Developers: Take the World Stage by Storm
With the pace of globalization today, international expansion is not something that can be put off until later in a startup’s life. Join Bill Ready, CEO of Braintree—the global payment platform behind many of the best next-generation online and mobile purchasing experiences like Uber, Fab, Airbnb, and Mojang—to learn how to take your company global, and fast. In a Fast Company interview, Bill said: “If you don’t clone yourself abroad, someone else will,” a reference to the Samwer Brothers’ Clone Factory, which has replicated companies like Groupon, Pinterest, and even Amazon. Still, startups face serious challenges when they move into foreign markets; one of the most significant, dealing with payments. How do you get paid across countries with varying financial rules, payment regulations and currencies? Drawing from his experience leading Braintree’s international growth and expansion, Bill will share how companies can successfully fend off competitors and take the world stage.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Can startups reduce the threat of being cloned abroad and increase the chances of scaling successfully?
- Has globalization changed how startups need to think about monetizing?
- Which companies are benefiting from early international expansion and what can we learn from their success?
- How to determine if you’re ready for international expansion; what questions do startups need to consider as they scale their company?
- What can you learn from the Samwer Brothers previous clones?
- Bill Ready Braintree
Elissa Davis Bateman
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