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The first meeting of this fall is with Marvin Liao. This time we’ll get a perspective of the Investor and Partner at 500 Startups.
Who’s Marvin Liao?
Marvin is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global Seed Venture Capital Firm & Startup Accelerator based in Silicon Valley. He invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SAAS, Marketplace, Fintech, Adtech, Digital Health, Internet of Things & Mobile startups across the globe.
Formerly of Yahoo! Inc. (10.5 years), Marvin Liao has held executive management roles in the various departments of Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing & ran online marketing at a venture capital funded ecommerce start-up prior to that. He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies.
In addition, he is a Mentor for several Startup Accelerator programs in Europe, Asia, Israel and the US, helping guide startup teams with their sales, marketing and partner development efforts.
What this Fireside Chat is about?
- Startup World after Big Company career
- What 500 Startups is looking for
- Why Team is so important
- Defining metrics and focus
- When is it the right time for fundraising?
- Redflags and most common struggles
- Is Kyiv really a «new Berlin»?
When: September 12th , 19:00 - 21:30
Where: New Tasty Project, 10 Kozhumyatska Street, Kyiv
What’s included: snacks and drinks
03.09 - 06.09 - Early-bird - 350 hrn
07.09 - 11.09 - Standard - 450 hrn
12.09 - Last Chance - 500 hrn
We have a very limited space, so we inspire you to get your tickets ASAP :)
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Marvin was Partner at 500 Startups, running the SF-based accelerator program as well as investing in Seed stage startups. He Invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SaaS, Marketplace, Mobile, AdTech/MarketingTech, Digital Health, Internet of Things, and Fintech startups. Marvin presently serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies across the globe.
Marvin is a free agent roaming the world, doing good, looking for great potential companies. He was a Partner at Micro Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups, running the SF-based accelerator program as well as investing in Seed stage startups. He Invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SaaS, Marketplace, Mobile, AdTech/MarketingTech, Digital Health, Internet of Things, and Fintech startups.
Formerly an experienced client-facing senior executive in the media and technology space in both large and startup growth companies, having managed large multifunctional teams across multiple countries.
He has P&L management experience and was most recently responsible for 100% YoY revenue growth while running a business unit and building new sales channels in EMEA and the Emerging Markets regions for the last ~4 years at Yahoo!.
A 10.5 year veteran of Yahoo! Inc., Marvin has held roles in the various departments of sales, business development, ad operations, and marketing. Most of his roles were regional or global management roles giving him extensive experience across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States in his career at the company.
Marvin presently serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies across the globe. He is a frequent speaker at many digital marketing and startup conferences.
A longtime fan, participant, and observer of the digital revolution occurring for the last 15+ years across the world, he is interested in opportunities with top growth companies large and small with a focus on driving monetization and expanding into new international markets.
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