Pear presents Branch Metrics Info Session<br>Speaker: Alex Austin, CEO of Branch Metrics<br>Date : January 16, 2018<br>Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm<br>Location: Gates Building, Rm 104<br>Dinner will be served! <br><br>This event is for Stanford students and invited guests only<br>Please sign up via Handshake: <a href="https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/116819">https://app.joinhandshake.c... will be a fireside chat around Alex Austin (who received a Masters in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Stanford) and his journey from being a Stanford student and linking up with 2 other Stanford classmates to start a company that would eventually be Branch Metrics, who has now raised $113M in funding. (one of our partners will moderate) <br><br>Bio:<br> Alex is the CEO/co-founder of Branch, a mobile developer toolkit that helps mobile companies deep link to content in their app and track users along the way While still an undergraduate, Alex began his career at NASA Ames, where he authored and contributed to 8 published papers on nanotechnology. After earning his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, Alex worked at Miasole where he contributed to 2 granted and 6 pending patents and helped set the world record of thin film solar panel efficiency 3 consecutive times. While studying at Stanford GSB, Alex wrote 6 mobile apps for Android and iOS. His app, Kindred, was featured on the Apple App Store homepage for 4 weeks and as best new app of 2013 by Google Play. After earning his MBA in 2014, Alexsold his mobile apps to concentrate on Branch. Branch now sees between 5 - 10 billion requests per day across the globe and over 2 billion unique monthly active users across the apps using the platform. Nearly 50% of the top 200 apps use Branch today.