Co-Founder & CEO

Ashvin Kumar is the co-founder & CEO of Tophatter, one of the most efficient mobile marketplaces in the world. More than 12 million buyers compete in fleeting, 90-second auctions to win deals of up to 80% off jewelry, consumer electronics, and more.

With the engagement and psychology of a game and the economics of a marketplace, Tophatter is redefining eCommerce with a discovery shopping app that's truly one-of-a-kind. Tophatter processes $25M+ in sales per month and over 70,000 transactions every single day. This year, they are on track to achieve $350M in sales, up from $160M last year.

 

 

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COO

Andrew Blachman is the COO of Tophatter. Previously, he was the CEO of GET ME IN!, a European online ticket marketplace acquired by Ticketmaster in 2008. Before GET ME IN!, Andrew was a consultant for StubHub as well as the European Director and VP Business Development for WideRay.

Andrew began his career as an investment banker in Goldman Sachs' high technology group in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. He is also an early seed investor in several online marketplaces, including SeatGeek, Bridebook, and Outdoorsy. 


goals.

1. Reach retailers and partners to grow the marketplace

2. Position Ashvin and Andrew as thought leaders in business

3. Continue to secure a firm positioning as a leader in the mobile and technology spaces



speaking platform.

MOBILE DISCOVERY: HOW TODAY’S CONSUMER FINDS AND PURCHASES PRODUCTS

BUILDING A MOBILE EXPERIENCE THAT DRIVES CONVERSIONS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: How to build and grow a global marketplace


execution. 

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES SECURED

TAP Conference: 2018

Mobile World Congress Shanghai: 2018

RIS Retail & Consumer Goods Analytics Summit: 2018

Youth Marketing Strategy SF: 2018

Collision: 2018

DIG South Tech Conference: 2018

eCommerce Innovation Summit: 2018

IRCE: 2018

Hawkefest: 2018

SaaS Connect: 2018

The Marketplace Conference: 2018

App Growth Summit SF: 2018

Shopper Brain New York: 2018

The Montgomery Summit: 2018

Shoptalk: 2018

The Hustle's 2X: 2018

OmniShopper: 2018

MobileMonday meetup: 2018

LA eCommerce Summit: 2018

The 7th Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF): 2017

Mobile Spree: 2017

UX Next: 2017

Slush Shanghai: 2017

Retail Congress Asia Pacific: 2017

Retail Ascendant: 2017

Millennial 20/20: 2017

Retail Executive Summit: 2017

4YFN @ Mobile World Congress Shanghai: 2017

Mobile Growth Summit: 2017

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE): 2017

Supply Chain Summit: 2017

CNP Expo: 2017

Startup Grind Shanghai: 2017

Financial Innovation and Payments Summit: 2017

GMIC Beijing: 2017

IE eCommerce Innovation Summit: 2017

Sellers Conference: 2017

GMIC Mexico City: 2017

Mobile Growth MeetUp: 2017

GMIC São Paolo: 2016 and 2017

GMIC Taipei: 2016

The 6th Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF): 2016

Propel SF Conference: 2016

Mobile World Congress Shanghai: 2016

Mobile Apps Unlocked: 2016

Sellers Conference for Online Entrepreneurs: 2016

IE eCommerce Innovation Summit: 2016

Bay Area Entrepreneurs Startup MeetUp: 2016

Expert Dojo: 2016

IE Mobile Innovation Summit: 2015

and counting...