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AngelList celebrates milestones: 1.5 years, 400 investments
“It's too hard for startups to raise money,” says AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi. “And investors have to say no to good startups all the time.” This is the underlying problem that AngelList ... So far, at least 8000 investors have asked to be introduced to AngelList startups, and at least 400 ...
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startup founder, co-founder and product manager
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product development, management & marketing, competitive strategy, Ruby, Rails, CSS, HTML5
Employment
  • TheMakerSquare
    Student, 2013 - 2013
    Full-Stack Developer Program - Refined product development and product management skillset by learning and developing within: Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, SASS, Foundation, JS, Backbone.js, Underscore.js - Final Project: OkGamer: OkCupid for online multiplayer gaming - Major Skills Utilized: Ruby, Rails, UI/UX, matching algorithm design, product design, project management - Mid Project: Birdwatch: Location-based app for identifying bird species in your vicinity. - Major Skills Utilized: HTML, CSS, Foundation, Underscore.js
  • Greenling
    Digital Strategy Lead, 2013 - 2013
    Cross functional digital strategy consultant. • Worked alongside Greenling founders and leadership teams to develop and execute strategies around customer acquisition, customer retention and increasing average order size per customer. • Developed frameworks for digital initiatives prioritization across all acquisition channels. • Creation of high level customer driven analytics resulting in deeper understanding of high value customers and purchase behavior. • Interim project manager and coordinator for Greenling mobile and web initiatives. • Partnered with UX consultant in leading focus group conversations for new mobile and web properties.
  • Mobile Checkout
    CoFounder - Marketing, 2012 - 2013
    Strategic Marketing + Business Development + Competitive Strategy Finding the right fit with the right product for the right partners. I helped manage technical direction and product marketing alongside general strategy for the company.
  • Moodfish
    Founder & CEO, 2008 - 2012
    • Led Moodfish as cross-functional CEO through three iterative launches, two major pivots and one major rebranding. • Led product, market and revenue strategy while managing core and part-time development teams. • Developed a/b advertising and landing page optimization plans through use of demographic and psychographic-based variables, resulting in 40% reduction in PPC and increase in qualified clickthroughs. • Developed long-term strategy plans and tactical user outreach plans resulting in increased user interaction. • Designed high-level mood, event listing and psychographic geo-based ad targeting algorithms. • Developed 'sticky' product feature sets by interviewing, analyzing and segmenting potential users through application use cases and competitive functionality comparisons. • Negotiated deals at 10% of average partner cost for access to live entertainment data feeds.
  • Accenture
    Consultant, 2003 - 2006
    Consultant (Consumer Goods Client – 12/05-06/06) • Led functional design of a custom real-time analytics solution, allowing client to analyze trade promotion effectiveness across vendor stores, distributors and headquarters. • On-site project lead for software implementation in Poland resulting in 80% user adoption due to real-time resolution of functional and technical issues. • Initiated discussions with client sponsors to identify enhancements for future global application releases resulting in identification and elimination of out-of-scope requirements. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Consultant (Software Client – 03/05-11/05) • Led successful prototype design effort for software solution to integrate 80+ redundant partner relationship management systems. • Partnered with client management to gather and analyze business requirements for application prototype as well as requirements for future application releases. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Analyst (Telecom Client – 01/04-03/05) • Led 6 developers in building industry-first Siebel deployment of custom legal contract generation resulting in the elimination of approx. 3000 contracts/month from client's legal review team. • Collaborated with Accenture and client management team to determine feasibility and cost/benefit analyses of client's business requirements for Siebel contract generation.
  • Target Corporation
    Business Analyst, 2002 - 2003
    • Delivered optimal product replenishment and distribution of $15 million of cutlery and teakettle inventory to Target stores nationwide. • Implemented kitchenware department inventory reduction program to optimize and reduce inventory overstocks resulting in 50% overall elimination of in-store and on-order excess inventory.
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