How to Build an IoT Company with Mike Farley (Founder & CEO Tile)

Mar 31, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00 AM

EFI (Electronics for Imaging), 6700 Dumbarton Cr., Fremont, 94555

Mike Farley is CEO and Co-Founder of San Mateo-based smart location company, Tile. An engineer by trade, Mike developed Tile to help his wife find the many items she often misplaced. Mike launched Tile on Selfstarter in 2011 where it quickly surpassed initial fundraising goals and became the most successful campaign in their history. Mike was recently named a 2016 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year.

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About Tile

Tile gives everything the power of smart location. Tile's devices, network and mobile app work together to help people locate the things that matter to them most. As the world’s largest lost-and-found network, Tile's global community spans over 200 countries and territories and helps people locate more than one million items every day. The Tile Smart Location Platform makes it possible for other companies to embed location into their own products. The company is based in San Mateo, CA and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures. Tile is a top seller in retail stores and is sold online around the world.

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  • Mike Farley




Friday, March 31, 2017
1:30 AM – 4:00 AM UTC


1:30 AMNetworking
2:15 AMFireside Chat and Q&A
3:15 AMConnect with Speaker


  • Gaytri K

    Fremont Chapter Director

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