Lawrence Coburn is the CEO and Co-Founder of DoubleDutch, the leader in Live Engagement Marketing software for events, conferences, and tradeshows. Lawrence founded DoubleDutch with the dream of bringing the magic of software and technology to the physical world of live events. Since its inception in 2011, Lawrence has led DoubleDutch to be one of Deloitte’s 500 fastest growing companies in North America, Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies, AlwaysOn Global 250 best-of-breed private companies in SaaS and Enterprise, and Forbes’ list of 10 hot companies to work for in San Francisco. DoubleDutch is based in Potrero Hill of San Francisco with regional offices in Amsterdam, London and Hong Kong.
Having worked in technology for 20 years in roles spanning Human Resources and Engineering Management, Lawrence has founded two venture funded companies and has bootstrapped several others with a particular focus on social software. He is a well-recognized thought leader in the mobile, social, enterprise space. You can find his perspectives across a wide variety of business and technology publications including Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Fortune, BloomBerg, TechCrunch, Mashable CMSwire and VentureBeat.
Lawrence lives with his entrepreneur wife Lilia and his master builder daughter Lucia in San Francisco’s Mission District. When he is not working or spending time with his family, you can find him on the basketball court, reading science fiction, or helping first time entrepreneurs with The Struggle. Lawrence serves on the Board of Directors of Fuzzy, a pet wellness company, advises several others, and is a mentor at Berkeley’s Big Ideas program.