly impacting ecommerce, food, healthcare, lifestyle, and the future of work. With New York at the nexus of many of the most groundbreaking digital trends, we invited leaders from NYC-based companies such as Bowery Farming, Chief, Slice, Jokr, Snappy, Odeko, and Function of Beauty to speak, but also founders from global digital innovators such as TikTok, StockX, Para and Karat Financial. Here are 10 key takeaways from an action-packed event.
Evolving|E is an ecommerce tech community that began in 2016 as a summit in New York for the top entrepreneurs and executives in the ecommerce, retail, and consumer goods sectors. The community has expanded to include online and offline dinner series, masterclasses, and gatherings with an ecommerce community from around the world. In the summer of 2020, the summit shifted to incorporate other industries in the Digital Economy that are rapidly evolving to keep pace with the change brought on by the global pandemic.
Special thanks to our event partners NASDAQ and JP Morgan, our moderators Crystal Berger, Founder and CEO, EBO, Kat Cole, former COO and President, Focus Brands, guest speaker Ryan Darnell, Managing Partner, Max Ventures, and all of the GGV portfolio founders for your support and contributions to this event.