Session Information

Monday, May 16th, 5:30–5:50pm

Fireside Chat

Marc Lore
Founder & CEO,
Marc Lore is the Founder and CEO of, which has raised more than $700 million in funding. Jet promises radical price innovation in e-commerce by optimizing the underlying economics of online shopping and unbundling the embedded retail costs that drive up price, creating an entirely new business model that works better for both consumers and merchants.

Prior to Jet, Marc was the Co-founder and CEO of Quidsi, the parent company of e-commerce websites,, and more. The company was founded in 2005 and sold to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million. Marc was also the Co-founder and CEO of The Pit, Inc., an internet market-making collectible company constructed as an alternative to eBay, which was sold to the Topps Company in 2001.

Marc has received a plethora of industry accolades, including E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year regional winner and Fortune’s “smartest people in technology;” The Sunday Times Magazine of London named him one of the “new high-tech entrepreneurs and whiz kids.” Prior to being a serial entrepreneur, Marc held various investment banking positions, including Executive Vice President of Sanwa International Bank in London, where he was head of the bank’s Risk Management Division and Vice President of Emerging Markets Risk Management at Credit Suisse First Boston.

He graduated from Bucknell University, where he received a BA in Business Management/Economics, cum laude.