Twitter’s Valerie Rozycki Wagoner to serve on the jury for VCCircle Awards 2016

In the follow-up to our update on eminent personalities who are part of the jury for the fifth edition of VCCircle Awards, we are delighted to announce Ms Valerie Rozycki Wagoner, founder and CEO, ZipDial, and senior director of growth markets at Twitter, as a member of our acclaimed jury panel.

The jury comprises four eminent members and a chairperson chosen from India Inc. While we have announced the names of Ireena Vittal and Anjali Bansal as jury members, we will be getting you the names of the remaining member and the chairperson soon.

At Twitter, Valerie is responsible for both the product and business teams’ user growth strategy, execution and results. Her extensive experience as an entrepreneur and executive in multiple international markets equip her to lead Twitter’s cross-functional efforts to grow the microblogging site’s user base.

Valerie joined Twitter in 2015 by way of the acquisition of her company, ZipDial, which she founded in February 2010 in India. Over the five years of building ZipDial, Valerie expanded the company into multiple markets across South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa with ZipDial creating about 1 billion engagements among 60 million consumers and leading global brands, nearly tripling the company’s revenue every year.

Previously, Valerie served as the head of strategic initiatives at mChek, a mobile payments company in India, where she built the business for the unbanked and mass-market consumer segment that is otherwise excluded from access to financial services.

Valerie also serves on the World Economic Forum council on consumer industries as one of 14 working committee members globally.

The award ceremony will be held on the evening of March 9 on the sidelines of VCCircle’s flagship India Limited Partners Summit at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The awards will be given in 12 categories this year. To view the award categories, click here.

The nominations will be accepted till the evening of February 6. To nominate, click here.

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