Cécile Baird is a Franco-British Designer, Marketer and Community-Builder, specialising in Technology, Finance & Startups.
Cecile has helped launch several start-ups in London and San Francisco, including the fintech company Yoyo. In 2013 she joined Firestartr, the angel investor platform based in London. Most recently, she freelanced as marketing manager, at the global enterprise automation software company Automic.
Cecile has been an active a member of the bitcoin and blockchain communities since 2013, and she has worked extensively with, Bitstamp, Pantera, Mike Hearn, Coinscrum, (the world’s largest Bitcoin meet-up), organised the Bitcoin Fight Club at the 02 and presented the Best Virtual Currency Startup award at The Europas. In 2015, she was Head of Global Communications for The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, as well as co-organising the New York Blockchain Conference.
In 2012, Cecile co-founded the Product Design Guild in London. Over the years Cecile has participated in talks on UX, UI, Branding, Development of Digital Products, most notably giving talks at Oxford and Cambridge universities in the United Kingdom and the Podim conference in Slovenia.
Prior to that, she was Development Manager of Automat for 5 years, a 20,000 sq ft restaurant, members club and event space in the heart of Mayfair frequented by the finance, art and fashion industries and was featured weekly in international press publications for its events.
Cecile studied at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaullle, the London College of Communications, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and University of California, Berkeley.
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