Emily Becher is Vice President and Global Head of the Samsung Accelerator, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Tel Aviv. Part of the Global Innovation Center, the Samsung Accelerator funds seed-stage startups around key innovation areas such as IOT, VR/AR and technology-enabled consumer services. Emily has been active in the technology, media, and startup ecosystem for 15+ years; from co-founding her own mobile travel startup TravList, to operating roles at Yahoo! and AOL, as well as Director of Hearst Media Ventures. Emily began her lifelong passion for technology as an OpenDoc evangelist for Apple Computer. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford University.