September 28, 2020

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TechNet Adds DoorDash's Xu to Executive Council, Re-Appoints Gregoire, Howerton, Knight, and Welcomes Two New Members

Washington, D.C. - TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced the addition of DoorDash Co-Founder and CEO Tony Xu to its Executive Council, the re-appointment of Brighton Park Capital Partner and Managing Director Mike Gregoire, TechNexus Co-Founder and CEO Terry Howerton, and NASDAQ Vice Chairman Ed Knight to its Executive Council, and announced two new member companies, Duolingo and Getaround.

“Policymakers at all levels will make decisions in the coming years that impact how the gig economy can continue to empower workers and families and provide economic opportunity and prosperity,” said Tony Xu, Co-Founder & CEO, DoorDash. “I am pleased to join TechNet’s Executive Council to promote policies at the local, state, and federal level that benefit consumers, workers, and small businesses as we rebuild from the pandemic."

In welcoming Tony Xu to the Executive Council and welcoming Duolingo and Getaround as new members, TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore said, “Tony brings an important perspective to our Executive Council as the tech industry engages policymakers on the best ways to promote the growth of the on-demand and gig economy. As a first-generation American who grew up working in his mom’s restaurant, Tony started DoorDash to help small business owners succeed. He will help TechNet continue to impact the important policy debates taking place in our nation’s capital and across the country. We're also very pleased to welcome Duolingo and Getaround to the TechNet family. These companies help match people to the vehicles they need and learn languages so they can grow personally and professionally.

We look forward to Tony's contributions to TechNet's Executive Council and we thank Mike, Terry, and Ed for agreeing to serve another term on the Council. We are excited to work with these tech leaders to advocate for policies that promote innovation, create jobs, and strengthen our economy.”

Xu joins TechNet’s prestigious Executive Council of industry leaders, which also includes:

  • Greg Becker, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank, TechNet Chairman
  • John Chambers, Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco, TechNet Co-Founder
  • John Doerr, Chairman, Kleiner Perkins, TechNet Co-Founder
  • Michael Gregoire, Partner and Managing Director, Brighton Park Capital
  • Terry Howerton, Co-Founder and CEO, TechNexus
  • Ed Knight, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
  • Bastian Lehmann, Co-Founder and CEO, Postmates
  • Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Box
  • Kim Polese, Chairman, CrowdSmart
  • KR Sridhar, Co-Founder and CEO, Bloom Energy
  • Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture
  • Kelly Mahon Tullier, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Visa

About Tony Xu
Tony Xu is the CEO and Co-Founder of DoorDash, a technology company passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. DoorDash is building the last-mile delivery logistics platform for local cities, providing merchants with on-demand delivery and new ways to reach customers. Prior to co-founding DoorDash, Tony worked in Product at Square, led business development at RedLaser (eBay), and began his career at McKinsey and Company. He holds a B.S. with High Honors in Industrial Engineering from UC Berkeley and a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

About DoorDash
DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by helping to solve mission-critical challenges, such as customer acquisition, on-demand delivery, insights and analytics, merchandising, payment processing, and customer support. By building the last-mile delivery logistics platform for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at www.doordash.com.

About TechNet’s new members:

Duolingo:
Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app worldwide. The company's mission is to make education free and accessible to all. Duolingo is designed to feel like a game and scientifically proven to be effective. In addition to its core platform, the company created the Duolingo English Test, an affordable and convenient language certification option that is accepted by over 2,000 universities. It is the most downloaded education app in the history of the App Store and in 2019 became the top-grossing education app worldwide. The app has been awarded Apple's iPhone App of the Year and Android's Best of the Best. Duolingo offers 94 total courses across over 30 distinct languages, and is available on iOS, Android, and Web at www.duolingo.com.

Getaround:
Getaround is a connected carsharing marketplace that empowers users to instantly rent and drive a wide selection (over 1000 models) of cars owned by people nearby. Cars can be booked by the hour or day, with insurance included for both the car owner and renter. Getaround developed and built the Getaround Connect®, the world’s first connected device for carsharing, which allows users to locate, book, and unlock Getaround cars using their app - all without the need to meet the owner to exchange keys, carry an access card, or coordinate pick up and drop off locations. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Getaround currently operates globally in 300 cities across 7 countries with 6 million users.

For a full list of TechNet member companies, please click here.

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