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amy was the Senior Director of Product Management at Yahoo! overseeing the company’s next generation media strategy and products. Before joining Yahoo!, Ramy was the founder of Snip.it, a social curation startup born during the Arab Spring. With family living in Egypt during the revolution, Ramy turned to social media to share news of the uprising. But he was frustrated with the existing social media tools which favored sharing news bites over real analysis. He quit his job in venture and founded Snip.it in 2011. The company was backed by Khosla Ventures and True Ventures. In 2013 Yahoo! acquired Snip.it to fuel its social strategy. Before founding Snip.it, Ramy was a Principal at Khosla Ventures where he worked with legendary investors Vinod Khosla and Pierre Lamond on a number of investments including Square and Groupme, serving on the boards of a number of companies such as Ness Technologies (Acquired by OpenTable), Seatme (Acquired by Yelp), and Storify (Acquired by LiveFyre). Previously, Ramy led the enterprise engineering group at Tellme since the company’s founding in 2000 and until its acquisition by Microsoft for $800M in 2007. Ramy holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. An avid sailor, he is the author of a number of patents and co-founder of the Harvard Arab Alumni Association.
Mark Percival worked as a mobile software engineer at Twitter where he focused on improving the mobile product for developing markets. He left Twitter to start Snip.it with Ramy Adeeb in 2011 which was later acquired by Yahoo. At Yahoo he helped build the platform to move Yahoo's international sites to Tumblr. Although he's been involved in software engineering most of his working life, he holds a degree in accounting and hopes to one day give up engineering and become an economist.