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Venus Williams and Robert Mazur to Headline Tipalti’s First Annual Finance User Conference, Tipalti Illuminate

Venus Williams and Robert Mazur to Headline Tipalti’s First Annual Finance User Conference, Tipalti Illuminate

Williams and Mazur join high velocity business finance leaders at Tipalti’s upcoming virtual event to share what it takes for businesses to succeed and finance’s central role in the journey

Tipalti, the leading global payables automation company, today announces its headline speakers, Venus Williams and Robert Mazur, for its first annual finance user conference, Tipalti Illuminate. The event will be taking place virtually on October 13-14, 2021.

Tipalti Illuminate will bring finance and business leaders of high-growth companies together to share what it takes to succeed and finance’s critical perspective and central role in this journey.

Tipalti will be welcoming tennis champion Venus Williams as a featured speaker. Williams has 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals, and is one of the most accomplished and inspiring women in the history of sports. Off the court, Williams founded V Starr in 2002, a full-service commercial and residential design firm, which recently announced their partnership with Airbnb partner, Niido to design their first-ever apartment complex. Williams also launched the fashion-forward activewear brand, EleVen by Venus Williams in 2012. In May 2020, Williams partnered with Credo Beauty to debut an award-winning line of clean, mineral-based SPF products under the EleVen by Venus umbrella, and ​in December 2020, Williams launched her plant-based protein company, Happy Viking.

Venus has also published a motivational book, Come to Win which reached No. 5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Additionally, in 2006, UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural organization, titled her as the first “Promoter of Gender Equality.” In 2007 it was her unwavering fight, which led Wimbledon to award women players the same pay as their male counterparts.

Tipalti Illuminate also features one of the world’s leading authorities on money laundering techniques, Robert Mazur. Mazur’s accomplishments include a highly successful 27-year career as a U.S. federal agent and 17 years of private sector work as an expert witness, consultant, and investigator for both defense counsel and governments. Mazur spent five years as a deep undercover agent for U.S., U.K., French and other government law enforcement, gathering evidence that led to some of the largest money laundering prosecutions in history. Mazur is author of The New York Times Best Seller book The Infiltrator, his true-life story of the undercover operation that led to over 100 prosecutions, and was depicted in the international major motion picture.

“Venus Williams and Robert Mazur are living legends in their fields, and we are thrilled to have them speak to finance leaders at Tipalti Illuminate,” said Chen Amit, CEO and Co-founder of Tipalti. “They’re sure to inform and entertain and will be part of a wide array of business thought-leadership for hyper-growth companies.”

In Tipalti’s ongoing efforts to support community causes, the company is waiving this year’s attendee registration fee and donating a portion to several non-profits.

To register for free to this year’s Tipalti Illuminate, visit:

About Tipalti

Tipalti comes from the Hebrew expression for "We handled it." Tipalti is the only company handling both Accounts Payable and Mass Pay workflows for high-velocity companies across the entire financial operations cycle: onboarding and managing the global supply chain, instituting procurement controls, streamlining invoice processing and approvals, executing payments around the world and reconciling payables data across a multi-subsidiary finance organization. Tipalti enables high-growth companies to scale quickly by making payables strategic with operational, compliance, and financial controls. Companies can efficiently and securely pay thousands of partners and vendors in 196 countries within minutes. Thousands of companies, such as Amazon Twitch, GoDaddy, Oscar Insurance, Roku,, and ZipRecruiter use Tipalti to reduce operational workload by 80 percent and accelerate the financial close by 25 percent, while strengthening financial controls and spend visibility. For more information, visit

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